On the Hunt!
Excellent shot, and nice bird too!
Look at the horizon... water is running down to the right (look at the circles on the water).
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-05-15 3:49]
Ready to attack? I belive this bird it! ;> Very nice colours, and beauty composition. It is really very "mobile" photo. DOF, POV and details are very good. Bravo also for the note.
TFS and have a nice day!
- deblink (1258)
- [2007-05-15 4:06]
Great looking bird you have capture in this image, lovely colours. The quality of the image is just superb. I like it very much.
- joey (24909)
- [2007-05-15 5:10]
a decent shot with great composition and POV.
The horizon is a bit wonky but doesn't matter too much.
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-05-15 6:17]
Excellent capture of this elegant Avocet in a nice pose. Sharp details and lovely colours. Nice reflection in the rippled water too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2007-05-15 7:01]
I like this picture a lot. The bird is on the hunt and it is clearly visible from the movement in the picture. Very good light, focus and DOF. Well done.
- Raptorman (10388)
- [2007-05-15 7:59]
Hello Manyee , very good sature colors and good POV , good luck.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-05-15 8:53]
Hi Man Yee
Another very beautiful capture from you!
The pose of this cute bird here is excellently caught by you and the contrast between her and the environment is just terrific!
Good details and lovely colors, too!
Bravo and TFS
- MMM (11425)
- [2007-05-15 9:32]
Beautiful shot of that bird ( one of my favorite).Excellent POV and the image is very sharp.I like the details that we see in the plumage.The colors are very nice and I love the reflextion in the water.
- garyfudge (1098)
- [2007-05-15 9:42]
super image of very high quality.
Love the action.
You must have very good light to get a shutter speed of 1/1600.
- PeterZ (48618)
- [2007-05-15 11:33]
Fantastic photo of this Avocet. Colours, light, composition and POV are great. The bird is really walking and water is really streaming.
- Tamrock (2029)
- [2007-05-15 12:24]
great picture on this very
sharp with good composition
- Argus (50624)
- [2007-05-15 14:45]
Fine capture of the American Avocet, even though it is 'sloping' a bit.
Nice and sharp with good detail, color and lighting set in a fine compo.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- falke (1863)
- [2007-05-15 16:42]
Yes, this is great! I really like the pose and composition but isn't the water leaning a bit... ;o)
Fine colours, sharpness and crop.
- loot (11276)
- [2007-05-15 18:44]
A lovely capture of this fine looking marsh bird and a genuine homebred CA resident at that. Not like some other postings that came and flew away as we've seen from another dubious and pilfering photographer. Well, as expected, his deeds were uncovered and he has been foreclosed in disgrace.
The composition is good and I think it was a wise choice to include the reflection even though it is slightly distorted by the waves. The colours are well saturated and the details are nice and sharp. The darkish water surface created a great contrasting BG and the exposure was spot-on.
Well done and TFS.
PS. Ha-ha-ha, please pardon my giggles, but it's not everyday that one gets the opportunity to point out some minor nit in one of your postings. Old tweezer beak here seems to be feeding on the downhill and might miss lunch altogether, but there is probably enough said about that so I won't even mention it. Mum's the word.
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-05-15 19:29]
Alo Manyee, Impressive capture of this Avocet, what a beauty, fantastic collors and details, the BG is explendid!
The bird's expression is priceless...well done..
- coasties (28054)
- [2007-05-16 2:58]
Lovely colours in the plumage. I also like the broken reflection. It gives a great effect. Nice one! :-)
- jrubiocasado (6096)
- [2007-05-16 6:30]
Preciosa avoceta la que nos muestras...
- rousettus (19810)
- [2007-05-16 16:36]
Wonderful capture. Colours, BG and action very nice. Shadow supply richness to it.
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2007-05-17 13:39]
Very nice shot of this multicolored advocet. you captured it in a very nice striking pose. :)
- spalaxtr (5868)
- [2007-05-19 3:31]
Yhis is really very nice. Wonderful animal ve great capture. TFS