- joey (24909)
- [2007-04-01 10:53]
Very good shot Steph!
Sharp and very well composed.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-04-01 11:18]
nice closeup shot of the bird, liked the sharpness of the image , good details captured, natural colour tones, nice pov, good dof,
tfs & regards
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-04-01 12:16]
Excellent portrait of the Ostrich against a great BG. Immaculate sharpness. I like that intense and gaping look. Very nicely composed and framed. Kudos.
- volkan (2425)
- [2007-04-01 12:40]
Great capture of this curious looking ostrich.
Nice portrait and sharpness.
- erayca (25)
- [2007-04-01 18:32]
Hi Steph,So sweet and very clear foto,I really liked it,well done..Joke is hilarious too..
- jcoowanitwong (13752)
- [2007-04-02 2:31]
Nice pov and well presented with this extreme close up. Love reading your joke.
- KiltedArab (7)
- [2007-04-02 9:59]
Your collection of bird portraits is pretty impressive, Steph - and this is no exception.
Great detail in his hairy wee had and good sharpness on the eye.
Original angle to the shot as well - congrats on a great capture!
- ramthakur (56119)
- [2007-04-02 13:45]
I presume you were in spot metering mode here, GPO.
Apparently, the focus on the eye is spot on, but the beak and the halo of hair around the face are considerably blurred.
The opulence of your bird park is such a blessing. You can pick and choose at will.
- peter_stoeckl (11490)
- [2007-04-02 14:12]
impressing, very expressive character portrait, looking wild and lively through the tight framing and the well handled falloff in sharpness towards the beak and the back. Focus perfectly placed, exposure well handled. Well done!
Good notes, and another nice, well told joke. Thank you!
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2007-04-02 16:58]
Bon portrait avec de beau détails et une belle mise au point de cette belle autruche.Tu as bien su capté son regard. Merci pour l'envoi et bonne journée.
Bravo et au revoir...JP
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-04-02 23:26]
That's a tad up close and personal wouldn't you say?! It's a fun capture. Having the center so sharp with blur to either side seems to work. Thanks for sharing it and the laugh.
Evelynn : )
- cecilia (4630)
- [2007-04-03 0:36]
Brilliant!!! this is gorgeous the colours and presentation and everything is perfect it works really well!
I truly love it....
- claudine (0)
- [2007-04-03 6:43]
Hey,hey Steph! I knew this one! Lol...
What a nice close-up of a so funny looking bird. I like this DOF with focus just on its eye; this is a real nice portrait! Did you know that it wasn't true that they put their head in the sand when they are afraid? I really wonder where this legend comes from :-) Thanks,
- John_F_Kennedy (3684)
- [2007-04-03 9:23]
Wonderful image. really is nice with great colours, sharpness.
- glazzaro (4605)
- [2007-04-03 15:19]
Nice close up with good detail, but for this bird I am not sure it helps! ;) Well taken.
- pauljk (226)
- [2007-04-03 21:54]
Hi Stephanie ,
Great in your face portrait of this guy. Good exposure and excellent composition with the strong diagonal.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-04-04 0:29]
The joke really suits this post well.The ostrich has character.It's fun just to look at it .Good DOF and POV,you made good eye contact with it.Very good details in the plumage.TFS
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-04-05 7:55]
excellent,cette autruche avait le bec collé a ta lentilles d'objectif!
un peu plus de profondeur aurait été souhaitable pour a voir le bon du bec bien net.
I have decided to use my smiley’s and critique the postings of ostriches on the site. I am so intrigued by this interesting bird and it is always a pleasure for me to search information about and look at pictures of them.
By the way did you see the cute baby ostrich posting that Loot has posted and dedicated to all the females of Trek Nature?
Please do yourself a favour and visit Junior. It is just too adorable for words. I am sure you will love it.
I must just add that I am not a great critiquer but I admire a good photo and if it is accompanied by a good note or story it makes it more appreciated.
Because I am not a photographer myself I love to look at all the beautiful photos posted on Trek Nature and wish I have started photography years ago. Unfortunately I am too old now. I just admire the talented people who do not mind to share their photographic experiences and knowledge with uninformed people like myself.
As a pensioner I spent most of my day, browsing through Trek Nature. One actually does not need another site
- erve (620)
- [2007-08-10 5:45]
really nice portrait, good crop, nice details and catchlight in the eye.