- LordPotty (12503)
- [2008-12-09 4:33]
Another cool bird portrait Joe.
I love the design and colour scheme of this bird.
Your shot has brought out the colours beautifully and the beak is nice and sharp ;)
A wonderful capture once again.
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-12-09 5:31]
Very nice portrait, beautiful colours and original pose. The bird is a beauty.
A very good posting, TFS
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-12-09 5:41]
Great portrait of this crane, showing amazing details and splendid colors. Wonderful eye color is my favorite part of the image. Thank you Joe.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-12-09 6:36]
Fascinating colours on the head of this Crane, Joe.
Once again, an immaculate bird portrait from you.
The plain green BG serves a great purpose in this picture.
Thanks and all the best.
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-12-09 8:01]
This is super.An excellent portrait.
The POV is terrific with very good DOF.
You have managed tack sharp focus and detail.
The light is well handeld.
Wonderful vivid natural colours.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-12-09 8:30]
You indeed have been doing some out and abouting whilst we have what I call London Weather here in Washington..fog and fog and fog...Driving me nuts..I almost wish it would snow..It was supposed to!!!
A fine image of a new creature in aviaries for me...at least by this look. Good spot on the bill which looks as though it would make a mighty weapon..who knows what ancient Mongols did? Mongolia is almost like a different planet...something akin to Antarctica but with more green and more people..and a lot more Vodka from what I have heard.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-12-09 10:07]
Fantastic portrait in very beautiful colours, contrasting against a great OOF BG. Perfect sharp details on and around the eye. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-12-09 12:31]
Hi Joe. It looks if it was a good trip you had in the summer. You were able to get plenty of different bird. This one has the unusual colours around the eyes. good detail and bright colours. Not to sure about the bright green BG . Well done TFS.
I will email in the week.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-12-09 14:12]
Ciao again Joe, an other fantastic portrait, I cannot duplicate critic of last photo, but it's very difficult to say something of different, also this one is very beautiful, I like a lot, ciao Silvio
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-12-09 15:57]
Very good close-up of this White-naped Crane. Great POV, composition, sharp details, nice colours.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-12-09 23:07]
If you remember I visited the main wintering site of these cranes earlier this year in Kyushu. A lovely shot wo=ith nice detail and colour.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-12-10 1:56]
Perfect portrait capture of this White-naped Crane with great clarity and sharpness. This a novelty for me. Its facial expression is wonderful. Great colours, nice DOF and composition.
TFS and cheers OwlMan,
- erve (620)
- [2008-12-10 2:08]
Very nice portrait. the green background works very well and makes the crane stand out nicely.
Well composed with good detail and sharpness.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-12-10 13:56]
splendido ritratto catturato con una perfetta messa a fuoco sul bellissimo occhio e con la focale 400 mm che esaltano le particolari caratteristiche della testa di questo stupendo uccello, magnifici i colori e BG.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2008-12-10 14:32]
Magnificent first plane of this exotic bird.
I like the way you managed to built the composition, due to his long beak. The resulting one is very good!
It's so enjoyable the rich colours and different textures appreciated on the Crane.
Great work and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-12-10 18:13]
Great shot all-around, the color and exposure look good.
I like the framing and POV, and that solid green BG works nicely here :)
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-12-10 20:04]
Hello Joe, Superb BG with sharp picture. Lovely frame and wonderful picture. I like the glowing eyes. Well done Ganesh
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-12-11 2:02]
A very sharp portrait of this rarely seen Crane. I think it must be more beautiful from a distance but it's very interesting to take a close look!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla