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Pelican Eye

Pelican Eye
: Badruddin Ali (badar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
: Animals
: 2007-04-08
: Birds
: Nikon D70S, Tokina ATX 400/5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/500
: 2007-12-15 0:42
: 4237
: 22
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The birds at Sea world allowed for very close approach.I tried making the eye the point of focus here.The yellow of the eye ring contrasting with the pink bill seemed interesting.Just trying.
The Australian pelican seemed to be quite common at most water bodies specially near habitation.

Full frame
Manual metering
Hand held

oki, taba, Adanac, Argus, Alex99, scottevers7 has marked this note useful
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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-12-15 3:39]

Hi Badruddin,
very well presented picture, with nice details and a great angle and POV!

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-12-15 4:18]

Hi Badruddin
very nice detail of the pelican face..
great and sharp details on it..
good colors, DOF, POV and firm arms... it's not easy to shot a tele with a 400mm even in 1/500..
well done.

Hi Badruddin,
Very good close up, good sharpness and clarity. nice colors and detail.

Hi Badruddin,
A great photo. The abstract idea of getting so close surely worked. It makes a slightly odd photo, but thats why I like it. Great details and DOF.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-16 19:56]

Hi Badruddin,
Wonderful close-up portrait shot with immaculate sharpness and lovely colours. Superb lighting and exposure with a precise DOF letting it stand out from the black Bg perfectly. Beautiful eye. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-24 6:42]

Hello Badruddin,
Wow, details are amazing, colors are beautiful. Superb work on this closeup Badruddin, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-12-24 12:41]

Hello Badruddin,
Superb close-up of an Australian Pelican's eye with great sharpness and detail. These guys are quite approachable but I never got that close when I was in Australia!
Great shot!
Thanks and best wishes for Christmas and 2008!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-25 20:46]

Hello Badruddin

The crop and composition is wonderful in this image.
Excellent focus and detail.The textures show well.
The colours are excellent,and the subtle pink and yellow really accent the shot.
Nicely done.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-26 11:08]

Hi, dear Badruddin.
Thanks for kind comments and greetings. My best wishes to you in coming New Year too.
Great portrait of the bird with brilliant details, sharpness and skilful cropping. Bravo.

Hi Badruddin,
I really like this extreme closeup and tight crop. This really makes a wonderful contrast between the yellow eye and pink bill. Exposure is very good, and nice crisp detail. Well done!

Cadrage du plus bel effet.
Bonne journe.

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