That's Why It's Called Noisy Miner
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-12-14 2:48]
Congrats on a super shot. Great timing. :-)
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-12-14 2:56]
Magnificent capture.I liked POV,moment you caught,colors,clear details,sharpness,catchlight in eyes and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!
- manyee (23770)
- [2006-12-14 3:08]
Oh my gosh, this is fantastic, Chi Liu.
What a great moment you have caught.
The expression and pose of this noisy miner are priceless.
Excellent focus and exposure!
I love that tongue.
TFS. : )
- JPlumb (2904)
- [2006-12-14 3:37]
Hi Chi, excellent detail, this is the first time I've seen their tongue. For their size they sure are one aggressive bird.
- horia (16656)
- [2006-12-14 4:24]
What an amazing capture! The moment and timing here are impressive!
Excellent work, Chi. The POV is great and the DOF impecable, with excellent focus and very sharp details.
Also the exposure is very good and that lead to these wondetfull colors and tones throughout the frame.
Very well done!
Bravo and TFS
- CaptiveLight (969)
- [2006-12-14 4:25]
LOL... looks like it's living up to it's name here! Well timed to catch this all fluffed up in full scream.
- fiyo (15161)
- [2006-12-14 5:30]
Excellent capture with perfect POV.
wonderful colours and a lot of nice details. TFS
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2006-12-14 6:49]
You certainly made this guy angry, he's really going off at you Chi.
Great presentation, the tongue action is brilliant.
- marjan (2685)
- [2006-12-14 9:06]
hi Chi, excelent moment of this noisi bird. Fantaastic capture of tongue. Nice POV and useful info.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2006-12-14 9:23]
What a great shot, Chi. Excellent close-up. I always loved macro lens. Its potentialities are great Outstanding details and colours, amazing pose and captured moments. Perfect DOF and POV. BG is really wonderful. Cropping and composition are excellent too. BRAVO. Perfect job.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2006-12-14 12:27]
details,couleurs,netteté et expression sans pareils.
felicitations pour se gros plan.
- Argus (50626)
- [2006-12-14 12:27]
During my visit to Australia I had seen many Noisy Miners but none with this remarkable pose. It is most unusual to be able to see a bird's tongue like this.
This is an excellent capture, sharp and well presented with fine dark BG.
TFS, regards, Ivan
- Etka (514)
- [2006-12-15 4:15]
Bardzo interesujacy okaz. Ladnie ujety. Niesamowite detale.
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2006-12-15 7:21]
What a shot. Such a powerfull pose and such great sharpness. I am really amazed about the beak of the bird, as if his tongue is about the leave his beak.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-12-15 7:28]
Oh Yea! great pose. Your timing was perfect on this shot. Superb quality light and a spot on exposure have rendered beautiful colors. Tack sharp detail. Perfectly composed and framed. Top notch work my friend!
- RAP (7405)
- [2006-12-15 12:56]
Amazing capture Chi Lui, with perfect timing amd sharpness.
I like it a lot: composition, sharpness, background, POV, DOF, focus, colors, lighting.
I like it: framing (lightly adjusted to the left), notes.
I don't like it: nothing to argue.
Great shot... indeed.
- sAner (4750)
- [2006-12-15 15:24]
Sharp, sharp, sharp! And what an excellent pose! :) Love it.
- saguzar (7202)
- [2006-12-15 16:47]
what an odd bird! Has a tongue that looks like a beak. Nice pose and good shot despite soft light.
- loot (11276)
- [2006-12-15 22:40]
I can almost hear it all the way to South Africa, kicking up a noise. Just as a matter of interest, “Is this a female?” I was just wondering, looking at that sharp tongue (chuckle). Now before I have any hostile replies from the fairer sex, this is not out of personal experience, but a generalisation of a probable misnomer. Call it a bad joke if you like.
This bird makes me think of our Arrowmarked babler. Its Afrikaans name is Pylvlekkatlagter where ‘pylvlek’ stand for ‘arrowmarked’ and the direct translation for ‘katlagter’ would be something like ‘cat laugher’. Now if you ever heard these birds (especially when there are a couple of them together) you would agree that the name is very descriptive. I suppose that is what it must sound like when a clowder of cats have inhaled some nitrous oxide (laughing-gas).
It looks like this little bird is even twisting its feet out of joint to be able to emphasize its chirping. I like the activity (action) in the shot and the POV is great. The colours, contrasts, details, lighting, and OOF BG all adds up to a splendid posting.
Magnificent capture my friend and TFS.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2006-12-16 9:37]
Excellent shot, Chi...
Really a special capture...
You can hear almost this Noisy Miner:-)
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2007-01-13 17:56]
Fantastic capture of this screeching subject, the details are spot on as well as the colors. :)
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2007-01-22 5:26]
Hi dear Chi ,
excellnet focus and great sharpness.
very nice moment and well composed.
very well done.
thanks for sharing dear Chi .
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2007-01-28 8:27]
so I guess you were well accepted as another type of bird here! Very lively capture of the Miner in the state of not being amused at all. Great how you are showing his tongue - what a strangely shaped, dangerous looking organ. Thank you for showing this species here on TN.
With best regards,