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V-Tailed Grackle

V-Tailed Grackle
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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm 1:3.5 5.6 GII ED, B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze MRC
Exposure: f/8, 1/45 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-07 22:12
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Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Passeriformes: Icteridae: Quiscalus mexicanus (the Great Tailed Grackle)

Don't ask me why I was shooting outdoors on a "tungsten" setting!! The colors are actually quite accurate for the bird and vegetation. The tungsten gave this image something different. This was adjacent to the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas. There were about a half dozen of these beautiful birds. This is an adult male as the female is brown, as are juveniles.

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controversial indeed Mike, the "tungsten" setting I suspect has been set for the previous shot isn't it...that's why I am shutting in RAW. It makes your life a bit easier and bring more fun. The more interesting question is the use of tripod or rather how did you know that the bird will arrive in front of you with your Macro lens! Fascinating!
George Veltchev

good shot of a very interesting bird. Looks in fact as if it was black and white! Strange.

Hello Michael,
Very nice photo of this Great(Boat)-tailed Grackle, q. mexicanus.
Excellent sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. Nice pose with eye contact.

Bonjour Michaël,
Bonne maîtrise de la lumière valorisant bien le sujet sous un bon angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-12-10 14:11]

Hello Mike,
I've been super busy lately with work and our Christmas Program with no time to get on site. A very interesting presentation that has a slight hint of a B&W image. Excellent detail and nicely composed. Love the good eye contact and attractive vertical framing. Sometimes mistakes suprise us and turn out quite well, as this one did for you.

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