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Oh .... , it snow's again

Oh .... , it snow's again
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 400, UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-02-14 3:33
Viewed: 3202
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today we have again a white world outside again,last evening we had some snow again,I think that what the blackbird must have thougt when he sat in our tree,
Took this picture last winter in my backyard,it is a common bird,but it is quite funny to see that the birds living close to suburbanisation are not thet shy of human,whether the blackbirds you see in the loocal forest are that shy you cannot approach them within 10 to 15 mtr as they fly away

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-14 3:59]

Hello Paul,
Never mind, only a few days left before you travel to a paradise for bird photographers! But this is an excellent winter portrait of a male Blackbird, well presented with fine wintery Bg. I might have been tempted to remove the strange yellowish streak, but it it's no big deal.
All the best,

Nice shot, well exposed!
Good compo and details on the bird.
No snow here this winter...

Hej Paul,
a good picture of koltrasten, the details are good and the POV as well. It's well seen against the BG.
The yellow strak is a bit distracting.
Well done.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-14 4:40]

Hola Paul,
un momento especial...
buena captura y detalles,
realmente es un buen pov... jiji
saludos amigo.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-14 5:09]

Hej Paul,
Very nicely captured Blackbird in the snow. I love his pose on the branch. Pretty good details in spite of the snow and nice colours.
I haven't yet managed a good shot of one even though they are so common!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Paul

I like the specks of snow on the black plumage and the pose is great. Looks like this has been taken through glass. In my opinion it needs a bit of added contrast. Have uploaded a workshop. :-)

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-02-14 5:45]

Ha Paul,
ben ooit in een melige bui een lijstje begonnen van poepende vogels. De merel staat er ook bij, maar bij mij was het witte poep. Wat heeft deze gegeten? Hmmm, beetje vies verhaaltje...'k ga maar 's eten.
Groet, Jacob

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-14 6:27]

Hi Paul,
don;t eat the yellow snow though ;-).
Great shot excellent timing with a humourous touch. POV. shaprness and details are excellent.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-02-14 6:44]

Hello Paul,
According to me it is really a shitting bird and he did not think it ......
Great job.
I like it.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-14 7:35]

Hi Paul,
A nice capture in this action shot. The detail in the black plummage is great, the colors are excellent and composition is nice. With the bonus bathroom action this posting is great.

Excellent Shot Paul.

Very good tones and crop, excellent patient to wait for him. Very well done. tfs. Stev

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-02-14 13:46]

Hallo Paul, Een schitterend shot wat een timing , mooie compositie details kleur en mooie bg , bedankt , Groeten Teunie .

Hello Paul,
This is a nice capture of this bird. I like the contrast between this black and orange color. POV, details and composition are very good. I really don't know what this orange thing is though :)... I must say that I liked Pam's WS as it gave more punch to the image. Well done and thanks!
PS we actually have a big snow storm with 30 cm and more awaited; I like it :)))

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