Les Fous de Bassan
- erika_hersh (487)
- [2006-10-04 20:39]
Verry Intersting. i noticed the birds where spaced out evenly. the fog gives it the cold morning effect. nice job
- Alain_cdn (634)
- [2006-10-04 21:26]
Superbe, tout simplement superbe. Directement dans mes favs! Bravo François!
- fthsm (3689)
- [2006-10-04 22:16]
Very interesting photo. They are sitting seperate with same distance. Excellent photo.
- arfer (0)
- [2006-10-04 22:26]
A great job with this photograph.You have accomplished everything you set out to do.A very good composition with interesting perspective.Good DOF a photo with atmosphere.TFS
- TheUnknown (627)
- [2006-10-04 22:45]
Great capture and great use of the wide angle! There are so many birds here! I'm surprised they allowed you to come so close without flying away. The fog adds a nice atmosphere and mood but I would have liked to see the birds as far as the eye can see.
Well seen and TFS,
- musin1002 (518)
- [2006-10-04 23:08]
loveli image.....astonishing angle and PoV...
- greghume (2160)
- [2006-10-04 23:15]
I also noticed the spacing - there seems to be a fixed "personal space" distance for the gannets. Are these nesting females?
Francois very nice shot you show us. Creative choice, almost as if the birds are arranged this way for the picture. I was wondering where you took this shot South Africa?
- BillyGoat (4827)
- [2006-10-05 0:28]
Wow very intriguing shot! I would almost be inclined ot clone out the flying birds so that just the grounded birds are in the photo.
- manyee (23770)
- [2006-10-05 0:34]
Une prise tres bien reussie, Francois.
You accomplished exactly what you set out to do.
Excellent composition of this impressive scene.
The fog gives it a special mood.
It is amazing how equidistant the gannets are from each other. A wonderful capture.
Merci pour le partage. : )
- pvs (14464)
- [2006-10-05 2:17]
A very good shot considering the light conditions you had to deal with,quite imposing view all those gannets breeding together,
- pauljk (226)
- [2006-10-05 3:08]
Stunning capture with great POV. I think you have achived your aim very well. The misty BG adds lovely mood to the image. I wish I could get down that close on the colony that is close to me.
So peacefully Valf. A little blured but I like it very much.
You have created a brilliant image here that fits the true spirit of TN. Though the sense of aesthetics in inherent to the art of photography, it is basically the representation of true faces of nature on this earth that we try to share on this site. In that respect as well as from the aesthetics point of view, your picture of this seemingly endless sea of gannets does an admirable job.
As a matter of fact, the mist/fog lends great ambience to the scene. It is a beautiful picture from a perfect perspective and the birds fill the canvas in an attractive pattern.
Well done and TFS.
- horia (16656)
- [2006-10-05 5:11]
This is simply amazing!!! WOW! Ehat a piece of work!
How did you manage to get so close and not scare them away?
The wide angle works like a charm and the fog just adds to the mistery :)
Bravo and TFS
- markula (882)
- [2006-10-05 20:52]
What a cool shot. Amazing perspective thanks to wide angle use, excellent composition. The POV gives an impression of you being surrounded by the birds. Congratulations,
- Nemeth (585)
- [2006-10-08 14:56]
What a great photo!
THis is photo for National Geographic !
I have only one remark - IMO fuzzy bird in center is distracting a little bit. But I won't complain :))
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2006-10-10 14:07]
That is an amazing shot François. I would have loved to have seen it. I like the foggy atmosphere. If you are wanting art as well as science, then I would agree with Tim about cloning out the flying birds. I was reading an article about this very wide angled lenses last evening. (I have your same lens but haven't experimented much with it yet.) I'm not sure how close you could get to these birds but the author's example photos put the close birds really close. That lens has a focal distance of about 9 inches. He would have made the foreground birds very large and sharp and then receding far into the distance. Just a thought of something that I want to practice.
Evelynn : )
- LBO (143)
- [2006-10-18 16:53]
Je sais qu'il est très difficile de rendre compte par une seule photo d'une colonie comptant un si grand nombre d'individus. Je trouve que ton choix d'objectif t'a permis d'y arriver: on les entend et on les sent presque...
Directement dans mes favorites images. Une tres bonne travaille, Francois, vraiment grand spectacle de la nature. TFS
THE CRITIQUE SCALE
Composition & POV : 10
Sharpness & DOF : 10
Light & color: 10
Creativity & Originality: 10
- twin (3259)
- [2006-10-22 14:27]
it is one of the amazing pic that I have ever seen...
my congratulations to you... :)
I like the perspective effect in this photo! It is like a national geographic picture!
You have certainly achieved what you were trying to do here! It is a really interespting photo, and the exposure is very good!
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2006-12-30 7:54]
Great wide angle view; quite moody too.