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  • Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Today, 01:01 PM
    Andreas Liedmann replied to a poll crop quiz in Avian
    Hi Arash ... no problem if you say so . See it differently ... has got nothing to do with the subject if an image is sharp or not .... IMHO . BTW...
    10 replies | 269 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Today, 12:31 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a thread Little Grebe in Avian
    I like try water drop dripping from the beak but the IQ is a lacking here, doesn't look sharp to me. I would put the grebe a bit to the right and I...
    5 replies | 91 view(s)
  • arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 PM
    arash_hazeghi replied to a poll crop quiz in Avian
    I will reveal the answer soon I think because you have probably never seen a peregrine falcon you may not know what to expect i.e. what a sharp...
    10 replies | 269 view(s)
  • Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 PM
    Daniel Cadieux replied to a thread Wigeon in Avian
    I love it. Quite an appealing shade of blue too. Perfect head angle. Count me in as another who has filed this placed as a winter bucket-list bird...
    6 replies | 87 view(s)
  • Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Today, 12:10 PM
    The overlapping see-through wing feathers steal the show here. I much prefer the colour version though (or "color" for U.S. folks :t3)
    5 replies | 91 view(s)
  • Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 PM
    Daniel Cadieux replied to a thread Harlequin duck in Avian
    I'm with many of the others that I do like it portrayed dark as is, and also would experiment with a brighter version (while retaining the low-sun...
    7 replies | 81 view(s)
  • Stu Bowie's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 PM
    Stu Bowie replied to a thread Theme Common Eider Drake over ocean in Avian
    Hi Bill, excellent flying pose with the full downstroke of the wings. Well exposed, sharp, and the Eider pops from the darker water BG.
    3 replies | 73 view(s)
  • Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 PM
    Daniel Cadieux replied to a thread White-faced Heron in Avian
    It can be a discipline to zoom out wider at the time of unexpected action! Yes to being tight in the frame, and to the bird angling away if ever so...
    3 replies | 37 view(s)
  • Stu Bowie's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 PM
    Stu Bowie replied to a thread Wigeon in Avian
    Hi John, love the light and colours on the head, and the sharpness is spot on. The feather detail looks really good too. You have built up quite a...
    6 replies | 87 view(s)
  • Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 PM
    Daniel Cadieux replied to a thread Theme Pied-billed Grebe With Catfish in Avian
    Works well enough for me too. Nice concentric circles, especially the left half (blue rings on green water). Despite being small, removing the dark...
    2 replies | 28 view(s)
  • Stu Bowie's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 PM
    Hi Randy, you have certainly captured a dramatic head on flight pose in this - with an open beak to let you know he's on his way. I like the back lit...
    5 replies | 91 view(s)
  • Stu Bowie's Avatar
    Today, 11:56 AM
    Stu Bowie replied to a thread Harlequin duck in Avian
    Hi Alex, I like the light in this, and you have captured a good angled swimming pose. The raised feather adds interest, and the bubbling water takes...
    7 replies | 81 view(s)
  • Stu Bowie's Avatar
    Today, 11:53 AM
    Stu Bowie replied to a thread White-faced Heron in Avian
    Hi Paul, Herons are fairly large subjects, so you did well to get him in the frame, even though you have added canvas. Good show of the feather...
    3 replies | 37 view(s)
  • Stu Bowie's Avatar
    Today, 11:50 AM
    Stu Bowie replied to a thread Theme Pied-billed Grebe With Catfish in Avian
    Hi Joe, this fits the theme nicely, and a bonus that the Grebe has a meal. I really like the circular ripples around the Grebe.
    2 replies | 28 view(s)
  • Stu Bowie's Avatar
    Today, 11:48 AM
    Stu Bowie replied to a thread Darter or Snake bird in Avian
    Hi Jon, your vertical comp suits the pose, and you have managed a good HA too. Overall, well exposed, and good sharpness for 1/500. He's been perched...
    2 replies | 21 view(s)
  • Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Today, 11:46 AM
    Hi Jon ... does look quite nice overall , with some shortcomings in terms of perch .... not so important IMHO . Pose , color and detail/ sharpness...
    2 replies | 21 view(s)
  • Jonathan Ashton's Avatar
    Today, 11:45 AM
    Jonathan Ashton replied to a thread Marbled Godwit in Avian
    I really like this Krishna, I think the bright plumage is very well rendered. The background going from blue to light brown really compliments the...
    4 replies | 99 view(s)
  • Jonathan Ashton's Avatar
    Today, 11:43 AM
    Jonathan Ashton replied to a thread Wigeon in Avian
    Another beauty John, you have a really good location there these ducks seem to be very well lit and show great detail.
    6 replies | 87 view(s)
  • Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    Andreas Liedmann replied to a thread Harlequin duck in Avian
    Hi Alex ... a fine shot indeed . Personally i think contrast is a bit heavy in the subject and the blacks looking very dense . I would expect softer...
    7 replies | 81 view(s)
  • Jonathan Ashton's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    Taken in Keoladeo bird park hand held Olympus E-M1X Metering mode : Pattern Exposure program : Aperture priority Shutter speed : 1/500 sec...
    2 replies | 21 view(s)
  • Jonathan Ashton's Avatar
    Today, 09:32 AM
    Jonathan Ashton replied to a thread Harlequin duck in Avian
    It's a fine shot, I would suggest lifting exposure whilst preserving highlights.
    7 replies | 81 view(s)
  • Bill Dix's Avatar
    Today, 09:10 AM
    Bill Dix replied to a thread Harlequin duck in Avian
    Very nicely captured in turbulent waters. I like the dark mood of this. It looks like you managed to find one of the few crevices that allow you to...
    7 replies | 81 view(s)
  • Joseph Przybyla's Avatar
    Today, 09:06 AM
    I captured this image at Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County, Florida. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing. ...
    2 replies | 28 view(s)
  • Randy Stout's Avatar
    Today, 08:18 AM
    Randy Stout replied to a thread Harlequin duck in Avian
    Alex: Love the big waves, ruffled feathers, esp. the little tuft on the top of the head. I do agree the image reads a bit dark, but I am ok with...
    7 replies | 81 view(s)
  • Randy Stout's Avatar
    Today, 08:15 AM
    Randy Stout replied to a thread White-faced Heron in Avian
    Paul: Well exposed, like the background, nice color match of flowers to feet. Good job on canvas addition. He is angled slightly away. As you...
    3 replies | 37 view(s)
  • Randy Stout's Avatar
    Today, 08:09 AM
    Paul: Thanks for your thoughtful opinion. I do agree that the tonal range on the b&W image is quite limited. Almost graphic arts look perhaps. ...
    5 replies | 91 view(s)
  • Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Today, 03:26 AM
    Andreas Liedmann replied to a poll crop quiz in Avian
    As the detail is not well defined .... and lacking critical sharpness ... i think 20 % of FF . But then i am asking how small is the subject in the...
    10 replies | 269 view(s)
  • Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Today, 03:21 AM
    Andreas Liedmann replied to a thread Wigeon in Avian
    Hi John ... this looks as good as previous duck images . Very well done !!!
    6 replies | 87 view(s)
  • Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 AM
    Andreas Liedmann replied to a thread Little Grebe in Avian
    Thanks folks for your kind comments . Stu - framing was made to keep the ripples in the water , you are right :w3 Jon - will take a look about...
    5 replies | 91 view(s)
  • Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    Andreas Liedmann replied to a thread Lioness in Wildlife
    Thanks Jon ... much appreciated . Here you go ... the color version . Boring IMHO .... but for sure a matter of taste .
    2 replies | 57 view(s)
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