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Male Blackbird

Male  Blackbird
Photo Information
Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-28 14:11
Viewed: 1625
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The males live up to their name but, confusingly, females are brown often with spots and streaks on their breasts. The bright orange-yellow beak and eye-ring make adult male blackbirds one of the most striking garden birds. One of the commonest UK birds, its mellow song is also a favourite.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-28 14:24]

Hi Les,very nice capture of this male,a specie very common in my country and in winter in the courtyard of bar too,waiting some cake to eat....ehehe...excellent pic despite the distance,light and location.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Les
Thanks a lot for this nice photo. I remember wandering in a forest in India looking for the Indian Blackbird( which was once considered as a subspecies of the Common blackbird-but not anymore).

With warm regards

Looks like this one is a baby.
They are quite common in Terceira, Azores; their song is most enchanting!!!
Lovely eye contact.
Balanced contrasts.
Mario from Canada with regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-09-28 17:10]

Hello Les,
A wonderful close-up view of this rather plump looking Blackbird. Good eye contact and nice white balance allowing us to see the true colors in it's plumage. I like the low POV you managed to obtain. With a dark body the yellowish orange eye ring and beak really stand out. Well done!!

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2014-09-28 18:07]

Hi Les
Common for you, unknown for me.
Perfect focus and interesting note.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-09-29 8:04]

Hello Les,
Nice to see your new posting.
Indeed very common, also here. I always have a few of these birds in my garden.
Beautiful photo in fine sharpness and details. Nice natural colours.

Ciao Les, great capture of lovely blackbird inicese, perfect focus, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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