I love these Frogmouth!
Fantastic image of a fantastic bird.
Fine composition, excellent eye contact,fine lighting, good focus detail.
Hope you don't mind I save it in my favorites.
PS: I did a work shop. Hope you like it.
- smurali (3596)
- [2007-11-29 8:41]
This is better than the pictures we got. Especially you could photograph this pair with eyes wide open in broad day light. Excellent picture. I wish there was no branch in the front. But knowing these birds, they never choose a clearly lit clutterless perch. Congratulations once again. Great work.
- Murali Santhanam
- Arjun (7593)
- [2007-11-29 8:49]
Nice dual picture.Good pov,
- goutham_ramesh (12237)
- [2007-11-29 8:57]
As murali mentioned, these pictures are much better than what we have got :-) congrats. With 1/5 of a second you have managed to get a super pic!.
- satish_h (7630)
- [2007-11-29 9:10]
beutiful picture. Infact the only disturbance in the picture is the twig infront. Nice capture.
- badar (785)
- [2007-11-29 9:45]
Nice pic of this duo.I like the eyes.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-11-29 10:58]
genial trabajo y buenos detalles,
buen foco y pov,
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2007-11-29 11:17]
Most of the time I've only seen these birds sleeping. The open eyes brings the photo alive.
Good sharpness and light. The branch in front is a pity. Good composition and POV.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-11-29 12:38]
Well done, Anil.
Strange and funny guys...;)
Very good composition!
- rishabh6296 (827)
- [2007-11-29 16:42]
what a fantastic shot,you have captured a wonderful expresiion of the bird's eyes,TFS.
- Debz (3307)
- [2007-11-29 23:13]
Hello Anil, this ia a great shot of these very unusual birds. I love their expressions on their faces! What a magnificent bird. Wonerful shot of the pair, so nice and sharp with good lighting showing their lovely markings. Great note too.
- radz (436)
- [2007-11-29 23:20]
Lovely eye contact!!!Congrats for the rare shot!!..
I can't wait to go there :)..
thanks for sharing.
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-11-30 7:37]
What a marvellous capture!
I have seen a pair of Celon Frogmouths in Goa but was not able to photograph them, so I am delighted to see this great shot. You have managed to take this sharply without too much disturbance of the shot by twigs. The poor light has been well used and suuch a sharp image must have demanded a tripod with the low shutter-speed.
Very well done and thanks for sharing this one!
Thanks also for your kind words on my 300th.
Best wishes, Ivan
- japiey (405)
- [2007-12-03 2:14]
Fascinating expressions in eyes...
The way you composed these birds brings out a lovely impression and details of them well.
The forest atmosphere is also in frame...
A SHOT THAT WILL BE IN MEMORY FOR A LONG TIME...
A Nice Day :)
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-12-08 3:48]
Remarkable focus on the eyes of these two curious looking birds, Anil. It is my first time to have an encounter with this species. Bravo!
Thanks for writing your critique on my new butterfly image. I am grateful for your candid observations.
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-12-11 2:38]
Two for one!
Unique photo, very hard to get two so close in the wild. Cute couple :)
Even with the FG distraction, well worth posting IMHO.
- loot (11276)
- [2008-01-12 22:05]
One thing you don't have to tell me anything about, with regards to photographing in the wild, is how there will forever be a twig, branch, or grass blade in the way to spoil a great or rare photo. It is just sooooo frustrating when you’re not able to get a better POV as no matter how hard you try to avoid that obstacle it seems like it is planted there especially just to spoil the shot. Now, if this photo could talk, I wonder what it could tell us about your response (language, emotions, or attitude) towards that darn twig in front of the frogmouths.
I am sure you would have much rather presented this shot without that twig, but this is what you got, this is what you've captured, and this is what you presented to us. The shot is too valuable to discard it just because of that twig though. In fact I have added this to my theme for "RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN III" as this is only the 2nd posting of the Sri Lanka frogmouth that I find in the entire TrekNature gallery (currently standing on 125.322 photos). Certainly not your everyday shot.
Besides from that unavoidable obstacle you have very well to capture this shot under rather difficult circumstances. Bad light under the tree-top canopy forced you to push all the settings; ISO500 (strange one seldom seen), f/5.6 (trying to bring in some light), and a shutter speed of 1/5 second (handheld(!) which means "WOW").
Given the adverse conditions you have done exceptionally well to capture this pleasant shot. A fine composition (maybe a little more space on the right could have been beneficial), sufficient sharpness in the details, natural colours, and a well isolated BG (although somewhat busy due to the dense environment). Wonderful eye contact with the bird on the left although I think the one on the right also kept a sharp eye on your presence.
Very well done and TFS.
PS. Please see my thread in the forum which was inspired by this posting - New Theme - with a challenge.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-02-26 1:07]
Irresistible, cute and also very amusing faces that these birds have. I just love the huge eyes and the funny shaped beaks. They look like they can be rascals according to the expressions on their faces. I really like these strange looking little guys. Nice detail on the facial parts. Great shot. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed looking at this image.
- claudine (0)
- [2008-02-26 7:58]
What an interesting capture! They are very unusual bird to me. This is a very good capture of those little creatures with impressive eye contact and good details. You also managed exposure well. Thanks,
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-03-11 10:26]
Nice to meet you and much appreciated for visiting my gallery!
Another great nature photographer joining this beautiful site that sharing the wonders of nature, welcomed!
This is a very fine shot of the Frogmouth in perfect sharpness, real colour and superb details in it!
a informative notes is useful
best regards to you and family
greeting from NZ
- waylim (1765)
- [2008-03-20 14:50]
Congratulations on this photo. They got Beautiful expression on their faces. Look amost like a mirrored image. Great detail and sharpness. Wonderful color and atmosphere. Good note too.
- fragman (43778)
- [2008-04-22 22:22]
great couple and great pic, TFS Ori
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2008-04-28 10:41]
Beautiful portrait of these frogmouths, they look so comical and unreal, almost look like hand puppets. Thanks for sharing this wonderful image.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-04-30 1:38]
I love these birds :o) I like the pose you captured and their expression. TFS
- hester (11638)
- [2008-05-09 10:35]
Lovely shot of this pair. I like the way you have caught one with direct eye contact and one looking away, it shows us both sides of this bird. Nicely composed, gret POV and good sharpness
- joey (24909)
- [2008-05-22 10:23]
Very good photo of these Frogmouths, Anil!
The poses are excellent!
Very sharp and crisp.
Well done and thanks for sharing this!
p.s thankyou very much for adding me as a favourite too :-)
- arfer (0)
- [2008-06-05 21:06]
What a wonderful capture.
These are beautiful.
Wonderful eye detail.
The plumage is excellent.