Blue Crane portrait
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2007-07-27 15:43]
I thought of a cobra when I saw this too.
The neck on this is most unusual ... well, I suppose its usual for blue cranes, but its quite different to any other bird I've seen.
A good capture and notes.Great post.
Thanks for sharing.
- jossim (12636)
- [2007-07-27 16:23]
Superbe photo,j'aime bien l'arriere plan et la composition.Bravo pour les détails et le phocus bien réalisé.
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-07-28 6:16]
Hi Robert. Not a bird i have seen so thanks for loading. you have captured the very fine feathers it has. with sharp focusing. good colour. a nice POV/DOF.it has a unusal shaped face. well done TFs. good notes to.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-07-28 17:08]
I particularly like the soft pastel colours in your depiction. Unknown if this quality I am seeing in the Nikon D series is common to it's firmware, but it seems to me that with your eye and knowledge of nature, you are showing off both camera and artist. This is a very nice picture in all ways that I look and see it.
Pacific NW US
- fragman (43776)
- [2007-07-28 19:09]
nice portrait, TFS ori
Don't want to fall in to repetition, but I though the same like LordPatty already did mention.
This really looks like a cobra with the big head and small neck of the crane wich looks a little weird, but also wonderful.
Composition, sharpness, lighting and DOF are very good and I just love the lovely soft colors in the BG.
Only small distraction in my opinion is the small white spot in the eye, as if you did clone it in afterwards.
Thanks for sharing.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2007-09-08 7:19]
I trust you are keeping well? I am so glad to see you post our National Bird here. :) Lovely portrait my friend. Well done.
- mrcrow (3008)
- [2007-12-04 8:19]
this is a rare portrait..head only and with a subtle colour in the background
sharp and quizzical eye is very cool!
with the beak and feather textures shown clearlly
f8 was a good aperture here..and the fill did the work on the eyelight and texture of the feathers
dohhhh thought that nepal duck was special..:)
- Shoot_Score (2376)
- [2008-03-12 20:15]
What what a startling shot! A bird with a cobra-head&neck! I had no idea these guys could look like this.
The compo is exxxcelent and eye-catching.
Great touch to have those purple blobs in the blurred background. I think they complement the birds feathers in a natural way [ without resorting to artifice such as a colour-matching frame ]
PS I am left with an eerie feeling by the bird's stare...
PS2 Just now read the Notes.