Good catch! Perfect frozen moment and dramatic color and pose. I'm surprised this shot hasn't collected more points...
Looks like you got heaps of detail to work with here. Print it big!! Beautiful...
Perfect pose! The soft lighting also serves the pastel tones of this bird very nicely. Good catch!
Really nice light considering it looks to be midday. So much for napping at this hour... I like the light grazing those long eyelashes, and of course the ears!
I don't know about barbets at Kruger but in my neck of the woods (Indonesia) these birds are easily heard but not easily seen. I'm impressed! Nice composition and good sharp capture. :)
Gorgeous light, detail and color. Nice tight composition and good sharp capture for handheld 400mm. Congrats!
Beautiful light and pose. The pelican looks like a rusty old artifact recovered from the depths... :)
Beautiful colors, pose and background. There are some oversharpening artifacts along the edges, but overall--great!
Easily found, but not easily captured like this!! A+ for choreography! Not to mention light and color. What's it got in it's claw?
What an unexpectedly delightful setting! On the thumbnail I felt my reaction transform instantly from "Ugh! Chain link fence..." to "Wow... Chain link fence!"--a nice discovery process that ended happily. I could imagine if it had been me out there I might have thought, "Ooh, pretty finch thingie--I wish he'd get off that chain link fence!". You've done well to overcome that block and generate something exciting. Perfect crop, cute pose, nice colors... The background colors add yet another dimension to this lovely frame. :) :) :)