- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2005-02-02 14:21]
Nice shot Pieter,
Very unusual Birds, Interesting note
Thanks for posting
- thistle (9282)
- [2005-02-02 14:45]
Very nice shot!
I didn't even now that this kind of bird exist.
Thanks for showing something new.
Photo is very good, though it is maybe crop to tight from above and it would be good clone out this bird in the left corner.
Anyway, I like it very much.
You are right, they do look prehistoric. I did a little workshop where I cloned out the bird in the upper left corner and brightened it up a bit. Not sure it is better or not, just practicing. And thanks for the note about this interesting bird!
- JeanMichel (2864)
- [2005-02-02 15:23]
Another bird we don't know over here, and that's very interesting. I like the delicate texture and color of the feathers. If they don't fly, sure they can run if I judge from their feet size! No nits about exposure and sharpness, but IMO, the superposed second one is more distracting than a good addition. Also, I would have managed to get the front one without the one on the left. Thanks fro posting, Pieter.
- pompey (2774)
- [2005-02-02 16:08]
Great shot Pieter, very interesting note too.
Agree with Monika that i may have cloned out the top left bird.
What, a 4-legged bird? Good shot of this 'mirror image' Pieter. I've not seen a Weka before. This is a very interesting shot. Well done.
- azulu (374)
- [2005-02-02 20:23]
Ops!!! What is this? Is a mutante? :o In my frist look I saw a bird with four legs. :) Well I'm going to hit you with my critique. :p
Very nice shot with good colors and sharpness. Great details and good note as usual.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-02-02 23:13]
Very nice shot Pieter.
Never seen or heard of this beautiful bird before.
Very good detials, colours and composition.
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2005-02-03 4:25]
I love this "mirroring" photo ;-)
Great shot. Very interesting note!
- willie (2083)
- [2005-02-03 9:36]
Excellent post Pieter. Good informative notes and excellent detail on the birds. Good work. TFS
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-02-04 4:53]
Great picture, Pieter.
Very sharp and well composed.
An excellent presentation: photo and note.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2005-02-04 6:42]
Not a bad shot, though as others have said, I would have cloned out the top left bird. Can't always get everything right though. An unusual species TFS.
Nice rails, these. They are also considered a bit of a pest in some areas, so I read. I will try and help you, as requested.
1 The cut-off bird in the left top is a no no, it distracts from the main subject, clone it out.
2 The second bird is fine for comical, but for impact, it also competes with the main subject.
3 The shutterspeed is a bit slow, hence the detail on the plumage is "soft & streaked" and the scales on the legs are also soft.
4 The pov is from the top down. You shot from above him - get down on the level of your subject, in this case, you must be lying on the ground to get the right POV and impact.
5 Use flash to add a high light in the eye.
6 Give him some space to "walk into", it enhances the overal impact of your picture when the subject is not place on the bull's eye.
Well Pieter, hope this help. I only do this because you asked, I will not normally comment like this, because photography is, after all, subjective.
- livios (16942)
- [2005-02-06 14:05]
Pieter, nice POV and composition to show us this bird. Excellent sharpness and DOF. Great pose.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-04-04 12:44]
Amusante photo pour ces étonnants oiseaux. Avant de réaliser qu'il ya deux oiseaux on est suppris de compter quatre pattes ;-)
- annagrace (2996)
- [2005-05-22 22:24]
I didn't even notice the "clone" behind the first one - you are so observant! These do look like dodo birds (aren't those the extinct ones??). What strange looking birds. Great capture, Pieter!
- manyee (23770)
- [2005-08-06 13:09]
This is a very interesting bird, Pieter, one that I have never seen before either. It does look cute. The details are very sharp, and the light is fair. I find the second weka distracting, as it keeps me from seeing where the first bird stops. Being unfamiliar with this animal, it makes it all the harder for me to appreciate what it really looks like. A great post and note. TFS. : )
- cedryk (5270)
- [2006-12-29 20:01]
This time I decided to look deeper into your PF and I found this very interesting bird. Trully it looks like from ancient times. It looks funny with his companion behind. Very nice explanatory note!