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For Asbed
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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 55-200mm f/4-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom N
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -6- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-04 8:54
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Hello All

this day i had a bit time after a visit to my parents in the neighbour town Niederbronn, it was a warm and sunny day, so i am going to the little park where i have taken the most of my duck shots, while in this park the ducks are not too shy and we can approach them close enough to take good photos

i hope also to find my first butterfly this year, but i see not one
the ducks was lazy and laying in the grass
suddenly i see this blackbird not too far from me, and he come closer and closer, it was easy to capture it

i dedicate this shot to Asbed, a very good friend and wonderful bird photographer
it's not a in-flight shot but a hope he will like it

Blackbird

Size. - The Blackbird, being so well known and easily recognizable, is taken as a standard for comparison. Length 10,5 inches.

Colour Male - entirely black, with yellow bill and dark-brown feet.

Color Female - dark brownish-black above. Throat and chest reddish-brown, mottled with dusky. Lower breast and under parts blackish. Bill brown.

Note. - The Blackbird is one of our best songsters, commencing early in the spring - as a rule, I think, a little later than the Song Thrush. Its song consists of a succession of rich mellow fluty notes, and is said to be the only bird's song which really forms a musical strain.


As one walks down a country lane, or follows a footpath over the fields by the side of a hedgerow, sooner or later a Blackbird is sure to fly out with a rush and a noisy cry, which sends the rabbits hurrying into their holes, and causes every wild creature within hearing distance to be on the alert for danger. When the birds are going to roost in the evenings among the thick evergreens, the Blackbird is again much in evidence, flying about from bush to bush, uttering its loud alarmnote and 'tick, tick, tick' in such a vehement and important manner that one would think that particular Blackbird was in charge of all the rest of the birds in the garden, and was responsible for seeing them all safely to bed.

As one walks down a country lane, or follows a footpath over the fields by the side of a hedgerow, sooner or later a Blackbird is sure to fly out with a rush and a noisy cry, which sends the rabbits hurrying into their holes, and causes every wild creature within hearing distance to be on the alert for danger. When the birds are going to roost in the evenings among the thick evergreens, the Blackbird is again much in evidence, flying about from bush to bush, uttering its loud alarmnote and 'tick, tick, tick' in such a vehement and important manner that one would think that particular Blackbird was in charge of all the rest of the birds in the garden, and was responsible for seeing them all safely to bed.

Distinguishing Feature.

You can hardly mistake the Blackbird itself, though many people living in the country are unable to say for certain whether a bird heard singing is a Song Thrush or a Blackbird. A Song Thrush in full song repeats one note several times, then another, and so on, perhaps using eight or nine variations. `Pretty deak, pretty deak, pretty deak' is a favourite note, sometimes sounding like 'Wet week, wet week, wet week.'

A Blackbird, on the other hand, actually whistles a stave of melody which it is possible to express in terms of music.

Nest.

Dried grass, made firm and solid with mud, and a coating of mud inside, on which is placed a final lining of fine dried grass. In a hedge, often at the bottom on the bank, sometimes on a beam in a shed, and I have known one in the ground among - a few short nettles out in an open field.

Eggs

Greenish-blue, with spots of reddish-brown, the spots on some eggs very small, and scattered all over the egg, on others larger and collected chiefly at the larger end.

Haunts

Found almost everywhere in the country.

HAPPY EASTER FOR ALL TN MEMBERS WHO CELEBRATE THIS DAY AND GREAT SUNDAY FOR THE OTHERS

horias, jlinaresp, maurydv, KOMSIS, CeltickRanger, amanengone, pierrefonds, boreocypriensis, rousettus, siggi, tuslaw, ikeharel, oscarromulus has marked this note useful
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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-04 8:57]

Hello Jacqueline,
Beautiful photo in good sharpness, very nice colours and a good POV and composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-04-04 9:14]

Hi Jaqueline
Wonderful gift for Asbed in a wonderful day!
Beautiful blackbird, great details and colors.
Sorry, but you have time for butterfly, spring is just beginning!!
Congratulation!

Ciao Jacqueline, I'm sure that this week you'll capture your first butterfly for me:), lovely blackbird for our friend Asbed, nice pose, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, Happy Easter to you too, ciao Silvio

Hi Jacqueline,
Beautiful photo, great contrast and light perfect for that hard feathers! ... is the type of photos that will surely like to Asbed! hope your first butterfly of the season! a hug, a greeting, thanks for sharing! Jesús

Ciao Jacqueline,
quelle belle photo de cet oiseau si courant dans nos jardins, bonne netteté et détails du plumage sombre, jolie composition.
Je te souhaite de joyeuses Paques.
Merci et félicitations
Amicalement
Maurizio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10650)
  • [2010-04-04 11:08]

Banjour Jacqueline,
On grass, blackbird ...
Composition, color and detail are very fine.
Happy Easter,
.
Seyfi

Hello Jacqueline,
Beautiful photo, excellent POV, with beautiful colors, sharp and well contrasted
Compliments
Hello Vanni

Cioa Jaqueline. A pleasant portrait in good colours and light.

Roberto

bonjour Jacqueline

bien-sûre que j'aime cette photo du Merle noir même
si ce n'est pas une photo envol, et en cette journée de
mon anniversaire de naissance tu me fait un beau cadeau,
c'est un oiseau que nous n'avons pas ici en Amérique du Nord
mais c'est à partir de mes livres que je connais cet oiseau-là,
tu as fait une très belle photo en obtenant d'excellents
détails du plumage noir de l'oiseau, et j'aime l'expression
de son contact visuel avec toi, merci beacuoup, TFS

Asbed

Hello Jacqueline

We do not have these thrush in North America.
I remember seeing them when I was in Europe.
Wonderful detail in the black plumage showing the eye ring well.
Very good POV
Well done.
TFS

Rob

Bonjour Jacqueline.

Compliments pour cette belle prise de vue, avec une excellente netteté et une bonne composition. Très beau rendu du plumage noir de l'oiseau.

Merci pour ce partage.

Bonne journée et à bientôt.

Philippe.

Bonjour Jacqueline,

Le gazon cadre bien l'oiseau. la prise de vue permet de voir avec précision les détails et les couleurs de cet oiseau. La lumière environnante rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.

Pierre

Hi MF Jacqueline,

Beautiful capture of this lovely male blacbird, the details and exposure both look excellent. I like the POV you've captured it too. Nice dedication to our friend Asbed.
TFS and have a nice night MF!
Cheers,

Bayram

Hello Jacqueline
very nice capture of beautiful and lovely Blackbird on grasses. great sharp focus and exposure. nicely composed. coloration also nice. thanks for sharing, have a good night.
Ahmet

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-04-05 23:34]

Hello Jacqueline,
a very good picture of the Black bird. great colour detail and compostion. well done
Best regards Siggi

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-10 1:24]

Hi Jacqueline,
very lovely blackbird well seen in excellent contrast. The green grass really put the bird into a detailed and well seen features.
Excellent clarity and sharpness.
Nice work.

regards,
Foozi

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-04-10 14:12]

Hello Jacqueline,
A wonderful low POV capture on this fine image. Black is always a hard color for me when it comes to obtaining detail, but you have managed very well. I like the eye ring and orange beak, as they stand out so well against the all black plumage. Great shot!!
Ron

Bonito, y nada fácil de fotografiar en la mayoría de las ocasiones; nunva tuve oportunidad de hacerlo.
Un abrazo y buen fin de semana Jacqueline:

Josep Ignasi.

Hellow Jacqueline,
Nicely composed and fine sharpness on the black bird.The details have come out well considering the vary dark colour which often loses lots of detail.Nice contrast between black and greens.
erwin...

Bonjour Jacqueline ,
this black-bird resemble to the Shahrur here in Israel , which pictures of it i posted previousely.
Well taken close-up. good color contrast.
Ike

Jacqueline,
What a beautiful sharp gift for my fellow Canadian, Asbed.
Perfect lighting on the feathers.
Congratulations.
Mario with regards from Canada.

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