My 1st Anniversary in TN
Congratulations.Beautiful image of this Bee-eater.
A DAY THAT MAKES A SPECIAL FEEL... FEBRUARY 8th..
A shot that truly marks your sincerity in image..
All my wishes..
To ANIL the MAN that drives this dear heart in you..
Happy anniversary in TN and I'm sure the names mentioned here will be happy to see this blue-tailed bee-eater which I happened to have one in my gallery. Nice diagonal perch in bright light exposing superb sharpness and clarity. The plumage offers beautiful colors and I like the eyes with the black band which is the signature of this bird. Well captured against the pleasing blurry background. Excellent work and best regards.
Congratulations on your first anniversary with TN. It's great to have you with us both for your critiques and you wonderful photgraphs.
You celebrate the occasion with a fantastic shot of a Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus) taken from an excellent POV with superb natural colours and sharpness. I also like the composition against a fine OOF natural BG.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful image and I look forward to seeing many more from you.
The consequences of your devotion to nature photography are amusing to read and we are grateful to Anil for his patience!
This is going into my favourites!
Best wishes, Ivan
Congratulations with your one year anniversary on this wonderful site. A wonderful composition in strong colours! Exposure is masterly done, not a single spot is overexposed. You could not have chosen a better photo as this one. This is absolutely splendid. The colours in the image are complementing each other nicely. This is an amazingly beautiful photo and worth a dedication to yourself. You deserve it. Happy Anniversary! This one will be going straight to my favourites.
I am grateful that I am included in you list of members of whom you are thanking. This is much appreciated. Reading the last part of your note, I could see myself in this description as dear Loot and the kids often find me in the garden with the camera in the hand while they were actually expecting something to eat. With this in mind I want to salute all men, and in this case especially Anil and Loot for their patience in this regard.
Hello Smitha !
This is a wonderful picture to commemorate this important event ! One year, and a lotof bautiful pictures ! What I like most on this picutre are its vivid ans sunny colors, but there are also many other qualities - sharp details, excellet pose of the bird, beautiful composition and POv, wonderful blurred BG... And of course, the bird itself is very beautiful. Very well done, and I hopeto see lots mort from you !
Wow! One Year! A belated, but by no means smaller, Congratulations on your first Anniversary at TN!!!!!!
I think you joined only a day or so after me!
And what an incredibly SUPERB shot!!
This bird is very beautiful!
The colours are amazing.
Very, very sharp with impeccable clarity.
Superb diagonal composition and a great POV.
I love the BG as well.
How close were you?
Well it's been great posting along side you and I hope to see many more photos in the future :-)
Thanks also for my mention, it means a lot!
Best regards Smitha,
We get the picture about your kitchen. It was hard to believe it till we personally saw it. Thankfully you spared us of the burnt toasts.
We admire your interest in birds and photography. We have admired your pictures and every one of them had been as crisp, as saturated and as well composed as this picture of the Bee eater.
We want you to continue to nurture your passion for Photography and delight us with your excellent pictures of birds.
pls accept my congratulations on your first Anniversary on TN, It had been a wonderul experience having you here at TN, looking forward to another year looking at your lovely posts.
this post of yours is one of the best shots of the bee eaters i have ever seen here at TN, this is technically a master piece, i admire you for this,
tfs & regards
last but not the least thanks a lot for mentioning my name in your notes
Thank you for this outstanding capture of the Blue-tailed Bee-eater and for all other excellent images you've shown us so far. My very best wishes on your anniversary and I look forward to many more contributions from you! I'm sure Anil is proud of your progress too!
Excellent focus on this pretty bird with very sharp details and beautiful colours. The soft background is a perfect match in colours with the plumage and the composition is brilliant!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla
Congratulation to you...
Thanks for adding my name..Its always pleasure to watch ur pics,straight from Gods own country..
Keep sharing your pics,I wish you more more and superb shot from you...Thank you for sharing all the pic with us...
About this shot ,Wow what awesome shot,everything in this is superb,excellent colours&details.Love the composition &POV.
First of all congratulations on your 1st year in Trek Nature, it's always a pleasure to see your lovely photos.
This is a great capture of this bee-eater with great colors, contrast, POV, focus, sharpness, pose and composition. Bravo and TFS
All the best,
A lot of water flows under the bridge in one year, Smitha, and in your case it has flowed in torrents when we look in retrospect how you have shaped into a brilliant nature photographer.
Congratulations on completing one year on TN! You have shared some fantastic images from wildlife rich Kerala during this time and we thank you for it.
Coming to your landmark picture of a Bee Eater, it is a super capture with wonderful focus and colours.
Your Bee Eater looks different from the one we see here in north India.
Wishing you another successful year on TN,
Happy anniversary and what a capture for this occasion,the colors are amazing as well as the pose,POV,really a masterpiece,hope to see much more of your work in the future,
Be back later
Thank you, Smitha and congrats on your anniversary here.
Hope to view many more pictures from you.
Never experienced you us a novice. On the contrary.
This upload is a good example; colourful, excellent DOF, wonderful background,etc...
Your picure let my just breathless!
What a big one has been the outcome of your first year here.
I think you can't had choose any better photo to commemorate this special occasion.
It's perfect in almost any part, on the tech and artistic side.
I found very touching your notes and dedication, this is why TN is such a great place to be involved.
My compliments for the picture and the belated anniversary. Can't wait to see the many more marvels you will be offering us in the near future.
Beautiful presentation.Excellent POV and very sharp image.Colors and details are wonderful.I loved that nice OOF BG colors.
Happy first anniversary and keep on that beutiful work.
Congrats on your first anniversary in TN. Its been a pleasure to watch your pictures! The commitment that you show towards nature photography is amazing. I should also thank Anil for all the support that he gives you so that we can see such gems from Kodanad.
- fiyo (15151)
- [2008-02-22 9:19]
Wonderful shot. Details are crisp clear.I liked POV,sharpness,lighting and framing a lot.TFS
- Karin (2089)
- [2008-02-22 9:30]
Congratulation, this photo is perfect in everyway. Wonderful colors, great composition,,,
I honestly did not know we had these bee-eaters in Kerala..A beautiful shot, excellent focus and the note is really nice...
Thanks for sharing!!
Kind regards and anticipating more of your excellent work!
CONGRATULATIONS on your first anniversary at TN. You have selected beautiful image of the bee eater to celeberate. Very nice picture, like your other pictures. YOu have excellent Inner EYE, and you know what to take. YOu will definitely celeberate silver jubillee year at TN. My best wishes to you and your hubby Anil(poor guy).
Hallo Smitha , The best Congratulations with your one jear , you have beauty photo's , this one is a beauty, great sharpnes details colours compositie pov and dof,a great shot , A Good Weekend ,greetings Teunie .
Congratulations on your first anniversary and you celebrate it with a wonderful bee-eater shot
Excellent compo with Superb sharpnes, fine details and vivid colors
Perfect POV, DOF and BG
TFS and i hope many more years will follow
Lovely close-up of this beautiful bird!
Good details of the feathers and amazing colors!
One year in TN. Thats a great thing. Congratulations for touching the mark, and I 'm sure you'll see many such anniversaries in forthcoming times.
Lovely shot of the bird. It look very cute indeed. Lovely colors.
Hi, dear Smitha.
I congratulate you on such significant event of your and TN life. You have gifted us whole series of fantastic shots, wonderful notes and hearty comments. I wish you to continue this fruitful work and share many new amazing pictures as this one outstanding in every aspect shot. Bravo for all your creativity here.
Congrats on your first year on TN, you have uploads a lot of beautiful pictures.
This is a lovely picture to celebrate with, wonderful colours
good sharpness and fine details.
The composition is also very good with a classic "cross" against a clean BG.
Congratulations on your anniversary here on TN :-)
And this is a beautiful image to mark the occasion. I never seen this bird before and i like how you've captured it.
Beautiful colours and good POV, composition, BG and sharpness.
- gannu (14759)
- [2008-02-23 11:51]
Smitha, Lovely to give TN the 1st anniversary with such a lovely and superb image. Well done and gone bless u ganesh
Wow, what a shot of this beautiful bee-eater and with this a big and earnest CONGRATULATION on your 1st anniversary. Well at least I see that I am in good company. Since you missed your own anniversary with nearly 2 weeks I suppose I might be forgiven for missing it by 3 days (chuckle).
I sincerely hope this to be just the first of many anniversaries still to come. Your friendship has been a pleasure and it was a delight having you around the site this past year and I believe you are still going to surprise us with many such beauties as this lovely bird.
This photo is an absolute pleasure on the eye with great visual impact. Even from the thumbnail it is clear that you have posted a special photo. The remarkable BG allowed the bird to stand out brilliantly with nothing else to distract or draw away the attention. The colours are most impressive and the details are immaculate and neat as a new pin. The crossing of the wire and the bird formed a great big X and this enhanced the composition while the exposure was flawless.
Lovely work and TFS.
PS1. I am absolutely honoured by the mention. Thanks my dear friend.
PS2. I can handle the late suppers etc., and saluting your heroes are one way of receiving a pardon (your reply to Ms.P), but your failure to comply to the "Frogmouth" promise are costing you some "Brownie points" (chuckle).
- vral (1049)
- [2008-02-25 4:04]
congrats for the First ANNIVERSARY, wishing yo many more to see in TN.
Nice, colourful capture of Bee eater.Details and BG are great.The diagonal composition is very good.
Thanks for sharing.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-02-25 9:55]
Sorry for a bit late for my heartiest congratulation on your 1st Anniversary with us! much appreciated for your excellent works from the past, will see many more from the coming years!
you had a great image of bee-eater which wonderfully captured here as well
many thanks for being with us
- claudine (0)
- [2008-02-25 10:04]
This is a breathtaking capture! What an extraordinary composition with superb model that we don't see in my country. Colors, details and exposure are wonderful! Happy anniversary and I wish you many, many others masterpieces like this one :) Greetings,
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-02-28 4:22]
Hello Smitha, first my congratulations on this annniversary! And secondly congrats on that great shot, that bird is awesome. THe pose, composition, sharpness and exposure are all perfect and the background is fantastic, very well done, thanks!
- arfer (0)
- [2008-02-28 20:41]
Congratulations on the 1st anniversary of your posting to TN.
This is beautiful.
The lighting is super and the colours are well saturated and vivid.
Excellent composition,the diagonal look is enhanced by the slender body of this bird.
The focus is razor sharp.
The POV and DOF are excellent.
The OOF BG has a lovely bokeh.
- chiliu (6526)
- [2008-03-06 4:17]
Beautiful bird and very well captured, great colour and sharpness.
- Arjun (7565)
- [2008-03-07 9:29]
beautiful picture.the green subject against green BG is amaizng.
CONGRATS ON YOUR 1ST ANNIVERSARY IN TN.
All your photographs were amazing and I wish you good luck for your future photography ,
(Thank you for naming me in your notes :) )
- Mana (18578)
- [2008-03-08 5:14]
Extremely sorry for being late in congratulating you on this great occasion. I can understand your joy and joy is what you have shared with us this entire year, through your wonderful posts. Wish to have you here for many more years and regale watching your exquisite posts. Thank you too for including me in your list which has some very good names. You truely make me feel proud and honoured.
You really celebrate this day with an outstanding shot of this so very beautiful bird. Amazing colours and sharp details on its plumage and you have captured a classic pose here. Superb lightin, exposure, DOF and POV. Very nicely composed too. Kudos.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-03-08 8:02]
A belated congratulations on your anniversary! Milestones are so nice. A magnificent bee eater to celebrate with. Fantastic colors, razor sharp details and a superb composition. I am still a novice - you have left that category behind you.
- rcrick (68)
- [2008-03-08 19:33]
Lovely too see you back posting again, its been a while and congratulations on an excellent shot and also your first anniversary, this is beautiful, stunning colours, excellent detail, and well framed, lovely work all the best Cheers Rick:)
- darwin (1401)
- [2008-03-09 6:16]
A beautiful image of this BeeEater.
The clarity is very good.
Excellent focus and sharpness.
Pov and dof are well done.
OOF BG is lovely.
Congrats one year on TN
- vmukherjee (1472)
- [2008-03-11 23:27]
Magnificient shot! You have controlled the depth of field very well. Beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing.
- iris (3088)
- [2008-05-14 0:54]
Another splendid shot Smitha, marking an year that you have spent in TN. Lovely well saturated colours with tack sharp details, contrasts and lighting.It looks real enough to give a feel that one can reach out and touch the bee eater right there.The gorgeous combination of the dominant green and yellow palette breathes a lot of life into this picture.Very well done.
Cheers to many more delightful postings from you...
- peter_stoeckl (11446)
- [2008-07-24 0:53]
excellent posting, a piece of art in its clear composition that has been strictly reduced to the essence. Delightful spectre of colours in smooth transitions - on the pretty bee-eater as well as in the perfectly well supporting background.
Realizing to be a bit late for joining in to celebrate your anniversary, I am just saying: Thank you for the excellent contribution, and for sharing with us the joy you get from your passionate love for nature and photography.
All my best wishes to you.
- CeltickRanger (37268)
- [2010-01-07 16:18]
better to be late than never / mieux vaut Ítre en retard que jamais,
congratulation for your 1st TN anniversary soon will be the 2nd anniversary,
a very beautiful photo of the bee-eater with fine POV,
superb focus sharpness and details, beautifully blurred background,
very beautiful luminosity and colur tones, TFS
- fragman (42828)
- [2010-03-15 22:56]
amazing portrait, TFS Ori