A keen lookout
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2007-01-23 2:48]
Ook nie baie tyd nie, maar sal later kom verander. Puik foto!
- badar (785)
- [2007-01-23 3:00]
This is very well composed, the details are sharp , the blue & pinkish sky behind makes it special.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-01-23 3:07]
What a beautiful capture... The light is great. I liked the blue sky and the colored cloud in the composition, it adds an extra bonus to the whole photo. Very good focus and sharpness. TFS
Nice to see a posting from you again.
A great capture of this lovely and pensive little kite. You managed excellently to present this small raptor in all its natural beauty and that at maximum focal length which could easily result in a shaky or soft image. I just love those lively eyes.
Your composition is excellent with this guy sitting high on his perch looking out for supper. The colours are very rich aided by this late afternoon sun and the details are very sharp. The sky forms a perfect backdrop which enhanced the bird and made it stand out while you made remarkable use of the available light.
Great work and TFS.
NS. Sjoe, my Internet is gevrek vanoggend. Ek het jou foto oop gemaak toe daar nog geen ander besoekers was nie en ek kon nou eers my kritiek gelaai kry. Omtrent 'n ½ uur later. Groetnis.
- soccer (2557)
- [2007-01-23 3:25]
Very good pic. The lighting is exceptional, great POV, BG, DOF and Composition. The pic is also very sharp and detailed. TFS,
- red45 (31094)
- [2007-01-23 5:19]
Hello my friend!
It is good to see some new work from you. As always great! Beautifull bird with great light and colours. I like wide open composition and pastel BG. I hope we'll see new photos from you more often!
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-01-23 6:34]
Terrific light, excellent dof, sharp and colourful against the beautiful background. Altogether an excellent composition!
TFS and regards, Ulla
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-01-23 8:31]
A keen lookout, and a "keen" eye for the shot mf.
There's not a single thing not to like about this one. I've yet to get a bird of prey in the wild..not even a damn zoo shot for that matter ;}
Very well done
PS - And Happy B-day in advance..in case I forget :)
- wkshelton (5492)
- [2007-01-23 8:35]
Excllent composed and capture shot the colors are stunning The POV is really well done,
- star74 (2474)
- [2007-01-23 10:10]
Wonderful shot of this raptor,
Perfect POV,background and sharpness,
- Tamrock (1928)
- [2007-01-23 10:11]
beautiful in very nice lightning and
with good sharpness and fine pov!
like the composition
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-01-23 10:18]
Sharp, well-composed, excellent lighting, good POV and pose: in what other way would one present a Black-shouldered Kite?
TFS and regards, Ivan
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-01-23 12:01]
Wonderfully sharp picture of the Kite. His claws must be huge! I love the expression on his face. TFS
- hester (11638)
- [2007-01-23 13:01]
Lovely! wonderful light here. Stunning composition, great POV and sharp details. Really lovely
- jossim (12636)
- [2007-01-23 13:15]
Superbe oiseau et très belle image.Félicitations pour la belle lumière qui fait bien ressortir les détails et couleurs de l'oiseau.J'aime bien la composition avec la pose du spécimen sur cette branche.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-01-23 13:37]
Hi Gerhart and very nice to see another wonderful post from you ;)
This is a splendid capture!
I really like simple but very effective composition, with a lot of room in the direction of the kite's sight.
I also like the POV here as well as the great warm light, which comes and brightens up the bird's face.
The grip of the kite to that brach is another thing that caught my eye - very well visible and interesting.
The BG is a bliss, the framing is nice and all the colors and tones are simply charming.
Very, very well done!
Bravo and TFS
- sAner (4750)
- [2007-01-23 15:38]
Hi there Gerhard,
How have you been? Long time no see my friend? Excellent picture Supersharp as always and very lovely and natural colors. Good composition aswell. TFS!
- marcin (2057)
- [2007-01-23 15:47]
beautiful bird, very nice picture
- coasties (28054)
- [2007-01-23 19:02]
Nice to see a post from you. I see you still haven't lost the skill of taking the most awesome shots! All the elements are present to make this stunning. I especially like the light! Thank you MF! :-)
- dew77 (13270)
- [2007-01-24 2:38]
Wonderful capture.POV,warm lighting,catchlight in eyes,simple BG,details,expression on face and composition are excellent.
- RAP (7405)
- [2007-01-24 7:30]
Siempre es grato volver a ver imágenes tuyas publicadas mi viejo amigo.
Bella captura a partir de un excelente punto de vista realzado por el apropiado encuadre.
La composición es bien luminosa, con apropiado foco y agudeza, aunque algunos detalles del pecho del ave parecen algo soft.
Me encanta el efecto de despegue de la silueta del animal sobre el imponente cielo tan bien logrado.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo
It is always pleasing see your images published again my old friend.
Beautiful capture starting from an excellent point of view enhanced by the appropriate framing.
The composition is very luminous, with appropriate focus and sharpness, although some details of the chest of the bird seem something soft.
I love the effect of takeoff of the silhouette of the animal on the imposing sky so well achieved.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo
- carper (8439)
- [2007-01-24 12:39]
great shot here Gerhard
fantastic birdshot with a fantastic pov and a good quality, very good photo job mijn vriend.
- Janice (18832)
- [2007-01-26 16:37]
Hi Gerhard, what big eyes this fellow has. And he's looking so intensely for food. Well captured and TFS
- annagrace (2996)
- [2007-01-28 21:33]
What a gorgeous bird, and a perfectly wonderful image of this kite. The sharpness and POV are extraordinary.
Thanks for sharing!
- captainsgirl (4088)
- [2007-01-30 17:31]
what a beautiful bird, very proud looking, great pov with him perched up on top of that tree..love it. TFs
thanks for your comments on my photo "An Ice Storm " :o)
- manyee (23770)
- [2007-02-22 23:51]
How did I miss this one, Gerhard?
One of my favorite birds!
A wonderful portrait with beautiful light and excellent details.
The light on the kite is gorgeous against the lovely clean BG.
I really like his pose, and the way he is looking at you.
TFS. : )