I wondered whether yesterday's female was that of a Black Redstart and this male cetrainly is a Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros).
Superb capture with the pose, composition, sharpness, POV and BG making it a first class portrait.
Nu är det 5 grader kallt och det snöar! :((
- MMM (11425)
- [2009-01-08 5:17]
Outstanding presentation.It is amasing to see all of the detail you were able to capture from that dark plumage.Good POV and razor sharp image with also a lovely pose.
- zetu (16941)
- [2009-01-08 5:39]
Excellent capture with wonderful colors and rich details. Well done.
- sandu_andreea (193)
- [2009-01-08 6:07]
Great details!Crispy clear shot with wonderful details! Thank you for sharing! I think the bird was scratch near the eye, or something like that:(
- smitha (4409)
- [2009-01-08 7:02]
Beautiful capture of the male Red start with good pose, POV, sharpness, details in the plumage , background and a superb perch.:)
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-01-08 7:10]
beautiful colored bird
i like the sharpness
Well done. A good composition.Excellent focus, superb perch and posture.
You were mentioning 800 mm. I guess you mean you used 400mm with a 2x extender. Take into account that there's also the sensor's factor as the 1D MarkIII isn't a full frame.
Just to verify my 400x2 hypothesis?
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-01-08 8:16]
In one word: magnificent! This is perfection! I've seen several photos of the Black Redstart, but this is the best! Not only technical, but also in beauty.
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-01-08 11:44]
Terrific capture of the male Black Redstart in a beautiful composition. Technically excellent and I love its colours! Jättefin!
TFS and cheers, Ulla
- jaycee (25460)
- [2009-01-08 12:09]
Cool guy and very handsome. A beautiful portrait of this male Redstart. Colors are magnificent and the face and plumage are sharply detailed. I had posted a hummingbird with a similar red mark near the eye and Ivan suggested it was a parasite.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-01-08 15:25]
beautiful photography of the Black Redstart
shot with a very fine POB and appropriate framing,
superb focus, excellent sharpness and details, TFS
- Adanac (21378)
- [2009-01-08 17:38]
Another outstanding piece of work from you. Wonderful pose captured with amazing sharpness and color, thank you for sharing.
- John_F_Kennedy (3684)
- [2009-01-09 0:02]
Fantastic picture of this cute bird. Very impressive image and composition.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2009-01-09 8:54]
this is an stunning picture with great sharpness and very fine details, your long lens works great with the converter.
Well exposed, all details even in dark parts are well seen.
And it's well composed with a very nice DOF.
Jag får önska dig en god fortsättning på det nya året.
- ferranjlloret (10340)
- [2009-01-09 16:51]
Excellent capture and very good sharpness and details!!!! Nice BG.
- marhowie (486)
- [2009-01-09 17:40]
Superb image Ralf, without question.
And that touch of red at the eye adds some mystery :)
I've found the 2x works well also, the loss of sharpness is minimal..
Very well done mf,
- Juyona (16891)
- [2009-01-10 3:13]
bello plumaje y color...
- fiyo (15161)
- [2009-01-14 2:04]
Excellent capture.I liked POV,natural colors,lighting and visual impact a lot.TFS
- Rolf (196)
- [2009-02-24 14:07]
Excellent capture with wonderful colors and rich details.