This is the African Black Ostrich (in Russian is Straus, this name came from the German language, I think).
I took the photos in the Ostrich farm near my town.
Special thanks to Rosemary for an idea.
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SnapRJW (30002) 2013-08-20 6:38
Hello Serghei - I've been waiting to see your ostrich and I'm pleased to see that you didn't get attacked by this fellow with a very beady eye. He actually looks quite puzzled with his head tilted slightly to one side and he seems to be sizing you up... to peck or not to peck? Lovely vertical presentation with attractive colour and good detail. And my.... what beautiful eyelashes! TFS and warm regards Roasemary
subhendu_bagchi (25396) 2013-08-20 6:45
amazing! Just amazing... What a POV selected to show it the face to us. In workshop we got the actual idea but your main post is just terrible. Great sharp image with fine details. Enjoyed it a lot. Tfs.
PS- A bug found here in TE. I put my 20th critique to you which showed addition of points to your photo... But just after modify it, when I edit my words, I found no points slot but 'update' button. It results the loss of the 2 point which was given by me in my firstly posted critique. Sorry... It is the second time this is happen to me, and I discover it just now. Sorry.
psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-20 6:56
Nice capture of this Ostrich.. so closely taken..good sharpness and clarity.
saxo042 (37054) 2013-08-20 6:57
This ostrich looks quite friendly with very kind eyes. A very good portrait, there is noo need to hide your head in the sand for this.
wolf38 (31020) 2013-08-20 7:14
Hello Serghei. What an original bird portrait. The bird eyed the camera man, and he photographed the bird. Whatever the ostrich thinking? I suppose, nothing.
holmertz (38579) 2013-08-20 9:30
This is a fine portrait of a different kind. The ostrich has very beautiful big eyes but they don't express much. Maybe each eye is bigger than its brain. It's quite cute though, and the light and sharpness are perfect.
Romano46 (16584) 2013-08-20 9:48
Bravissimo. Una foto curiosa, divertente e oltretutto anche interessante, il tutto con una ottima esecuzione ed un taglio intelligente che ha valorizzato al massimo il soggetto.
Perfetta la definizione a seguito di una messa a fuoco molto accurata.
Belli anche i colori.
Ciao e buona serata
limielski (0) 2013-08-20 11:55
haha :-)))) Superb, very nice and fun. Do you ask him for posing :-) ?
Many years ago an ostrich tried to attack me but a small wire netting separated us.
Sharpness an cropping are perfectly done !
jcpix (12508) 2013-08-20 19:06
Oh, this is wonderful...I instantly smiled as soon as I opened up your gallery! :) How can you not help but be amused with this shot, the expression is so human like! I'm sure this guy has no clue that he has a virtual look of sarcastic dismay. I'm actually having a difficult time writing this because I keep laughing every time I look up at the monitor. :)
A perfect composition and cut that plays right along with the elongated neck and tilted head. I've heard these can be very intense and strong willed birds, and your capture here would seem to back that up....it's as if he's saying to you "What, just take my picture and get out of here already!" Perhaps a celebrity ostrich that's had enough of the paparazzi?? Great shot my friend, this is a fun one indeed.
Best wishes from the sunny and overly hot desert,
pajaran (49602) 2013-08-20 23:46
Lep pogled na glavu noja ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Noj sa interesovanjem gleda u kameru.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Nice view of the head of an ostrich ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Ostrich with interest looking at the camera.
Good work with a lovely photograph of the workshop.
Have a great and successful day, all the best.
Nicou (118038) 2013-08-21 1:29
comme elle penche un peu la tÍte cette autruche quel portrait avec son bec ces yeux ronds et les trous sueprbe cpatage.
bravo et amitiť
williewhistler (13111) 2013-08-21 1:58
Hello Serghei,the ostrich has an inquisitive look as if ready to pounce! The details are super sharp,a most charming shot.
Best wishes Les.
ktanska (24398) 2013-08-21 11:33
They are photgenic, and as curious birds they like to get close to camera for a good pose! Good direction of light. Tall frame fits perfectly.
emka (75011) 2013-08-21 23:52
how cute he is. You chose splendid bookmark format to show it. i think it is still very young. Funny creature, such a small head but big eyes. and he looks so curious. we have also ostrich farms in Poland. Charming presentation.
Haha, very nice comments to your boats photo, specially for me. Thanks for posting!!
Now there is rather cold i n warsaw. Is this the end of summer ?:((
worldcitizen (6633) 2013-08-22 17:16
I don't know why ostriches are so photogenic, but every photo I see of them is amusing! This shot is also great, showing a lot of personality, with a nice tight crop. I like the vertical presentation, showing just how long and skinny its neck is. That is definitely an interesting face, too! :-)
eldancer1 (26036) 2013-08-23 7:53
Awesome portrait of this ostrich! I like the questioning on his face. Good lighting with nice details. Well done, tfs.
gus72 (3719) 2013-08-23 18:31
HI Serghei !!
I think that it is a She........ and she wants to be your model !!!!
Wow..... fantastic portrait which is accentuated by the tight crop.
this photo made an impact on me....... I love eyes
Have a nice week end
Oceania (4732) 2013-08-26 12:18
I never seen this large bird in person. But I know their eggs are huge. On your picture, this long neck animal is cute...and is staring you...
gervaso (9365) 2013-08-27 6:56
Not a beautiful face of the animal, but a very nice portrait of it! Even the expression on his face is interesting, and you captured it with very good colors and depth of field! Excellent job!
mcmtanyel (11571) 2013-08-27 15:38
A face only a mother could love... It took me a while to get used to the bookmark aspect ration of yours, but I just might try one for myself!
adores (35040) 2013-09-05 17:02
Good portrait with good focus! I like those big eyes looking at you:)! Well chosen format also!
konok (2068) 2013-09-06 13:16
Very good portrait! He (or she) surely has personality. :-) The light and the sharpness are perfect.
jmdias (53487) 2013-10-07 1:29
we had a similar ranch near my hometown but they abandoned the place, I guess Brazilians aren't interested in the meat of this big bird. haha.
very nice close up of the head of the animal, good details and excellent vertical format. TFS.
I saw many of them living in freedom in Africa.
- Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) (38824)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-18
- Categories: Humorous, Nature
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Ostriches [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-20 6:29