Christmas Island Frigate - 1st TN Post
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2010-02-15 11:50]
I've only seen one photo on the internet of this bird with its white breast, high in the sky. This one is very special. Excellent sharp details and greatly isolated from the BG. Beautiful colours and natural surroundings.
- nglen (36145)
- [2010-02-15 11:57]
Hi James. Firstly congrats with the first posting on TN of this Christmas Island Frigate . It was well worth the pain you went through to get this fine picture. It may not have felt like it at the time. I do like its head feathers . Taken with such fine detail and rich colours. You did well with the 300mm + 1.4 converter. All with interesting notes. TFS.
- Mello (2419)
- [2010-02-15 12:38]
Congrats for you conquest James.
Great job and thanks for post this beauty. Amazing shape and colour pattern that we can see by your lens.
Great note too...
Thanks one more time.
PS: Thanks about your kind words on my last post.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2010-02-15 13:30]
congratulations for the 1st TN Post of this bird, a fine POV giving
a amazing glance or eye-contact of the bird, fine focus sharpness
and details, you managed superbly your camera to obtain details
of the dark plumage, i saw the photo of the WS and as Nick wrote :
« It was well worth the pain you went through to get this fine picture. »
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-02-15 14:44]
Hi Bro James,
What a great pov that you caught this pretty faced bird and congrats on this 1st on TN MF! Thanks to you and Peter, i am learning so much novelties.
TFS and have a nice night!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2010-02-15 15:10]
This makes up for all those painless shots from a boat:) Congratulations on being first (and maybe last) to post this on TN. An amazing capture and we are so lucky that you went through so much to share it with us. The head feathers, scarlet throat sac and white patch on his chest are marvelous. Very interesting notes to go with it.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2010-02-15 18:11]
Splendid capture and great first posting of this frigate. Thank you James.
- demeve (6165)
- [2010-02-15 20:31]
Incredible capture! It's not every day that we see a rarity, very nice shot, it does not matter that you shoot from below as just the fact of it being a real gem compensates for it.. Well done
- zulfu (43)
- [2010-02-15 21:02]
Hello james, wonderful shot of a bird of 1st on TN! with nice composition, details and colours.
TFS and G's,
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2010-02-15 21:26]
what an great picture from this bird with good pov.
I have this specie never been seen before, TFS.
Congratulations to be the first one.
- jhm (1853)
- [2010-02-15 23:50]
Long time ago these upload, but never to late for a visit.
Absolutely a very nice picture with these bird as subject
Color and presentation are very nice.
Very well done. TFS.
- uleko (10940)
- [2010-02-15 23:51]
Sounds like a really great adventure - those reefs look so nasty!! Congratulations on making it and getting a very fine 'first' of this unique Frigate bird. I like its pose here and the ruffled feathers on its head. Great details and beautiful colours too. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla
- alin-m (1773)
- [2010-02-16 2:59]
Indeed a very interesting "guy".
Good capture of this nice black bird.
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2010-02-16 6:34]
Congratulations on this capture - being the first in TN. This is indeed very special with interesting pattern and colors of the plumage. The converter works fine in shallow DoF. Thanks for sharing and best regards.
- foozi (25839)
- [2010-02-16 7:18]
congratulation for posting such a special subject in great composition od colours and posing.
Even the canopy of leaves, ypou managed to produce a stunning shot. The red parts and the eyes are well shown.
Well done and congratulations.
- roges (6264)
- [2010-02-16 8:13]
a splendid catch, especially that for the first time in TN, t with some beautiful colors. Thanks for posting.
Excellent POV with details that can see very well.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2010-02-16 12:53]
Congratulations on this first shot.This bird I'd
never seen befor.Excellent POV,sharpness and
Thanks for posting..
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2010-02-16 20:39]
After viewing your work shop image I have concurred that you must be part Moutain Goat. The terrain looks incredibly diffucult to manuver on.
Now back to your subject, the Christmas Frigatebird. A very interesting looking fellow shown with fine detail, excellent exposure and beautiful natural colors. He looks like he is having a bad hair day, kind of like the way I look when I first get up in the morning for work.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2010-02-18 11:17]
Bien resuelta teniendo en cuenta el difícil ángulo empleado y el siempre complicado conrtraluz. buen aprovechamiento de la luz.
Abrazo: Josep Ignasi.
- siggi (52850)
- [2010-02-18 11:55]
what a great view of this wonderful bird. I like its pose and the light and colours are fabulous. Excellent sharpness and well composed.
Best regards Siggi
- rousettus (19818)
- [2010-02-18 18:01]
nice to see new species always. congratulations on 1st post of this beautiful Frigate. you nicely captured it with great focus and composition. eyes contact and natural colors superb. interesting notes very good and informative. thanks for sharing. have a nice trip. Looking forward to seeing your new posts from your last travel.