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Male Yellow-headed Blackbird

Male Yellow-headed Blackbird
Photo Information
Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-28 22:42
Viewed: 2895
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just as the male Red-winged Blackbirds have been establishing their territories at Red Deer Lake, so the male Yellow-headed Blackbirds (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) have been busy setting up theirs. The male blackbirds don't build nests, they just decide which part of the marsh is theirs, and try to defend it. When the female Yellow-headed Blackbirds arrive, the males of their species try to lure several of them into their domains. The females build nests into emergent vegetation over the water. Incubation of the eggs takes 11 to 13 days, and is carried out by the female. The preceding information was obtained from the iBird Explorer application for iPod/iPhone.

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To wishnugaruda: YH Blackbirdubc64 1 05-02 13:40
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nice catch, soft background

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-29 2:13]

Hi John,
very beautiful bird. you composed it wonderfully with the clarity and sharpness at its best. The vertical poles give an exciting graphical form that enhances your composition. The blurry brownish background also pushes your yellow headed bird into s special beauty.
Excellent composition.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-04-29 5:41]

Beautiful bird with good composition and lighting. Very appropriate colors. tfs.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2010-04-29 11:49]

Merhaba John,
çok güzel bir kompzisyon; kuşun renkleriyle bulunduğu ortam çok güzel uyum içinde.
Tebrik ederim,

Hello John,
congratulzioni for the beautiful picture, excellent sharpness and contrast.
excellent POV, thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-04-29 13:39]

Hi John,truely a beautiful specie and a beautiful pic too,you was lucky whit this warm light,very good sharpness and colors and excellent composition in this strange and perfect background.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

Hello John,
The picture is good in many ways, light, composition and atmosphere are excellent, but it is unfortunate that the approach is somewhat deficient in the bird's head. This has significantly reduced the meaning of the photo. Regards, TFS, Jesús

That's a fascinating bird, John, I love the colours and the place, very pretty.
Thanks, very nice shot
Sabine - wishnugaruda

very nice photo of this interesting specie with great colors.
Great habitat too



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