The colors are just magnificent and I didn't even realize he had a berry in his mouth until after I got over the in-your-face brightness of his beak and blue eye! The eye is probably my favorite part, it is so weird looking in a good way. Very intriguing.
The pose it great. It is a typical bird picture but the berry adds to the uniqueness of it. I like that the background is a brownish color which makes the birds white and orange pop right out of the picture.
Very nice capture, I can only imagine what he would look like in person.
+ fav I think, the only thing that bugs me about this (looking very closely trying to look for a flaw), is the inside edges of the beak look a little bit weird, especially the lower part. Like there a bit jagged and not fully in focus. I'm not sure if the slightly out of focus is deliberate to highlight the head more, but I think it would look better if it was more focused there. The picture also looks like it suffers from a bit of noise in the background. Maybe you could remove this in photoshop?
But, it looks like a photo taken by a proffesional, and really I only feel like a nitpicker trying to spot tiny flaws in it. It's really good
If you're talking about the sharp edges inside of his beak... well.. that's just how his beak looks like (I checked the fullsize image to be sure )
The bird was at an angle, so the end part of his beak was is a little bit out of focus indeed, due to the aperture of F5,6. The noise in the background could be from the ISO I've used (not sure anymore, but I thinks 400-800) or the convertion for saving for web. Don't like to work with tools to remove noise, because mostly they make other parts of the photo's look unsharp besides removing noise
Yeah.... could be... maybe. But it will just take too much time if I have to process all my photo's like that. (I still got over 1000 photo's which need to be processed, so I want to keep all processing work as less as possible )
And I don't really mind the noise as long as it isn't ruining the photo imo