Say, what kind of bird's eye?
Totally WOW! What a POV, giving new meaning to the expression of a 'birds eye view'.
This was extremely well done, especially considering the fact that you took it while holding the 20D in one hand. It is not exactly a point and shoot sized body.
I am rather baffled in trying to figure out what I see in the reflections in the eye. Did you go outside of the shop to take this? Is that the sun's reflection? Is that a tree with pink blossoms I see in the BG? How come I don't seem to see you in the reflection?
The focus is brilliantly sharp with oodles of details and the contrasts (exposure) are great.
Great stuff and TFS.
- Tommysugar (602)
- [2006-04-24 15:46]
Very nice shot. The details are incredible. Good work, bye Tom
its captain birds eye..:)
you got pretty close here..is that the full frame shot?
did a w/s to try some abstract ideas
must try this with one of those damn pigeons which are messing up my back yard fence..
- shal (2140)
- [2006-04-24 15:51]
OMG, what an excellent post, great POV poor little bird muct be totally confused :P
great detail and interesting Note :)
- jossim (12636)
- [2006-04-24 16:00]
Surprenante prise Mike,les détails dans l'oeil sont extras. Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie de cette prise de vue originale.
- ALIRIZA (781)
- [2006-04-24 16:14]
Superb shot, amazing. POV, colors, framing, goood details, lighting and details are excellent. Congratulations...
- Luc (14767)
- [2006-04-24 16:28]
Really impressive Mike.
I think you got the eye! And the spark in it!
- valy67 (9219)
- [2006-04-24 16:31]
What a great close-up, I wouldn't have guessed whom this eye belongs to if you hadn't told in your note. Excellent sharpness, excellent details and great composition. Reflection in the eye is stunning. Congratulations !
HI Mike, Great shot but I find it a little scary!!!
Well done on this it's very well done.
- thor68 (5674)
- [2006-04-24 17:38]
it´s the eye of the tiger...ooops, wrong movie..
look me in the eye...ok,
i thought it was a duck.
excellent close-up, mike! :-)
so many fine details.
perfect job & take care, thor.
Wonderful close-up!!! Did you add the sun rays on the eye? I'm not sure but I think I see you in its eye ;-)...
Great shot and now, we can say without hesitation that dark-eyed junco's eye are dark ;-)
- timleahy (69)
- [2006-04-24 18:06]
Excellent shot Mike! The sharpness and detail are very good, and the light reflected in the eye really makes the image come alive.
- BillyGoat (4827)
- [2006-04-24 22:15]
Wow what an amazing shot! Certainly the type of photo one doesn't see too often. You hit the focus bang on.
- manyee (23770)
- [2006-04-25 2:22]
What a shot.
Very unusual POV, to say the least.
Great details... hahaha...
TFS. : )
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2006-04-25 2:27]
Late night, early morning.
Great capture, thanks for posting.
- Jannie (1227)
- [2006-04-25 2:27]
Holy cow Mike. Great idea and very well done. The detail is incredible and I like the reflection in the eye.
Great work and TFS
- red45 (31094)
- [2006-04-25 3:57]
Excellent idea! I've never seen bird's eye from so close distance. Arty presentation, composition is very good. It looks surprisingly well - all these feathers around and glass surface of dark eye. Something new.
- aido (4046)
- [2006-04-25 4:00]
That's what I call a macro shot! Excellent detail, great work.
- osse (7805)
- [2006-04-25 5:50]
Great macro shot. Very good sharpnes, details, clours, DOF and POV.
Wow... what a fantastic shot. The reflection in the eye is outstanding. Very creative and a shot we will not see often. Well done! How was Miss Junko after the photo shoot?
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2006-04-25 6:20]
Belle prise de vue sur cet oeil, Félicitations pour l'expositions et les belles couleurs et les merveilleux détails.
Merci et au revoir..... Jean Paul
- wkshelton (5492)
- [2006-04-25 8:03]
What a wonderfl shot, excellent contrast, colors, are really great , POV, fantastic, excellent JOB. TFS Kyle
- slrnovice2 (1197)
- [2006-04-25 13:37]
I've always liked your artistic approach and this is a great example of it. It's almost surreal, such depths within that eye and is that a sun I see within that dark universe? The feathers are so pin sharp they look like cactus spines. Great technical execution and impeccable artists eye. Excellent stuff :)
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2006-04-25 15:09]
just perfect, I love the light-reflection in this big eye so much.
I also have a big eye here today ;-)
Very well done, excellent work, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- thistle (9282)
- [2006-04-26 3:08]
You, no doubt, seized the opportunity well. Great idea and quite striking or even a bit scary results. I like the catchlight in the eye. It's quite interesting to see the feathers from so close.
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-04-26 6:45]
Wow! Awesome macro with fantastic detail.
Luv the suns reflection seen so very well..
You did well to take advantage of this situation, with excellent results mf.
Very well done!
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2006-04-27 19:20]
Fantastic capture Mike, an artistic touch to this one with the fine pens treated as graphic elements. Nice work.
- Dando (3084)
- [2006-05-01 17:32]
Hi Mike, excellent close close-up. Well caught in more ways than one. Amazing detail well done. TFS
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2006-05-01 21:59]
Wow an amazing picture Mike, superb story behind it too. So sharp it hurts ! :-)
Thanks for this,
- saguzar (7202)
- [2006-05-02 16:06]
This is a wonderful vista! Excellent details on feathers; original and beautiful.
- Gudule (1204)
- [2006-05-10 20:17]
Sir, I am open-mouthed in admiration. It will be one more my favorites. TFS and congragtulations, Mike.
This a unique close-up shot.
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2006-05-11 16:37]
This is a very small bird telling me even with a 70-200mm that you were pretty close, after reading your note it definitely shedded light on that. Very nice details and exposure. :)
- glazzaro (4605)
- [2006-05-14 1:03]
Well I have to admit, that is the closest shot of or a "Birds Eye View" that I have ever seen. Nice work as usual.
- Janice (18832)
- [2006-05-23 21:50]
Hi Mike, I don't think you could have got any closer!! Superb show of the Junko's dark eye! The sun looks great reflecting behind you. Well done,
That, my friend, is the look of utter terror. Poor bird, it must have shat itself when you grabbed it and pointed that big lens right at it. Wonderful capture, amazing POV.
- soccer (2557)
- [2006-05-24 7:58]
Awesome close up shot. The detail and sharpness are wonderful and show an unusual POV shot extremely well. TFS,
- cecilia (4630)
- [2006-05-28 21:33]
Wow! Totally awesome...well done the sharp detail on the eye and featheres...
Excellent cropped as well....
- LCannon (3107)
- [2006-06-10 19:15]
What an amazing capture, I can just picture you in my mind's eye, holding a bird in one hand while trying to focus and hold that monster camera! Super fine macro photo, I love all the detail, excellent work.
- extramundi (13178)
- [2006-06-13 14:29]
This looks like a jewel!!!
When I came across shots like this, I realize how many beutiful posts I am missing.
Perfect, a pleasure to see this one :)
Awesome, Mike... and you make it sound so easy, bird in left hand, cam in the right... LOL.
- RAP (7405)
- [2006-08-12 9:03]
Impresionante imagen querido Mike... de veras.
Un POV osado y llamativo sin dudas, con gran nitidez y perfecta elección del recorte.
Una foto para recordar... la he sumado a mis Favoritos.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo
Impressive image dear Mike... indeed.
A fearless and attractive POV without doubts, with great clarity and perfect election of the cutting.
A picture to remember... I have added it to my Favorites.
Best regards... Ricardo