- alin-m (1773)
- [2009-11-20 6:05]
Verry good capture of this bird.
Great details and colours of photo.Well done.
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-11-20 6:29]
A fantastic close-up of this fascinating bird! Excellent sharp details and wonderful colours. The eye is amazing with the fine long eye lashes! Very well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- CeltickRanger (37233)
- [2009-11-20 6:47]
une superbe photo portraît du serpentaire,
prise par un excellent POV en contre-plongé,
excellent cadrage en laissant une bonne petite
espace devant le regard de l'oiseau,
superbe focus netteté et détails,
la première fois que j'avai appris du serpentaire
j'avais 13 ans, dans un vieux dictionnaire Larousse
je cherchais des illustrations et définitions
de chiens de chasse et des oiseaux, c'était en 1981...
TFS et salutations
- lousat (62666)
- [2009-11-20 7:04]
Salut Albert,tu as abandone' mes fleurs preferees mais je ne pleure pas,ces oiseaux sont extraordinairs,un portrait prete a printer sur le National Geographic Magazine,lumiere,nettete' et couleurs simplement fantastiques! Mes plus gros compliments et bonne soiree',Luciano
- MMM (11425)
- [2009-11-20 7:26]
Nice portrait.Razor sharp image with excellent detail.Beautiful colors that are comming out strong due to the dark BG
- nasokoun (62)
- [2009-11-20 7:33]
top class close up photo,exceptional output!
keep photographing! TFS
- Argus (50614)
- [2009-11-20 7:56]
A superb sharp close portrait of the Secretary Bird taken with excellent lighting to show the head and neck from a fine low POV. The dark BG suggests the use of flash but it is not mentioned. The neck feathers the give reason for its name are well seen here, especially against the dark Bg.
If this is not a captive bird you did well to get so close and the quality of the picture is superb!
Thanks and have a good weekend,
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-11-20 8:24]
Very beautiful portrait.I liked contrast between bird and dark BG,clear details,sharpness and expression on face a lot.
Thanks for posting..
Superb portrait of this Secretary Bird. Beautiful clear colours against the dark BG. Did you flashed it? Great sharpness and details. Wonderful pose and composition.
- Mello (2419)
- [2009-11-20 10:27]
Amazing close-up and beauty bird, and of course, very well captured in all aspects. Good job. TFS.
- zulfu (43)
- [2009-11-20 10:50]
Superb shot of this secretary bird. i loved its English name:)
Colours, details and composition are wonderful.
TFS ang G's,
- marius-secan (27948)
- [2009-11-20 10:51]
Amazing colours and focus. Excellent sharpness and blurred background.
First class portret.
- euroblinkie (63634)
- [2009-11-20 10:52]
WAUWH Albert this is SUPER SHARPNESS
a great picture wirh very good details of the head of this BEAUTIFUL bird
great colours and good BG.
a BEAUTY Albert
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-11-20 12:22]
Hi Albert . I must say i have never seen this bird before so thanks for posting this first class picture. You have take this Secretarybird with sharp focusing and fine detail. The white feathers stand out so well from the dark BG. Also the large brown eye. Well taken TFS.
Have a nice weekend.
- bahadir (723)
- [2009-11-20 12:58]
Hello Albert, excellent portrait shot of this cute faced bird like a secretary:) with nice composition and details.
TFS and regards,
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-11-20 23:32]
Hi and Good Morning MF Albert,
Incredible portrait capture of this pretty secretary:)
The focus, details, DOF and POV looks excellent.
The facial expression also very impressive too.
TFS and heve a nice day and WE MF!
- anel (40526)
- [2009-11-21 5:10]
Tout simplement superbe cette image de ce Sagittarius serpentarius, un oiseau que je ne connaissais que par le nom. L'expression de l'oiseau est bien captée, et l'image parfaite à tout point de vue. Bravo encore!!
Bonne fin de semaine
- manyee (23770)
- [2009-11-22 11:17]
Wow, what a haughty look Mr. Secretary displays.
And check out those long eyelashes against that orange face.
Fantastic sharpness throughout the image.
Details are well-lit and well-shown against the black BG.
TFS. : )
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-12-01 7:10]
Simply outstanding portrait of a wonderful bird. All its features are reflected with great skill. Perfect use of flash, superb captured pose of the bird and terrific details. My compliments and FS. Excellent job.
Thanks for your frequent visits to my gallery, it is much appreciated.
You were very fortunate to capture this elegant bird from so close. Whenever we saw them and most of the times I can recall, they would walk further away from us making photographic opportunities so little. During our last trip we saw 2 of them very far in the distance in a tree, and that was it. Your portrait of this bird is just stunning. The details capture is clear, well focused and really sharp. The colours are brought across beautifully, especially the orange in the face. My compliments on great photography of the fine feathers and especially the eye lashes, as the detail are seen with great clarity. It was indeed a pleasure stopping by such a great image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.