An endearing and artistic composition with only partial view of the sea bird, Janice.
You compel the viewer's attention to only one spot -- the ringed blue eye of the bird as it scratches and preens its breast, apparently in a relaxed mood.
It is in shots like this that you stop being just a nature photographer and turn into a photo artist with intense sensitivities, Janice. It is not a general remark; it's about YOU.
Thanks a lot for making my day with this beauty.
beautiful image, good concept and captured well in the soft lighting. the yellow color is brilliantly used for a composition. your notes of these birds are worth reading.
i did a workshop, only to make the composition stronger and for a tight abstact image. hope you don't mind. your image is fine, no doubt. tfs.
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-10-11 1:00]
Excellent Cormorant portrait with excellent pov,dof,focus,sharpness,note,frame,blurred bg and pose.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-10-11 1:30]
The eye has it here Janice!
It is the centre of focus in this imaginative presentation of a preening Shag (Cormorant) taken from a fine POV with excellent sharpness and set in a fine composition.
TFS this delight,
Such a tight crop was a little unexpected and not something I would have even considered, but how well it works! it focusses concentration on the eye and then the plummage.
Very well done!
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-10-11 5:25]
Beautiful and sharp-detailed photo in a special composition. Very good POV and BG. Great natural colours.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-10-11 5:37]
You've "shagged me", nice shot :)
I like the intimate close-comp and your POV here.
Glad to call you my friend..
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-10-11 12:50]
It is sort of a cute pose Janice..there is something artsy about it which gives it an almost characteristic of drawing enhanced..Very nice!
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-10-11 18:46]
What an artist capture Janice with great focus on that beautiful eye, thank you for sharing.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-10-12 4:12]
Hello Janice Looks so close shot. Good catch of the eyes.Strong focus. Ganesh
- tomszat (200)
- [2008-10-12 17:17]
Beautiful shot, I really like how you framed it, cropping off the top and bottom part of this beautiful bird, very nice colours, it maybe lacks a bit of sharpness but still very good work!
TFS & regards,
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-11-09 5:32]
Very artistic...like the crop here. Excellentdetails - each feather is distinct. Well done!