Up Close and Personal
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-10-25 2:02]
Wonderful portrait.POV,details,catchlight in eyes,sharpness,proud expression on face,framing and composition are excellent.TFS.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-10-25 3:34]
Unusual frontal POV in this close-up of a Shag.
The eyes, the beak and the wrinkly bare skin around the face make it look like an old crony, which must have contributed to the Kiwi phrase.
Nice sharpness against an OOF natural BG.
TFS this interesting portrait,
- thor68 (5674)
- [2008-10-25 5:34]
excellent portrait with terrific eye-contact, janice! :-). the details of the face are amazing -
the yellow wrinkly skin, the beak, the pretty eyes - perfectly captured against a great blurry background. wonderful job & best wishes, thor.
- fiyo (15161)
- [2008-10-25 10:10]
very nice capture with a superb composition :)TFS
- tariuq (401)
- [2008-10-25 14:45]
This is amazing portre and amazing model.Shoot perfect.Nice colors and detail.
What a delightful and colourful image. I think all the details are just stunning and so clearly visible. This is indeed a WOW photo. A gorgeous bird which you presented in a very special portrait. The more I look at it, the more glamourous it becomes. Fantastic portrayal with excellent detail, perfect colours and depth of field. Excellent framing and superb focus.Thanks for sharing. I appreciated this one very much.
ps. In the next day or so I'll post my first Kruger vacation image.
- iti (7939)
- [2008-10-26 12:56]
Very nice portrait.Excellent eye contact.Nice colours and sharpness details.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-10-26 14:17]
The eyes and the bill are sharp; a good depth of field.
Well composed image with excellent colours and a nicely done blurred background.
- lovenature (6391)
- [2008-10-26 14:53]
You've captured a great portrait of this Shag. The front view of his face, beak and eyes is really great. He has such a great expression on his face. He's a very unique looking bird. Good notes.
I am sure this bird will need a chiropractor after this shoot. Maybe you should learn to stand in front of your subjects so they don't have to pull a neck muscle in order to look you in the eye (chuckle). Shucks, but what a face.
A neat capture with lovely details, good colours, well proportioned composition and an excellent BG which is well OOF and makes the bird stand out just super in the shot.
Well done MF and TFS.
PS1. I'm a bit pushed for time so please pardon me for this short critique. I'll be off the site for a week or so as I must go to hospital (Wednesday) to have an "incisional hernia" repaired on my abdominal wall. See you around later my friend.
PS2. So what say you about the Sharkies winning the Curry Cup?
- Adam73 (2253)
- [2008-11-03 8:58]
Very nice POV and nice composition. Very nice DOF. TFS.
- manyee (23770)
- [2008-11-17 22:52]
This is hilarious, Janice.
What a great POV.
Very unusual and clever.
In close proximity, that beak looks like it might cause some damage.
I just love the expression on that face.
A very sharp portrait.
TFS. : )