Snacking Birds # 7
- Janice (18832)
- [2005-04-11 17:02]
Callie, we call it Road Rage!
I love the blood and guts hanging from his mouth. Good pose and he is looking right at you too. I'm pleased when I see you posting interest photos and not worrying about 100% perfection. Thats what I like to do, to be able to show the subject off and not always the photo itself.
Thanks Willie, Janice
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-04-11 17:08]
Hello Callie, This is another great shot in your series..maybe not tack sharp but excellent colors and pose..A very colorful and interesting lookin' speciman this..Well done and Thanx!!
- Alan_Kolnik (2616)
- [2005-04-11 18:20]
Spectacular bird. Even if the technical problems you faced did not allow you get it picture perfect, well worth sharing. Thanks!
- AndyB (3982)
- [2005-04-11 20:05]
This is one amazing looking bird!
I've never seen or heard of this before.
Very well captured considering the circumstances and I'm glad you got him.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2005-04-11 20:17]
An excellent shot when you take in the conditions you had to take it under. A beautiful looking bird. A great series you have done here. Excellent work! Sorry out of points..
- manyee (23770)
- [2005-04-11 20:43]
Hello, Callie! What an amazing catch... what with the stringy guts hanging from its beak. A true back-to-nature kind of shot. I totally identify with your frustration toward the inconsiderate photographer, but you still managed to get a great picture to show us. Thanks. : )
- jossim (12636)
- [2005-04-11 22:44]
Un superbe spécimen original avec de très belles couleurs.
Félicitations pour la présentation de cet oiseau et la note intéressnre.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-04-12 0:34]
Nice picture, my Friend.
Not the best qualite you said, but under this conditions it's a good shot. You catch the moment.
The colours and the pose are very good.
- jhm (1853)
- [2005-04-12 2:05]
Hier in Vlaanderen een mooie lente morgen met 5° Celsius, want ik zie dat deze vogel in warmere temperatuur is genomen, de kleuren van de veren zijn mooi, want met een telelens is het niet altijd gemakkelijk door de warmte om een goed foto te nemen, en hij kijkt netjes in uw richting precies of hij heeft het in de gaten!
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-04-12 4:23]
Wow, those feathers! What a great combination of colours. Nice work Callie. Great pose from this chap. A bit OE on the ground, but a great shot all the same. TFS.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-04-12 5:05]
Belle et intéressante photo pour cet impressionnant rapace. Belles couleurs.
Well done !
The man of the moment. :) This series really has me green Callie. "John Deer" green. I would love to have this cross my path. Superb post and I think I should reconsider starting a new series of cats. :)
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2005-04-12 5:57]
Superb colours and great pose!
You always make unusual photos.
- sAner (4750)
- [2005-04-12 6:37]
Yuck Callie!! :) This is groase! This is a great picture, what a sight! When taking into account that this is a scanned picture, the quality is very good. Sure, the ground is a little OE, but that's a minor nit. Extremely well caught moment and great colors. Your 'little' theme has been great and I am sad it has come to an end!
Oh btw: I would have strangeled that guy! ;)
- carper (8439)
- [2005-04-12 7:23]
Prachtige capture Callie,
Net wat John zegt, door de warmte valt het niet mee hem goed in pof te krijgen. Hij heeft je wel in de gaten al zit je een eind van hem vandaan, met de goede details and the fine note, very good job.
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-04-12 9:35]
Great post, technicaly not perfect but the bird's pose and colours are great.
Wow, everybody is allowed to have a rough day.
This is still a very good image and you did well despite of the conditions. Have you an N.D. filter? or a warming filter? It will cut the harsh light.
Excelent work and well done.
I tried a w.s. to try and save the day. :)
$^!T. gota post it tomorrow, no room for w.s.
Points tomorrow, I ran out of Ran
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2005-04-12 12:41]
It's not always the quality Callie, but the moment.
A very well captured shot, and very interesting.
Well done for not strangling the clown, Thanks for posting.
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-04-17 8:44]
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thanks, friend Callie.
- japie (5187)
- [2005-04-18 20:40]
Donner hom stel ek voor - die ou nie die voel nie :)
This is a beauty and hopefully one day I will have the oppertunity to see something like this, with no-one between us.
Very well done and thanks for posting
- Zeno (10867)
- [2005-05-24 10:47]
This is one of my favourite birds of prey. In Holland we call the bateleur "goochelaar". In Kruger I saw many bateleur. Unfortunately, I never came as close to the bird as you did. It must have been a fantastic experience!
Great shot of a very special bird.