- chrisemt74 (199)
- [2013-03-31 10:07]
Beautiful lighting, great perspective, the little splash breaking the reflection...Congrats on a job well done.
- freakywindow (990)
- [2013-03-31 10:27]
Brilliant photo with perfect light, sharpness and a wonderful POV
- JoydebChaudhury (7753)
- [2013-03-31 10:39]
Excellent capture with beautiful light and colours,lovely composition with nice in flight posture.
Good afternoon dear neighbour! :-) I'm glad to see your new pic, on the high level of aesthetics and technicality we used to get from you. Breathtaking composition with fantastic use of available lights, excellent reflection, perfect settings of shutter speed and great timing. Incredible harmony, peace and pleasancy. An absolute stunner image, and although I know you don't care about points at all, apologize for not giving any smiley (I depleted my stock for today). Congrats for the majestic photo.
Best regards, László
A wonderful almost silhouette image of this inflight Snakebird. Your fast 1/1250 shutter speed froze the action perfectly as is evident by the water droplets and sharp focused wing feathers. Love how the eye seems to glow even in this low warm lighting.
It's funny I had never even heard of these unusual birds before joining TN. I have now seen many images and am always intrigued by their unique features and swimming abilities. Even from your thumbnail photo I could see this was a special shot with the attractive reflection as a bonus.
Hope you don't mind, but I just had to play with the lighting a bit.
PS. Today is Easter and it is raining outside, but things are finally starting to warm up a little here in Ohio. Hope you are experiencing pleasant weather over there in Africa.
A Great shot that emphasizes the word "tranquility" even when the Darter is in-flight. Perfect colouration of the water from the fore ground upwards. The water splash and reflection of the bird is stunning. Using an ISO800 setting to increase your shutter speed and freezing the Darter in-flight was a great choice my friend.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2013-03-31 11:30]
Ciao George, fantastic action shoot, fashinating reflections, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- LOVISHGARLANI (572)
- [2013-03-31 11:34]
Hello sir ...
It's very fantastic pic ..
with amazing sharpness and good details ....We can see very well use of available light in this pic ...and water drops looking so good.Nice POV ... You focused very well on your subject ....Thanks for sharing ..
Regards : LOVISH GARLANI
A photo completely aesthetic and gorgeous.I am speechless...
Happy Easter to you!
First class picture with incredible light, sharpness and compo
- lousat (65489)
- [2013-03-31 14:02]
Hi George,it's always a pleasure to see a new post in your gallery,very rare in these months..ehe..beautiful and spectacular capture,no needs comments,you know how is great your work..ehehe...have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2013-03-31 20:04]
On this great photo of the darter's take-off flight
we see your signature, always magical lights,
I personally love Ron's WS where it gives
warmer tones to your magical light and colors,
fine POV & DOF, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS
- kinglove (11338)
- [2013-03-31 21:33]
- aruntp (5379)
- [2013-04-01 0:29]
brilliantly timed photograph of the species. excellent colors and shade play. very huge bird. good work.
- Xplorer (2187)
- [2013-04-01 1:37]
Super timing to freeze the darter just after a botched hunting attempt or maybe takeoff..But symbolically it also conveys optimism by the upward trajectory and direction of its flight from the dark sullen greys to the bright moody yellows. A nice and Apt dedication to a passionate nature lover.
- josediogo1958 (11747)
- [2013-04-01 7:14]
Wonderful to see a pic from You and what a pic.Great timing,fantastic colours and light.Great sharpness and reflections.Thank You.
Have a good week!
- rubyfantacy (2627)
- [2013-04-01 7:16]
wow George! is that for me?? am so honoured, my friend. i wonder if a Nobel Prize could bring me this much of happiness!! and trust me, am not exaggerating. THANK YOU! :)
not seen this bird in my life, of course.. and a very good moment that you have captured. good POV, good play of shades. but i wish, some more light was there.. so that i could see the bird clearly. but still i love this one. 'bird in flight' was always a favourite subject of mine.. when well equipped, i too want to try that.. someday :)
take care, George.
LOVED this gift :)
PS: by the way, where's my Red-billed Oxpecker, George? see, i have not forgotten! :)
- nagraj (15166)
- [2013-04-01 7:31]
Beautiful frame of this darter taking off..great timing by you..tfs.
- heimann2 (4536)
- [2013-04-02 5:32]
- Pitoncle (9508)
- [2013-04-02 6:16]
Splendide et trčs artistique publication.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
- rocko (264)
- [2013-04-06 15:21]
this is a good pic here.
excellant work thanks for sharing!
- rousettus (19818)
- [2013-08-01 10:36]
wonderful capture George. great POV, lighting, colors and timing. thanks for sharing. all the best