- ellis49 (2254)
- [2016-11-19 4:05]
a fine picture of this black stork, well exposed, we can see lots of details in dark plumage.
I like the details in the eye too. Good choise of aperture , the bird is in good focus and stand out well from the nicely blurred BG.
Well done, old friend.
- Hormon_Manyer (10251)
- [2016-11-19 4:27]
Exceptional portrait of the Metallic Stork. :-) Perfect exposure to show what we think black isn't black at all, nice composition with the long beak forming a diagonal line. Extraordinary shot with useful note. Congratulations, great post!
Kind regards from Ireland, László
- Hotelcalifornia (14408)
- [2016-11-19 6:22]
I also captured Black Stork once in KNP but didn't post due to low quality.
It looks like you wanted to post a profile picture of this beautiful stork. Excellent colours, no doubt.
The subject to BG distance is always small when you shoot down on an animal. But when you move to eye level (if you have chance) you have the chance to separate the BG from the subject which makes it easier to achieve a nice, unobtrusive BG. I think eye-level POV is the best way to capture a portrait.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,
- kobala (368)
- [2016-11-19 9:50]
A superb close up of the Stork. You have captured the eyes very well. Thanks a for sharing.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2016-11-19 12:16]
super scherpe opname met prachtige kleuren en goed licht
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2016-11-19 17:45]
Delightful portrait of Black Stork, Peter.
I can see the minute marks within its eye.
Thanks and regards.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2016-11-19 18:23]
It's amazing how things look so different when you view them up close and in just the right lighting. I would never have guessed that the black stork had so many different iridescent colors in its plumage until I viewed this shot. Excellent detail and wonderful exposure. Nice eye giving us a good view of the red skin surrounding it. The bright red bill is also quite unique looking.
- Athila (1982)
- [2016-11-21 9:56]
Nice head shot. Good details, nice BG. Well done. TFS
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2016-11-23 12:05]
Ciao Peter, great portrait of fantastic black stork, wonderful colors, splendid light, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- lousat (65489)
- [2016-11-23 12:45]
Hi Peter,in effect the light makes the difference,showing us the beautiful metallic reflection of its plumage,a great portrait very sharp and bright,lovely shot! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- Zeno (10867)
- [2019-03-06 13:23]
De kleuren in deze foto zijn buitenaards! Net een schilderij waarin de kleuren groen, paars en rood op een ongelofelijke manier samen komen.
Zo zie je maar wat zonlicht allemaal te weeg kan brengen.