Great shot Mike.
This a typical winter bird in Sweden too, you don't see them in the summer.
Very good details, composition and colours.
I admire you who can take this great pictures of small birds with a compact digi, I tried today but with no success.
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-01-05 9:04]
Great shot amazing colors.
- carper (8439)
- [2005-01-05 9:51]
Very good shot Mike,
I like it so much because the good colours and the sharpnes, important on this photo is the little tine, that tine in front of the bird is sharp and the bird is sharp,mostley people get then a dof. very good dof here and a good note, great job
- willie (2083)
- [2005-01-05 10:05]
Beautiful Mike. Very good DOF and POV. Well done
- Robbrown (6106)
- [2005-01-05 11:46]
They turn up in winter here in the UK too, it seeems to be a day for pictures through glass and this one works too. well done.
- radz (436)
- [2005-01-05 12:42]
Beautiful winder bird.Great DOF,and POV.
Geez Mike, this is well done. What a neat bird- I can't ever remember seeing one. (No wonder, they aren't found in my neck-of-the-woods.) Excellent photo.
Your notes are a step beyond also, well done on all fronts.
- IdoTT (482)
- [2005-01-05 13:23]
great picture Mike!
The only thing is really bad is the pink frame, it takes the red color of the bird and... takes the eye focus of the bird and on to the frame!
But if you ignore it you see that the picture is excellent!
- Janice (18832)
- [2005-01-05 13:56]
Good picture Mike. I haven't seen this bird before. It looks like a pretty coloured sparrow. Good composition and colours. TFS.
- Callie (7555)
- [2005-01-05 15:23]
Why is it always the small birdies that have the biggest mouths/ I can "hear" this guy calling from your discription!
I also like the way the frame echos the colours - I love framing - used to buit a lot of jig-saw puzzles, and layering the frames complimentsthe overall image often very well, like here.
Good image, and go for the D20, and let us have more!
- mumek (853)
- [2005-01-05 16:37]
Beautiful shot Mike!
Very nice colors and composition.Interesting note.Thanks for sharing
- rlortie (2058)
- [2005-01-05 19:43]
Very good shot Mike. I like the color tone and your framing of the subject. Background is great too.
- japie (5187)
- [2005-01-06 3:20]
Amazing colors here Mike and I like this composition a lot.
Very well done and thanks for posting
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-01-06 4:23]
Almost frozen bird! I like contrast between white frost and red bird. Excellent quality.
- milloup (1716)
- [2005-01-06 7:45]
Now, this may be a common bird, but it's uncommonly pretty ;-))
Good POV, great colours, a few hints of overexposure on the whites, but nothing to detract from the photo.
Mike, this is better than any of my bird shots with the S5000. I must go and try the raw setting. I assume you were using a tripod or something to rest the camera for 1/25 sec.
Apart from that the composition, DoF and POV are very nice and the rose colour of the bird is well reproduced.
Mike, this is excellent... colours are beautiful, framing works well, sharpness is incredible... TFS.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2005-01-09 8:55]
It is a very intersting specimen, Mike. Lovely soft colours. The red just adding some warmth to the cold landscape. Sharp details and a nice compo. Well done.
This is a fine looking bird. What wonderful colours. The plumage detail captured is very clear, great detail. Is that snow/ice on the branch. Great note too. Capturing this through a window was no easy task. Good skills. 10 out of 10.
- Midi (2418)
- [2005-01-12 9:51]
Ceci est un beau spécimen que nous ne connaissons pas dans ma région. Bravo pour cette capture pleine de couleurs et bien nette.
- Lesley (2988)
- [2005-01-13 13:32]
This is a fine portrait of a redpoll. Detail is great and DOF is as well. My only nits with it is the twig vertical to the Redpoll and the underbellie of the bird looks like the highlights are blown on my monitor, bit otherwise a super capture.
- livios (16942)
- [2005-01-16 18:17]
Mike, very beautiful photo. An artistic one. Here, everything is perfect: DOF, POV, sharpness, colors, BG, composition and note.
I can't say enough good things about this photo, his feathers are so clear and sharp. The frame colors accent it perfectly, and the the name at the bottom. The branch seems the perfectly balanced perch, and his eye peeking around it, just enough. The colors are nice as is the blurry background! Whew!!!
My fingers are tired now! ;=)
- optic (0)
- [2005-02-01 21:52]
Wonderfull image, i love this common Redpoll.. you did a nice composition, great colours and light, sharpness + excellent dof,
Well done Mike,
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-02-09 19:17]
Personal assessment of the photo: excelent
Great visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excelent
Personal assessment of the note: complete
I like it very much, Mike.
- anoop (106)
- [2005-03-29 2:10]
Great picture. Love the look on the face