While a good lesson in yet another aviary of which I had not heard, I can say that more than likely you did things all correctly with the photo and inconsistency in image even if slight can come from that particular lens. I had one. All things changed when I went to the Sigma and same price...then I learned the APO was the best for same focal range and cost though was 4x the money I paid for other...This particular Nikon does not feature an internal focus design as I recollect...
Beyond that it is still quite the good lesson plan Peter..
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-01-12 8:32]
goed van kleur
ik heb deze vogel nog nooit gezien
- Argus (50626)
- [2009-01-12 8:37]
A great capture of an African Openbill clearly seen against the natural vegetation with good sharpness and lighting. The shape of the bill is well shown. I have only seen the Indian species and this one is new to me: new to TN?
TFS this fine and interesting image,
- ferranjlloret (10340)
- [2009-01-12 9:11]
Good capture of an amazing and interesting species, African Openbill it is a species unknown for my. TFS.
Best regards, Ferran.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2009-01-12 9:46]
And another bird I have not seen before!! You certainly didn't have good luck with the weather - but it could have been worse. A wonderful view of the Openbill's open bill. He looks like he is smiling. His feather's look iridescent. It's nice to meet him in his natural habitat.
- Mana (18598)
- [2009-01-12 10:17]
Wonderful shot of this great looking bird among the tall green grasses. Verey neat and sharp image and you portray the habitat pretty well here. Superb composition.
* Returned yesterday from a hectic Tiger Census programme inside Simlipal Tiger Reserve. Too tired and exhausted.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-01-12 10:21]
Hi Peter, what a strange beaked bird:) whic i have not seen before. You captured it in a fine wetland composition.
TFS and cheers MF!
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2009-01-12 10:36]
A nice capture of this beautiful African Openbill stork. Very well composed with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-01-12 11:38]
Hi Peter. You found some very strange looking birds on your trip . You can see where it got its name from. A unusual looking bird all round. You have taken it with your fine detail in the featehrs and natural colours. i can see the feathers has some blue and not just back. well done TFS.
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-01-12 12:45]
Very nice capture of this African Openbill.Sharp image with good details, nice dof, lovely natural colours,well composed shot.
Best regards Siggi
- efsus (3947)
- [2009-01-12 12:58]
Daha önce bu kuşu hiç görmedim. Yağmurlu ve kotu ışık koşulları altında çekmiş olmanıza karşın detayları oldukça başarılı bir kare sunmuşsunuz. Emeğinize sağlık.
- valy67 (9219)
- [2009-01-12 13:17]
Hello Peter !
Great capture of a bird which I had never seen before ! He has a strange big beak. I also like the composition, the POV, the natural colors and the pose if the bird, he looks quite proud. It is nice, too, to see the bird in its natural environment, lost in the middle of water and high grasses. Very well done !
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-01-12 14:16]
Ciao Peter, beautiful capture of strange bird with lovely details and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-01-12 17:24]
same thing for me, it is the first time i heard
and view of this bird, excellent photo in his natural habitat,
shot with fine POV, DOF and framing, excellent sharpness
and details of this African bird, TFS
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-01-12 21:49]
What a cute bird you have captured at so natural scenery. Its beak is amazing as well as plumage. I like pictured moment a lot. Bird is very busy with own business. Details of the entire scene very good and we have complete idea about subject. Well done and TFS.
- crs (3551)
- [2009-01-12 22:30]
You are showing a very interesting bird in it natural surroundings. You have made a fine photo showing well the open beak ofthe bird. Despite the darck color of the plumage you have got some good color tones.
Thank you for sharing,
- fiyo (15161)
- [2009-01-13 7:31]
very nice capture. POV,colors,sharpness and composition are superb.TFS:-)
- marhowie (486)
- [2009-01-13 9:07]
Good shot and comp Peter.
Nicely seen in its wetland environment also.
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2009-01-13 12:00]
weer een vogelsoort op je lijstje.
Mooie opname en gezichtsveld op deze openbill.
Jammer dat hij niet wat lekkers in zijn snavel heeft maar ook deze mag er weer zijn.Ik zoek het wat dichter bij huis!
- izler (44)
- [2009-01-13 12:19]
good capture of this interesting species with its habitat
i like composition, POV and informative note
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2009-01-13 15:59]
This is an awesome shot under hash lighting between the rainshower. You have managed excellent focus and details of the bird. I like the natural soaked look and the green vegetation around it.
TFS and very well done.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2009-01-13 18:41]
good shot of the african openbill, i have never seen this one here, the natural vegitation looks beautiful here, well composed shot,
tfs & regards
- gannu (14761)
- [2009-01-13 20:49]
Hello This is a good shot and shot in a interesting situation. Nice sorrounding and good composition. Ganesh
- Adanac (21378)
- [2009-01-13 21:01]
What a strange looking fellow, I can diffinately see where he got his name. Thanks for sharing this colorful composition Peter.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2009-01-14 2:49]
a well composed shot in a beautiful mixed setting of grass and water. Lovely colours and excellent DOF too, well done!
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-01-15 4:45]
Great capture of this African Openbill, a new species for me! I like your POV and the natural environment. Great focus and fine details in spite of the poor light. Beautiful plumage that reminds me of that of the Glossy Ibis.
TFS and regards, Ulla
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2009-01-16 21:35]
This is a very good capture of an interesting bird.
Excellent detail in the beak.
Well composed in the frame.
Very good job.
- saguzar (7202)
- [2009-01-18 16:45]
Is the first time I can see this bird species, and I like to learn about new species. Maybe light conditions not helps you very much with sharpness, but´s a good and interesting image, special for identification.
- foozi (25839)
- [2009-01-20 2:31]
I really love this very natural shot of the bill in its original surrounding. So elegance and beautiful. the black feather just spring out of the green canvas beautifully.
Excellent composition and the most striking part is its....poker face.
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2009-01-23 0:06]
Magnífico retrato de este curioso pájaro que nunca lo había visto antes, buena nitidez con buenos detalles, buena iluminación, saludos