- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-01-23 15:28]
Very nice Elroyie,.
Beautiful, it's on my wish list.
It's quite common here but very difficult to get a shot of.
Great pose, colours and very good exposure.
Very well done.
- pompey (2774)
- [2005-01-23 15:39]
I agree with Gert, i have seen them often but never managed a good shot, this one is superb.
Good colours,clarity and texture.
I wish I could get one as good as this one, Elroyie. We have very few here, and very difficult to approach. This one is superb, nice pose, perfect BG, and exposure. Very professional. No nits. Do you have the focal lenght in your EXIF file? Just for info.
Nice one, a little catch light in the eye would further improve it.
- radz (436)
- [2005-01-23 21:57]
Beautiful shot,got very sharp.Wish the eye is clear&would be been amazing shot.
- jossim (12636)
- [2005-01-23 22:23]
En voyant ta photo j'ai hâte à cet été pour photographier le Martin pêcheur d'amérique. Un beau spécimen moin coloré que celui là . Bonne photo nette et bien saturé. Merci et bonne journée.
- mogens-j (20)
- [2005-01-24 11:17]
Believe me, I have tried so many times to get into shooting range of one of these without luck. Now with my new 500 mm lens I hope for better luck.
Great capture Elroyie. Excellent sharpness and lovely pose. Colours are just spot on. Lots of details in the plumage. Only nit - and it is a personal matter - I would crop off about half of the empty space in the left side to bring the bird more out of focus and into some 1/3 position. I think it would be great.
- carper (8439)
- [2005-01-24 11:26]
Yes Elroyie this is good,
When you look to my near miss photo- kingfisher i this one sais enough, good capture, good pof and dof, very good job.
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-01-24 12:13]
Great shot superb bird.
Well done TFS.
- christophe (1781)
- [2005-01-24 13:50]
Very great shot Elroyie
In a friendly way Christophe
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-01-25 1:00]
A delectable picture, Elroyie.
Confratulations and thanks a lot.
- rlortie (2058)
- [2005-01-28 21:46]
Great picture Elroie. The pose is perfect as are sharpness and colors. I would crop an inch on the left to put the bird off center.
- livios (16942)
- [2005-02-03 16:15]
Elroyie, cute and beautiful shot. These birds are very beautiful, and you did a great job here. Nice composition and DOF.
- Callie (7555)
- [2005-02-12 9:40]
As K'fishers go, this one is the Europeen Beauty, and you nailed him very well here. Nice pose. IMO, I would crop off a bit on the left, to place him more on a 1/5 than a 1/3. This ia personal preference. I would alos have cloned-out the reeds in the BG.
- AdrianW (710)
- [2005-02-18 17:33]
Great shot! What's there to say, it's a really good capture - I'd be happy with a shot half this good - they're rather elusive around here, I haven't even seen one in the last couple of years. Mind you I've only been out seriously looking twice ;) No comments about the photography itself, it's on the nail as far as I'm concerned.
The only area I might be tempted to experiment a bit more is with the post-processing side of things. If you use the Shadow/Highlight tool you can bring out the detail around the eye better, and I think a little more sharpening would give it some real snap - I know that sharpening's a matter of taste though... Excellent capture :-D
- bartove (7772)
- [2005-05-19 15:43]
Good colours,clarity and texture.very good job.Eyal