DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
A Cockatiel
A Cockatiel
train


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Something New II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 2600Z
Location: Parahna Park Hamilton New Zealand
Date: May 7, 2004
Galleries: Nature, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2004

This is the first time I have tried to photograph birds and all I can say is that is very much harder than it looks. They are so jumpy
Ideally I would love to have submitted a fantail coming from New Zealand but they are so quick and my camera has niether the zoom lens needed or the ability so I settled for this I had to try and get this image through some sort of chicken wire fencing and that was difficult coupled with the bad lighting and the background plus a very difficult bird that really didn't want to pose I eventually settled for this one as I think the log adds interest and texture in itself.
I cropped this then I cloned out the block wall using the colour of the wall to take out the block effect and a few minor specks sharpened lightly toned and the brightened added the border and downsized.

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 187
Avg (all users): 6.3583
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.2807
Avg (non-participants): 6.4795
Views since voting: 1125
Votes: 187
Comments: 30
Favorites: 2 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2004 11:46:16 PM
watch the iso setting on your camera - it looks like your getting some digital noise on your bakground due to a high iso - i keep mine at 50 since anything higher produces this noise.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/16/2004 10:39:43 PM
Beautiful detail, nice ambience.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/16/2004 07:54:16 PM
Composition: (Subject Placement, Cropping, Background): 9
Technical: (Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing): 9
Appeal: (Is it Interesting, Motivating, etc.): 9
Challenge: (How well it meets the challenge): 9
Average (rounded): 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/16/2004 07:09:52 PM
Our cockatiel freaks out around the camera. She's so nicely posed for you
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/16/2004 06:43:18 PM
Great focus on the feathers, bark, lichen ...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/16/2004 06:24:27 AM
The detail is very nice. Good job. Although the nose, just above the beak, seems a bit to soft compared to the rest of the image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/16/2004 01:32:04 AM
My eye is drawn to the perch more than the bird. I think this is because your focus is a touch off. It may be because of the colors and textures and lines though...
TC
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/15/2004 09:36:12 PM
Great background - compliments the subject nicely. I like the colors in this as well as the nice balanced feel. You have composed it very well - nice job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/15/2004 06:15:01 PM
Great composition, plain background and complimentary colours make this image stand out
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/15/2004 05:54:12 PM
He looks interested in the camera. Nice detail, good background.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/15/2004 01:40:02 PM
Beautiful bird! My eye seems to want to focus on the log that the bird is sitting on insteed of the bird. Maybe putting the bird more in the pic and less of the log, IMO. Good luck in the challenge!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/14/2004 04:49:14 PM
Nice. Great color and composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/14/2004 11:57:43 AM
one of the few borders I have ever seen that helps the shot. strong composition, the curves of the branch seem to echo the head feathers. top notch.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/13/2004 10:21:04 PM
love your pic
:)))
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/12/2004 09:04:16 PM
Beatiful color and focus. Great detail in the feathers
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2004 10:24:09 PM
Outstanding 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2004 04:04:41 PM
wicked sharp colourful photo
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2004 03:53:29 PM
Great sharpness of focus and brilliant colours, Good composition really rounds this off as an excellent photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2004 09:27:43 AM
Beautiful detail and composition. Good luck!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2004 08:44:31 AM
Great composition coupled with super lighting make this image a true winner. The textures in the bark and feathers are great as well - with the small patches of moss/lichen adding some additional impact. Finally the model has a nice look of "curiousity." Well done indeed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2004 11:55:10 PM
Awww! What a beautiful photograph. I have a cockatiel and he never sits still long enough to take a decent photograph of him! The colours and focus on this are absolutely stunning, and the composition itself is fantastic. Nice job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2004 06:29:41 PM
What could I possibly add to this?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2004 06:23:23 PM
The cockatiel is exceptionally well focused and it is a nice pose. The tree, however, seems just a little harsh and "digital". I'd recommend selecting the branch only and apply a little gaussian blur to soften the branch up a little. That would also draw the viewer away from it and toward the main subject more. In any regard this is one of the best images in the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2004 05:24:35 PM
Very good color, a lot of details on the tree. The bird seem Neatimaged a lot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2004 03:17:30 PM
Love the colors and the branch, very well done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2004 08:42:57 AM
Sublime exposure. Sharpness also very nice. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2004 07:14:01 AM
This shot looks a little bit pixelated (compression)...but other wise it is a strong image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2004 01:05:06 AM
Lovely! Nice capture with crest up. Excellent composition. Wonderful colors and textures. These guys are not always easy to photography. 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2004 12:48:00 AM
A very nice animal portrait. I little blah for my taste though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2004 12:15:41 AM
Beautiful shot of this bird--I have a cockatiel too, but it's hard to get good shots of him!
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2024 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Current Server Time: 04/14/2024 03:58:09 PM EDT.