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Ayam Serama

Ayam Serama
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Copyright: Ramdan Nain (Ramdan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-14
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Pentax K10D, smc Pentax-DA 4-5.6 50-200mm ED
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): animal portrait, Vandana's Favourites III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-21 1:09
Viewed: 30761
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 87
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A proud Ayam Serama marching over a dead trunk as I was busy sneaking, trying to get a good shot of him - the only chicken at my mum's yard that I hardly get close to.

Serama is the only chicken in the world that is kept as pet and is the smallest chicken breed. Weighing at its most desired weight of no more than 350gms, it is created through selective breeding over the last few decades. It is normally priced at 10 to 100 times more expensive than a normal, ordinary chicken. The smaller and shorter the higher the price.

Being short, my mum's serama has a great reason to be proud of.

Happy shooting,

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Beautiful photo, stunning colours, well photographed :)

This is a handsome guy :))very good dof and complementing colours at the background.. slightly soft, I guess due to very high zooming.. thanks Ramdan


Hello Ramdan!
Lovely chicken and great colours!
I like very much the blurred background and your point of view!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 66 N: 115] (2484)
  • [2008-06-21 2:05]

Hello Ramdan,
What a brave pose, great colours of plumage and BG.
Regards, Pawel

Wow, Ramdan.
It looks he was really posing for you.
What a beauty he is.
Really an perfect 'shot'. The dof is stunning, colours are splendid.
Excellent photo.
Best regards from Jan

Hi Ramdan,

I like your Ayam. The ayam here in Visayan language is pet. Tagalog is our National laguage.
We treat that also as a pet, but the price is not that costly.

Great dof here my friend and great details. Very well done.

Hi Ramdan,

The colour on the bird's plumage is wonderful. However, for me, the best thing about this photo is your perfect timing of capturing the rooster as it was taking its step. Great blur of the BG too.



selam dear ramdan
magnificent lovely colours and composition.wonderful lovely cock.well done my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hello Ramdan,
What a buetiful bird - and a truly buetiful picture. Great focus, and a perfect background - stunnig!
Regards, les

Hi Ramdan,
He looks a bit of a show-off, or maybe cocky would be more suitable adjective here...

Great picture and note... TFS, Marta

Hi Ramdan,
Beautiful shot,nice colors,good composition.Congratulation.

excellent POV and framing, fine exposure and sharpness

Assalamualaikum Ndan,

beautiful colours of this proud serama rooster. sharpness is great.


Assalamualaikum Ramdan. Nice perch and very sharp image exposing well the detail of the plumage. One of the leg's up is timely as if he is about to walk. The background is pleasantly silenced and very well done. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

Ramdan; I really like the sharpness of the rooster, and the blurred background. He's so perfect - looks like it could be a painting.

Hi Ramdan,
You have captured this guy well, good colours and sharp details with a good DOF, nicely composed, well done
Regards Andy

Hello Ramdan,a beautiful specimen indeed.
The colours are fabulous.The sharpness is just great.The texture of the tree and the blurred bg complete a lovely shot.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • ved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 102 W: 16 N: 12] (662)
  • [2008-06-21 9:25]

an excellent shot... great clarity in your snap... good capture of its colors too...

Hello Ramdam,

jolie composition sur ce coq très fier et d'une belle allure.
Image très bien proportionnée sur un excellent fond uniforme.
Du bon travail.

Incredible clarity here Ramdan! Love his prancing here, really excellent catch on this rooster! Perfect pose!

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-06-21 11:36]

Hi Radman...
Beautiful shot...
Beautiful colors and composition...
Greetings from Montenegro...

Hi Ramdan,
Beautiful picture of this chicken, great colors and well presented and composed , Excellent POV. and details of the plumage, Nice focus and sharp picture ...Very well done.
My compliments

punyalah terang.. hehehe ayam katik er serama ko ne kiut.. dulu banyak bapa sa pelihara tapi sebab anjing sa tu kuat gigit orang yang lalu habis la ayam ne kena bikin sogit.. well done..

regards, nong

ko explain gia dorang that this is not rooster but miniature 'ayam seram'.. adeh..

what a timing Ramdan,
he has beautiful colours like parrot, and walks like a soldier:)
excellent compo indeed,
welldone and tfs,
:) tomorrow

Hai Geng,

Atuk gia lo manuk, somporiding gia tu ramdan. Buat sup, pemusas.hahahah, Jangan marah kio. For me the colour is so sharp together with the action, makes its like a toys and really like a toys. Great Capture.

Best Regards
Keep on kliking

Salam Bro,
Kerja bro ni,kalau orang bukan calang2 jangan cuba nak gegar ini foto..sungguh sempurna kerja PP bro ni..bagus pilihan bro,membiarkan nampak sepenuhnya pada main subjek,dan mengabur kan pada bahagian belakang..sedap untuk diperhatikan..Well done bro.


Terima kasih komen "Insect S1".

hello ramden,

He is cock of the walk alright and knows it!
The DOF, colouring and detail against the
blurred BG is superb.
Well done
TFS, Joni

Hello Ramdan,
Lovely portrait of this rooster.
Great colors, details and composition. TFS

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  • Tinky Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 2 N: 14] (415)
  • [2008-06-22 10:20]

This is a very good photo!
The colors are bright and I love the blurry background.

Great capture of the unsual pet. Background contrast very nicelly with the sharp displayed feathers.
I imagine how the original full pixels photo looks like.
Well done and nice note.

boa noite Ramdan

Spectacular take. great pose. stinning definition

My regards


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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-06-22 19:12]

hi Ramdan

I treid to shoot this before but they are always so alert and moving quickly that only telephone lens can get a good close up composition. Your color and sharpness is well done here, and I like the blur BG in particular to highlight the ayam's profile.

tfs, bill

Hi Ramdan, splendid chicken with fantastic colors, good focus and lovely blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Coq fie et joliment coloré
excellents détails fins et netteté parfaite


Hello, Ramdan -
Really nice image of this colorful and proud bird. Sharp details of its plumage while the background is well-blurred to prevent distractions. The posture of the chicken, in mid-step, conveys energy. I like that you left space in the frame on the right for the chicken to move into. Well done.

Hi Ramdan:
A wonderful photo of this colourful rooster. the blurred background makes the subject really pop out..... remarkable shot.... thanks for showing....Roman:0)

Very beautifull! The colors, perfect background. I love this picture!!!



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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2008-06-28 23:45]

a perfect job to me, colours/sharpness/details/pov/muted bg. wonderful and admiring. tfs, Ramdan

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-07-11 7:04]

Hi Radman...
Lovely shot of Serama and great colours!
Composition is really well arranged,
nice colors and contrasts. Cute model...
Best wishes from,
George – Gnada

Hi Ramdan,
Excellent shot with marvelous colours and sharpness. Wonderful DOF. TFS

Olá Ramdan
Very nice colors and suject
i liked
regards from Portugal

Hello Ramdan,

Pure beauty..!
This colourful proud bird gives a great pose, and he for sure knows how to look his best...
Low point of view works well, an attractive well balanced composition!

Pablo -

Hello Ramdan! Brave guy! Amazing scene. Good POV. Very good light and sharp. Excellent colors. Very original work. Good luck!

Stunning colors... and action too...

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