- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-01-19 9:43]
I agree with you, this is a really photogenic subject to shot at.
I like the fact that you didn't crop the picture, despite it would have been great to see a close-up of the head and their georgeus eyes, beak's texture and long hairs.
In this full portrait, we can also appreciate their subtle pink legs and the way he seems to be posing for you.
I must say I liked so much the background and their smooth tone transitions.
Congratulations, thanks for share and kind regards,
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-01-19 9:59]
i'm by no means an expert in wildlife photography, so i'll just give you my honest opinion...I think it's great! You've got good detail, a nice pose and the exposure on his white feathers is spot on too. I even like the pink reflected from his feet onto the underside of his belly!
Thanks for sharing.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-01-19 10:12]
well composed with fine pov,
tfs & regards
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-01-19 10:13]
The expression on his face is awasome :o) Great clarity, focus , sharpness and composition. BG is very good. TFS
- gallezeric (1675)
- [2007-01-19 10:20]
but me he says does not have to forget to cap this morning in any case beautiful splendid composition colors a perfect clearness cheer
- Bufo (4247)
- [2007-01-19 10:28]
this is really good work if it comes to the right exposure. The white parts are shown well and other parts as well. Also the sharpness is really good. Great overal performance! Maybe the centered position is something we can discuss about.
- jossim (12636)
- [2007-01-19 10:51]
Bonne prise,l'oiseau est superbe et est photogénique.Bravo pour l'arrière plan lumineux et les détails.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-01-19 11:37]
What a magnificent shot! Fantastic closeup of the whole penguin! And you are right - it is so timely right now. TFS.
- simon182 (1357)
- [2007-01-19 11:55]
Andy this is so clear and sharp! You can make out the individual hairs on his head easily. Lovely colours and BG is delicious! Really well exposed.
The side profile of his face shows us his magnificent beak. Perhaps not having him slap bang in the middle would have improved the composition more?
Great photo tfs
- coasties (28054)
- [2007-01-19 13:56]
This is stunning. Love the colours in the BG. Very nicely composed. Good quality. What a great model! Nice camera work. :-)
- RAP (7405)
- [2007-01-19 14:28]
Una gran imagen Andy, donde captaste toda la belleza de este espécimen, con total agudeza, foco y gran control lumínico que brinda excelentes detalles incluso en las áreas blancas del plumaje.
Me gusta el despegue del animal sobre el apropiado fondo difuso generando un agradable efecto de profundidad.
El encuadre vertical colabora con la estética de la composición.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo
Great image Andy, where you captured all the beauty of this specimen, with total sharpness, focus and great light control that it offers excellent detail even in the white areas of the plumage.
I like the take off of the animal on the appropriate diffuse bottom generating a pleasant effect of depth.
The vertical framing collaborates with the aesthetics of the composition.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo
- zumoduvas (2535)
- [2007-01-19 18:04]
Excellent picture, very good details and colors.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2007-01-19 18:55]
I'm glad you finally posted it, this is so adorable. Love the colors and the wonderful details. Very nice OOF BG that shows of this cutie very well. POV, crop and composition are great.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-01-20 4:30]
This is simply a flawless picture!
I really kept looking and looking, but i honestly can't point out any mistake ;)
What a charming post!
I really like everyhing from it, beginning with the colros - of both the penguin and the beautiful BG, the sharpness of very detail and all the way to the pose of your cute subject here.
The tech-work is also fantastic and the presentation is great.
My hat's off to you!
BRAVO and TFS
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-01-20 12:02]
demain je vais me coiffer comme cela hihihi
vraiment mignon, belle photo avec pleins de bons détails
bravo et merci du partage
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2007-01-22 11:44]
This is an excellent portrait of the rockhopper penguin. I would love to put this in my favorites but I've exceeded the 100 picture limit. Great shot Andy! :)
- sAner (4750)
- [2007-01-22 13:44]
Hi there Andy,
I don't understand why you didn't post this picture sooner as I think it rocks! Exposure is spot on, details are razorsharp and the colors are excellent and very natural. The bg is also magnificent and makes this bird stand out very well. You say they're such easy subjects, but I beg to differ! I made a lot of shots when I visited the Rockhoppers with you last September, but I didn't even get one single decent shot. Okay, the circumstances were not ideal then (a little rain, cloudy and all the penguins in a crowd), but I till think you did an amazing job on this bird! Well done & TFS.
- mlines (3116)
- [2007-05-23 2:04]
Hi Andy. Very sharp photo showing a lot of details. Good note on this species. If possible i would have cropped to leave slightly more photo on the side to which it is looking, not necessarily the 2/3 but a little more would add some more mystique as to what it was looking at. The DOF is very good. TFS. Murray.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-03-05 3:38]
Very good photo. Extraordinary bird.
Good compo, colors, sharpness,...