- GLEM (10)
- [2007-09-29 5:26]
voici une belle image dans le mouv, l'écume donne du mouvement, alors que l'oiseau donne de la profodeur à l'image. Superbe netteté et agréable teintes.
- bobcat08 (1431)
- [2007-09-29 5:33]
What a great capture. The rolling (little) waves are splendid. The hole photo is clear and full of fine details. Nice natural colors. Good POV, BG and DOF. A great compo. Regards and TFS Bob
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-09-29 5:40]
Thanks a lot for your kind words on my new picture and also for your compassion on my current work situation.
I have missed a whole lot of your outstanding work on TN in the last couple of months.
It is a great pleasure to look at your latest one. The Willet looks superb against the BG that sort of matches up with its color.
Brilliantly sharp capture.
Thanks for sharing it warm regards.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2007-09-29 5:46]
The water looks a bit strange. It's really "frozen". Perfect details and sharpness. Great natural colours and POV. Very good DOF, composition and BG.
- Servane (1138)
- [2007-09-29 6:03]
It's not easy to shot with so great details the movement of the water and here you did it with art!
The composition is very well made with an operture at right to continue the race of the bird.Nice natural colors and nice light too.
Thank you, it's really pleasant.
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-09-29 6:19]
Tack sharp action captured at 1/4000th Scott, very nice.
Love the composition, DOF, exposure, clarity, color, and details. Excellent timing for this perfect moment, frozen in time :)
Very well done!
- claudine (0)
- [2007-09-29 6:22]
Hello Scott! You did great with this lens I cherish :) This is a good action shot with great movement and beautiful perspective and composition. This is a dynamic one! Thanks!
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2007-09-29 6:29]
You did freeze this action beautifully. The Willet is beautifully captured and the wave is wonderful. TFS this fine image.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2007-09-29 6:34]
this is a great action shot that
the waves give dynmism at the image,
excellent sharpness and details on the bird and the waves,
i like the point of view and the framing of the image, TFS
- newfoundlander (108)
- [2007-09-29 6:49]
Wonderful shot of this Willet. POV is great, nice action shot indeed. Thanks for posting.
- pirate (7474)
- [2007-09-29 7:01]
lovely action shot superbly presented at 1/4000 shutter speed, great compo too
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-09-29 7:16]
That's a very nice title and no doubt this Willet is getting a few showers. I've seen a Reef Heron running along the wash like this.
Excellent capture showing sharp details of bird and the waves. Fine colours and well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- keanhoon (1264)
- [2007-09-29 7:22]
Wow, extraordinary. Super clear, great moment.
- marcin (2057)
- [2007-09-29 7:30]
Great dynamic shot, natural colors, regards and TFS
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2007-09-29 8:08]
you have captured a good action, the waves is nicely frozen.
Good dsharpness and fine details.
I like the compo and POV too.
Great work, my friend.
- MMM (11425)
- [2007-09-29 8:32]
Excellent image whit great POV.Very sharp image and great details.It is a very nice compostition whit beautiful colors.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-09-29 8:40]
A wonderful and unusual shot. You caught this Sandpiper perfectly as he's running in the middle of a wave. Excellent sharpness of his plummage and face. Wonderful natural colors.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-09-29 10:21]
Very interesting note. Your experience brings a brilliant result. Superb work, amazing scene and quality of the picture. Great clear colours, and terrific details of the image. Excellent freezing of the scene. Bravo. Excellent job.
So are you planning to buy the lens are more opting for a prime. I am sure that a more tele lens will do your style of photography justice.
I really love the frozen action here. It gives a great feel to the force of the water and what it does to such a small but sturdy bird. The details in the bird are awesome and its slightly scared expression is wonderful. I am a bit in doubt about your POV. It feels just a bit too high.
Nicely done, Scott. I think the shutter speed is perfect for this baby -- captured the action with just enough DoF. I like your angle and his position in the frame, too. I don't agree with Niek about you being too high, not only because it looks fine to me but because it looks to me like you were already at beach level.
P.S. I hope you had fun with the rental. It's such a nice option to try lenses out and to get equipment for those unusual things. I was thinking of a rental for my trip to Yellowstone last week, but it isn't possible in my small town.
- M_Detay (832)
- [2007-09-29 12:18]
Excellent capture of this Willet in the sea. Well done.
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2007-09-29 12:52]
Super clarity in this wonderful action shot.
Great to see you posting some more of your fantastic images. It sounds like your having fun with your R&R down there in Florida. :)
- horia (16656)
- [2007-09-29 13:03]
Long time, no chat :)
It's nice to hear you are travelling and also helping some friends, plus also trying on some new gadgets :)
I think you did great to rent that excelent lens...it did give you the extra "comfort" and reach here.
I really like the way you managed to fereze the water here and therefore allow us to see those fine pieces of sand it is carrying around with the small waves.
The bird looks great, too - very nicely detailed and perfectly exposed.
All-in-all a wonderful job!
Take care and TFS
- joey (24909)
- [2007-09-29 13:48]
an exceptional shot of this "wave runner"
+++ Very well taken with every droplet and movement frozen in time. Superb sharpness and detail. Great composition.
--- Nothing :)
A special photo.
- Tamrock (1928)
- [2007-09-29 14:03]
very good capture on a very fine bird!
sharp with nice exposure and i like
the water around!
- lgfoto (1536)
- [2007-09-29 14:22]
Excellent crisp sharpness Scott.Very nice composition and harmonic colour tones.TFS
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-09-29 16:14]
You freezed the action very well, Scott.
Difficult to focus these birds, I think.
You managed it very well.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2007-09-29 16:17]
Hi Scott. Nice photo of this little bird dancing over the sea waves. Great sharpness and Bg.
I Guess he needs surfing table. Luis52.
- Janice (18832)
- [2007-09-29 17:07]
I love the title Scott. And I'd like to hear you sing: "pill-will-willet."
Great shot of the running bird. The waves and bird are all nice and sharp. Excellent action shot.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-09-29 17:20]
A wonderful freeze frame of this action.The details are sharp with wonderful detail.The focus is razor sharp.You can actually see grains of sand in the water.Excellent lighting and colours.TFS
- Dave (2178)
- [2007-09-29 18:24]
Wow! This bird looks like it is having a grand time! Excellent!
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2007-09-30 3:17]
Dynamic shot. Unusual and rare presentation. Great moment. Great sharpness and nice natural colors
I like it very much
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-09-30 3:28]
This fellow seems to enjoy the chilling effect provided by the sea!
Or maybe he's hoping for some food to be washed ashore...
A well composed image with good details in the plumage!
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-09-30 5:46]
Stunning capture, Scott!
I was never able to capture one of these little shorebirds still in the surf so I am just a tad jealous :)
Superb moment, perfect colours and details -- a capture and composition to be very proud of!
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-09-30 14:50]
Hello Scott, good work with the 100-400 ! Great bird shot full of movements from the water and from the bird. Well exposed and composed. Thanks,
- livios (16942)
- [2007-09-30 17:21]
Scott, a great image with much action.
Excellent sharpness, exposure and composition.
Great details upon the feathers.
- cecilia (4630)
- [2007-09-30 20:02]
Excellent! Look at the beautiful feather .. beautifully caught and composed in its natural environment...
Very sharp photo indeed...
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-10-01 0:36]
Wonderful shot and you have freezed a fabulous moment here. Very sharp image with neat focus and perfect lighting. I like the flashing waves and how the bird is running on it looking for food. Great action shot from your deft hands. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-10-03 9:25]
j'aime beaucoup cette image car on en devine le mouvement de la vague bien que tout soit figé.
l'oiseau est bien detaillé.
- cedryk (5270)
- [2007-10-07 16:55]
What an excellent, dynamic shot. I'm impressed by the spot-on focus and the way you frozen the entire action. The shutter speed!!!
Best greetings & TFS!
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2007-10-08 13:09]
hey, that one looks funny! And the frozen motion in both the runner and the waves looks just spectacular. Tremendous energy exploding in a superb composition.
Thank you! With best regards,
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-10-16 2:17]
precioso esta ave,
realmente espectacular la captura,
- hester (11638)
- [2007-10-22 10:11]
I love the sense of movement here and the sharp frozen action. Wonderfully composed and with lovely light
- tiklod (3397)
- [2007-12-03 7:56]
Hi again Scott,
AMAZING SHOT!!! Beautiful stopped motion of this wave. The details on bird ard cristal clear and sharp...
A GREAT SHOT AGAIN...
- loot (11276)
- [2008-01-07 15:49]
I almost shouted "Run baby run" for this little bird. The water and the movement seem so real on my screen that for a moment I was concerned that it was going to dump the little beach runner.
Lovely composition, amazing action, great colours, great exposure control, and spot on DOF.
Very well done and TFS.
- dejo (2242)
- [2008-01-14 0:59]
beautiful capture, fantastic details and composition
nicelly frozen moment for the perfect effect