- Fortuna (72)
- [2011-07-20 13:59]
Great work with perfect BG and excellent foreground!
Parabéns e um grande abraço,
- atomas59 (3826)
- [2011-07-20 14:25]
Nice shot Karen,
Exposure, contrast and colors are just right.
Lovely composition, nice catch of that beautifull bird, which is sharp focus and well detailed.
- eldancer1 (23784)
- [2011-07-20 14:33]
Wow! I like it! Awesome capture of this bird! Great use of the dof with wonderful colors. Nicely framed. Well done, tfs.
- mbrito (13240)
- [2011-07-20 14:37]
Great photo with a very good sharpness, light and color, a perfect composition, and great contrast with the blurred b/g.
- Jan9376 (3539)
- [2011-07-20 15:51]
fantastic capture! Perfectly composed with an excellent use of DOF leading into the field. Great contrasts of colour and beautiful lighting. Nice sharpness and details.
- Mitch (0)
- [2011-07-20 16:29]
Your patience has paid off, Karen.
An excellent shot, and well stalked. The exposure is spot on, and the vibrancy of the yellow plants shines perfectly through the blur of the bokeh of the background.
Excellent detail in the plumage of the bird with great texture in the perch.
It'd be great to see a note telling us a bit more about the location, the species of the bird, why you were there, how you achieved the shot etc.
Patience pays . Good shot of this "Swainson's Hawk" A beautifull bird . Sharp and well positioned in the frame .
- Beger (23042)
- [2011-07-20 19:02]
Yes patience has paid off!
Excellent che clarity on the eye like if you had asked him to turn the head and to smile! :)
Sharp focus ...the blur on background makes like an interesting counterpoint here.
- brech (3045)
- [2011-07-20 19:31]
A very well done image with a good balance of your BG with your subject. Strong color and sharpness with a well composed overall image.
Very Well Done
- HienVy (4273)
- [2011-07-20 20:41]
It's a lovely image. You captured the eye perfectly.
Very nice POV.
- mvdisco (57237)
- [2011-07-20 20:50]
Very nice caught of view and details of this ''Hawk",
Excellent sharpness and focus to the bird with a blur field of colsa on background,
nicey composed and presented ,
very well done,
- rminkow (34772)
- [2011-07-20 21:53]
Hi Karen...beautiful image...well balanced composition with nice focus and shallow depth of field bringing out the subject.
- hifimusicdai (15641)
- [2011-07-20 21:55]
Great contrast produced by the dof - great clarity of the bird and lovely diffused yellow. Nice job
- nicou (50772)
- [2011-07-21 0:20]
Fantastique cpatage de cet oiseau, une merveille superbe avec ce fond jaune quelle iamge une merveille super compo la tête est parfaitement tournée et nous ragarde la classe.
Bravo et amitié
- parasbhalla (38525)
- [2011-07-21 2:25]
Most of the times, patience brings promising results and this one is a love example of that, Karen!
Amazing closeup shot with great details.
The eye of the bird is well focused against a marvelous BG.
The contrasts are superb and clarity is nice.
- tnahari (26007)
- [2011-07-21 5:59]
perfect close up. good timing. great focus and the right DOF.
- Teresat (15934)
- [2011-07-21 12:02]
boa tarde Karen
It is a spectacular capture...a good focus, good colors...and I always like to see the bright of the eye.
- eserrano (447)
- [2011-07-21 12:16]
Oh yes... I like it. In fact is beautiful. Congratulations!
- Regiomontana (3592)
- [2011-07-21 18:56]
Fantastic! What a great capture. The pose of the bird and the way it looks at the camera is incredible. I love the color of the flower field. Fine sharpness and well framed. TFS
Lovely shot of the hawk Karen, nice and sharp against a soft background.
My only criticism, if you had got down lower, you would turned a very good image into a great one.
I know I would be very proud to own this one.
- Jonathan (13973)
- [2011-07-22 5:23]
What a great clean image,the bird with its sights on you.Razor sharp image set against the contrasty blurry BG of the rape fields [ I think ].
- Saba (21534)
- [2011-07-22 9:26]
Hello Karen :)
This is Karen so beautiful painting, you had this happiness to see.
The beautiful bird in the gentle light on the yellow background looks wonderfully.
Very showy composition and perfect realization...congratulations!
Have and nice the weekend.
- gaillarde (6)
- [2011-07-22 9:35]
Capture attractive, with this background BG while yellow gives a nice contrast with the marvelous bird.
Excellent detail and presentation. TFS.
- Tomek (18766)
- [2011-07-22 14:02]
Absolutely excellent image Karen - all together with composition is just great and I can only send you big congratulations.
Regards - Tom
- jean11-3 (16374)
- [2011-07-22 14:07]
Hello Karen, WOW! I can't believe how close you are!
A beautiful shot, well thought out with plenty of space for the bird of prey to look into.
The sharp quality on the bird is excellent with a good bokeh.
Tfs, regards Jean.
- KurtPop (1059)
- [2011-07-22 19:31]
Excellent capture here with a great POV and a nice blurred background. The yellow field of flowers really sets the
bird off. Very nicely done. TFS.
- blinkie11 (42)
- [2011-07-23 8:41]
I like it. I didn't check my big book of birds or anything but I believe it's a Red tail hawk. The image is nice and sharp, good eye contact and catch light in the birds eye. The Canola makes a nice contrasting backdrop as well. Yes there is no sneaking up on these guys, birds of prey know you are coming before a week before you get there. Well done.
- CAROL50 (8960)
- [2011-07-24 7:37]
Wow , quite a catch Karen , a superb capture and pin sharp , lovely BG all this yellow helps make your subject stand out really well ,one i wish i had taken , congrats my friend ,
- Athila (4030)
- [2011-07-24 20:46]
Your main subject separates nicely from the BG because of color contrast and because of shallow DOF. Compostion is well balanced using the rule of third horizontally and vertically. Exposure and sharpness are excellent. A splendid image. TFS.
- loribird (5561)
- [2011-07-24 21:14]
WOW! Fantastic shot Karen. I am so sorry I am out of smilies for the day because I wish I had them to give. This is spectacular. Magnificent color, sharp detail and great dof. Looks like he is posing for you. Pefect placement in the frame and and just an amazing shot. TFS, Lori
- wackymob (6851)
- [2011-07-26 19:05]
Hi Karen, This is a teriffic shot with the yellow bg contrasting nicely with the hawk.Such a sharp image. Certainly a keeper. Wonder how long it will take for another catch like this.Fiona
- sela (8213)
- [2011-07-27 8:14]
Hi Karen, this is a dream! What a beautiful capture of this Hawk, you managed all perfecty. Vrry great work.TFS
- berger33 (6)
- [2011-08-14 16:41]
This is a fine shot in every way.The colors and light are ideal and the bird is in perfect focus.Best wishes Otto.
- Hormon_Manyer (2241)
- [2013-10-26 5:50]
Beautifully composed shot with great colors and sharpness also. Background is a little noisy, but this problem may easily be solved with using the free demo of Neat Image. Overall a great image. What a pity you didn't bother yourself with writing a decent note.
Best regards, László