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Evening Grosbeak


Evening Grosbeak
Photo Information
Copyright: Joseph Simard (jossim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: nikon D 200, Nikkor AF 70-300 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-01 22:06
Viewed: 2626
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Taille: 17,5 - 21,5 cm

Description: Cet oiseau a un bec gros, fort et large et de couleur blanc jaunâtre. Il a le dessus de la tête noir et le front jaune. Son cou et le haut du dos sont olive brunâtre foncé, devenant jaune. Il a de grandes taches blanches sur les ailes. Sa queue est noire et ses pattes brunes.

Nourriture: Le Gros-bec errant mange surtout les graines des cônes d’épinette, de sapin baumier et de pin, mais il apprécie également les graines et les fruits de nombreux arbres feuillus et arbrisseaux.
Il est particulièrement avide des larves et des chrysalides de la tordeuse des bourgeons de l’épinette. On pense aussi que les parents nourrissent leurs petits de celles-ci.
Aux mangeoires, son aliment préféré est la graine de tournesol, il en mange une quantité considérable.

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Très beaux détails, un peu sombre mais onvoit bien le plumage ce qui n'est pas facile avec cet oiseau.
Bravo
Marie

A real beauty, love the detail and the striking colors, nice camera work.

Greg

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-04-02 1:30]

Hi Joseph,

A nice composition with good sharpness,colrs and detail,excellent work and tfs

Paul

Hi Joseph
Really beautiful bird in so nice pose. Details and colours are good in combination with BG and low light. Well framed and presented.
TFS
Ralf

Hi Joseph. Amazing photo, technically perfect picture and excellent composition. Excellent coloured presentation and is good arrected. Well done. tfs. Stev

Beautiful bird, very well captured.
Great pose and POV.
Great sharpness and OOF background.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-02 8:47]

Hi Joseph and nice to see another wonderful post from you :)

This is really a splendid photo and one with an impressive level of details and amazing colors.
Really the tones here are fantastic and the strong contrast is terrific and atteract a lot of attention.
The DOF is also nicely managed and clearly isolated the subject from the BG.
A splendid work!

Bravo and TFS
horia

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-04-02 12:56]

Hi Joseph,

Incredible pose! The sharpness, lighting and colors are super!
TFS.

regards,
Zeno.

Salut Joseph
C'est encore une superbe capture de cet oiseau. J'aime beaucoup sa pose et cette prise de vue. Les détails et la luminosité sont très bonnes auusi. Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-04-03 14:28]

hello Joseph
i see wonderful close-up working on this beautiful and interesting bird for me. i like composition, point of view, depth of field, colours, sharpness, details and framing
thanks for sharing
regards
izler

Hello Joseph,
Wonderful bird in a very nice pose - seems to be curious and about to fly.
The light is good and image extremely sharp.
TFS - Shir

Another excellent shot lovely contrast and colours good sharpness and well composed tfs rgds Necip.

Hello Joseph,

What a great picture of a nice bird in an unusual pose! The streamlined shape of its body is well shown here.

Composition:

I think the bird was sitting in a normal pose on the branch when you focused and just wanted to fly away by the time you released the shutter. This explains the out-of-balance pose of the Grosbeak. I think this was also the reason why you didn't frame the scene so that the bird was more in the right side. I love the simplicity of your composition. I find it pretty difficult to achieve this when shooting in the forest. The perfectly blurred background is a wonderful compliment for your shot as it isolates the grosbeak very well. Very good POV too! This action is best seen from the side as the profile of the bird reads well against the background.

Colors:

The colors are well saturated and natural looking! They emphasize each other very well!

Contrast:

The contrast in your picture is excellent! Yellow, blue, black and white! The contrast between them is so strong that the subject would stand out even against a busy background.

Exposure:

It seems the sun was on your side! It cast a spotlight right on your subject thus allowing you to use a fast shutter speed and freeze the action! However this could have easily led to overexposure but you avoided it. The bird is well exposed and all the details are visible! Even the light around the eye is great. The catchlights add a spark of life to the Grosbeak!

Focus:

Very good focus on the subject! It seems you were very close to the bird if you didn't use your lens's full focal length. Also the relatively small f/9 aperture caused a very blurred background. This also makes me think you were very close to the bird.

A wonderful and high quality shot! Very well seen and captured! Thank you for sharing!

With Friendly Regards,
Eddie

Hi Joseph,
I would like to learn your close-up technique as every one of your passerine picture are fantastic such as this very nice capture. :)

Witaj Joseph!
Beautiful frame. Very good details, colours and sharpness.
It congratulates and I greet - Roma

This is a beautiful sharp image with wonderful golden color. I love the simplicity of the composition with lovely OOF background.

TFS
Evelynn : )

Hi Joseph,

This is a fantastic shot of this beautiful bird. Good composition, in focus, sharp, nice DOF and BG. Well done.

Jan-Hendrik

The composition of this with colours is so nice. You sure have the details in there good.
I would love to find one of these. TFS

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-06 4:13]

hi Joseph,
une image que chaque membre de TN rêve un jour de réaliser. Magnifique qualité, tout est dosé avec subtilité.

tfs

Hi Joseph

Lovely light and beautiful BG. Stunning camera work. :-)

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