Proud of What I Am

© Ulysses A. Villamin

Proud of What I Am

Tiia Vissak 10/7/2008 12:14:26 AM

a cool portrait! #1011832

Usman M. Bajwa 10/7/2008 12:22:07 AM

Superb details and lighting here, Ulysses. #6563285

maria Warren 10/7/2008 12:23:05 AM

woooow awesome light and details #6563292

Raymond Pauly 10/7/2008 12:40:50 AM

nice composition and detail #6563358

Anne M. Young 10/7/2008 1:21:52 AM

very cool! I think I have seen him in Singapore? #6563403

Michelle Alton 10/7/2008 2:17:48 AM

Unbelievable "weird" bird portrait, Ulysses. Fascinating. #6563517

Adam CD Caron 10/7/2008 4:36:51 AM

What a cool looking bird. the detail is great. nice job bro. #6564003

Christie R. Bielss 10/7/2008 4:53:49 AM

Very cool - yet weird, all at the same time! You did another great job on this! Love the lighting! Another one for the book! #6564046

M.Christine Duncan 10/7/2008 5:14:17 AM

These birds remind of the dinosaurs for some reason... wonderful work on this UV, your bird images have been dynomite, lots of sharp detail, lots of well lit subjects... bravo! #6564135

Sherry McClead 10/7/2008 5:38:02 AM

Oh UV, such detail, great color and light... wow I see another winner!
Sherrybear :} #6564264

Dominick M. Dimacale 10/7/2008 5:53:16 AM

Love the clarity and colours you captured here with this Shoebilled Stork, Ulysses.

Dominick #6564350

Lisa R. Buffington 10/7/2008 6:32:51 AM

Awesome profile of this strange bird. The details, lighting and composition are all outstanding. #6564577

Liz blahh 10/7/2008 6:50:24 AM

Great capture! #6564684

Arman E. Barbuco 10/7/2008 7:07:22 AM

very very nice kabayan. nice portrait. #6564784

Sharon Cahn 10/7/2008 8:22:48 AM

UV, that's an African Shoebill Stork. We have those around our lunch pond at Wild Animal Park. You did a great job in Photoshop lighting. Makes it look like a studio shot... #6565048

Max Aureli 10/7/2008 8:43:50 AM

Fantastic clarity vivid and sharp exposure and colors, Ulysses!! #6565128

Laura E. Swan 10/7/2008 8:52:57 AM

He looks like he is posing for his Senior Picture Ulysses! Love the DRAMATIC black BG!

It's a beautiful capture. One for the book! -Sis

Marisol Pastor 10/7/2008 11:14:27 AM

What an interesting b ird Ulysses. Love the color (blue on black) and detail. #6565815

Christine Lobsinger 10/7/2008 1:40:00 PM

UV, your bird says it all... "Proud of what I am." Excellent Caption! Very clear details on all your animals...wtg.
Smiling... #6566348

Margaret Frazier 10/7/2008 3:14:21 PM

How much did you charge him for the portrait sitting??? What a beauiful capture. Well done. #6566676

Karen Kessler 10/7/2008 3:26:07 PM

He does look proud, but WHAT is he?! Great capture of this Shoebilled Stork? (That's what Dominick called it - I never would've guessed it on my own!) Like others said, another winner and another one for the book! #6566720

Ulysses A. Villamin 10/8/2008 1:35:10 AM

Thanks everyone! I did this at the time when I am a bit upset on something. Glad you liked it :) #6568599

Candice L. Carter 10/8/2008 9:14:08 AM

What a fun and intriguing shot! #6570415

Arman E. Barbuco 10/12/2008 10:27:27 PM

Great one Kabayan, You surely are good on making great photos. WTG. Winner.. #6590274

Dale Hardin 10/15/2008 9:13:00 AM

Excellent opening shot for the club Ulysses. Nice detail, good composition, well thought out treatment. A very cool image.

I've photographed this bird many times at the San Diego wild animal park, but never as good as this. Well done. #6603338

Ulysses A. Villamin 10/15/2008 9:59:12 AM

Thanks for the wonderful compliments, Candice, Arman, and Dale!


Irene Colling 10/15/2008 10:38:02 AM

This bird seems to be posing for a profile photo. He certainly was accomidating for you.
Nice work, great shot. #6603744

Jodi M. Walsh 10/15/2008 1:22:40 PM

not the prettiest guy but he certainly seems to have a dignity about him. great shot! :-) #6604381

Esther R. Tinz 10/15/2008 5:38:07 PM

Love the glint in his eye. I think he enjoyed posing for you. ~ Esther #6605231

Aimee C. Eisaman 10/16/2008 6:07:02 AM

A stunning capture and the pose matches the title perfectly! Love the darkened background! Wonderful work UV! :~) #6608143

M.Christine Duncan 10/23/2008 9:30:00 AM

And again I say BRAVO! I knew I'd see an EP pop up here... hope this one's in your book!!! #6645952

Christine Lobsinger 10/23/2008 11:22:38 AM

UV.. I so happy this guy and you won an EP... WTG my Friend... just Great!!!
Smiling... #6646864

Jodi M. Walsh 11/25/2008 7:21:01 PM

Congratulations on your finalist UV! #6805081

Sherry McClead 11/25/2008 7:28:41 PM

Congrats on the Finalist!!

Sherrybear :} #6805169

Max Aureli 11/25/2008 7:43:23 PM

Congratulations on the Finalist, Ulysses!!!! #6805319

Laura E. Swan 11/25/2008 7:45:12 PM

Little Bro! You have DONE IT AGAIN! Well, I guess Sherrybear and I can take all the credit. Right Sherry? (Since we are his big sisters' and all!) HUGE CONGRATS, Ulysses!!! -Laura #6805342

Kay E. Mahoney 11/25/2008 8:28:22 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. #6805852

Adam CD Caron 11/25/2008 11:32:19 PM

Way to go big bro one more for the books. so proud of ya man this is great #6807407

Mary K. Robison 11/26/2008 3:03:17 AM

Congratulations on your striking (to say the least) finalist, Ulysses! Good luck next level! #6808152

Dawn M. Schneider 11/26/2008 5:20:41 AM

GREAT JOB IM SO PROUD OF YOU!! I saw you got at least 2 this time. you are doing so wonderfully at BP, this one is fantastic. #6809131

Aimee C. Eisaman 11/26/2008 6:39:48 AM

Congrats on your finalist!!!!!! :~) #6809737

M.Christine Duncan 11/26/2008 7:26:05 AM

How FANTASTIC!!!! CONGRATS Big Bro!!!! I'm so excited for you!!! WHOO HOO! *skipping* *jumping* LOL #6810049

Irene Colling 11/26/2008 8:06:39 AM

Congratulations on the finalist Ulysses. #6810377

Lisa J. Boulden 11/26/2008 8:58:00 AM

Spectacular finalist, Ulysses!
~Congratz #6810661

Tiia Vissak 11/26/2008 9:27:01 AM

Congratulations! #6810939

Susan Heath 11/26/2008 10:49:57 AM

What a wonderful piece of art! Congratulations! #6811357

Christine Lobsinger 11/26/2008 12:40:41 PM

Congrats UV...
Smiling #6812023

Usman M. Bajwa 11/27/2008 1:23:53 AM


UB. #6814830

Carol L. Fowler 11/27/2008 1:42:06 PM

I dont know what kind of bird this is, but you have done a wonderful job of portraying him. Congrats. #6816849

Vladan D. Djordjevic 11/27/2008 6:02:00 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #6817531

Marisol Pastor 11/28/2008 11:39:37 AM

Congrats again! #6820670

Candice L. Carter 12/1/2008 3:32:50 PM


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VR 70-200mm@200mm F/2.8 1/160s ISO 250
AF-S Manual Exposure Mode 0EV
Matrix Metering
WB: Cloudy
Adjusted Level and Curves a bit
Added higlights around bird
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Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 625/100000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 250, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3

Uploaded on 10/7/2008 12:06:09 AM

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Camera: Nikon D3 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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