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Small but Courageous

Small but Courageous
Photo Information
Copyright: Eugene Fedorov (Islander_) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 194] (1687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, Tamron SP 300mm f/2.8 LD IF + TC 1.4x MF
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herons, Birds of Canada (chapter two), Birds' interaction with different bird species, Tamron SP 300/2.8 LD IF [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-05 15:51
Viewed: 5623
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A male Red-winged Blackbird attacking a Great Blue Heron fishing near the nest of one of his mates.

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  • Great 
  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-05 16:50]

Hello Eugene,
You were able to capture to magnificent birds
in one shot, excellent composition and POV


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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2008-03-05 18:47]

Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds it is the perfect timing for shot like this but as the subject is located to the left so I like the black bird in center, TFS.

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-03-05 19:25]

Hi Eugene
Super action shot
Nice light and color
Fine detail
Well presented
tfs jon

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-05 23:36]

Hi Eugene,
I liked your timing and the pose you captured a lot. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Eugene,
you have captured a good moment and nice action.
Well exposed with nice colours and light.
The details are good and and the DOF as well, the whole bird is in focus and it standout well.
I really like the low POV.
Well done.

Wow, what an outstanding shot.
Best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-06 9:57]
  • [2]

Hi Eugene.
It is really rare scene and amazing by quality picture. Great timing and excellent sharpness of the birds. I like light key of picture execution. Colours are nice and pleasant to eyes. Vertical cropping is so impressive too. Some blurriness of the vegetation is also looked as a BG very well. Compliments and kind regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-06 13:17]
  • [2]

Hello Eugene,
Very beautiful scene in a splendid environment. Great clear colours and light. Excellent timing. Nice reflection in the water. Very good sharpness.

Great shot and you caught very interesting behaviors!!

That's a great moment to catch Eugene. Love the way the colours compliment each other. TFS


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-07 7:20]

Wow! Quelle bonne capture! Bravo Eugène pour ton oeil, tu l'as captée juste au bon moment et les qualités techniques sont excellentes. Bravo et merci!


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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-03-09 18:53]

Hi Eugene,
Very spectacular photo. I have already saw this kind of attack but i have never had the chance of taking a photo of it.

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  • Leace Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 61] (292)
  • [2008-03-10 13:49]

What a great Action shot you have captured! I love the seemingly oblivious look on the Heron - you can't help but wonder if all the harrassment is even worth the effort.

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