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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: 2013-06-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm/f2.8 LI S + Canon 2X conv
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-11 19:15
Viewed: 1815
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Done at Carden Alvar Natural Area

The Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis, is a small thrush found in open woodlands, farmlands and orchards, and most recently can be spotted in suburban areas. It is the state bird of Missouri[2] and New York.

This species measures 1621 cm (6.38.3 in) long, span 2532 cm (9.813 in) across the wings and weigh 2734 g (0.951.2 oz). Adult males are bright blue on top and have a reddish brown throat and breast. Adult females have lighter blue wings and tail, a brownish throat and breast and a grey crown and back. Eastern Bluebirds are found east of the Rockies, southern Canada to the Gulf States and southeastern Arizona to Nicaragua.

The bright blue breeding plumage of the male, easily observed on a wire or open perch, fluttering down to the mowed grass to capture a grasshopper, cricket or beetle makes this species a favorite of birders.

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That is one beautiful bird. The worm or creature it eats is a nice bonus. You have sure picked up on the colours well. It's top draw in my book.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-11 21:31]

Excellent portrait of this lovely Bluebird...fine colors and lighting. tfs.

Hello Mario.
Excellent capture of this bird with its worm. Super sharp.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-06-11 23:39]

excellent closeup of this rare bird with its meal. good lighting and angle. the colors on the feathers are really brilliant. tfs.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-06-12 0:01]

any bird photographer dreams to catch his object perched this way, .., you were lucky this time, .. perfect expo, sharpness, and colour rendering too .. well done Mario

regards, nuri

Hello Mario.
照的很美麗 這清楚的鳥 有這這柔和優美的光線
整個身體的色彩櫬出的栩栩如生 真是漂亮

Hi Mario
Most beautiful bird and most beautiful picture
Stunning colors

Hello Mario,
MASTERPIECE photograph of Eastern Bluebird, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,

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