- coasties (28054)
- [2007-09-09 1:01]
Hello my friend
Its great to see a post from you and I hope you are well. Wow... what a great shot. The extender has worked well for you. The image has all the elements to make it perfect and your model is beautiful. Stunning work. :-)
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2007-09-09 1:02]
Spectacular shot Gerhard.
Excellent detail and great DOF in this shot.
Perfect exposure and nice subtle colour.
Thanks for posting again.
(I hope you have an addictive personality ... we love seeing you here :)
- PeterZ (48610)
- [2007-09-09 1:37]
Great sharp photo with a lot of details. Fantastic natural clear colours, DOF, POV and composition. Superb BG.
- red45 (31094)
- [2007-09-09 1:56]
Good o see you again :-)
Real beauty. Ascetical composition, explosion of colours on bird's feathers, great POV. We missed you. your photos and Africa here my friend :-)
Tired of snow ;-) ?
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2007-09-09 1:58]
Perfect photo of kingfisher. Great composition, perfect homogenous buckground. Gray versus vivid red, orange and blue. Great job
- Servane (1138)
- [2007-09-09 2:17]
As usually, it's a delight!
Thank you very much.
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-09-09 4:30]
Good Morning Gerhard,
Superb image, tack sharp with rich color and very good detail/DOF...
The POV and composition are excellent.
Perfect exposure and a lovely BG, with that faint hint of color running behind the bird magic :)
Very well done!
- wishnugaruda (19361)
- [2007-09-09 4:31]
I'm jealous - what a great luck to see such a bird in nature and make such a fantastic shot - I love it, fantastic
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- darwin (1401)
- [2007-09-09 5:01]
Stunning image,color and light are superb,detail and highlites in plumage excellent. tfs
- pvs (14464)
- [2007-09-09 5:47]
Nice to see a post of you again,the capture is well balanced,POV is well chosen and the colors look great of this smallest (out of the 10 in the regio if I am right) kingfisher,well done and tfs
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-09-09 8:03]
Hello Gerhard, that's a beautiful shot of that Kingfisher. Razor sharp focus, perfect exposure and great details in the feathers. Lovely colors that stand out against the nice background. Thanks,
- MMM (11425)
- [2007-09-09 11:38]
Very nice image.Well compose and very sharp .Details and colors are beautiful.Also excellent light.
A beautiful shot that displays excellent detail and spot on colors. How close were you to this kingfisher? The ones down in the Columbia River between Oregon & Washington are extremely skittish and hard to aproach. :)
- Runnerduck (1851)
- [2007-09-09 12:19]
Ooh hello, good to see you posting again. This is lovely; great detail, texture and colour.
Great work, thanks for sharing.
Your lens performed beautifully with the extender. There is wonderful sharpness and the colors are really lovely. It feels like one could just reach out and touch the soft feathers. This little fellow looks like he got cheated in the tail department but more than makes up for it with his impressive bill.
Evelynn : )
- jossim (12636)
- [2007-09-09 18:20]
Superbe portrait de cet oiseau. Bravo pour les belles couleurs éclatante et la netteté.
Félicitation et merci pour le partage.
- joey (24909)
- [2007-09-10 5:30]
a stunning shot of this Kingfisher.
Amazing detils and colours.
Perfect DOF and pale BG which causes the bird's colours to stand out even more.
Very well done,
- Mana (18578)
- [2007-09-10 5:46]
Beautiful Kingfisher and you have captured it in all its glory. Amazing colours and sharpness on its plumage and a fabulous pose presented. The BG looks so special and enhances the beauty of the shot. The lighting is superbly handled and I like your POV. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2007-09-11 23:05]
In general I love this bird, but here he is realy wonderful. Impressive Canon material in good hands ;-)
The "+++++" : composition, nice subject, pose on branch, POV, great sharpness, great DOF, neutral blured BG, colors, exposure, useful complementary note...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations my friend and thanks for sharing,
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2007-09-12 9:36]
crisp clear shot with perfect colors composition and DOF.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2007-09-12 18:07]
The isolation created by the big lens and extender has done a superb job seperating this fellow from the backround. A spot on exposure with fill flash has colors and detail looking stunning. Very well composed and presented. Great camera work!
- carper (8439)
- [2007-09-13 9:51]
a marvelous shot Gerhard,
well with me it's going very well. I keep running my photo's on tredkearth and I think I am doing it good there. I try to do it good. With the macro's it is going not so good this seison because the bad summer weather. Nice to speak to you.
have a good day my friend.
- mogens-j (20)
- [2007-09-13 13:03]
Yes, I am very well indeed and thank you for the words. I am not contributing much for the time being because this site it so slow that I am almost falling a sleep waiting for the sides.
This picture is excellent. Lots of details even in the very small feathers - each straw can be seen very clear. Colours are bright and very natural. Well blurred background setting off the bird in a very nice and clear way. Well thought composition with the bird out of centre.
There has been a lot of King Fisher pictures on this site in the past but I think this one is among the very best. Thanks a lot for sharing this beauty.
- Janice (18832)
- [2007-09-17 2:27]
He seems to have a smile just for you - I can see the twinkle in his eye... Beautifully captured Gerhard, perfect all over,
- PDP (11769)
- [2007-10-07 10:32]
I do hope you are well. This is a superb shot. Lovely and close. You must be very pleased with it. Great colours and technical details. Excellent.
Have you changed your email? I got a bouncer today.
Do you realise it's nearly two years ago? Where does the time go?