I thought the casque ob the head was for protecting it when they run after something into the forest without looking at, like an helmet?
Very nice picture. Good fading of foliage into the birds head. I wish they go back to "Download as Wallpaper at 1900 x 1220" and I wish there was a very brief description of equipment and settings used. The latter would be a very good learning tool for us that are working at getting more unique with our equipment.
Still love the website though and have for several years.
Almost all the pic is blurred. This is bad photography. A 8 year old can take a better pic than this.
With slapped on makeup, and eyelashes from the dress-up box, this old bird looks fearsome. I bet she knows all the gossip in the bush.
Excellent use of focus with only a tiny portion of the frame that is not blurred. The clash of blue on green is jarring - but I assume this was deliberate. Striking and powerful, well done Mr Ziegler.
Technicality / Composition / Content / X factor / originality = 7/10 zoom lenses
@Artist Praveen G Nair *great
@Vikram Singh Mr. Singh, rest assured that no 8 year old could take this photo, but then neither could anyone else that doesn't understand the basic principles of depth of field and the creative uses of such. Watch and learn.
@Vikram Singh Also when you are so close to something as beautiful as this bird I think the decision of what to focus is obvious and not as easy as it seams.
@Vikram Singh this is called selective focusing Vikram and this is widely used on the composition technicalities in photography if you want to isolate a small portion of your framing as your subject you can always rely on this technique.
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