- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2011-05-07 19:14]
I have seen skunk photos but not as beautiful
and as excellent as this one, your 600mm lens
was for something on this photo to stay as
possible as far from the skunk, with fine POV
and framing, excellent light, beautiful catch-light
that always render the photo better and more beautiful,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS
Hi Rick,this little creature may give off a horrible scent when provoked however they are absolutely adorable otherwise.I remember once in the mid 1970s a family of skunks crossing in my home town,Brealy Drive and the traffic came to a complete stop because of how cute they were and the fact no one really wants to harm or get that nasty scent on their precious cars.I have a few photos of these animals but all of them are very poor in quality.This photo shows with very good detail just what an attractive looking creature a skunk is.This photo is sharp and has excellent colour and there is sweet tweet wrong with the white balance as was pointed out with your lovely lark photo.I like skunks and give them a healthy respect that really they deserve.What an excellent Photographer you have become Rick and if you ever want to do a photo book of life found here in Alberta,I would humbly help you in every way possible as it is apparent to me even if you are not a professional photographer,you have all the right attributes and when I saw the news item on Ctv Calgary you have a way about you that people can relate too.In short let er rip,I know you can do it and you are not camera shy-Be Alberta's next Bob Acorn,hey even work with him!It is time to become better known,you just have far more talent than you think and I believe with your passion you'll go far,so what say you Rick?
Yes I admire your work and so do thousands of others.Alberta now and the whole world next!
- Argus (50626)
- [2011-05-07 22:49]
Nice to be your neighbor!
Superb capture of a Skunk contrasting nicely against the dry grassy BG ftom a fine POV. The sharpness, exposure and colours are great.
Thanks and enjoy your Sunday,
- PaulLees (9004)
- [2011-05-07 22:53]
Well what a lovely image of this Striped Skunk, fabulous exposure control with detail in the white and the black,
Amazing sharpness, impressive and striking picture,
Congratulations Rick and well done, have a good Sunday,
- aruntp (5379)
- [2011-05-07 23:17]
a wonderful species. good sharpness and background.
- bungbing (7743)
- [2011-05-07 23:32]
A superb capture of this skunk, great sharpness and details, beautiful natural colours and very well exposure,
Thanks for sharing,
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2011-05-08 1:21]
This Skunk is a real beauty. The photo is taken in beautiful natural colours and excellent sharpness. Nice contrasting BG.
- luciola (4193)
- [2011-05-08 2:16]
An interesting animal. Large photographe's courage.
Aesthetically the chosen composition irritate my eyes with the empty space on top which can not offering much in this frame Rick! In my opinion of course ...and why f/10 when we do not need to see so much of the destructive background? Perhaps an f/4 can do a great job here I think! Love the white balance in this frame! Good!
- achimmircea (6246)
- [2011-05-08 12:07]
Another beautiful capture taken from perfect POV with good sharp details and natural colours. Well done!
- fragman (43778)
- [2011-05-09 9:02]
nice capture, I would crop the ouiter parts, greetings Ori
- dmark11 (2633)
- [2011-05-09 9:41]
This is a real stinker. We always had these on the farm when I was growing up. They used to come in and kill chickens, so my dad set up squirrel traps. Before my eyes were open every morning I knew if there was something in the traps, woof what a stink to wake up to. A real interesting capture for you. Well done.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2011-06-07 19:09]
A super shot of this little stinker. The focus is tac sharp allowing us to see the fine detail of his beautiful coat. I like his pose as it gives us a great view of his entire body and unique markings.
I have been wanting to get a shot of a skunk for some time now, but have only seen them out after dark and I didn't have a camera. Great work!!