- crs (3551)
- [2008-01-30 1:10]
This is a good picture of a flying bird. I like the position of birds wings. Light is good and nice natural colors are in the photo. It looks to me a little bit unsharp but it might be from resizing.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-01-30 1:46]
Though this is slightly soft the details are more than good enough to see the characteristics of the Eastern Curlew in flight. Your panning is excellent and the curlew contrasts well with the blurred tree BG. The lighting and colours are good too.
As this Curlew is facing to the right it would have been a better composition if you has more space in front of it and less space behind it, if the original allowed it of course.
Thanks for sharing this one,
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-01-30 2:13]
Lovely and very well-timed capture of the Eastern Curlew in fine light that's brought out the beautiful colours of the plumage. Great focus, fine details and I like the soft natural background.
TFS and regards, Ulla
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-01-30 2:33]
Good shot of this flying curlew. Good sharpness of the bird. That is only a pity that the background is a little bit disturbing. Beautiful natural colours.
- kjpweb (4788)
- [2008-01-30 4:39]
A good one. While true that it is a bit soft and the background not ideal - getting it in the first place is a good feat. And you did well! The wing pose is great! Cheers, Klaus
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-01-30 5:23]
You've captured a good "outbound" here, the downstroke of the wings are nicely frozen, exhibiting great feather detail, and the "panning" movement of the camera helped to blur the BG nicely. TFS.
- mrcrow (3008)
- [2008-01-30 6:42]
i just dont know how you guys do it
all mine are a pos! translate that
good and sharp showing all the musculature and wing action..
brisk detail and eye as well
Great action shot - good detail and POV. I find this type of shot very difficult to achieve well.
PS Do you have Welsh ancestry?
- JPlumb (2904)
- [2008-02-12 18:41]
Hi Gethin, this is a very beautiful in-flight shot of this Eastern Curlew. I haven't seen on of these guys yet, so its something for me to look forward to. The bird is sharp, yet I see you've used somewhat of a panning technique for the shot, the colour is great and composition wise, you've placed him right is the "sweet-spot" for this frame. And all this after trying to find him in the sky after your look down. Very excellent work. Your great notes are appreciated too.
- joelcforte (234)
- [2008-02-20 4:11]
hey gethin this is a nice action and panning shot of this beautiful bird, thanks for posting this one, congrats
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-02-24 3:51]
I have never seen this bird before even on pictures. Amazing shot in flight with excellent wingspan.
This is really a fine capture under good lighting exposing the pattern and texture of the plumage. The sharpness is well observed and what a log beak she has. Well managed speed and depth giving the sense of speed of the flight.
- zumoduvas (2535)
- [2008-05-16 13:14]
Excellent image, nice composition and colors.
- Zeno (10867)
- [2010-08-19 4:13]
This is the first time I see an inflight photo of this bird. Well done!
Sharpness and colors are very good.