On towards 2005
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2004-12-31 7:14]
Great shot Japie.
Very good contrast agains the sky.
Great sharpness, colours, composition and a very good note.
Happy New Year.
Thanks for your nice words.
- mumek (853)
- [2004-12-31 7:17]
Excellent contrast and composition.Very good colors and details.Interesting note.Thanks for posting.
- willie (2083)
- [2004-12-31 8:06]
Bair mooi Japie. Great composition and colours. very good post. Happy New Year
- red45 (31094)
- [2004-12-31 8:25]
Superb picture, last in this year. Great scene and quality. Looking for more from you in next year!
All the best to you Japie in 2005!!!
- Lesley (2988)
- [2004-12-31 8:40]
Lovely image, Japie. This heron does have a look of mental reflection. Good choice for today...wonderful composition.
- netfalls (0)
- [2004-12-31 9:25]
I'm just wondering how it would be in B&W.
Happy new year
Very good composition Japie. The light on the Heron face and body is just prefect. Maybe you should reconsider the category for this one (unless Herons are Mammals in South Africa ;-) )
Happy New Year!
- Fisher (8915)
- [2004-12-31 11:34]
Excelent capture and details. The tones make this pic mysterious. Well done on the composition.
- colinbrenchley (341)
- [2004-12-31 16:00]
The background makes this shot causing the details on the bird to stand out superbly.
- optic (0)
- [2004-12-31 19:30]
I like the note... and the wonderfull picture, the sigma 170/500 is a good lens! great color and light on this image, nice point of view + dof
Well done Japie,
Have a wonderfull year 2005 !
- coasties (28054)
- [2004-12-31 21:34]
Happy New Year to you and your Japie. Lovely image. The background has a very nice mottled effect. Nice words for the New Year and good note on the Heron also.
- Janice (18832)
- [2005-01-01 4:01]
He looks like Old Man Time, standing on the dead old branches. This is excellent Japie. Thank you for your lovely words; they are very thoughtful and true.
- Callie (7555)
- [2005-01-01 5:10]
Looking into the misty future is no game, we need a crystal ball, and even then, the outcome is often not what we expected it to be!
As I said, this is a very good picture, I love the mood, the stance and the compo.
Ek en Pietta spandeer bietjie tyd saam - die nuwe werksjaar is amper op ons!
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-01-01 8:54]
I have never said to it to you, Japie, but the Heron is, until now, my favorite bird. I observed one during a whole night some years ago. An other time, I was held on the edge of a lake and there is one whom went out of a fog as that in your photo by flying towards me. Two metres separated us. I believe that he was as well afraid as me during this encounter ;-)
A perfect shot with a note like I wish to write one.
All the essentials things(which are not things)for you and your family for the year to come!
Thanks very much for sharing pictures, notes and time too.
- LCannon (3107)
- [2005-01-01 22:22]
I love this shot, the crispness of the bird and branches contrasted with the misty fog. The sentiment of your note is comforting also. Thanks, excellent all around!
- Hisam (215)
- [2005-01-02 10:28]
very nice and sharp good work
- deud (2540)
- [2005-01-05 10:02]
as usual great note. lovely composition.
- gazo (91)
- [2005-04-04 23:16]
Can it be more nice? I don't think so.
Splendid shot. Excellent composition.
All your pictures are very nice.
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2005-07-09 5:17]
Fantastiese foto, Japie! Composition, DOF and BG is spot-on. Well done!