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Which way is south?

pine siskin in flight

17 total reviews 
Comment from Susan F. M. T.


A beautiful stop action picture of the pine Siskin in Flight taking off from the Crab Apple tree with it frozen fruit still clinging to it's branches. Beautiful composition, framing & lighting taken with superb camera techniques & sharp focus. Good luck in the contest.
Susan

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2018
    thank you
Comment from Envision


Very nice capture of the wingspan and the individual feathers. Nice stop action and I also really like the frost on the berries. The title also makes me smile.

 Comment Written 01-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2018
    thanks
Comment from Photopeb


Nice capture of a take off.
I really like the background on here. None distracting with excellent bokah. Good sharp focus and details.
The lighting and exposure is well controlled however some fill light would have made it even better but kind of hard to control in such a capture of this. Lovely natural colors and good center of interest. Good technique and technical excellence. Well done!

Regards

 Comment Written 30-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 30-Dec-2017
    thanks
Comment from dalebraatz


know this is what I call frozen in air, has great details and textures and colors in the feathers of this bird. the background really helps it standout, like the frozen berries. a pleasure to look at. Thank you for sharing and good luck, dale

 Comment Written 30-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 30-Dec-2017
    thanks
Comment from supergold


a great capture and entry to the in flight contest but not an appropriate title because the bird knows better than you the direction to the South ; lol;
a wonderful capture of the bird with spread wings;

 Comment Written 30-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 30-Dec-2017
    Thank you very much. Not only does the bird know south, he has come a long way south to winter in Michigan. They come in in flocks of a dozen or more and frequent my feeders throughout the winter. Thanks again.
Comment from Jo Calderbank


I love this I think you have captured those delicate fan like wings really well showing great detail and flow, I like that the snow covered branch is in shot which adds balance and interest to the scene, bird stands out well against the blurred back ground. Delightful.
Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 30-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 30-Dec-2017
    Thank you very much. These birds have actually come a long ways south already to winter in Michigan. They arrive at my feeders in flocks of about a dozen and tend to stick around for much of the winter. Glad you like this one. Thanks again.
Comment from pierrehusson


Very nicely shot!!
You really pressed the shutter at the right moment!
The subject is right in focus and sharp, I like to see those open wings!
The cropping is good it makes a great composition.
Well done!

 Comment Written 29-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 30-Dec-2017
    thanks
Comment from Zilyram


Perfectly timed capture to get the little bird in flight spreading the wings Your composition is excellent with the focus and blurred background perfectly done. :) Mary

 Comment Written 29-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 30-Dec-2017
    thanks
Comment from nikman


I am not familiar with the bird but I can see you have posted a good photo into your competition! Your nice composition looks quite dramatic. Exposure and sharpness are good. Well done and good luck!

 Comment Written 29-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 30-Dec-2017
    thanks
Comment from PeglegDeb


Oh this is marvelous YOU!! and what a great title you've given it....lol love it.

Wow but this one works...you caught your little Siskin w/ wings absolutely outstretched....in crisp focus...getting out of Dodge...or rather getting away from the obviously frozen berries. Nicely cropped...spot on w/ exposure and that great softly diffused background really lets the pattern on the wings show.

Yup...you put this one together exactly right. It's a REALLY good entrant for this contest. Like it a lot. Gets my last gold star of the week...and I'll be looking for it when the contest comes up for voting.

Deborah


 Comment Written 29-Dec-2017


reply by the author on 29-Dec-2017
    Thank you very much. When the siskens come in they come in flocks and the activity around the feeder is frenetic. It is still a stroke of luck to catch the wings in such a nice position. I have one of a cardinal on this branch that was taken the next morning after a bit of snow which I am saving for the winter contest. Glad you like this one though. Thanks again.
reply by PeglegDeb on 29-Dec-2017
    'frenetic' lol such a great word. The wing position is beautiful here! Will be looking for your cardinal one soon. Only birds that come to the feeder here right now are a pair of Chickadees...fat, healthy and happy....and you are most very welcome btw