this is a lovely composition, Ram.. and very festive colours too. those blue petals in BG, is complimentary indeed. the flying bee is not sharp enough.. but not as blurred as i take also :)
you need more shutter speed with less f-number. but overall, very soothing to eyes. good one.
take care. keep posting. i see my India through your posts :)
ooooops! only you could make such a beautiful portrait out of Nature's interesting facets! are you real??
very good work, George. like you say, bravo!
nice mood (like he cares a fig!), loved those grasses.. and look at those confident/ careless/ cold eyes! though it's a still.. i can sense his roaring.. a thunder, must be..
take care, my friend. keep smiling.
One of my fav birds.. lovely mood.. so sweet! And that new bud.. compliments your frame. good framing, and lovely DoF. Charming.
Keep posting, Ron. I know i already missed many of your posts, and others' too. But someday, i hope to able to go through all.. that day must be very exciting and should come soon. :)
like a poetry, George.. as always :)
you seems so comfortable in handling the gloomy shades of light, and giving them life.. like a fairy tale. i knew this George well.. but gone through some of your other photographs (outstanding work) on various sites, and what bugs me now.. why while with Nature?? you surely love your Africa, my friend. :)
take care. try different moods as well.. you're talented.. i expect you to surprise us! :):)
PS: oh yes! we're neighbours! yayyy
such an interesting POV! good timing.. good moment. even the catch-light is there! have you ever counted how many bird species you have in your collection?! just wondering ;)
nice to see you continuing with your brilliant nature photographs. this is, as expected from you, a lovely shot. good use of sunlight, suitable BG, good clarity. seems, vibrance is a bit high.. but such a gorgeous species, who cares? :)
hi Steven, thanks for sharing this photograph. such a place! i don't want to say about the photograph.. the framing is good, you know. yes, nice POV. lovely place. i would like to trek there someday ;)
hello Ron, how are you? long time! :)
such a cute owl this one! and look at its eyes!!
spotting owl in wild has a different thrill.. i miss that :(
you are lucky you have someone in south.. i got bored in this freezing cold, monotonous, dark, gloomy winter of Massachusetts. tried to go for owls.. no luck yet :/
was sick too.
anyway, enjoying TN once again. after this gap.. it feels like a new book to be read.. many unseen posts.. yeah, slowly :)
give me some tips on spotting owl. i badly need that :/
take care. keep posting.
this is a bird i had always loved (not seen yet.. just one post from a TN member.. Zeno.. see the pic in my favourite-list) and here, seeing that bird again through my you lens.. lucky me :)
good work, George. are you giving in any class? i could fly to SA then! ;)
now serious! :p
what a POV! excellent texture/ tone (so natural! seems like can feel it.. how do you do it?), lovely mood (good timing).. look at the bill..!
good use of light too.
keep it up
what a beautiful species! typical mood of a woodpecker :):)
the bill is over-exposed, slightly tight framing and but never mind.. this beautiful bird is beyond criticism :D
wow.. so many beautiful woodpeckers are there around the world! a new to me.. thanks for sharing, Luis.