Nice capture, Richard. Good use of f/3.7 to limit the DoF. The light is nice, too. My only nit is it looks like your subject is more of the branch than the bird. Part of this is the prominence in the shot, part is that yor camera has pulled focus on the branch instead of the bird. Next time you might try a manual focus to focus on the eye [it's easy for me to say, but I've found it's very difficult or almost impossible to do while catching birds in action. That's to say I can't do it.)
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-09-04 9:26]
This is a superb capture of a White-breasted Nuthatch. The technical qualities are first class, as are the composition and the blurred natural BG. Finr colors too.
Well done and TFS!
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-09-04 9:30]
This is a great POV!
I like so much the original view of this bird, plenty of sharp and clear details all over.
The textures seen on the trunk are just amazing, and the nicely blurred background works great for this composition.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
- lawbert (0)
- [2007-09-04 9:50]
This is a really nice picture..the colours are great and the sharpenning is spot on!! great work.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-09-04 14:33]
Another in a line of great aviary shots. I love the natural perch and the bird is drawn out of the background with skill...and it has some sustenance in it's mouth as well. Too cute.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-09-04 19:52]
I think that Mike is correct that the focus was on the branch rather than the bird, but it is still a nice shot. I also agree with Mike that I can't do it either or it I do its accidental.
Evelynn : )
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-09-05 0:30]
Ah! this is a good one!
perfect pov with sharpness, vivid colour and details!
good DOF with exposure and focus
well composed and well seen
- gannu (14761)
- [2007-09-05 5:03]
Richard, Nice shot and lovely posture. I like the composition and colors. The bird looks class. Ganesh
- snowfalken (1788)
- [2007-09-06 1:44]
This is a very beautiful bird that you captured here! The composition is very clean and simple making it very effective. The impact is even stronger because of the almost plain background. I appreciate the lack of distracting objects. I would have cropped from the top of the picture to allow the subject come closer to the upper edge and thus avoid the middle. The profile silhouette is easily readable against the background which is a strong element! I also like the textures in the branch. The colors are well saturated and look natural! Well done! Thank you!
With Friendly Regards,