- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-01-01 11:51]
Happy Birthday and New Year:)It's a wonderful capture.I liked snowy branches,details,eye contact and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-01-01 11:52]
Hi Cristian. Firstly a happy birthday to you and my i say young man.
Your little bird in the picture looks deep in thought as well. You have taken this with a good pose and fine detail with natural colours. well done TFS.
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-01-01 11:58]
I wish you a happy birthday Cristian, and I hope your day is very special for you.
This is sharp and she contrasts well with both the snow and the spruce in an excellent composition.
Best regards Siggi
- Ishi (13387)
- [2009-01-01 12:36]
Happy birthday! Happy 2009!
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-01-01 13:18]
Hi Cristian, Happy birthday! my capricorn friend like me:). Nice selection to celebrate this special day my friend! Great capture of this pretty bird with lovely pose on a snowy branch.
i also wish you and your family a very healthy and happy New Year!
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2009-01-01 13:28]
The excellent composition with this sparrow mountain between the branches for snow
celebrate the arrival of 2009 and your birthday ....Happy Birthday Cristian!!!!
- Nilson (4423)
- [2009-01-01 13:39]
Nice composition with a beautiful bird, good colors and details.
Congratulations and Happy New Year
- efsus (3947)
- [2009-01-01 14:07]
Yeni yılınızı(new year) ve doğum gününüzü (birthday) en içten dileklerimle kutluyorum. Kış mevsiminde çekilen en güzel kompozisyonlardan biri bu. Seyri çok hoş.
Happy birthday and new year.
- lousat (65489)
- [2009-01-01 15:00]
Hi Cris,a very nice pic,i like a lot to see birds in the snow,perfect sharpness and colors,have a great 2009,Luciano
- Adanac (21378)
- [2009-01-01 16:29]
What an excellent image of this sparrow all fluffed up thrying to stay warm. It is extremely sharp and well colored. Happy Birthday Cristian and my 2009 be your best year yet.
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2009-01-01 18:07]
Wonderful clarity,the plumage is well defined with lovely eye detail and catch light.
The setting is perfect.Pine boughs covered in fresh powder snow is my favourite.
Excellent rich colours.
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2009-01-01 22:03]
nice shot of his Sparrow?
Congratulations with your birthday.
Happy new year 2009.
- coasties (28054)
- [2009-01-01 23:59]
Wow... magnificent shot Cristian. I see this wee guy is all puffed up to keep warm. Really nice to view. :)
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-01-02 7:40]
Wonderful shot at first day of the New Year and Birthday. My heartfelt congratulations and best wishes in 2009. Have a Happy New Year.
Difficult for shooting subject and nicely exposed image. Especially I like image of the cute sparrow. It is really blameless. My kind regards and TFS.
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-01-02 9:43]
This Sparrow looks very pensive and cute all puffed up on the snow-covered branches. A nice composition too. Congratulations and I wish you a very Happy New Year!
Kind regards, Ulla
- jignasi (27917)
- [2009-01-02 10:07]
Preciosa Cristian !! y además creo que conseguiste tu objetivo. Felicidades en tu 46 aniversario, que seas feliz en este nuevo y que sigas publicando unas fotografías tan bellas.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.
- Argus (50626)
- [2009-01-02 12:32]
Many Happy Returns of the Day Cristian!
You celebrate you birthday with a beautiful capture of the Tree Sparrow on a Snow-covered spruce branch. The technical quality is excellent and the POV and composition superb.
A very fine image for this special occasion and thanks for sharing it!
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2009-01-02 12:38]
A perfect shots for that season ...
Hi Cristian, that's realy lovely to see the sparrow on this fluffy snow, I like it very much.
Happy Birthday my friend and all the best for the New Year, may all your wishes come true.
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- Tabib (859)
- [2009-01-02 23:55]
Very fat house sparrow here,and look very cold.
Very special bird on on a special day - your birthday.
- trekks (54)
- [2009-01-03 3:42]
I have missed this one. You must be one of the selected few people who will celebrate b-day each year on the same festive mood as everybody all over the world to welcome the new year. So I must congratulate you for this milestone event.
Happy birthday to you - belated one.
Well 46 is somewhere on the upper middle class I guess. And it is really time to look after your health - start to actively exercise.
The bird seems thoughtful here in the snow scene and perhaps it represents what you are doing with your passing of 46 years and planning for the future ones.
Very good sharpness and a flash due to dim light, but perhaps I would use the f/4 for the bokeh and speed [without flash able to do it?]
It will be nice if the bokeh blur is strong and less distracting, what do you think?
- iris (3088)
- [2009-01-03 4:01]
Belate Birthday wishes and wishes for a peaceful and healthy New Year.
The image has a lot of colour coordination in it,somhow the colours of white and rust brown on the birdie seem to reflect all around the scene in the brown of the branches and white of the snow.Very well captured with fine sharpness and clarity.The catchlight on its eye makes it more lively.Very well done.
TFS & Cheers
- jaycee (25460)
- [2009-01-03 11:22]
A very Happy Birthday to you and healthy and happy New Year. No wonder this bird is all puffed up being surrounded by that cold snow. A beautiful bird - if it's a sparrow it is one I have not seen before. He's probably thinking about the past and future like you - remembering when he was warm and wondering when he will be warm again. Lovely colors, details and composition.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-01-04 0:40]
Ciao Cristian, lovely bird in the snow, good light and colors, fine details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2009-01-05 19:55]
Superbe gros plan,les détails du plumage sont extras et les couleurs de l'oiseau sont justes.J'aime bien l'arrière plan et le cadrage. Bravo pour cette photo qui est comme une carte de Nôel
Merci et a bientôt...JP
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2009-01-06 7:04]
Very cute little buty. I like natural suroounding and winter scennery. Also good sharpness and nice OOF background. Maybe you could crop it a little bit more but it is a very individual thing
I like it very much
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2009-01-06 7:31]
I wish I could give myself a birthday present as this one. This is really beautiful. Postcard pretty. I am honest to tell you that I am really jealous looking at this one. Only a magnificent sight to admire and appreciate as this is breathtakingly beautiful. Colours are stunning and radiant and have a warm effect to my heart. Thanks for sharing.
- jossim (12636)
- [2009-01-08 3:28]
Bravo pour cette belle prise l'éclairage est parfait et les détails excellents.
Merci pour le partage et bonne année.
- marhowie (486)
- [2009-01-13 5:22]
Sharp details with great color, DOF, and POV..
The little fluff ball looks very nice framed in evergreen too :)
- GaryT (160)
- [2009-01-28 13:30]
Really nice winter shot. Gary
- saguzar (7202)
- [2009-02-20 14:27]
I like the situation, the sparrow with inflated feather to retin heat between snowed branches. For me is a goood pic, very well taken in soft light condition