- ramthakur (56953)
- [2010-08-05 6:05]
A stunningly beautiful portrait, Peter!
This King Vulture has truly regal facial features, not to speak of the rich colours they display.
Well done and TFS.
- MMM (11425)
- [2010-08-05 6:08]
What a beautiful portrait.Everything is perfect,sharpness,detail,colors,light pose and the POV.It is a beautiful bird and your text is also great.
Congradulation and TFS
- Heaven (7912)
- [2010-08-05 6:39]
I would say that the little green star your picture already has got says all what has to be said... Indeed, the portrait you present us today simply is superb and the impact on the viewer is very strong. It's crystal clear and sharp and the colour management is perfect, revealing well saturated, but still natural colours.
- ingridshaul (0)
- [2010-08-05 7:10]
This is truly a wonderful portrait and you have used all your experience and know-how of photographic techniques to produce this master work. Congratulations!
Your interesting, informative notes ably support your photo making it a fantastic document.
I know, some members frown upon images of animals in captivity. However your contributions to TrekNature taken in this Bird Park would be impossible to take in such detail in the wild...
Thanks for all the work you have put into the exercise to show us this King Vulture.
Enjoy your evening
Warm Greetings from South Africa
- Argus (50626)
- [2010-08-05 7:24]
This is a superb close-up of a King Vulture, the details of the head and neck shown with such fine colours and sharpness that it would almost be impossible for such a photo of this bird in the wild state. Judging by the fine condition of this bird, it seems to be very well looked after.
The pose of the head and POV also contribute to this high quality image.
I guess if I had access to such a bird park I would also modify my principles of only taking subjects in the wild, especially such fine close-ups! :)
Thanks and have a nice evening,
- marhowie (486)
- [2010-08-05 7:31]
Colors, exposure, and details look good Peter, like the slight head turn there.
Well done :)
- jlinaresp (17292)
- [2010-08-05 7:36]
What a wonderful portrait! ... awesome! ... quite artistic! ... is an impressive way to enjoy the colors and the structure of the head of this bird! I love this photo! ... is a bird that was common in Venezuela years ago, but now it has almost disappeared, now very strange see this great vulture here!.... here we call this "rey Zamuro".
TFS, Regards, Jesús
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2010-08-05 7:38]
wat een foto, mooi man.
Heb hem wel gezien maar zat nooit mooi.
Allemachtig hier ka je met recht trots op zijn.
- uleko (10940)
- [2010-08-05 7:54]
Hardly a beauty but a very colourful and striking bird! I love your POV and the impressive sharp details. Very nicely framed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- joska (22535)
- [2010-08-05 8:32]
Splendid colors and beautiful details on this King Vulture, TFS!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2010-08-05 9:00]
It is always a delight to see your Bird Park photos and this ranks up there with the best of the best. An absolutely magnificent portrait of this exotic looking King Vulture. The way he is holding is head and the look on his face are priceless. The colors - the details of his face - texture of his well-groomed feathers - are all superb. I love the narrow vertical composition.
- fragman (43778)
- [2010-08-05 9:33]
great portriat, TFS Ori
- Athila (1982)
- [2010-08-05 9:47]
It is not the prettiest bird, but it is a great portrait. Good sharpness, nice soft light and contrast. Nice Bohkey in the BG. good work and TFS
- horias (11033)
- [2010-08-05 10:14]
Waw...what a great portrait of this lovely King Vulture.
Details and colors are fantastic!
Congratulation for this beauty!
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2010-08-05 11:41]
Wat een kleuren pracht
Super mooi kop met veel details en mooie scherpte
mooie opname Peter
Als je met mij gaat lopen dan kom je van alles tegen
Ze zeggen wel eens je moet er oog voor hebben
Nou en dat heb ik ,geluukig
bedankt groetjes lou
- siggi (52850)
- [2010-08-05 12:44]
A very interesting study in colour and textures all in one portrait of King Vulture.Excellent DOF and POV.The details are razor sharp,the colours bold and
vivid.Best regards Siggi
- bahadir (723)
- [2010-08-05 13:10]
Hello Peter, excellent close-up shot of this cute species with wonderful details and composition.
TFS and regards,
- anemone (651)
- [2010-08-05 13:36]
This is amazing portrait shot.. great details, warm colous and excellent POV.
Thanks for sharing
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2010-08-05 13:47]
What more can I add to everything, everybody before me has said? This is a striking portrait and this Vulture surely has colourful and most prominent features. It is a super sharp image with a great point of view, emphasising the eye beautifully from this angle. I also agree with Michel(MMM) that the text is great. Thanks for sharing.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-08-05 17:13]
This beautiful portrait is definitely one that should not be overlooked. Flawles capture in all around! The expression on her face are fantastic and cute!
TFS and have a great WE MF!
- rommel (3628)
- [2010-08-06 2:19]
An amazing and well captured portrait of this vulture.Your clarity being very strong and portraying perfectly its beautiful and unique colouration.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2010-08-06 3:19]
Precioso trabajo Peter, todo un deleite de colores para los sentidos !
Hábil y eficaz formato.
Buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2010-08-06 4:24]
A brilliant captured portrait of this king vulture. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- vanda (3673)
- [2010-08-06 5:46]
Fantastic close-up with impressive details!!
Excellent light and colours.
Very good blurred BG.
- albert (2971)
- [2010-08-06 6:51]
Whaaaaa, a beautiful and colorful portrait
Well done and many thanks to share this beauty
- alin-m (1773)
- [2010-08-06 6:55]
Perfect and great capture of this vulture with such "unreal" face.
Congratulations and greetings.Alin.
- foozi (25839)
- [2010-08-06 7:07]
such a superb view of this beautiful vulture.
Strong colours and splendid clarity.
you have emphasise the beauty in a wonderful presentation.
Really exciting and your note is very comvincing too.
- Pentaxfriend (8048)
- [2010-08-06 9:57]
Prachtig portret van deze kleurrijke "Koningsgier"
Scherpte, kleur, POV en achtergrond zijn Prima
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2010-08-06 10:49]
Gorgeous close up of this beautiful vulture. I've seen these in central America but have not photographed them there yet, hopefully one day soon. Well done. :)
- marius-secan (29598)
- [2010-08-06 12:14]
Outstanding portrait with razor sharp details and superb colours.
- achimmircea (6246)
- [2010-08-06 12:31]
Interesting creature! It is a wonderful portrait of this strange bird taken with great details, nice colors and excellent sharpness. Well done!
- lorendubois (9343)
- [2010-08-06 23:40]
Les couleurs du cou et du bec sont surprenantes, ainsi que le contour de l'oeil.
Comme une star de cinéma qui se serait maquillée...
Merci pour ce portrait
- anel (40574)
- [2010-08-07 3:28]
Must really be the King of vultures with this striking coloration. You had a great opportunity in the Walsrode-parc to make this marvellous portrait of the bird. I hope that this marvellous Vulture will survive in nature. Thanks also for the interesting note.
- pvb (1981)
- [2010-08-07 4:21]
Dit is nog eens een kleurrijk portret en zéér gedetailleerd!
Goed van scherpte en leuke pose van je model.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2010-08-07 14:09]
What an amazingly colorful bird this truly is. I would never have guessed that a vulture could be so beautiful, but your photo proves otherwise. Exceptional detail, color and exposure. Very informative notes! TFS.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2010-08-07 16:16]
Ook een ster zeker. Met veel kleuren dan. Blijft een waanzinnige vogel. Dit is zeker een mooi exemplaar. Perfecter dan die van de Beekse Bergen.
Heel leuk portret.
Bedankt en groeten,
- maurydv (36428)
- [2010-08-08 11:24]
what a fantastic portrait of the King Vulture, superb sharpness and impressive detail, marvellous colours, a very pleasing close composition.
- horia (16656)
- [2010-08-09 3:27]
It's really difficult to find something the others haven't picked that looks so good from your photo...it's indeed a true beauty!
Instead, i think i'll tell you what i like most: and there actually two elements:
1 - the turned pose of the head of the vulture
2 - (and maybe the part i like the most) the great, bright BG
I think these two, combined with the general light in the frame make this such a strong, powerful image.
Bravo and TFS
Deze gier is werkelijk uniek. Wat een kleurenpracht!De compositie is fraai en maakt duidelijk waarin deze gier uitblinkt.
Ik ga zelf a.s. zondag naar Walsrode en verheug me er nu al op.
- GaryT (160)
- [2010-08-18 15:41]
Wonderful portrait -- the color is incredible. Gary
- rousettus (19818)
- [2010-08-27 13:24]
I missed this shot since I was in field trip in its posting date. superb portraite of this large vulture. sharp details, POV and coloration great. nicely composed and presented. thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2012-12-05 12:35]
Excellent portrait of this beautifully colored vulture,
with amazing and beautiful eye-contact with you,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS