hows the weather where you are?? Hope you're not flooded out too!
Great shot of this beautiful Albatross, i'd love to see one too. Good job on the exposure and excellent detail and framing.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-09-06 6:45]
What a beautiful picture of an Albatross you took 18 years ago, James!
The scan of the slide is without blemish. I still believe the slides we used to make with our film cameras were much superior to modern day digital photography.
The image is so very crisp and sharp.
Thanks and regards.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-09-06 6:48]
Well, your rain has reached Sweden but down here in the south we've escaped most of ít! However, it is easy to forget about the weather when you show us such a brilliant image! How incredible to get such a close capture of this fantastic bird. I like its resting pose and details are very sharp. Well composed and lovely colours too.
TFS and kind regards, Ulla
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-09-06 7:37]
a great result from scanned slide. It shows greatly Galapagos Albatross, which gave a nice pose. Your capture great with also focus and composition. good informative notes.
TFS, have a nice weekend
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-09-06 7:57]
Though taken long before the start of digital photography, this is an excellent scan of a Galapagos Albatross taken from a fine POV with excellent sharpness and lighting.
We are getting your rain but apparently with less intensity.
Thanks for sharing this unique capture from your archives,
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-09-06 8:07]
Another beauty (from 1990!). Fantastic photo for a scanned slide. In that time I also made my slides with a Pentax. This result is still very beautiful. Details and colours are excellent. Great composition.
- horia (16656)
- [2008-09-06 8:19]
Sorry to hear that the weather is so bad there :(( Here (luckily enough) it's still sunny and warm.
An albatross...such a rare beauty here on TN. Thanks for sharing it with us!
This is really an amazing bird and you managed a very beautiful close-up of it. Excellent sharpness here and very beautiful colors on it plumage and, of course, that big beak.
Your exposure control was very good - careful not to overexpose those whites - and therefore this is a lovely image.
Bravo and TFS
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-09-06 8:33]
Very nice bird...and what is that plant? It almost has an evergreen look but that would be out of place...the Oregon Grape is an evergreen that has holly like leaves which turn red green at certain times..then full on green..and the actually fruit's change as well...very nice over all..I think it is an environmental shot but perhaps to only me and my inquiring mind.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-09-06 8:41]
Hi James. What a fantastic bird and so large. As you say in your interesting notes they can travel so faar just for food. When sat it looks to big to take off again. great detail TFS.
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-09-06 9:30]
suburp shot and posefrom the bird.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-09-06 9:48]
I would LOVE to see an Albatross. I've been trying for years to get someone to go with me but they all say it's too much nature. Duh! Lucky you to come across him and find him in such a pose. Your usual excellent natural colors and superb details. His wings look velvety.
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-09-06 11:01]
Not home, only marking.
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-09-06 12:25]
Hello James! Lovely shot, a great pose from the bird, good exposure and very sharp details, well done, thanks!
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-09-06 13:38]
Hi James:) another lovely and perfect capture from you. Great capture of a Waved Albatros in resting.
Many thanks for sharing this beauty my friend!
Have a nice Sunday!
- fragman (43778)
- [2008-09-06 13:39]
beautiful one , TFS Ori
- manyee (23770)
- [2008-09-06 15:45]
A beautiful shot of this Waved Albatross.
My one and only experience with an albatross (a Laysan) was in Kauai.
I was up at the Kilauea Point Lighthouse when I saw this huge bird flying at me.
Though similar to seagulls in color, I knew it was not one because of its size.
By the time I realized what it was, it had flown straight at me, then past me.
A lost opportunity! (Not that I would have caught it, as fast as it was flying!)
Anyway, I really like the calm pose of your sitting albatross.
The light and colors are wonderful, with a good range of values in the black plumage. The details are very sharp, showing nicely the wavy patterns at the bottom of its neck and on its rump.
Is that where the name "waved" comes from?
I kind of wish there were a bit more space at the top, but no big deal.
TFS. : )
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-09-06 17:58]
This one is pretty close, James.
The important thing is you captured this Waved albatross very well.
The Galapagos are a strange location to view an Albatross for a amateur birder as yours truly.
That's all from me, James!
Thanks for sharing
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-09-06 22:46]
Hello James, a cute Albatros shot with splendid details. TFS.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-09-07 0:29]
A nice capture of this beautiful waved albatross. Very well composed with sharp details and very good light. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-09-07 0:56]
Sorry I'm not able to catch up with your pace, bro!I've got my timing all muddled up!
Yet another awesome shot!
I wonder is this albatross sitting on eggs?So it looks, but there seems to be no nest!
forget it, me and my silly brain!
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-09-07 4:59]
Wonderful image of this incredible bird. Great notes add to the appreciation of this posting. Thank you James.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-09-07 9:00]
Hello James, Superb shot and great clarity shot. Excellent composition and well presented. Ganesh
- anel (40574)
- [2008-09-08 4:37]
Excellent and fine shot of an Waved Albatros on Galapagos. I was amazed to see the picture taken in 1990. It brings souvenirs back to me, looking at these great birds flying over the ocean, courtshiping also in a very funny way. We have seen them also on Espanola and our five year old son at the time, was enchanted looking at them.
Thanks and best regards
- degani (2607)
- [2008-09-08 11:59]
hi again James,
another beautiful "portrait" of a nice bird, really very well done James