Such subtle color pallet changes across his face yet all qre quite "see-able". It is a relaxed picture of this soft appearing creature. I find myself ascribing personality to it. Wonderful picture.
the pic is almost surreal,though exposure is a slight problem here.
amazing moment captured.TFS
WOW Lovely portrait,it looks like humen expression :)..Very fine DOF..Top of the portion little over exposed,if you shoot Raw,do -1 uderexpose one shot,then blend it photoshop.
I really like the composition here and you have captured a wonderful exposure. You have used quite a slow shutter speed and low f-stop, so presumable the lighting wasn't great? I'd be interested to know wht the ISO setting was. If it was iso 100, you may have managed a slightly faster shutter speed and depth of field with 200-300, without a great loss in quality. That would have given you greater detail around his mouth. Great picture though.
Nice capture, a little bit over exposure
This picture is not only a very nice for watching, beautiful picture, but also a very interesting documentary photo. Geese are presented both during a break and in flight what make a very nice composition. It had to be a fantastic experience to observe so huge numebr of birds in one place :)
Picture ahs lovely colours and very nice contrast (yellow-orange tone of grass, and white-blue sky + birds). The only thing wich I would add to this presentation is some more facts about this bird :)
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A little beauty, you are right. I had never seen it on TN before. Happily Alan is a Lycaenid specialist and could help with the ID.
Good contribution also for the archives of TN.
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Very nice, clear shot of this Lycaenid butterfly. There are two similar species listed in the Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies. These are Eumaeus minijas (Cycad butterfly) which does occur occasionally in Southern Texas, and Eumaeus atala which occurs in the extreme south of Florid and the Bahamas. So this is pretty sure to be the Cycad Butterfly. The caterpillars feed on fronds of cycads (Zamia species, including Z. loddigesii).
I like the pose and the POV for this shot, and the exposure is good considering the marked contrast on the black wings. Thanks.
Great exposure, focusing straight into its eye.