White-cheeked Bulbul II
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-04-20 7:39]
After I posted mine I was pleased to see that today we are neighbours with reverse roles. You have posted a bird, while mine is a butterfly.
Interesting, almost keyhole view of a White-cheeked Bulbul, that you captured sharply showing the salient features. I can understand the difficulty of shooting the whole bird in the mini-jungle of your compound.
But you have made good use of the conditions, Ram.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
Interesting shot, I like the composition, it appears we are really spying on this guy. The colours are muted and soft and the bird stands out well against the greens. I'm not sure about the quality of this one, did you have NR on in the camera or is it PP work that has given quite a soft painting effect to the shot? If it was just high ISO then perhaps not removing all the grain would have been better, the trouble with removing all grain and going for that ultra smooth effect is that it takes on the appearance of a 'digital' shot and makes the shot look flat with no real depth. I prefer nature photos to be as 'non digital' as possible if you get my drift! I know that I have in the past presented photos with perhaps too much noise reduction but I'm am changing my ways!
I hope I've not offended you! It was a great spot and you've tackled it with determination.
All the best,
- clnaef (6814)
- [2007-04-20 7:55]
Excellent cadrage à travers arbres. Belle netteté et couleurs bien rendues.
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-04-20 8:19]
This is a capture in the literal meaning of the word! Creative, original and exciting pov and composition.
TFS and best regards mf,
- iris (3088)
- [2007-04-20 10:13]
very Interesting presentation,especially the way the bird is perched among the dates looking far up. It's like looking at the birdie through a little opening.
TFS & Cheers
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-04-20 10:28]
Lovely Bulbul playing peek-a-boo with you. I like the composition - not something we see often.
- ridvan (5205)
- [2007-04-20 10:50]
hi RAM; amazing shot and nice comp with nice colours.interesting POV ,good BG and eye contact of this lovely bird. TFS
- John_F_Kennedy (3684)
- [2007-04-20 10:51]
Amazing capture of these animal. Excellent sharpness on this colourful picture.
- smitha (4409)
- [2007-04-20 12:39]
Great capture. This is the first time i am seeing a whitecheeked bulbul.I liked the composition too. Its as if revealing a mystry through a keyhole.TFS,
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-04-20 15:45]
Hi Ram, wonderful and original view with splendid pow, great idea, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-04-20 17:23]
A love the key-hole effect - distictive and original. The colours are also really good. As to the issue of noise - I work on 2 PCs which are side by side, plus my laptop - even though I have calibrated them all identically, a picture can look totally different between them.
- delic (898)
- [2007-04-20 17:33]
Superb composition with innovative pov. Usually we see a blurred background, and here we are with blurred foreground, which adds sort of a mystery to the image. The bulbul's pose goes well with the pov. Well done. Regards,
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-04-20 17:52]
Original captura a través de un hueco de la propia planta.
Buena e interesante nota.
- stevkds (1811)
- [2007-04-21 17:49]
Ram mas dobre spraveny RAM.. :-)
Nice ashot. Good combination of frame and object. Well done. tfs. Stev