From MY Garden!!!
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-11-17 3:54]
Hello my friend Silke,
You done well on this captured of this bird!
lovely pov with perfect exposure and focus in the shot, very good sharpness, beautiful colouration and details
thanks for the wonderful notes too
have a great sunday, Silke!
all the best
- joey (24909)
- [2007-11-17 4:04]
A Cooper's Hawk in your own garden!
You've got a pretty decent shot of it aswell!
Good sharpness and definition.
Natural colours and good lighting.
Perfect composition and a good POV.
Congratulations on seeing and photographing this fine bird.
Well done Silke.
- lousat (65489)
- [2007-11-17 4:54]
you're lucky to live there..eheheh...very perfect shot,the birds aren't easy to take,very good work,have a nice day,Luciano
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2007-11-17 6:32]
You did really well to get this shot!
I have only done a few bird postings as, like yourself, I find them very difficult! But, you have to be proud of this! Hawks very rarely visit gardens! How lucky are you!
You have captured him with good sharpness, excellent eye contact and lovely details of his breast feathers! My compliments!
Yes..I would say it was worth the cold feet :)
Very good detail, color, and you managed the exposure nicely. A well composed frame, and I like the POV from below, it makes this guy look larger than life somehow ;}
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-11-17 7:06]
wow. You worked it up good. Even I would have been 2 days in attempts. A fine piece of work which needed to be done quickly before it took off. You are had some good news from above on this one Silke.
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-11-17 8:00]
Hi Silke. It was well worth it . You are lucky to get this in your garden. You have done well in the short time. good detail and colour . with the light in the eye. well done TFS. like the notes too..
Fine capture of a fine visitor to your garden!
You're right this is a Cooper's: a young bird just gaining its adult plumage.
Beautiful lighting and a fine composition portraying this bird with pretty good sharpness.
Perhaps this is a start to more bird photography?
Have a good weekend,
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-11-17 8:15]
I wish one of this would show up on my garden,
you managed to capture it very well, very clear
and well composed image.. Well done
- hester (11638)
- [2007-11-17 11:51]
What a wonderful sight to have in your own garden. I think you did an amazing job in getting the shot in the circumstances. The composition is great and the exposure is perfect. Nicely sharp as well
- NinaM (4077)
- [2007-11-17 13:51]
Hi Silke, wow, how fast you've been to get that one! I saw one in my garden once, exactly posed like this one on a tree branch. By the time I got the camera it was gone. I can imagine you running outside to get the photo. It sure was worthed to get that beautiful Cooper's hawk with its red eyes. It's a big and beautiful bird, wonderfully captured: you have good reflexes! You sure got close! TFS,
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-11-17 15:17]
Exciting this game we play trying to capture wildlife for others to view. Your cold feet and possible strange looks from neighbours were well worth the results that you achieved in this splendid capture. Silke if you have a bird feeder around you may see him again as they like to strike at the birds when they are busy feeding at a feeder.
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-11-18 6:09]
You did great with this bird. He's beautiful...or she...either way a lovely shot - well done! :)
- tiklod (3397)
- [2007-11-18 8:10]
HEY You have beautiful things in your garden!!!
Great shot... nice details on chest plumage. Lovely light in the eye.
TFS and have a nice weekend,
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-11-18 10:00]
Hi Silke, lovely bird from your garden! Great pose and splendid details, excellent sharpness, elegant presentation, very well done, ciao Silvio
- dkaved (2114)
- [2007-11-18 15:24]
Good to see you again!What a beautiful visiter you had briefly in your garden.Not an easy one for your first because of the similar coloured background that swallows it up a bit.I like the detailed pattern on its chest and the glint in its eye.A good first attempt....keep them coming.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-11-18 18:37]
What a wonderful encounter.The cold feet was well worth it.
Well composed with very good sharpness and details.
The lighting is well handled.
Excellent eye detail.
I had a young peregrine falcon stake out my bird feeder one morning.A Mourning dove nearly got it but managed to evade him,talk about excitement.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-11-20 3:25]
lovely capture, liked the composition and the pov, nice natural colours, suitable framing,
tfs & regards
- marieproue (3674)
- [2007-11-21 7:58]
MAgnifique, beau jeu de couleurs et beaux détails.
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-11-21 9:40]
Of course you can do birds! This one is excellent, very sharply in focus and showing sharp details and fine colours. The trouble is they don't always settle where you want them to be! The composition is very nice too!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2007-11-25 15:59]
A nice image of the Cooper Hawk, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and beautiful colors. thanks for sharing.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-11-26 8:28]
Very cool shot Silke, what luck to have this in your back garden! i think you've done really well to get this, especially considering the hurried and unplanned circumstances!
- earthtraveler (3483)
- [2007-11-26 17:38]
Nice shot of this hawk.
What a treat to see it at home and capture it with the cam..
Great POV and nice composition.
The eye color is super.
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-12-05 1:30]
magnifique cet oiseau, jolies couleurs nettes, bon bg et super détails, j'adore la couleur de son poitraille
bravo et merci
- claudine (0)
- [2007-12-11 3:31]
The same thing happened to me once and this is much impressive when you see this kind of bird in your backyard :)! You will remember this moment for a long time I guess. You did great on this capture; I never had the chance to photograph one correctly... You caught a nice pose with great catch-light. Well done!
- cam (360)
- [2008-02-05 16:10]
Lucky you.They will stop almost everywhere to rest, but they do not stay for long.At least not long enough to grab a camera and get out to shoot a couple of pictures.
Considering all this, this is a picture to be proud of.
The eyes are so sharp, the ideal.
A good pose.
Have a good day
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-08-01 1:09]
Hello Silke. You are lucky to have visitor like this in your garden. Your home office have a pleasing view. The capture and the tall framing is excellent for this bird. The diagonal light adds beauty and contrast. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni