- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-05-17 20:12]
Excellent capture of Weka with great composition and sharpness of details, good colours and BG.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-05-17 23:28]
Great shot - good framing plus great colour and excellent detail. Well observed and captured.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-05-18 1:44]
A nice looking bird. Well captured with excellent details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- loot (11276)
- [2008-05-18 2:37]
I don't know this bird other than from photos I've seen of it here on the site and it is rather cute in its own peculiar way. The big bill, interesting face, and those large feet which almost look like those of water birds (for example the pukeko), but reading through your notes this one obviously does not qualify for that label.
It's a nice clear capture with lots of details, natural colours, good proportions in the cropping / composition, good range in the DOF to isolate the BG and render it OOF, and spot-on exposure control.
Well done and TFS.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-05-18 6:08]
Hi Chris, lovely walking bird, I never see before, thanks, splendid colors, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- albert (2971)
- [2008-05-18 6:58]
Good capture of this interesting bird, never seen it !
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-05-18 8:08]
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Weka with nice colours and details on its plumage. Superb natural lighting and exposure and the diagonal shade looks fabulous. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
- smitha (4409)
- [2008-05-21 3:15]
.Excellent capture of the Weka.Good sharpness and details in the plumage.I lked te way you have caught it in mid stride.good natural colours.
TFS & Regards,
- meyerd (7531)
- [2008-05-21 12:27]
I finally and thanks to you Chris, I come to see a Weka rail. I learned about it 40 years ago as a student in Zurich and then it remained in my head for a simple reason: it is of great interest to evolutionary biologists why New Zealand holds (held) so many flightless bird species. Since the student times new concepts like continental drift and Island biogeography helped understand things better (sorry, preaching, and you knew all about this).
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-05-22 5:13]
POV, details on the plumage and composition look so nice. TFS
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-05-23 7:21]
I missed this beauty while we were away!
I have never seen this flightless bird, the Weka on TN before and this is an excllent capture of it.
The lighting and sharpness are superb and the composition against to contrasting grass showing the side POV make this image a good illustration of the species.
TFS this fine contribution,
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2008-06-05 4:12]
This came out well too Chris.
Weka often don't photograph so well in bright sunlight ... the feathers tend to reflect and lose detail.
This is good though.