Zoom Lens Works!
Hello Brenda, yep..your zoom lens is working fine!!
Great close-up and very unusual, yet eye catching composition. Love the bright blue eye and all the wonderful detail you managed to capture. I also like the way the sun is glistening off of it's feathers. Great work!!
This surely ranks as a very unconventional but highly appealing portraiture of a Cormorant, Brenda. That one can use a zoom lens in such an innovative way is a revelation for me.
The picture showcases, extremely successfully, the most significant aspects of bird portraiture -- the head and the eye. The close-up of plumage reaches yet another great; I have never seen such vivid details on the plumage of a bird ever before here on TN.
Congratulations on your creativity and thanks for sharing this gem!
wOW dear Brenda! I'm wondering what wonders you will do with your new lenses...
This pic is magic ! What a sharpness!Only take care of the WB ( see that light burst in the bird's beak.ok?)Well I love also the artistic POV.Great job!TFS
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2012-01-31 21:23]
I am impressed with magnification and bold attractive cropping of the bird image. It is very nice. Details as well as colours are simply wonderful. My compliments and best wishes.
- marius-secan (29598)
- [2012-01-31 22:01]
Wonderful sharp details and perfect portrait with amazing colors.
Thanks for sharing this gorgeous bird.
- kabel (552)
- [2012-01-31 22:24]
Hello Brenda, Really great close up of the cormorant. Excellent POV which creates a very artistic image. Super sharp details. Very spectacular,
- chrimakris (26007)
- [2012-01-31 23:31]
Impressive portrait Brenda! The framing, the composition, the colors and the sharpness are excellent
- Belgerdy (7664)
- [2012-01-31 23:51]
nice crop an interesting composition, wish you all the best with your new toy. A sturdy base like a tripod will always improve sharpness with a tele, so if you have the chance to support the camera, use it :) Saying that, this one has perfect focus on the eye
Great portrait of this big bird.Perfect crop.Wonderful colors and sharp details.Well done!
Cormorants are beautiful birds, you just need a closer look at the eye and the metallic feathers, both very well shown here.
The only improvement in this picture could be the bg which is a bit heterogenous, but hey difficult to choose...
- maurydv (36428)
- [2012-02-01 3:16]
a very beautiful portrait of this Cormorant, impressive details and good sharpness, i like very much this close composition
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2012-02-01 6:52]
Great choice of composition here. Very sharp, excellent details in the feathers and beautiful natural colours.
- achimmircea (6246)
- [2012-02-01 11:41]
Your image is a wonderful one, caught from a perfect POV with excellent sharp details. Great composition, too. For a long time I am dreaming for a close up with this species.
- siggi (52850)
- [2012-02-01 12:40]
wow really excellent close up shot of this Cormorant ,superb details presented ,nice BG and POV well captured with nice colours.Best regards Siggi
- poppygan59 (2516)
- [2012-02-01 15:13]
Hi Brenda, this is such a great shot of this cormorant. Outstanding work. Bill
- foozi (25839)
- [2012-02-01 15:28]
exciting crop and the details are well shown. the feathers are lovely and the eye is attractive.
it is a out put of Proffesionalism!
very good theme to imagine.best click
with maximum details and sharphness.
ram wrote a best note about ur great job.
well done my friend!
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2012-02-02 4:39]
Ciao Brenda. Very good close up with excellente details and sharp. Amazing colours.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2012-02-02 4:44]
Excellent portrait of this cormorant with his
beautiful eye-contact, great focus sharpness
and details, beautiful light, TFS
- yiannis (5400)
- [2012-02-05 10:18]
Excellent composition, i like the way you have framed the subject highlighting the yellow bill and the lovely feathers on the body.
Excellent detail and good exposure.
- samiran88 (10271)
- [2012-02-09 18:28]
an interesting close up! very good sharpness and colour. I like the composition also.
- pegos (1982)
- [2012-02-20 8:16]
Splendid image, Brenda!
Great POV and composition; excellent sharpness and nice natural colours. Really well done!
- joaoedgar (528)
- [2012-02-28 2:35]
Wath a beautiful work!!! Great picture.
Have a nice day.
Regards, João Edgar
I know how hard it is to photograph a cormorant up close. At least here in Alabama, they are very cautious of humans and keep their distance. This is a very good picture. I like the color and details. You have a very good les. Gary
- sanview (4)
- [2012-03-16 21:33]
Superb portrait and amazing colors.
very beautifully composed .!!
Wow what an impressive close-up!
For me it is a perfect picture like some others at your Gallery!
- danpi48 (211)
- [2013-04-19 7:47]
Bravo pour cette magnifique image que je découvre aujourd'hui et que j'aimerais bien réaliser.
- Helio (533)
- [2013-06-08 16:42]
wonderful snd great shot.
- imageme (1004)
- [2013-11-02 20:55]
Hi Brenda, A nice zoom, great details with fullness of colours. Impressive portrait for this blue eye bird. Thank for sharing
- lazyman (1023)
- [2013-12-31 5:54]
You're capturing well this Cormorant by a good Macro, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the lovely posture of this Cormorant. It's also great for the sharpness of the wing, and it's good at color contrast.