- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2010-05-03 6:32]
This Smooth-billed Ani is a beautiful bird with lovely features, one being the notable bill, the other the polka dot black eye. It is a 1st for me, hearing about it and now also seeing it by ways of your posting. I think this bird can camouflage itself well in the shadow or in dark places as it is really dark all over. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
- mwmod99 (14196)
- [2010-05-03 6:33]
Difficult shot executed brilliantly, James!
- uleko (10940)
- [2010-05-03 7:08]
A brilliant capture of the Smooth-billed Ani in a fine pose and from a nice POV. Great fous and sharpness and it stands out beautifully against the light background.
TFS and best regards, Ulla
- lousat (65489)
- [2010-05-03 8:41]
Hi James,beautiful and very rare specie,i like a lot the composition,the pov and the impressive sharpness,perfect for this dark bird...very professional work,my greats compliments,have a nice week,Luciano
- Argus (50626)
- [2010-05-03 9:09]
A fine portait of the Smooth-billed Ani, a species we saw in Trinidad before Dslr's. I like the pose taken from a nice POV that shows its features, inluding the bill, with fine sharpness and colours against a fine neutral BG.
Thanks and kind regards,
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2010-05-03 9:16]
excellent and very beautiful photo of this exotic bird,
very fine POV and the way it is framed, superb focus
sharpness and details of the bird and the foreground,
i love the all blurred background, great details of the dark plumage,
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2010-05-03 10:16]
Ciao James, delicate composition with lovely bird in nice pose on a wonderful blurry BG, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
- MMM (11425)
- [2010-05-03 10:27]
Nice presentation of unknow subject for me.Dispite a difficult light the overall image is good.Nice detail and nice pose from the subject.Very good text also
- zetu (16941)
- [2010-05-03 11:03]
Perfect capture taken with natural colors, great details and clear bg
Thanks for sharing
- fragman (43778)
- [2010-05-03 12:50]
perfect portrait, TFS Ori
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2010-05-03 13:01]
an very good shot from this bird with good pov, dof and sharpness.
I have this bird never been seen before, TFS.
Fine natural colours.
- siggi (52850)
- [2010-05-03 13:29]
Wonderful capture.Details on black feathers are great.I liked POV,catchlight in eyes,POV,BG,framing and composition are excellent.Best regards Siggi
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2010-05-03 14:57]
excellent results obtained in this photo due to the contrasts of color and very light background.
Never seen this beautiful bird before.
TFS My friend.
- jlinaresp (17292)
- [2010-05-03 19:14]
Here in Venezuela call this bird "Horihuelo" are abundant and when we say someone is ugly, we say "looks like a horihuelo" ha... ha... ha... :) But, I find quite nice! This bird have feathers dull and difficult to photograph. You have done an excellent job to getting details of plumage and textures. In addition, the POV is very good and there is considerable contact with the eye of the bird. Best of the photo, the background! deserves 10/10! beautiful picture... achieved as well, which makes this "ugly bird" look good! :) ...
TFS, Regards, Jesús
- jaycee (25460)
- [2010-05-04 16:30]
I love it when you post these exotic birds that I have not seen and probably never will. The bill of this Ani is fascinating. The pose is wonderful and the details of the face, eye and neck are marvelous. The two toned background is beautiful.
- heimann2 (4536)
- [2012-01-25 22:25]
You must be a bird lover to show us all these beautiful and very interesting pictures of them.
This one is one I never heard of... thanks for sharing