Don't know his name little birdy
- bluepianowaits (2596)
- [2008-01-28 6:37]
Great shot of this mystery bird. like the BG and its long legs are amusing
- vandana2923 (22207)
- [2008-01-28 6:37]
Quick from office :-)
Sorry, don't know what this bird is...
But I liked the way he is standing on that rock. Very nice composition and details.
I also see he is from the zoo, as he's tag on his (skinny) legs.
You got very nice bird from Biodome. TFS
ps: yes, I've marked the July 1st week, and in May will book tickets.
- japiey (9460)
- [2008-01-28 6:55]
Fantastic shot, John.
This is amazing.
Sharp, and detailed.
All the best.
- boomcat (16869)
- [2008-01-28 7:04]
a lovely shot of this little bird with amazing long legs.. :) remind me of a model.. i also don't know the name of this bird.. probably Mario know :)
kind regards, terry
- Urfaust (13317)
- [2008-01-28 7:08]
ciao John.. excellent perform!! this bird has long legs, it looks like its habitats are pools or rivers of little lakes, isnt it? nice details (the identification mark means its species is under protection).. i like this perfect focused capture! colours are nice too!.. well done!
- sorinabal (7532)
- [2008-01-28 7:36]
I don't know the bird's name, but for sure, you captured it very well. Beautiful presentation and very usefull note.
Have not dealt with raw yet so the tut is greatly appreciated.
After looking in my bird book its from the sandpiper family "Calidris". There are several varieties and this bird is photograhed in winter where its plumage would change somewhat so pinning down its real name is a bit tough, as bird books have a tendency to show us their underbellies and rear end a bit more. So conclusion... flip it on its backside so I can see.
Great shot John
The dark BG works perfectly here to set off the little bird. Great stuff.
The composition is superb
P.S. I wish you would try to make your exposure, colour, contrast and levels corrections in RAW and compare with the method you are now using. You will find that you can make subtler adjustments and improve your workflow!
- shelbeesmom (58278)
- [2008-01-28 7:52]
Lovely little birdy! I have two great bird books that identifies most birds on the North American Continent, and some in Europe! I will look to see if I can tell what it is! In the meantime, it's a Great shot, nice sharpness!
- Beger (23042)
- [2008-01-28 8:02]
You show us an excellent bird photo! I like the simple composition emphasizing the pose of the sandpiper against the black BG. Very nice contrast and colors. The presentation is elegant. Bravo! Annie
- gunershot (22328)
- [2008-01-28 8:57]
Ben little birdy' yi çık sevdim.
Çok güzel poz vermiş.
Wonderful shot and good pov. Tfs.
- mvdisco (57237)
- [2008-01-28 8:59]
Lovely bird with long legs:) nice picture and well presented and composed with beautiful details and sharpness, Excellent POV. and great catching very well done..
- kbeall (3598)
- [2008-01-28 9:51]
A very special shot, and the post-processing is very effective . . . Bravo!
I don't know why it would be, but it looks like a sandpiper to me . . . I find them fascinating at the beach and have one of my own that I haven't posted yet.
P.S. I've been practicing . . . I followed your recipe for the frame that you put in my workshop, and it worked just fine. But I do feel like I'm trying to learn how to eat with chopsticks. I could select a color with the eyedropper, but couldn't find the fill tool to pour it into the frame. Also, I haven't posted it, because I'm not happy yet with the crop, and I'm all thumbs using that part of the program. But hopefully the learning curve will kick in soon.
Creative juices right now are being spent on music--my other passion--working on a song for my daughter's upcoming wedding. Take care!
- coed1992 (6048)
- [2008-01-28 10:06]
good capture of this bird John with good sharpness , superb composition as well.well done.
- Janone (0)
- [2008-01-28 10:36]
Kwam ie op hoge poten naar je toe, met knikkende knieen ?
Zo te zien is ie getrouwd, met die ring om zijn poot.
Als je het niet in Canada had geschoten, zou ik gezegt hebben,
Mooie foto tagen die zwarte achtergrond. Good shot.
Groeten van Jan
- salmi (4755)
- [2008-01-28 11:10]
Oh, thanks a lot for the explanations how you work in CS3, it's very usual for me.
A great picture, excelent focus, colors and details. Again a good lesson from you John, thanks!
Kramar frċn Sverige! Ha en bra kväll!
- Viking (4383)
- [2008-01-28 11:15]
Simpel mooi John
Bedankt nog een keer voor de CS 3 uitleg
- tibig (7565)
- [2008-01-28 11:36]
A beautiful image and thanks for the long tech note.
- macgarret1 (1359)
- [2008-01-28 13:28]
A superb close-up picture John! Nice and sharp with great detail and clarity. Will ask my 'twitcher' friend, Paul, if he can identify the bird! Interesting and informative note too.
- bizsu (717)
- [2008-01-28 15:02]
Superb photo. Good job, and good shot. Sharpness. Beautiful bird. Congrat.
Best regards, Zsú
- Marylou (12817)
- [2008-01-28 15:03]
Hi John :)
Wow ! You are as better as Mario (EOSF1) to capture birds ! Amazing sharpness and light, very wonderful shot my dear friend !
- Nikas (2034)
- [2008-01-28 16:22]
Hi my friend!
Wonderful picture, great macro and colours and he have funny legs!
Kisses to you Joao!
- c_rapp (7535)
- [2008-01-28 17:21]
Don't know the name but he is cute and by 'cheating' I see he's a sandpier (had to know myself) Great pose and details always love your framing. TFS
- yamataraja (7662)
- [2008-01-28 17:24]
That's a very good shot of the Lesser Yellolegs (Tringa flavipes) belonging to the family of Scolopidaes
That's a common shore bird that breeds in the Northern part of canada, and winters in the south of USA. we see it in his migration here. It's an eays shot but the photo is very sharp.
- Dian (246)
- [2008-01-28 17:54]
John, you captured this little guys good side perfectly. I like the contrast between the bird and the background, it makes your friend stand out beautifully. Great composition here.
Thank you for sharing your process.
- chrisJ (55124)
- [2008-01-29 0:27]
Good sharpness & dof, on the bird, Excellent colour & sharpness, & superb framing. Tfs!
- John_F_Kennedy (9935)
- [2008-01-29 1:15]
Very beautiful shot. Wonderful composition and nice lights. Well done.
- tanburi (44392)
- [2008-01-29 2:26]
Sorry, I dont know its name, but I think it isa elegant bird. I like diagonal position of rock and dark background,
- Kiwis (13118)
- [2008-01-29 2:31]
Wow! Beautiful capture! Details clear, colors superbs. Photo digne d'un National Geographic :) Thanks my friend.
- PierreFrigon (15473)
- [2008-01-29 4:56]
BTW, I think his name is George :-).
- Photograph2u (0)
- [2008-01-29 7:09]
Hi bro, well done on the sandpiper. You are looking for birds too as I can see.
Do you like the biodome? I've never been yet. I plan to go next summer with Ben.
I would like to shoot birds, butterflies etc. This is I guess, one of the best places to go for rare varieties.
Take care, sis :)
- izmirli (17370)
- [2008-01-29 8:29]
merhaba sevgili arkadaşım.
wonderful lovely picture,wonderful note.good colours.well done my friend.
- Refugee (25554)
- [2008-01-29 13:13]
Lovely PP work John, well composed with good colour and detail. I am going out on a limb here and saying that it is probably a Common Greenshank (Tringa Nebularia. They migrate south to as far as Tasmania. TFS,
- boonie (7842)
- [2008-01-29 13:34]
Hi John - cute little guy - interesting that he has a bracelet/band. Some one must be tracking his movements. Sharp image - well presented - wonderful colors. Bravo
- kulimpapat (7315)
- [2008-01-29 16:23]
Nice shots on this bird and very sharp... congrats
- WMcK (6837)
- [2008-01-29 17:50]
I like this little sandpiper very much John. Great colour and detail . His eye is well captured as he watches us. Lovely presentation, and very interesting notes. TFS
- Josine (4069)
- [2008-01-29 23:36]
What a beautiful scenery Johnny, excelent POV, great colors and composition.
You did a great job!
- denizler (11459)
- [2008-01-30 6:26]
Hi Dear John:)
Very Beautiful capture of this bird with good sharpness , superb composition.
- milas (34114)
- [2008-01-30 8:28]
Merhaba myfriend John...
verynice comp..and shot ..superb colors and pov..bravo...selamlar
- Mitra (16)
- [2008-01-30 8:50]
Lovely shot of this little bird with amazing long legs. Well done.
- twin (7374)
- [2008-01-30 14:53]
it is called yesilbacak in turkish, and ....
En. Greenshank, Da. Hvidklire, Du. Groenpootruiter, Fi. Valkoviklo, Fr. Chevalier aboyeur, Ge. Grünschenkel, It. Pantana, No. Gluttsnipe, Sp. Archibebe claro, Sw. Gluttsnüppa...
nice portrait really... and it is juvenille as I can see...
I see a bird photographer is groving :) ...
John... be sure you need some extra equipment... you know that is a bottle with full of vodka...
- inaam (4859)
- [2008-01-30 15:51]
Hola Señor John,
A beautiful moment of the nature is aesthetically composed. Stance of the bird is gorgeous. Well done my friend.
Thanks for sharing this image.
- Hendrika (19218)
- [2008-01-31 5:16]
Uhm - eens kijken hij heeft wel erg lange pootjes - we noemen hem gewon de Canadese Steltloper.
John, moet heerlijk geweest zijn daar.
Snelle groet vanuit het Arubaanse.
- Fons (16615)
- [2008-01-31 7:40]
allo JOHN het is een kleine snip
zo te zien is ze nog geringd ook!
- mbrito (13240)
- [2008-01-31 10:00]
Only one word: Perfect.
My regards, mb
- vsinopoulos (13123)
- [2008-01-31 10:17]
I am amazed how you are advancing with photoshop, who said that an old timer cannot catch up with technology LOL!!!!
Very nice shot, I like the very good exposure, the excellent DOF and the sharpness. The PP work done is quite good and with the rate you are going you will be a wizard.
- TheMystic (5921)
- [2008-01-31 15:34]
Hi John! By now you must have gotten a ton of guesses as to what this bird is. I guess it's some sort of Plover. Out west, we have Killdeere (look like that, but rings around the collar). They are funny to observe when they are protecting their young. When you get close to their nest, they will pretend to have a broken wing and lead you away from the nest site, all the while squaking with a shrill voice.
- tucancr (3041)
- [2008-01-31 16:35]
Very nice bird, very detail and sharp, good composition.
- Hitbit (5918)
- [2008-02-01 1:08]
Zo john ook in de vogels;-) Mooie plaat man en goed PP werk zo met die zwarte achtergrond. Hoe die heete dat ben ik vergeten.
Wacht nog steeds op 1 steentje:-(
A big smiley for this one John! I don't know where my first critique went on this photo. Very good John & I did say that you got a great critique from Twin so what more do you want!!! :} Don
- kokos101 (27958)
- [2008-02-02 3:09]
wonderful bird shot, great sharpness.
- Juliet (22323)
- [2008-02-02 11:25]
Ahhhhhh- one of my favorites. This is an awesome shot of this little critter- wonderful lighting and details. TFS Julie
- juyona (10173)
- [2008-02-02 14:36]
Hola amigo John,
detalles y buena compo...
creo que es un "tringa flavipes".
muchos saludos TFS.
- efi (3730)
- [2008-02-03 0:42]
i loved this bird's very naif shot.very sharp and eleganth infront of a black BG.tfs..
- evanrizo (802)
- [2008-02-05 3:30]
Hi John, the best is that the background is black and so we have the best impression of this very nice-lovely being, I do not need the name the image is enough for me to enjoy it.
Havea nice evening.
- MLINES (9125)
- [2008-02-05 14:52]
Hi John, I like the dramatic effect of having diagonal black as the upper background. It gives a very striking effect. Good notes too. TFS. Murray.
A fine composition with this fluffy little fellow!
Good details in the plumage, and the long yellow legs are real eye-catchers...
I haven't done any bird photography, but it seems like those who are into it really get hooked!
- gnangarra (36)
- [2008-09-17 7:45]
It may be just be a sandpiper,
then maybe its passing friend....