Pukeko, NZ Swamp Hen
- red45 (31094)
- [2006-07-06 2:39]
Good to see some NZ's bird with a very good manners :-) I like your photo, good observation and very nice scene. I hope next time it'll use fork and knife :-)
Bold, fearless and polite.
- ramthakur (55267)
- [2006-07-06 3:04]
Beautiful picture, Janice.
The details and colours are perfect.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2006-07-06 3:25]
Good point of view, and your feathered friend is well framed!
Good clarity in colours, with amazing textures in the feather coat...
:-) BRB! OK-
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-07-06 3:35]
Excellent capture.POV,moment you caught,eye contact,colors,sharpness,details and composition are wonderful.
- soccer (2557)
- [2006-07-06 4:17]
Very good detail, Sharpness, POV and Composition. I like the contrast between the dark subject and the lighter BG. TFS,
- jossim (12630)
- [2006-07-06 5:13]
Belle prise le contraste est parfait avec cet environnement vert et les couleurs de l'oiseau sont jolie s et parfaitement exposées. Bravo pour le bel éclairage et les détails.
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-07-06 6:34]
Excellent shot. You show the Pukeko plumage colours very well. Good clarity and sharpness. Good eye contact too. :-)
- wkshelton (5492)
- [2006-07-06 7:26]
Hi Janice, excllent colors on this unusal but colorful bird, great Job, TFs kyle
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-07-06 7:38]
A excellent frame filling shot on this Pukeko. I think you have captured every bit of color and detail possible. Nice OOF backround of green grass just intensifies all the colors of the bird. Well done!
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-07-06 7:47]
Hi Janice, great shot!
Very good detail, color, and light..
Well composed and a nice POV of this colorful lady, struttin' her stuff :)
Well done and Thank You!
- pilonm (3305)
- [2006-07-06 8:31]
Great details and wonderful natural colors for this very nice composition! You can see it walking if you close a little bit your eyes :-). I like the little spark in his eye! You manage excellently the exposure also! Nice work and TFS,
- manyee (23770)
- [2006-07-06 15:17]
Love the tip-toeing stance of this swamp hen, Janice.
I have such a weak spot for the gorgeous colors of this bird. : )
You captured her with perfect focus and exposure.
TFS. : )
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2006-07-06 16:30]
this is very nice capture with great colours, lighting and sharpness/POV. Very good composition. Thank you for posting.
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2006-07-06 18:22]
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.
- loot (11276)
- [2006-07-07 0:22]
An excellent capture of this bird showing very interesting behaviour. When you sit and watch these birds pecking away between the water plants and reeds than you can see how well adapted they are to use those big feet on toes as amazing tools. I like the clear details visible of the face and eye in this shot.
The composition is fine with good space allowed all around, the colours are stunning - rich and well saturated, the details are excellent - tack sharp, the evenly colours green grass fading out of focus forms a lovely BG, and the exposure was spot-on.
Very well done and TFS.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-07-07 20:26]
this hen looks great, not neccesarely beautiful, but colorful for sure. Youf photo however is beautiful, very nice sharpness and excellent details.
- AnimalExplorer (1969)
- [2006-07-17 3:58]
Awesome capture Janice, the lighting is perfect, the colors are fantastic and the details really come out nicely. Well done. :)
- izler (44)
- [2006-07-25 10:09]
very interesting and different bird for me. i have never seen before. colours, exposure and details are great. your note is informative also.
thanks for sharing
- metcher (4284)
- [2006-09-19 13:47]
Nice shot of nice bird. Excellent pose and exposure.