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White Bird on Longboat Key

Posted by
Jerry (Tampa, United States) on 9 February 2007 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This was a curious beautiful friend that came to visit when we were at Longboat Key!

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 100 300 mm

Sidonie from Sydney, Australia

Fantastic clarity! This is one of the best so far.

9 Feb 2007 6:02am

@Sidonie: I certainly appreciate that Sidonie!!! have a great weekend!

objectif-plume from Belgium

superbe! cette photo est grandiose

9 Feb 2007 6:15am

@objectif-plume: Je merci pour les mots gentils mon ami !

psylocke from Philippines

great clear shot.
wish i had a lens like yours.
mine is only up to 55mm. still need to save up from a telephoto lens.

9 Feb 2007 6:29am

@psylocke: Thank you kindly psylocke!

Shiva from Kajang, Malaysia

good white balance Jerry! White feathers are almost impossible to photograph on a hot sunny day here in Malaysia

9 Feb 2007 7:26am

@Shiva: Thanks for the encouragement Shiva!

Behrooz from Tehran, Iran

That's a fantastic shot.

9 Feb 2007 7:31am

@Behrooz: As always, I certainly appreciate your comments Behrooz!

Craiger from Vacaville, California, United States


9 Feb 2007 8:37am

@Craiger: Always appreciate your comments Craiger!

Anne from White Rock, Canada

Absolutely fantastic Jerry! When I used to print in my darkroom - it was hard to see if light colors were well focussed or not from the negative image - so I always looked for the eyes! Well - you got the eye detail so the rest has to be perfect at that fstop. Beautiful Bird.

9 Feb 2007 10:34am

@Anne: Anne - you really know how to encourage me! I appreciate your kind words!

Ashwin from India

Wow! This is stunning.
Amazing details and
I love the number of shades of white here.

9 Feb 2007 11:02am

@Ashwin: Ashwin - many thanks for these kind words!

Manuela Photography from Hainburg (near Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Fantastic! I feel like reaching my hand out to touch these fluffy feathers ;)

9 Feb 2007 11:57am

@Manuela Photography: Your encouragement is greatly appreciated!

Still from Valence, France

Wow! Impressive capture and impressive glance! The texture of the feathers is really superb!

9 Feb 2007 12:32pm

@Still: J'apprécie vos mots gentils mon ami ! beaucoup de merci !

purelysnow from Chengdu, China

What an amazing picture - the face is so detailed and clear. Fantastic timing too, because that bird coulda moved at any moment!

9 Feb 2007 12:59pm

@purelysnow: I certainly appreciate your kind words purelysnow!

Dan Meyers from Macomb, United States

Great clear vibrant image Jerry. I enjoy viewing your work every day. Thanks for your comment this morning. Very appreciated.

9 Feb 2007 1:30pm

@Dan Meyers: Your encouragement is greatly appreciated Dan!

jennifer radio from United States

What a beautiful bird. Nice capture!

9 Feb 2007 1:37pm

@jennifer radio: Thanks much lady jennifer!

Colour blind from Tokyo, Japan

unbelievable Jerry!! I can't believe you got such clarity at 300mm and an iso of 100 with an f stop of 8.0. Colour me impressed mate. Great job!!

9 Feb 2007 2:13pm

@Colour blind: I certainly appreciate your kind words of encouragement!

Wayne from Melbourne, Australia

Well like the rest have said...great job Jerry! I really like the graceful curve of the bird's neck and how you've captured say nothing of the eyes and the feather detail =D...Nice one!

9 Feb 2007 2:34pm

@Wayne: Wayne - you kind words are greatly appreciated!!!

Roland from Amstelveen, Netherlands

Quite an eyecatcher or should i say you caught his eye perfectly!?

9 Feb 2007 2:38pm

@Roland: Thanks for the kind words Roland!

Josie Soho from Noho, United States

Nice catch! Reminds me of National Geographic. :)

9 Feb 2007 3:45pm

@Josie Soho: Josie - you are too kind! I certainly appreciate the encouragement!

Jen from United States

Absolutely gorgeous Jerry!!! Should be in a magazine!!!

9 Feb 2007 4:12pm

@Jen: jen - your kind words are greatly appreciated!

Kaushal from Netherlands

Super Shot Jerry!!

9 Feb 2007 6:37pm

@Kaushal: Thank you Kaushal! and have a great weekend!

badala from Leiria, Portugal

Looks fabulous! I love all the details...

9 Feb 2007 6:45pm

@badala: Many thanks for the encouragement!

dYe from Cambridge, United States

Oh my! Your friend is lucky to have such a wonderful portrait taken of him.

9 Feb 2007 10:01pm

@dYe: Thank you dYe! I certainly appreciate your kind words!

Darren from Japan

Really nice portrait there Jerry.

9 Feb 2007 10:46pm

@Darren: I certainly appreciate the kind words Darren!

Untitled from Kyoto, Japan

Wow...thought this guy was just about to jump out of the screen the detail is so clear. Wonderful shot.

10 Feb 2007 5:00am

@Untitled: Your kind words are appreciated!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

Really cool shot Jerry, suddenly my screen turned into something like Harry Potter photos of the Newspaper and this little fellow turned his head to his left and started to watch me carefully... Wonderful detail, congratulations!

10 Feb 2007 2:55pm

@Alfredo J. Martiz J.: Once again - I am humbled by your kind words!

M.E. from Encino, United States


10 Feb 2007 4:00pm

@M.E.: Big thanks M.E.

Newbie from Karachi, Pakistan

superb work did u get it to be so still ?

10 Feb 2007 7:55pm

@Newbie: thanks Newbie - I used a stun gun - LOL - no, I was just lucky...

bachodi from Chennai, India

whhoow... beautifu... do you shoot them ..? i thought it was stuffed first.

11 Feb 2007 6:12am

@bachodi: Many thanks bachodi! Actually the bird was so curious of me that he got so close that it make my job much easier - he was a beautiful animal! Thanks again for visiting!

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

Excellent capture Jerry. Would you mind telling me what lens you are using?

11 Feb 2007 1:09pm

@Jerry - a moment in time [...]: Thanks Jerry - I was using an inexpensive 75-300, the bird was very curious and ave me every opportunity to get decent shot. Lucky, I guess!

1/500 second
ISO 100
300 mm