Reviews from

mad dancer

Killdeer performing a ritual dance.

15 total reviews 
Comment from Envision


I like how you captured this guy suspended in air with good detail and focus of his wings, feet and nails and also the tiny water droplets around him. Those legs crack me up! The dance ritual is really interesting.

 Comment Written 16-Aug-2017


reply by the author on 16-Aug-2017
    thank you very much. I had seen this display in this location for a week or so and finally got to a location about 20 feet away which scared the birds away but after I sat still for several minutes they came back. I got several shots of the dance and this is certainly one of my favorites. Glad you like it too. Thanks again.
Comment from nikman


You have posted quite a fascinating bird shot here! Is the dancing a ritual to attract a mate, more food or arty for leadership? Your image is well composed, sharp and is well exposed. Nicely done!

 Comment Written 04-Jul-2017


reply by the author on 04-Jul-2017
    thank you
Comment from eileen0204


Mike, wonderful stop action with a perfect presentation and the colors are just wonderful.

I do with for the eye to be a bit lighter, but your overall shot is just a wonderful display.

Nicely done.

 Comment Written 04-Jul-2017


reply by the author on 04-Jul-2017
    thanks
Comment from GaliaG


Nice capture of the bird in fly

Nice focus, light handling and initial impact

Nice use of the clouds as background

Thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 04-Jul-2017


reply by the author on 04-Jul-2017
    thanks
Comment from wrcphoto


Nice capture , I have never seen a killdeer do this they always run or fly away , great job with the focus , very good details in the feathers with good colors .

 Comment Written 04-Jul-2017


reply by the author on 04-Jul-2017
    thanks
Comment from Zilyram


Wow how interesting Mike and you have done extremely well to capture the action shot. Great composition, focus and lighting are great. :) Mary

 Comment Written 04-Jul-2017


reply by the author on 04-Jul-2017
    thanks
Comment from Dick Lee Shia


Twerk it like Miley!
That's the tune she's dancing to!

A virtual 6 for a sharply focused midair crazy dance routine!

Excellent off centered framing.
Looks like a sepia overtone.
Great shot at eye level.

Nice perspective & narrow DOF.
Thanks for sharing...


 Comment Written 04-Jul-2017


reply by the author on 04-Jul-2017
    thanks
Comment from Barbara L.


Great capture of the action! The time you spent observing them enabled you to photograph this interesting behavior.

This really shows the wings very well. The focus and exposure are perfect. The background is nicely out of focus.

 Comment Written 03-Jul-2017


reply by the author on 04-Jul-2017
    thanks
Comment from Browncat


Well, I have to say that Michigan killdeer have more joie de vivre than do the ones living in Missouri! This is splendid, every facet of it: color, motion, detail, background, cropping. It belongs in a contest.

 Comment Written 03-Jul-2017


reply by the author on 03-Jul-2017
    thanks
Comment from Susan F. M. T.


Mike,
A wonderful stop action picture of the Killdeer displaying over the shallows it's feet pointing down & it's wings held open covering most of it's breast with the head turned towards wile it's eyes are fixed on you. Artistic composition beautiful framing lighting & taken with superb camera techniques,& sharp focus.
Susan

 Comment Written 03-Jul-2017


reply by the author on 03-Jul-2017
    thanks