Breaking Point or Ultimate Stretching
this tit has a really long neck, looks he survive a hanging.;-)
Well composed with good pose and POV.
The exposure and sharpness are spot on.
Well done, my friend.
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-11-15 4:29]
A great moment freezed here and I am curious to know why it was extending its neck that way. Presents a good study of its flexible neck muscle/bone. Very impressive colours, sharpness, focus, lighting, exposure and DOF. Pity that its tail is cut a bit. Nonetheless, an outstanding shot. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-11-15 4:52]
Superb detail in its' plummage and wonderful pose captured with your normal brilliant camera work. Thanks for sharing Alexei.
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-11-15 5:02]
Very nice pose captured, great POV.
Excellent color, exposure, DOF, and sharp details..
The tail exclusion is entirely subjective so,
Very well done.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-11-15 5:15]
So good the pose caught!
That's which most fascinate me about nature photography: it's always unexpected!
So it depends all on your previous experience, knowledge of your camera and of course good luck!
I like very much the 4 pictures collage made on the WS, a beautiful essay about this bird.
Very good timing to get ready and made all the adjustments in this short time.
My compliments and thanks to post it.
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-11-15 5:20]
What a wonderful pose! I love the bird yoga going on here...Sun Salutation. :)
Great details and wonderful lighting.
- sunkirana (1143)
- [2007-11-15 5:34]
Very useful notes as always Alexie :-). So my vote first goes for that. We can give feedback to your pictures even without looking at them - PERFECT.
- joey (24909)
- [2007-11-15 5:40]
Looks like he's been brought up by those South Americans who put rings around thier necks to stretch them!
Or more simply, as Gert said, he's committed a terrible birdie crime and has survived being hanged! :D
This is a superb capture that has captured a humourus moment.
+++ Great sharpness, detail and clarity.
Of course the pose is excellent and so is the POV and composition even if part of the tail is clipped.
Nice colours and lighting.
--- Nothing :)
Well done Alexei!
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-11-15 5:44]
Very good pose of this beautiful Sparrow!
captured well in perfect exposure and focus with sharpness, vivid colour and so much details
thanks a lot on the wonderful and useful notes
all the best
- fiyo (15161)
- [2007-11-15 6:00]
Very well composed, and the details, sharpness and lighting are excellent. TFS
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-11-15 6:27]
tres jolie posture de cet oiseau, bons détails et couleurs nettes sur un superbe BG
bravo a toi et merci du partage
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-11-15 6:43]
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Spparow,
Perfect details,pose and exposure,
I was wondering if you had not modified the picture to do the neck longer :-) Detail is excellent. Very nice capture, great timing!
This is a really unique picture!
You timing here was fantastic and really caught this little sparrow and the peak of its extension. How amazing!
I also love that despite the very few moments of stretching, you were able to get such a sharp picture all the way. Even in your WS your photos seem very clear and detailed.
The shape of the bird her eis really exclusive and that long neck seems to make even the head more stretched and aerodynamic :)
An absolute wonder! Terrific shot!
On a closer inspection, it's a bit of a shame that you cut the tip of the tail...but who really looks at the tail when you have the rest of the body in such a unique pose. :)
Bravo and TFS
- undoredo (2740)
- [2007-11-15 7:34]
What an amazing moment of the shot you've captured!
WoW! what a flexible neck! Looks like different bird I think.
Well presented with excellent details and nice composition, also lovely natural colours and nice focusing here!
TFS and regards,
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-11-15 7:48]
Very nice capture, I didn't know sparrows could stretch their necks like that, very nice composition even thought the tip of its tail is missing, great POV.. Well done
j'ai publié un WS car sur mon ecran je vois des lignes transversales que j'ai attenué en passant le BG dans neatimage.
pour ce qui est de l'oiseau sa pose est extraordinaire,on croirait presque un faisan.
j'adore comment il etend son coup.
le piqué est excellent.bravo.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2007-11-15 10:55]
Very beautiful photo with a special pose. Fantastic details, focus and DOF. Great colours, also in the BG. Nice WS.
How finely the feathers on the chest flow. Soft yet sharp in detail. Then the multi-coloured browns all blend so well together. Interesting how you were able to throw out the perch in order not to subtract form the focal point. Nicely done by an expert!
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2007-11-15 11:55]
fantastic pose of this beautifull bird,
your caoture is very sharp , clear and neat with lovely natural colors and wonderfull background
cheer and congratulations,
- marcin (2057)
- [2007-11-15 11:55]
great moment, excellent color, exposure, DOF, and sharpnes,
Well done, my friend.
- dejo (2242)
- [2007-11-15 12:03]
What a fantastic capture, perfect timing!
Details and DOF are amazing
beautiful natura colors
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-11-15 13:30]
Hi Alexei, lovely bird in great pose with splendid colors, wonderful details, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-11-15 19:52]
perfect timing to get this lovely pose here, nice details of the plumage, well composed shot,
tfs & regards
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-11-15 23:57]
Nice one, and this is a bit funny too!
Unusual pose and the moment is well captured...
Pin sharp details in the plumage, attractive colours; the bird really stands out in a fine 3D appearance!
- mrcrow (3008)
- [2007-11-16 1:41]
its too late for mating procedures so i guess this one was enjoying a stretch
i see the sqirrels do this..they seem mad and run all over the garden jumping and prancing
could be seasonal or just pure joy
i read with interest your 'journey' to keep up..
- jignasi (27917)
- [2007-11-16 2:18]
Sorprendente Alexei !! En principio, por los colores y sobre todo por su forma pensé que era una perdiz común ( Alectoris rufa, red-legged Partridge en idioma Inglés ), aunque luego vi que era un gorrión :-)))
Al igual que en la anterior toma que publicaste, técnicamente es una foto muy conseguida por la excelente luz y el preciso enfoque.
Buen trabajo: Josep Ignasi
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2007-11-16 7:06]
a precisely descriptive and also well entertaining study on a sparrow's behaviour. I like this well lighted, frame filling presentation - even without the tail's tip, and I love the sequence in the workshop. Another posting from you with scientific skills of observation, and a warmhearted sympathy for the creature. Thank you! Have a very good day my friend.
My best regards,
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-11-16 9:41]
Hi Alexei. What a unusal pose you have captured in the little sparrow. I wonder what he is up to and why do it.you have fine detail and natural colours. with a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.
- Ena (2454)
- [2007-11-16 11:32]
Fantastic picture!Nice pose of the bird!
Nice natural colors. Perfect plumage sharpness!
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-11-16 12:51]
Excellent and very well-timed capture. At first sight at the thumbnail the Sparrow seemed deformed but on closer inspection he is just showing off, I suppose! You've certainly managed to focus very well and get all details very sharply. SMooth background too and well composed.
Many thanks and have a nice weekend, Ulla
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2007-11-16 14:06]
this pose is lovely - did he look for good food? A fantastic shot with good warm light and excellent sharpness, we can see every detail of the feathers.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2007-11-16 15:47]
Hi Alexei. Nice Photo of this Sparrow. Is he doing some exercise, or traing to be impresive? I like it. Very sharp and great pose. Luis Leal.
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-11-17 0:04]
An incredible pose indeed! Perfect and outstanding pose, details, light, pov and composition. Congratulations!
TFS and best regards, José M.
- anel (40574)
- [2007-11-17 4:51]
Happy to see that nothing bad happened! I thought that it might have stuck on the gate. Very cute and curious little sparrow (I like the picture set of your workshop). Your picture shows indeed a very strange elongated position , which appears even funny and "tant pis" for the cut tail. Very vivid and natural shot. Thanks a lot for it.
Have a nice day
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2007-11-17 6:23]
I think you can be excused for cropping the tail! You managed to capture a unique shot! He is certainly performing! You know, he reminds me of a cock when he is crowing!
Excellent detail and sharpness!
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-11-17 8:27]
I'm glad you visited my portfolio, otherwise I might have missed this one!
This is amazing! I have never seen a bird of any species, let alone a Tree Sparrow, stretching to this extent and I have seen a lot of birds! Excellent timing, excellent sharpness and excellent lighting and composition.
Well done my friend and thanks!
Best wishes, Ivan
- hester (11638)
- [2007-11-17 10:40]
Sometimes the moment is so great that we don't have time to adjust the camera. This is one of those moments. The pose is so great that you don't notice the missing tail end. Wonderfully sharp and with a great POV
- izler (44)
- [2007-11-17 11:49]
selam my friend
i say congratulations i looked all other photos of this cute sparrow and i like all of them
composition, point of view, background, lighting, colours, focus, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing=paylasim icin tesekurler
- Isu (1663)
- [2007-11-17 12:09]
Estupenda captura Alex.
Buenos detalles y colores.
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-11-18 8:47]
Una original imagen con una luz perfecta.
Genial el momento.
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-11-18 9:46]
Otra fantástica y bella imagen, bonita composición con gran nitidez y detalle, saludos
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2007-11-18 10:23]
Hi dear Alexei ,
As always great shot with excellent details.
nice sharpness and amazing colour.
it has great composition and nice BG.
Thanks for sharing dear Alexei .
my best wishes
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-11-18 15:05]
extraña actitud del gorrión,
detalles y color magníficos...
buena captura y original momento y foco.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-11-18 16:58]
That is quite a stretch you have captured.I think it is doing a heron impersonation.
The clarity of the shot is wonderful,the focus is razor sharp with amazing definition in the plumage.
The lighting is well done and the colours are rich and well saturated.
Nicely composed in the frame.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-11-19 2:04]
I liked the pose you captured a lot :o) It looks quite funny. Light, colors, and details of the plumage are very nice. TFS
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-11-19 7:08]
What an amazing and funny capture! Even if you had to cut the tail, for the speed of events, the shot is surprisingly great and in good timing. The pose of the sparrow is really gorgeous. He was perhaps trying to be a giraffe-sparrow.
A marvellous shot, really.
Congratulations and TFS
- star74 (2474)
- [2007-11-19 11:02]
Very interesting pose of this bird.First I thought there was PS work done to it.But it seems like he is stretching out.
Very well captured.
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2007-11-20 0:18]
This sparrow is in full stretch. I have never seen such action before. The focus is sharp with perfect exposure. Nice blurred background that stands out this beautiful sparrow.
- John_F_Kennedy (3684)
- [2007-11-20 2:11]
A stunning shot. Like the pose. Very sharp and detailed. Beautiful and vivid colours.
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-11-20 11:00]
Hello alexei, excellent sharp shot with fine detail unusual pose caught well taken tfs rgds Necip.
- GLEM (10)
- [2007-11-20 14:49]
la qualité est vraiment extraordinaire, qui plus est dans la mise en scène parfaite. Magnifique résultat en couleur et netteté, juste dommage que la queue soit coupée.
- clnaef (6814)
- [2007-11-20 23:32]
Voilà une posture pour le moins originale.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-11-21 0:27]
Even if a little of the tail part is not within the frame, it is an equally stunning picture of the bird stretching its neck, Alexei.
An extremely beautiful capture of the sparrow in an endearing posture.
Thanks for sharing it and warm regards.
- Etka (514)
- [2007-11-22 1:46]
Wapaniale ujecie. Pieknie go uchwyciles.
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2007-11-22 15:12]
"Simply I have never seen such extreme stretching." to quote your notes, with your permission, of course.
Well Alexei, neither have I in all my travels "ALL" over the world & 71 years of life.
THIS is OUTSTANDING work.
Mario. P.S. It's COLD now in Calgary.
- Adam73 (2253)
- [2007-11-23 11:22]
Great capture with a cool pose. The details on the body plumage is superb. Exposure on the bird is spot on with great natural colors.
- cloud (9539)
- [2007-11-24 13:32]
Such pose it's exception. Maybe this sparrow imitate wood grouse, excellent moment, sharpness and light.
- meyerd (7531)
- [2007-11-27 9:01]
I add my praise. The posture is so unique, the details are all so sharp, it's a marvellous picture. And a hurrah to the cut off tail.
My best egards
- ridvan (5205)
- [2007-11-27 13:29]
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this lovely bird well done.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-11-28 14:51]
The colours, the natural light, the details, the sharpness are all well done.
I can't believe this is actually a sparrow:-)
- jesst (2441)
- [2007-11-29 4:33]
Ой, как это я пропустила такой кадр!
wonderful compostion and detail, very good exposure. I really like it
- mlines (3116)
- [2007-11-30 14:54]
Hi Alex, A very fine bird photo with that great - looking pose. Very good series of my favorite subject, birds in the wild. TFS. Murray.
- tiklod (3397)
- [2007-12-02 11:33]
Perfect title with this picture!
Excellent sharpness and wonderful colours. Great BG and DOF. Good timing to catch this excellent shot!
Best Regards Alexei,
- Pier (808)
- [2007-12-06 11:43]
Una immagine veramente stupenda, ti scopro solo ora ma le tue foto oltre ad essere una esplosione di colore, sono straordinarie per qualita'in tutto.
Un saluto Piero
- badar (785)
- [2007-12-10 23:31]
Great details on this sparrow, in an unusual pose.The wing position may suggest a display ? The colours & DOF are perfect. Pity about the tail.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-12-13 10:39]
This one caught my attention immediately. I have never seen a sparrow in a position like this. The pose with the stretched neck is priceless. A wonderful shot captured perfectly - in spite of the missing tail. We have all seen sparrow's tails before but nothing like this daily exercise.
- Finland_in_Eton (876)
- [2007-12-18 4:31]
Wow ! I love it.. such an unusual pose and wonderful clarity and color. DoF is excellent really making the little bird stand out in great detail.
- Tamrock (1928)
- [2007-12-23 11:41]
what a great pose!
fun and good picture with
- valy67 (9219)
- [2007-12-29 5:14]
Hello Alexei !
I wonder why I have missed this picture when you posted it... It is really wonderful ! Excellent details on the feathers, beautiful warm colors, nice composition and POV, excellent blurred BG... But what I like most is this very unusual pose of the bird, you managed to capture him at the perfect moment. I had never seen this before and I thank you for showing it to me.
Very well done !
- sayat (1457)
- [2008-01-26 13:34]
Fantastic shot! Very masterful capture and amazing details. A joy to look!
- nasokoun (62)
- [2009-12-05 0:14]
the photograph is the moment, which you have catch, splendid pose with great output in colours and in the details!
keep photographing! TFS