Stunning shot! the light is wonderful and shows every little detail of the bird. I find the webbed feet wrapped around the branch intriguing. The green eye stands out on the head too. The only thing I can fault technically is the highlights on the branch and beak look a little over exposed (on my screen anyway) but I guess if you have a contrasting subject in strong light it's almost unavoidable. Other than that, first class!
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-11-07 10:52]
On picture in a minute...I always watch for snows in Israel...Back in 1983 I wrote a program for a Kibbutz קיבוץ, קִבּוּץ,...and a friend translated it into Hebrew..It was the very first BBS programs in Israel...actually my Electric Magazine was one of all the first BBS programs...I only asked in return a flag and an army shirt with emblem...and I still cherish both very much.
and image of Israel, whether nature or geographic hold special interests for me..I have a big interest for many years in gnostic religions and texts...so your bird..and your notes to me all come for a meaning..and as far a technicality..the perfect black..hard to image well but you handled it fine...thanks David..
- jconceicao (3174)
- [2008-11-07 11:14]
Excellent capture with good focus.
Sharpness and lighting are superb.
Your exposure retained wonderful detail in the blacks. What metering mode did you use? The sharpness is great and I like the low point of view.
Evelynn : )
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-11-07 14:46]
bellissimo ritratto di cormorano, eccellenti POV e composizione per la bella posa con BG azzurro del cielo, ottima definizione e molto bello il dettaglio dell'occhio, molto belli i colori con i neri ricchi di sfumature
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-11-07 22:09]
I like this wonderful close-up of the nice bird. You managed to reproduce all its details perfectly despite the difficult for shooting colouration of the bird. My best wishes and kind regards.
- pulsar76 (232)
- [2008-11-08 2:00]
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-11-08 15:45]
Hi David,a fantastic pic,the point of view make a difference,excellents light,details and colors,i never seen this bird till today...my best compliments,have a nice Sunday,Luciano