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Mysterious Eyes and Feathers of the Fore

Mysterious Eyes and Feathers of the Fore
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-11
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Nikon CP 8800, Nikkor 8.9-89mm 2.8, SanDisk SD Card 512
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): E.Y.E.S [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-20 14:30
Viewed: 5211
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ever felt someone is actually following you in the forest being fascinated with every move you make ? Well it was this petite stalker !
I was stunned by presence of this charmingly mysterious bird, to which it seemed I was just as much of a delight and curiosity as she was to me. I really felt rewarded with that soughtafter and hard earned moment of ,,discovery,, I always look for.
Of course I realise I am likely not the discoverer but I just felt that way, we both saw the other race for the first time and admired respectfully. To my amusement, she had full wings but it preffered racing on foot after me on the forest soil like a kiwi in New Zealand would, like a shy stalker ...
On a advice note, in case of aviary photography, I realised the morning light could spawn some shades of colours otherwise not visible trough the other stages of day, as afternoon being too harsh and dull and sunset is too weak for exposing the color array and you will be surprised how richer the shades of the palette truely are ...
Therefore, I learned that a colorful bird is always looking at its best in the first hours of the rising sun...
Camera body : Nikon CP 8800
Lens: buildt in Nikkor ED 8-89mm & 1.7 TC
Filter : Nikon FC11 ND4 (neutral density)
Tripod : Hakuba carbon fiber with Velbon ball-head
Image specs: 600mm (89+1.7 TC in digital), ASA 50 , 1/125 , F/5.0, EV -0.3 .

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  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-11-20 14:35]

Another 'warm colours and light' picture! Very nice captured, I like it.

For me this is one of your best shots Radu. Exceptional sharpness, great eye-detail and a colourfull subject. The composition is great. Very well done on this masterpiece.

Radu, I like this one alot! Excellent subdued light with great color. Highly detailed & sharp image. Great title & story to compliment this closeup shot. Very nice..Well done!!

Very good Radu.
Ecellent sharpness and composition, nice colours and light.
Great work

Radu, This is a brilliant capture. Great sharpness and beautiful colours. Straight into my favourites. Great Job

Very good shot very sharp, great light and colors.

  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-21 9:07]

This is really a great shot with very good sharpness and exposure. Excellent detail in the eye. Very well done and thanks for posting

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-21 17:24]

Brilliant shot! The lighting is fantastic and I really love the colours. Very very good work. Well done Radu.

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-30 10:16]

Radu, a very nice composition and a great pov to show us this beautiful bird. Sharpness is excellent too.

Hello Radu! Is this bird a Bittern? Wonderful detail of the feathers, colour is great, and I love the sheen as the light catches them! You do wonderful work, thanks for sharing!

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