- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2006-07-02 13:23]
Nice shot Greg,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.
- loot (11276)
- [2006-07-02 13:58]
You have done a great capture here with this in your face close-up. There are even some details of the surrounding environment visible in the eye.
The composition and POV is great with the bird looking over its shoulder at you. The colours are stunning and the details are fine. I do believe you could have pushed the USM a little bit more though. The BG is well removed and OOF and it does well to enhance the kestrel. The exposure was also very well handled as it seems like the bird was sitting in a shady spot, but you managed to bring out some lovely contrasts in those feathers.
Very well done and TFS.
- mario-roberto (2627)
- [2006-07-02 14:11]
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-07-02 17:37]
Excellent shot on this American Kestrel. I really like the pose. Beautiful colors and sharp detail. Nice control on the DOF gave a beautiful contrasting OOF backround. Well done!
- mogens-j (20)
- [2006-07-02 18:15]
This capture really make a great contribute to a wonderful bird. The f-stop on 3.3 set the bird off very nice still leving a lot of details in the plumage and also a very clear reflection in the eye. The colours look great and vry natural. Very good handling of the light and the composition is very good with the head of the bird out of centre. All over a very nice job.
- Dando (3084)
- [2006-07-02 18:22]
Excellent portrait. Great sharp details with good exposed colours. Also good lighting and POV. Well done and TFS.
- aido (4046)
- [2006-07-03 12:21]
Excellent shot, great detail and colours, good DOF. I like the framing/composition too, works very well. Great shot.