- Morigann (100)
- [2009-01-11 6:26]
this is Mustela erminea, because of the black tail!
Great capture with fin detail and well composed.
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-01-11 6:29]
Hi Karen. As you say the BG shows the Stoat of to its best. It posed well for you. You have taken this with fine detail and natural looking colours. and we can see its long wiskers. well done TFS.
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-01-11 6:36]
A perfect capture of this beautiful little animal very sharply in focus against the dark background. I love its pose, the sharp details and the lovely colours of its coat. Very well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2009-01-11 6:57]
this guy is so cute, you are the master in shots of these sympatic animals ...
Excellent post, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- euroblinkie (64109)
- [2009-01-11 7:14]
very nice details
- PeterZ (49113)
- [2009-01-11 7:28]
You have saved a beauty to us. What a fantastic photo! The colours are amazing with a perfect contrast against the dark BG. Great sharp details and a very good composition. Wonderful catchlight in the eye.
- eqshannon (31139)
- [2009-01-11 7:36]
Your full side view does give it good id purpose and colours true. I can see bits and pieces of other animals in it as well. This is a first for me...but it certainly appears a cousin to more than one..The colours popped up well with convenient wall Karan! Nice image!
- yquem46 (790)
- [2009-01-11 8:06]
Nice shot Karan with this black BG almost like in a photographer's studio!
Many details on the animal and the wood, nice posture
- marval (160)
- [2009-01-11 8:20]
Really nice on a black background, nice capture.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-01-11 8:30]
Very nice capture.Looks like a studio work.Lighting,dark BG,details,sharpness and clarity is wonderful.
Thanks for posting.
This is great Karan. It hardly looks real. Are you sure he isn't stuffed in some natural history museum, posed perfectly on an attractive frosty log with a nice dark background to set him off from any distracting detail? hmmm. : ) Wonderful work. He is perfectly exposed and sharp. It could be a textbook image.... There's an idea. Sell it!!
Evelynn : )
- jaycee (25460)
- [2009-01-11 9:57]
I wish there was a Wildlife Center here! This Stoat is so beautiful in this wonderful pose against the black background. Excellent colors and details of his adorable face, coat and tail. I love the eye and the whiskers. The composition is superb.
- Silvio2006 (101620)
- [2009-01-11 10:16]
Ciao Karan, wonderful capture of beautiful creature, great contrast against dark BG, good details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-01-11 10:41]
Can be anything better? I think no. Simply amazing subject, fantastic beautifulness of the animal and its charming profile as well as very impressive "stage". Contrast between well illuminated scene and dark BG is amazing too. My congratulations and best wishes.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-01-11 10:56]
WOW ! what a superb photography of the Stoat
with his dynamic pose, shot with fine POV and framing,
excellent sharpness and details, TFS
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2009-01-11 10:58]
A Mustela erminea...:-)
Beautiful animal. Wonderful curve; great moment.
The pose is fantastic and you composed it very well.
Lovely work again.
Thanks for sharing...
- iris (3088)
- [2009-01-11 12:28]
One of those animals that i have not seen in real. I like the curious searching look on its face. Wonderful sharpness, colours and DoF.
The work is perfect in many ways and I would love to add this one to my "Unforgettable" theme.
TFS & Cheers
- efsus (3947)
- [2009-01-11 12:58]
Harika bir artalan önünde ışığın muhteşem kullanıldığı ve net çekimin ürünü, enfes bir çalışma. Emeğine sağlık.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2009-01-11 13:04]
sorry for my delay, I saw this perfect capture of beautiful Stoat in afternoon. I didnt enough time for message. Now, I am free to write and see it. I enjoy to look at very much. Perfect capture, like as studio shots. Wonderful POV, focus and BG. Great composition with snowy old trunk. Eyes contact and lighting also perfect. Thanks for sharing this beauty. best wish and good night.
- matatur (5312)
- [2009-01-11 14:21]
A fine capture Karan, executed as perfectly as a carefully planned studio shot. The dark BG here enhances the natural beauty of this agile mammal quite nicely. TFS indeed!
Ooops, sorry, just run out of smileys...
- jignasi (27917)
- [2009-01-11 15:12]
Gran plasticidad en esta bella imagen Karan. Un ejemplo de buen encuadre. Preciosos colores y un fondo muy acertado. Preciosa.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2009-01-11 15:29]
Excellent capture of Stoat; great pose and composition, sharp fine details, nice warm colours. These are very difficult to photograph, from the past few years I have one close result of two of these: I would not recognise the brown mess unless I knew.
- darwin (1401)
- [2009-01-11 18:33]
Outstanding shot with perfect pose and background
Wonderful detail,color and nice catchlite in eye.
- fragman (43776)
- [2009-01-11 22:41]
wow, perfect contrast and sharpness, TFS Ori
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2009-01-12 17:03]
A very informative post with excellent notes.
The image is first rate.
Excellent pose and POV,the focus is sharp with wonderful detail.
The lighting is well managed and the dark BG makes a terrific back drop.
The frost on the log is impressive.
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2009-01-13 10:43]
Without reading your note, the first thing that came to my mind; Should he be white? But it seems that they don't need to be. What ever color, it certainly posed for you in its most beautiful pose and stood on a wonderful podium. I love the side profile and love that you got such a wonderful dark BG to work with.
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2009-01-13 21:07]
Hi Karan ,
BG is excellent and details is great too.
- angela926 (3083)
- [2009-01-14 15:21]
Lovely portrait, beautiful colors, excellent sharpness and wonderful details in the fur, great pose.
- joey (24909)
- [2009-01-15 12:47]
a very good shot of this Weasel.
Much better than I got of this fellow :-)
Very well done,
- sranjan (5784)
- [2009-01-17 10:59]
Very well composed photograph of stoat with great details of it's side profile. The sharpness & lighting is perfect. TFS.
- Prises2vues (312)
- [2009-01-18 22:35]
They don't get much crisper than this. Great detail, and you did well to capture this position. I can't believe how close you got. I've got a couple of stoat pictures, taken at 400mm, but they occupy far less space than yours in the frame. Well done!
- pvb (1981)
- [2009-02-06 12:44]
That green wall gave you a very good looking dark bg. The whiskers are looking great against it. Very good focus and sharpness. Also nice detail is the frost on the wood.
- RII (2862)
- [2009-12-13 12:26]
Fantastic pose, excellente capture, details colors details point of view and composition.