Unnatural, yet so Patagonian
Hi Radu. Another stunning shot that gives us a peek of nature at the end of the world. Your Patagonia series has been outstanding, and I have enjoyed your photo-essay of your trip. I have learned a lot and have taken the trip vicariously through your eyes and your lens. Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful journey with us. : )
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-11-23 5:43]
Yeah Rady - very surprising view! Bird recognised rather like African and glaciers. It must be another superb place to visit!
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2005-11-23 5:47]
Just amazing view! It would be great to see that!
You are very lucky visiting so many interesting countries. I envy you.
Another stunning shot Radu, who would want a blue sky when we can have these fantastic mountains as a background. You have handled the difficult exposure very well and I think the rhea is well placed. It cetainly gives you a feel for this majestic place.
Enjoying your Patagonia trip very much. I would like to suggest you create a theme and link all the images together in there.
I'm also enjoying the contrast with my desert series, especially this one in comparison to my emu scene. I don't think you get a better comparison of similar birds in vastly differnt landscapes, well done.
So we should call your series "Ireal Patagonia". Imi place ca e totul natural, fara nu stiu ce garduri de zoo, doar toate orataniile astea in cadrul lor montan, in care se simt acasa. Pe semne ca "strutul" asta te-a observat, caci pare sa o ia la goana in directia opusa!
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2005-11-23 6:55]
This a great photo. Great colours, excellent sharpness and POV. A very nice composition. TFS.
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2005-11-23 13:20]
Well here's something that you dont see normally on TN, this is a beautiful landscape shot with the cool rhea to spice things up even more. nice job Radu. ;)
- hummingbird24 (64)
- [2005-11-23 14:07]
I can't even begin to imagine the joy that you must have felt taking such a photo, in spite of the pitfalls that you mention, Radu!
I'd say a superb BG for this "lesser rhea".
Great work, thank you for sharing it with us.
Blue skies can sometimes be overrated, as in this fine example.
- jossim (12636)
- [2005-11-23 21:51]
Félicitations et merci!
- klemmg (1719)
- [2005-11-23 23:05]
Excellent composition Radu, but the BG could have done with less exposure, so the colours seem a bit washed out. Difficult to adjust "just right" while chasing the bird, I'll admit! Can your camera be adjusted to underexpose by a factor xy? When shooting birds in front of the sky I found this very helpful.
- thistle (9282)
- [2005-11-24 6:38]
This is probably the most unnatural from the whole Patagonian series.
Considering all difficulties this is superb shot. I would maybe said a little more, but I don't want you to explode ;)
I like it very much :)
- Nico (1321)
- [2005-11-24 7:14]
This a great shot, being a mountain man myself. You did well to capture the ostrich against that bright light of the mountain.
- krvanheuven (632)
- [2005-11-27 5:49]
Great picture. Must have come as a great surprise getting that shot.
Like the composition with the mountains on the background
- bartove (7772)
- [2005-12-08 11:10]
Another stunning shot Radu, Great work, thank you for sharing it.