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julialp 14 9 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 10:08AM
Lovely shot - exposure is just right to get the texture/detail in the feathers on the right,

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messhai 13 8 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 10:13AM
Brilliant! Love the clarity and detail! Nice pose too! Wink Ade
shane 13 7 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 10:17AM
Totally superb detail and colours

lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 10:19AM
Great shot - can't help feeling it needs rotating through 90 degrees though.

27 Sep 2004 10:19AM
Great composition, good detail, very well captured indeed.
simont 14 2.3k 4 England
27 Sep 2004 10:21AM
Susie, what a fantastic shot. Just love those eyes.
27 Sep 2004 10:22AM
very nice shot and great lighting
rosie42 13 7 Australia
27 Sep 2004 10:28AM
Thank you each for taking the time to view and comment - your feedback is very much appreciated.
Susie :o)

And yep, Chris ... I know what you mean about the rotation!
bcen 13
27 Sep 2004 10:30AM
Wow, very sharp! Nice shot, very well executed indeed.
ashley 14 167 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 10:42AM
nice shot & composition

eafy 14 9 Australia
27 Sep 2004 10:56AM
They keep getting better and better!
User_Removed 14 239 7 England
27 Sep 2004 11:05AM
Nice shot.I love these birds they are natural cartoon charcters & you have captured this one really well. Like the framing too.
davek 15 22 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 11:20AM
I like the shot with the unusual pose. I just wonder if it might be helped if you could remove the other birds from the background ? Then your main subject would really stand out. Otherwise, I agree with the comments previously, good detail and lighting.
rosie42 13 7 Australia
27 Sep 2004 11:28AM
Really appreciate your feedback everyone - thank you!

Dave - agreed ... I wanted to blur the background before posting, but as a newbie I have yet to develop PS skills to the desired level. I recently enrolled in a PS course, but regrettably I've subsequently had to cancel due to work travel commitments. :o(
Will certainly fix when I posess the knowhow ... thank you very much for your suggestion - I'm certainly keen to learn all I can!

Susie :o)
leedsgh 13 496 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 11:51AM
Those feathers look awesome!

Great work

hobbs 14 1.3k United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 12:14PM
Lovely shot, stands out really well. click
27 Sep 2004 12:59PM
Fantastic capture, Susie. Click

jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 1:24PM
super shot.
johnjrp 14 432 5 Australia
27 Sep 2004 1:46PM
Great shot and detail. IMHO the frame is distracting. John
stewe 15 126
27 Sep 2004 2:05PM
I disagree about the rotation. It is fine and gives a different result from the 'norm'. I like this a lot. One point.. I am not a great fan of framing images on this site. This is a great shot but loses a little because of the frame. I would suggest don't do frames, Your shots stand out well on there own... IMHO..

proberts 14 218 4 Wales
27 Sep 2004 4:20PM
Excellent shot Susie,fabulous detail and colours,well done*click*
27 Sep 2004 4:20PM
Susie this is great :o) I love the picture, but I'm also in awe of the quality of these pictures .. this is just so clear and crisp. Excellent .. *click*

Denise 16 279
27 Sep 2004 4:45PM
Amazing detail!
stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 4:51PM
Best of the series! Click
epavelin 14 180
27 Sep 2004 6:54PM
Wow! Lovely colours and an unusual pose!


mrarth 13 12
27 Sep 2004 6:54PM
baker58 14 101 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 7:11PM
Great detail and super colours.

bassan 15 9
27 Sep 2004 9:43PM
zippie 14 1.3k England
28 Sep 2004 12:33AM
Can't get any better.....surely ?

28 Sep 2004 11:57AM
very very nice colours!!! love it!
28 Sep 2004 5:21PM
Great work Susie, love the clarity of detail and stunning colours, you've really used the light well on these...Click, Mac
willbrealey 13 253
29 Sep 2004 12:55PM
Absolutely wonderful, I love it Susie!
scottydog 13 206
29 Sep 2004 12:58PM
fantastic detail rosie. very sharp and like the usual angle of the birds head.

ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2004 8:31PM
Great sharp detail and wonderful colour, the pose is well caught to make an unusual composition.
UserRemoved 14 6.2k 1
29 Sep 2004 10:40PM
Almost graphic in the sharpness of detail - excellent. Very well spotted and captured √ΜΛЯΚ
rosie42 13 7 Australia
29 Sep 2004 11:02PM
Thank you so much everyone for your kind remarks and feedback - always appreciated.
Susie :o)
old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
30 Sep 2004 8:32AM
Missed this yesterday. An absolutely superb shot!
stevem 13 238 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2004 1:47PM
That's excellent - missed it - really vibrant & sharp - beautiful light.
Outstanding shot, well done.
csurry 16 9.2k 92
1 Oct 2004 1:11PM
These birds are fantastic - would love the opportunity to shoot them (with a camera). That eye alone deserves some attention.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
2 Oct 2004 11:34AM
That Pelican can shure move around . Like heleecan Smile) Couldn't resist that . Very sharp and a different portrait .
rosie42 13 7 Australia
2 Oct 2004 11:48AM
Thank you Jim, Steve, Richard, Cheryl and Mavis ... appreciate you dropping by!
Susie :o)
magda_indigo 14 418 England
2 Oct 2004 11:51PM
deserves an award, soooo, INDIGO AWARD , so very original and beautiful, click (*:*)
rosie42 13 7 Australia
3 Oct 2004 12:24AM
Woohoo - my very first award, let alone a much-coveted INDIGO AWARD! Thank you, thank you!
*curtsies to tumultuous applause*
Susie ;o)
steve neil 13 597 Australia
4 Oct 2004 11:47AM
Love it, beautiful subject - big click (get that DOF right Susie and you're on to a winner with these shots)
Luv all your Pelican shots, this one is just excellent!! What great colours!!!
Click to ya!!
Suzan Smile
dark_lord Plus
14 2.2k 540 England
11 Oct 2004 11:11AM
Good shot of the bird actually doing something, rather than just being static - well shot. Lighting is very nice too.
PatriciaWilson 14 615 58 Greece
23 Oct 2004 6:53AM
This is a brilliant shot. absolutely perfect, love it!
rosie42 13 7 Australia
23 Oct 2004 11:00PM
Thank you everyone for your feedback - always much appreciated!
Susie :o)
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
29 Jun 2005 12:17PM
Excellent Susie... Difficult lighting well controlled. Like the colouring and tonality very much...

C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
20 Jul 2005 10:24AM
Portraits of birds aren't really my cup of tea but this is fantastic.
I love the sharp detail and the sharp lines of feathers sticking out.The colours here are also very nice and the eye is unreal!
The exposure is good with no burnt out areas and I like the crop and frame...
The only downside is that the background is a little distracting but I wish I had it in my collection - well done.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
29 Sep 2005 5:05AM
Hard to say anything that not has been said, great picture.

bauer 13
1 Oct 2005 8:22AM
Fantastico..Es una fotografa de concurso..Clickk.
rosie42 13 7 Australia
1 Oct 2005 9:05PM
Thanks so much, everyone - your impressions are much appreciated ...

Susie :o)
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
9 Oct 2005 11:45PM
What a beautiful shot Susie. Vibrant colour and great crop. PAul
rosie42 13 7 Australia
10 Oct 2005 1:38PM
Cheers, Paul - thank you for taking the time to view and comment ...
justin c 14 5.0k 36 England
12 Oct 2005 12:17AM
Excellent shot Susie.The detail and clarity is excellent and going in close like this portrays the behaviour superbly.

rosie42 13 7 Australia
12 Oct 2005 12:22AM
Thank you, Justin ... kind of you to take the time to look and provide feedback - much appreciated.

Susie :o)
27 Oct 2005 10:28PM
Hi Susie,

Thanks for the feedback, I really like the striking clarity and sharpness of your pics
rosie42 13 7 Australia
28 Oct 2005 2:02PM
Thank you Peter - kind of you to drop by ...

Susie :o)
TelStar 13 116 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2005 4:39PM
Amazing and wonderful!
rosie42 13 7 Australia
29 Oct 2005 10:20PM
Thank you Terry - appreciate your feedback ...

Susie :o)
U4eA 13 475 England
31 Oct 2005 7:36AM
Liking the sharpness, detail, and richly saturted warm tones.

Just a fraction tight on the lefthand crop IMHO, you've given him a bit of a haircut! Smile

As for the background a shallower depth of feild would give the blurring effect that would 'finish' the shot, without the need for a any photshoppery!
rosie42 13 7 Australia
31 Oct 2005 12:55PM
Thank you, Mark, for taking the time to view and comment - appreciate your helpful feedback ...

Susie :o)
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
6 Nov 2005 9:07PM
Colours, comp, detail...all excellent.
rosie42 13 7 Australia
6 Nov 2005 10:04PM
Thank you, Nic - kind of you to view and comment!

Susie :o)
tmann 13 4 2 United States
7 Nov 2005 5:45AM
What great detail & comp!!!!
Nice one!!
rosie42 13 7 Australia
7 Nov 2005 12:35PM
Thank you for dropping by, Thomas - much appreciated ...

Susie :o)
redmist 12 11 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2005 11:51AM
Hi Blue eyes...Of all the websites in all the world you at to surf into this one. (He says with a Humphrey Bogart drawl) ! LOL An absolutely marvellous shot and the clarity and composition are amazing. Well seen. You say the bird's preening himself ?

One weensy query Susie being an ex cop with a long nose and still an ace investigator now, on closely examing that's bird's eye in shot, my experience tells me it looks distinctly dead to me !. Is it an expired parrot ? ...(Now using my John Cleese Monty Python Parrot sketch voice) ...Is it a Norwegian Blue ? Lovely plummage ! Are you sure it's not adopted that strange grotesque head position because you nailed it to the perch before shooting it, or is looking like that on account of it being 'shagged out' after a long 'squawk' ?Is it pineing for the Fiords ? I know you Oz women, you twist and turn like twisty turney things ! ROTFL ... Okay ...It deserves a !

Redmist & Ace Bird CSI expert !!
rosie42 13 7 Australia
25 Nov 2005 4:58PM
lol after all that, he forgets to click! *sighs and mutters*

redmist 12 11 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2005 3:01PM
Hi Susie...At least you have eyes like a hawk which is more than can be said for that poor expired parrot above what as gone to meet it's maker !!............Click okay :-*) BTW...There'a an exocet of an email heading your way now I'm back.

Worn Out Superman
rosie42 13 7 Australia
27 Nov 2005 3:26PM
julesm 14 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2005 12:29AM
Love the clarity and the composition

rosie42 13 7 Australia
31 Dec 2005 4:06AM
Thank you Jules for dropping by ...

Susie :o)
xenija 15 4 Montenegro
19 Jan 2006 6:29AM
Superb detail and colours.
rosie42 13 7 Australia
19 Jan 2006 12:18PM
Thanks so much, Ksenija ...

Susie :o)
23 Mar 2006 3:04AM
Was looking at a recent upload of a close up of a pelican and couldn't make it out at all, so have come to look at some of your shots. Settled on this one again to comment - it's such a fabulous pose and detail - and also to thank you for your recent visit. Smile
Still tied up off site with moving house and numerous other things, seems never ending!
rosie42 13 7 Australia
23 Mar 2006 11:53AM
Hi there Lydia ... always appreciate you dropping by - and especially given time is such a precious commodity for you right now! Best of luck with the house move - packing's never much fun, but it will all be worth it when soon you're comfortably settled in to your new home ... just make sure you wrap your Waterford crystal and Ming vase collection very c a r e f u l l y !

Susie :o)
gajj 14 32
22 Aug 2006 4:07AM
Wow, the best shot of a pelican on this site, hands down! Congrats.
rosie42 13 7 Australia
22 Aug 2006 5:54AM
Thanks so much, Jan ...

Susie :o)

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