- methos (1189)
- [2007-03-30 5:39]
This is a new species to me. Great shot with nice colors and great details.
The composition is nice too.
- Rolf (196)
- [2007-03-30 7:06]
Well presented hawk with great details & colours.
- Raptorman (10388)
- [2007-03-30 7:09]
Hello Ralf , very sharp and good colors and contrasty but little whitish specled due from oversharpening I think ,TFS.
- Robespierre (1424)
- [2007-03-30 7:32]
A very bright and nice picture from your hand. I like the characteristic expression of the bird's head. Very well captured. Beautiful natural colors and good details you shows us. Good job.
- snowfalken (1788)
- [2007-03-30 7:45]
A wonderful shot of this great raptor taken from the side view! He looks like he was posing for you!
At the first glance I thought the bird is placed too central in the frame but at a second glance, the long tail and wings compensates this very well! In the end I found your composition very good. The empty space in front of the hawk is enough to let him breath! The gradual sharpness fading in the background adds a good perspective and also isolates the subject very well! I appreciate there were no distracting blades of grass between the lens and the hawk. A very nice presentation!
The rich colors look natural and well saturated! Maybe a bit too much but they definitely look better this way in the picture!
The strong contrast in your picture seems to add a bit to the sharpness! It emphasizes every detail very well! It also is a necessity for such a dark frame!
Excellent exposure to capture both highlights and shadows properly! I think the sun was high in the sky and this might have been the only thing to create difficulties while exposing! You nailed it correctly! Even the area around the eye is well lit! Excellent job!
Focus was achieved with precision and the DOF was very well handled to make the hawk stand out!
An outstanding job! Well presented even for educational purposes! The brief note completes your post! Thank you for sharing!
With Friendly Regards,
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-03-30 10:17]
Very nice capture of the Red-tailed Hawk. I liked the composition and the expression. TFS
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-03-30 11:19]
Superb image, Ralf.
Isoltion subject through depth is a succces.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2007-03-30 11:40]
What a fantastic photo. Beautiful colours and sharpness in a great composition.
I think the hawk shows a better advantage without the thick black frame. But that's personal.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-03-30 11:58]
This is a beauty! The expression on the hawk's face is priceless. Wonderful composition, colors, details, pose, and natural bg.
- wuta (2142)
- [2007-03-30 14:14]
Hello Ralf , Fantastic shot from the Hawk ,good compositie sharpnes colours details light and nice bg , Good Weekend Teunie .
- HayriCALISKAN (90)
- [2007-03-30 14:39]
An excellent capture with great expression.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-03-30 19:14]
Superb capture of this noble bird, your great camera work has given us an image with great details and fanrastic colors in a beautiful composition, thanks for sharing.
- jhm (1853)
- [2007-03-31 2:39]
What a eye and what a beak, you took a very lovely picture with an wonderful quality, sharpness and clarity are superb!
- jossim (12636)
- [2007-03-31 19:03]
Très belle capture.
Bravo pour les détails et les couleurs justes.
- pvb (1981)
- [2007-04-01 6:54]
Super capture of this bird. The sharpness and details are excellent. Great compostion