- Argus (50626)
- [2007-11-25 4:32]
Beautiful technically excllent capture of a Magpie Shrike. Great composition against an OOF BG of sky and scrub and fantastic lighting.
Thanks for sharing another marvel from Kruger!
- sela (738)
- [2007-11-25 4:56]
Perfect work.Excellently shown.
- joey (24909)
- [2007-11-25 5:08]
I can see why it's called a Magpie Shrike!
Fabulous photo of this impressive bird.
+++ The diagonal composition is top-class.
Excellent lighting and colours.
The simple BG is perfect and you've blurred it very well.
--- Nothing :)
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-11-25 5:28]
Hi Annick, superb bird in great pose with splendid colors, great details and excellent sharpness, lovely blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2007-11-25 5:54]
Vandaag ook nog foto-buren.
Super foto van deze Eksterklauwier. Fantastische diepte in de foto. Erg goede scherpte, mooie natuurlijke kleuren en compositie. En toch nog het lichtje in het oog.
- jonathan_hart (1260)
- [2007-11-25 6:30]
very well framed, in focus and nice DOF effect, good light and colours, fine job
- fototab (2177)
- [2007-11-25 7:11]
LOve the BG,
The bird is crisp and clear,
It has a great posture and your captured it all well,
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2007-11-25 7:57]
Simple in composition and perfect in every detail. Great POV and composition. I like colors and great OOF blue/brown background.
- fragman (43778)
- [2007-11-25 8:47]
wow, great-perfect pic, bravo, TFS Ori
- horia (16656)
- [2007-11-25 11:33]
Another splendid shot from you my friend!
You did great to wait for this terrific pose and especialy for it turning its head - that small catchlight is a great bonus if you ask me!
Also, the long tail (beautiful as it is) is well emphasized by the bokeh in the two toned BG.
Composition-wise, this is an outstanding image and you did very good in cloning the branches you mention about - this way it's simpler, more aestetic...just right! :)
Bravo and TFS
- warnzy (20)
- [2007-11-25 13:53]
Another stunning shot and a really interesting looking bird. You have aamazing kit and you use it amazingly well.
- MMM (11425)
- [2007-11-25 14:26]
Excelelnt presentation.Good POV and sharp image .I like the pose of your subject.Also nice BG and catch light in the eye.
- glazzaro (4605)
- [2007-11-25 18:41]
Beautiful shot, would love to train my camera on one of these birds.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-11-25 19:15]
This bird appears to be posing for you.The composition is lovely.
The lighting is well done,and the colours are rich and well saturated.
Your usual spot on focus,the plumage detail is excellent.
- manyee (23770)
- [2007-11-25 19:36]
A beautiful bird shown to its best advantage, Annick.
I love the POV, showing the whole long gorgeous tail,
and the turned head.
Excellent details and lovely BG.
TFS. : )
- Kathleen (232)
- [2007-11-25 20:14]
Wonderful image, wow. Superb exposure, colour, sharpness and detail. Great pose for you with the head turned and wow, what a beaut long tail they have. Awesome image,
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-11-25 21:58]
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will come back with a proper critique in a while.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-11-25 23:02]
Great shot - excellent POV with wonderful detail.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-11-25 23:51]
Beautiful bird with a great looking tail. Light, color tones, background, POV and composition are very nice. TFS
- fiyo (15161)
- [2007-11-26 1:32]
Great shot, very good POV and pose. Sharpness,details and colors are excellent.TFS..
- dejo (2242)
- [2007-11-26 2:44]
Very nice capture of this interesting looking bird!
Nice pose and composition
- jesst (2441)
- [2007-11-26 5:30]
Another simple but great composition. Wonderful shot! Nice color and light, very good background.
- undoredo (2740)
- [2007-11-26 5:33]
This time you present here very beautiful and impressive shot of this charming friend, Magpie shrike.
This is technically perfect shot with very nice diagonal composition. Also, beautiful and suitable light and colours here.
Thanks for sharing this marvel shot. :-)
- Debz (3307)
- [2007-11-26 6:52]
Hi Annick, I am very pleased to see this shot of of a 'Magpie Shrike'. I have not seen this bird before and, when first viewing it, I thought is was a Crow and a variation of our common Magpie. The black and white plumage is similar. The fact that they hunt both insects and mammels reminded me of our nearly extinct Shrike. Tis a sad story. You did manage a good exposure on this handsome bird, I very much like the pov and compositon showing that long and wonderful tail, One can see the hooked beak when looking closely. You have captured it in all its fineary, beautiful bird and great composition.
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-11-27 6:24]
Really like the way you've composed this, and the Bg makes it very nice overall.
Excellent exposure, detail, sharpness, DOF..everything looks fine :)
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-11-28 1:05]
Excellent and well-timed shot of the Magpie Shrike. It is a beautfiul bird and you couldn't have caught it in a more perfect pose. Great focus and sharp details. It looks gorgeous against the beautiful background.
Many thanks, Ulla
- lizzie (2855)
- [2007-11-28 12:30]
Very nice composition and I love the background, the brown mixing with the blue sky makes a beautiful effect. Very sharp image, excellent details. Congratulations!
- smitha (4409)
- [2007-11-28 21:18]
Excellent shot. I am glad that it decided to turn its head and give you a good pose and a catch light in its eye.Good clarity and details . The background looks lovely.Beautiful composition. Thanks for sharing it.
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-11-29 10:40]
Hello Annick, beautiful bird ! Your picture is a fine one, very zen composition, great pose of the bird, very sharp and you've done a great exposure !
This is a sophisticated capture, excellent, with this great contrast between black and white, composition and inspiring background. I like its tail a lot and the way you made it fits in the frame!
I have just bought the 40-D today, no Mark 1-2-3 were available. :)))
Let see what the 40-D can do and then I might adjust ;) Feeling like a kid anyway; I have a new toy!!!! Greetings,