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Back Off Big Guy

Back Off Big Guy
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark 111, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/1500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Masterpiece in Nature-Photography! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-06-22 3:28
Viewed: 2740
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mockingbird flies in while Eastern Bluebird defends his territory.
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Hello Bill,
great capture of this territory fight with good sharpness and lovely details. I also like the beautiful colours and of course the nice fighting poses of the birds. Spectacular shot. Congratulations.
Best wishes,

Wow!! Clear and colourful action shot.

Hi Bill,

A stunning shot, focus, timing and colours are spot on, you even managed to get a nice oof background. One for my favourites.
Thanks for sharing have a nice weekend, regards Bill

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-22 7:18]

Hello Bill,
Fantastic action photo in great sharpness and very beautiful natural colours. Fine contrasting blurry background.

Hello Bill,

A great action capture with beautiful colors, details & timing. Nice work & lucky shot!

Is that a Blue Jay flying in or is it a Mocking Bird?



Hi Bill,
amazing. Excellent composition. What a scene! Great point of view. Amazing colours. Perfect sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,

Amazing scene and fantastic photo Bill! Perfect timing, excellent composition, wonderful BG, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!

Hello Bill,
Fantastic action, great dynamic photo. Super sharpness and colors.

Ciao Bill.
Ottimo tempismo nel fotografare una scena cosi spettacolare con una nitidezza stupefacente ed ottimi dettagli splendidi i colori come la composizione molto bella complimenti.
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana ciao Marco.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-22 14:24]

Hello Bill.
Excellent inflight capturel, Very sharp and detailed image with very nice natural colours. Perfect pose and good POV.Well done!Best regards Siggi

Hi Bill. Wow! That's some amazing action. A nice clear shot with fantastic colours. Can't beat that. Great DOF for this shot. The colours are better than rich, they are well balanced shades throughout. I'd be curious to know what you ISO was with the 1/1500 shutter speed. Great shootin'Bill. Keep 'em comin'.

One of the best shots i have seen! No nits !

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-06-23 8:53]

Hello Bill,
Outstanding moment! Great sharpness and lovely colors and light ! TFS Tina

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-06-27 13:26]

Hello Bill,
What a remarkable action shot, and shown in fine detail. I would imagine the Bluebird didn't easily give up his dinner or perch. Love the wonderful eye contact you managed to capture, especially that of the Mockingbird. Colors are well saturated and exposure is right on the money. Great work!!

Hello Bill,

Terrific one. Loved it no end. This picture says a thousand words indeed. The eyes of the big guy shows surprise @ the resolute stand -ground posture by the little guy, defending whatever is rightfully its own.

Great shot,

once again, a good job Bill. perfect & and almost flawless. once again, a lovely mood that you have captured with great sharpness & clarity. the POV is perfect. except little bit blurring in few parts, this photograph has no drawbacks. a nice BG and good timing.
your 7D is doing a great job.
keep posting.


PS: the compliment goes mainly for the splendid mood, excellent timing, perfect POV and good clarity.

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