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Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -2- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-11 18:01
Viewed: 3469
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Done at Carden-Alvar – Ontario
The Carden Alvar is designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International

This female Eastern Bluebird was bringing a Cricket for her babies in a nesting box near by. I could make probably a better picture showing the whole bird but she was very stressed by my presence. She was flying left and right of the nest, trying to distract my attention from it… then I decide to let her alone.

Eastern Bluebird
Sialia sialis Order PASSERIFORMES - Family TURDIDAE
Other Names
Merlebleu de l'Est (French)
Azulejo garganta canela (Spanish)

The red, white, and blue Eastern Bluebird is a familiar and welcomed tenant of birdhouses in suburban yards, parks, and golf courses. The popularity of "bluebird trails" and the erection of nest boxes across the country have led to increased bluebird populations in many areas.

Medium-sized songbird; small thrush.
Head large and round.
Wings and tail blue.
Chest reddish-orange.

Size: 16-21 cm (6-8 in)
Wingspan: 25-32 cm (10-13 in)
Weight: 28-32 g (0.99-1.13 ounces)
(from "All About Birds")

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To Evelynn: CroppingMariol 1 07-14 18:22
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“if you take your pictures from your heart then they will always be good”

...and you did for sure here Mario! Very nice!

Hello Mario,

I think this picture is perfect!
The twig makes a good diagonal line for her perch, and the line of her body makes the alternative diagonal line. You just couldn't ask for better composition!
Superb details of colour and texture of this attentive female, nicely displayed against a soft, blurred b/g.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-12 4:28]

Hello Mario,
Very beautiful photo of this Eastern Bluebird with prey. The sharpness and details are excellent. Great natural colours. Very good composition.

Mario well seen and taken. Nice of you not to stress her further.. In order not to stress my bluebirds made a camaflouge box perhaps could be a little awkward AT IBA:)
Sounds like a great place..
Wonderful image!!

Best regards,

Wonderful Mario! I wish we have those beauties here!I think that we have some Blue Robins but I never had the chance to see one... Details, moment caught and composition are very good. Cheers!

Very nice shot of the bluebird-n-bug, great catch Mario!
Excellent POV and framing with very good exposure, details, & natural colors :)

Wow, this is really sharp Mario. How much were you able to crop this and still maintain such good resolution?

Great capture. TFS
Evelynn : )

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-07-12 17:09]

Mario uma exelente foto bela imagem com detalhes precisos parabéns.

hello Mario

you did a superb close-up shot of the Eastern Bluebird
with his catch, fine POV, DOF and framing,
beautiful luminosity of the image, excellent sharpness & details,



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  • yasin Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 1 N: 43] (129)
  • [2008-07-14 20:18]

Hola Mario,

Very good shot, sharpness and the details. Good DOF and warm lights. Thanks for your useful note. TFS!

Best wishes,

Hello Mario,
Beautiful bird, well composed, nice colors, etc.
The foodstuff is a bit black without details. Must be said I'm using a laptop right now.

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