My laughing friend ...
- Morigann (100)
- [2009-02-02 9:37]
this is a beautiful close up of the Dacelo novaeguineae.
I like the pose of the bird. Very fine details in your capture, with a good lighting.
Very well done
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-02-02 10:20]
great macro picture
good details and very sharpness
- jaycee (25460)
- [2009-02-02 10:51]
A delightful portrait of this Kookaburra. I would LOVE to see one myself. You must have been very close to get such good details of his face and feathers. Beautiful colors and I love his eye!
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-02-02 10:52]
Hi Sabine. Now this is what i call a close up of this unusual bird. Yes you can see it comes from the Kingfisher family. You have taken this with excellent detail and natural colours. I lik the light in the large eye. well done TFS.
- crs (3551)
- [2009-02-02 11:02]
The light in bird's eye looks excelent. The portret of the bird is very expresive as POV was well chosen and image quality is high.
Thank you for sharing,
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-02-02 11:09]
Einfach schön! Hab eine Australische Münze bekommen wo er abgebildet ist. Er kuck so vertrauensvoll Dich an. Sehr interessantes Portrait so nah das die Struktur der federn perfekt zu sehen ist.Liebe Grüße Siggi
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-02-02 11:20]
Excellent portrait.POV,crisp clear eyes,expression on face and details are wonderful.I liked your friend a lot:)
Thanks for posting.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-02-02 11:32]
A beautiful portrait of a Kookaburra. Very nice eye-contact. Excellent sharpness and details. The eye is splendid. Beautiful natural colours and POV.
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-02-02 12:03]
A wonderful close-up of a Kookaburra with great focus on the eye. Excellent sharpness and natural colours too. Cheeky little birds that used to come to our Lodge in Queensland and beg for food!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2009-02-02 13:06]
Great shot of this Kookaburra Sabine.
Great clarity and reflection in that eye.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-02-02 13:12]
Ciao Sabine, superb portrait with fantastic details, perfect focus on eye and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Noisette (7821)
- [2009-02-02 13:58]
Sie haben recht Kingfishers sind ganz speziale Vögel, ich habe sie bis jetzt nur auf Fotos gesehen. Was für eine chance für sie , einen in echt zu sehen wenn auch nicht in freier Natur.
Das Bild ist sehr schön mit guten Farben undSchärfe
Mir gefällt besonders der Glanz in seinem Auge
Ich wünche ihnen auch eine gute Woche
- NinaM (4077)
- [2009-02-02 18:30]
Sabine, you are incredible to take a picture of this bird so close! And it has a lot of details, we see the tiny feathers making a smooth pattern on its chest. Beautiful work, the lighting is perfect and so is the sharpness! You show us a great bird with intelligence in its eyes, thank you,
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2009-02-02 19:35]
what a beautiful pose yopu have got here, excellent eye contact, i liked the tight composition,
tfs & regards
- fiyo (15161)
- [2009-02-03 0:07]
Very nice portrait,Wishnu!
Sharpness,details and colors are marvellous. TFS
- Nilson (4423)
- [2009-02-03 1:42]
Magnifica foto com exelente qualidade e nitides da para ver o brilho do dia no olho do passaro exelente parabéns.
- septimiu_nemes (2161)
- [2009-02-03 5:03]
very beautiful portrait of a cute bird !
It's a sharp picture with fine details , good light and perfect DOF ,
great POV ,
well done !
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2009-02-03 8:13]
A nice capture of this beautiful K0okabura. Very nice portrait. Very good details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-02-03 10:31]
I share your happiness. The bird is really amazing as well as your superb close-up. Simply great pose of the bird and its glance. I also impressed with nice framing of the bird. Details and presentation of all features of the beauty are wonderful. Bravo and my compliments. It is great luck.
Wow!! What a marvellous portrait of this lovely and beautiful kingfisher! I really love these birds and I love this fantastic picture.
Thank you very much for sharing.
- demeve (6165)
- [2009-02-03 18:21]
Very nice close up, He's looking right up to you! Great POV and
wonderful composition... Well done
- Juyona (16891)
- [2009-02-04 1:17]
bonito retrato y detalles,
nitidez y hermoso plumaje.
el pico es realmente poderoso.
- horia (16656)
- [2009-02-04 6:53]
I see you've got a new camera ;) Congrats and i hope it will bring you many lovely photos. I've read some very nice reviews about that model.
This is a lovely shot taken with it.
The kingfisher is presented here with loads of excellent details and from a very good close-up level.
The natural colors of this bird stand out well and the overall exposure is well managed, too.
There is a little bit of a noise here and there, but that is to be expected from a compact camera with a higher ISO.
Anyway, nice work.
Bravo and TFS
- Tamrock (1928)
- [2009-02-04 9:56]
what a great portrait with
good sharpness and fine exposure
i like that very fine eye
- pvb (1981)
- [2009-02-04 11:52]
Very good looking portrait of this bird. I can see he laughs a lot because it looks to me like he has a smile on his face.
Very good details with good light. Was this taking inside or out.
Hope you enjoy your stay in Holland
- Janice (18832)
- [2009-02-04 17:26]
Lovely shot of the Kookaburra. Thye can be so noisy - we stayed in a house in the country in Queensland, Aust, and one woke us up so early - what a noise!!
He looks very inquisitive in this photo - good eye contact
- PaulH (13882)
- [2009-02-06 12:26]
Huge amounts of character in this portrait Sabine, the details and clarity are both excellent too - very well done.
before i became member of TN i never loved
portrait photographys of birds/wild animals,
little by little with beautiful photographys like yours
i start to love portrait photos of birds,
very beautiful portrait photography of this bird,
shot with fine POV, superb focus on the bird,
great sharpness and details of its plumage,
beautiful off focus blurred background,
i wen to see your camera and it is a point & shoot / bridge
and your photography has the same excellent composition
as a DSLR, you managed superbly your camera,
and to finnish i love the expression on the galnce of this bird,
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2009-02-07 14:09]
Dein Kookaburry verbreitet Heiterkeit und Freude, wie er so keck in aller Fülle den Rahmen sprengt. Feine Details, zarte Farben, schwungvoll bewegte Komposition.
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,
- valy67 (9219)
- [2009-02-07 23:27]
Hallo Sabine !
Wow, das ist eine tolles BIld ! Mir gefällt dieser lachende Vogel sehr ! Die Details auf den Federn sind super, die Farben sehen natürliche aus, die KOmposition une der POV sind auch sehr schön, une der Vogel selbst ist wunderbar. Vielen Dank und schöne Grüsse aus dem Frankreich !
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2009-02-25 5:20]
The close0-up point of view is allowing us to see the details and colors the Kingfisher bird. The subject is well frame. The picture is clear and sharp. The surrounding light is enhancing the colors of the picture. Have a nice day.