Proud of What I Am

© Ulysses A. Villamin

Proud of What I Am

Tiia Vissak October 07, 2008

a cool portrait! #1011832

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 07, 2008

Superb details and lighting here, Ulysses. #6563285

maria Warren October 07, 2008

woooow awesome light and details #6563292

Raymond Pauly level-classic October 07, 2008

nice composition and detail #6563358

Anne M. Young level-addict October 07, 2008

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

Michelle Alton October 07, 2008

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

Adam CD Caron October 07, 2008

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

Christie R. Bielss October 07, 2008

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 October 07, 2008

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 October 07, 2008

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

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict October 07, 2008

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

Dominick #6564350

Lisa R. Buffington level-deluxe October 07, 2008

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

Liz blahh October 07, 2008

Great capture! #6564684

Arman E. Barbuco October 07, 2008

very very nice kabayan. nice portrait. #6564784

Sharon Cahn October 07, 2008

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 October 07, 2008

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

Laura E. Swan level-classic October 07, 2008

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 October 07, 2008

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

Christine Lobsinger level-classic October 07, 2008

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 October 07, 2008

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

Karen Kessler October 07, 2008

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 October 08, 2008

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

Candice L. Carter October 08, 2008

What a fun and intriguing shot! #6570415

Arman E. Barbuco October 12, 2008

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

Dale Hardin October 15, 2008

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 October 15, 2008

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


Irene Colling level-deluxe October 15, 2008

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

Jodi M. Walsh October 15, 2008

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

Esther R. Tinz October 15, 2008

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

Aimee C. Eisaman October 16, 2008

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

M.Christine Duncan October 23, 2008

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 level-classic October 23, 2008

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

Jodi M. Walsh November 25, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist UV! #6805081

Sherry McClead November 25, 2008

Congrats on the Finalist!!

Sherrybear :} #6805169

Max Aureli November 25, 2008

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

Laura E. Swan level-classic November 25, 2008

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 level-classic November 25, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist. #6805852

Adam CD Caron November 25, 2008

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

Mary K. Robison November 26, 2008

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

Dawn M. Schneider November 26, 2008

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 November 26, 2008

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

M.Christine Duncan November 26, 2008

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

Irene Colling level-deluxe November 26, 2008

Congratulations on the finalist Ulysses. #6810377

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 26, 2008

Spectacular finalist, Ulysses!
~Congratz #6810661

Tiia Vissak November 26, 2008

Congratulations! #6810939

Susan Heath November 26, 2008

What a wonderful piece of art! Congratulations! #6811357

Christine Lobsinger level-classic November 26, 2008

Congrats UV...
Smiling #6812023

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 27, 2008


UB. #6814830

Carol L. Fowler November 27, 2008

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

Vladan D. Djordjevic November 27, 2008

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #6817531

Marisol Pastor November 28, 2008

Congrats again! #6820670

Candice L. Carter December 01, 2008


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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

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