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Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird
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Copyright: Liezel Dsouza (ldsouza) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 101 W: 25 N: 218] (1369)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-02 16:10
Viewed: 4209
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was watching this guy and his little wife as they built their nest. He had a little grub in his mouth, then looked down and saw the moth, he spat the grub out, flew down and grabbed the moth. The moth was still alive at this point.
He flew close to the nest box, trying to find the Mrs, flew around looking for her and then when unsuccessful, ate the moth himself.
They are a pleasure to watch and I am so happy that they have taken residence up close by.
Detailed notes on this type are in my other pics of him, dont want to repeat the note each time.



delic, nglen, JoseMiguel, lawhill, Luis52, manyee, pvs, Proframe, Hil, Bratman, izler has marked this note useful
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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-02 16:18]

Hi Liezel,
that's great and almost too smooth...:-) Great image of this bluebird. The colour combination is marvellous.
Regards, Jacob

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-02 16:23]

Hello Liezel,
Amazing colors and detail. Background is lovely. Congrats for the excellent technique. Regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-02 16:42]

Hi Liezel. This is a amazing shot. the detail and colours are very good indeed. sharp focus. with a very nice POV and DOF. very well done TFS.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-06-02 16:51]

Esta ave é maravilhosa sua cores são muito atraente esta foto ficou exelente muito bem fotografada meus parabéns pela técnica e equipamentos.

Hi Liezel,
A wonderful capture of this bluebird!
I like so much the high quality of the image, it's sharpness is remarkable.
It's great the way the colours are rendered here, not only on the vivid blue of its plumage, but also on the beautiful gradations of greens at the background.
Excellent timing in this shot.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

WoW Liezel,

This is a SUPERB shot
Excellent Compo, POV, BG and sharpness
AMAZING colours

TFS Thijs

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-02 17:16]

Hola Liezel,
precioso y original trabajo,
los colores y el pov son excelentes,
saludos amigo.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-02 17:16]

wow that really is a stunning image. So crisp and clear and with such beautiful colours. Excellent pose captured, lovely DOF and great POV



Hello Liezel,
Fantatic portrait, great colors and POV nice eye contact,TFS
best regards/Lawhill

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-06-02 23:08]

Hola Liezel. Very very nice foto we can see here. Exlenent colors and warm Bg. Like his pose and the small insect in his beack. Exelent work, best note. Luis52.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-03 1:53]

Stunning colors. The blue is incredible againt the emerald green background. Very clear and sharp. Perfect pose to show off the beauty of this bird complete with insect in beak. Nice glint of light in eye. A great overall composition.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-06-03 1:53]

Hello Liezel,
What a lovely bluebird you have captured.
The details are very sharp, and the pose is fantastic.
He sure found himself a hefty lunch.
I have never seen a blue bird before.
Is it really that "baby-blue"? Amazing.
I enjoyed your story.
TFS. : )

Very, very nice. I think I missed out a very!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-03 3:10]

Hi Lizel,

An excellent capture of a beautifull colored bird,super,well done and tfs


Fantastically beautiful bird image Liezel.
Colors, composition, exposure, clarity and details are awsome.
Color contrast and the soft green color tones in the background are most wonderful.
Absolutely superb work. My complments. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards and have a nice sunday, Harry

Almost forgot to say that your whole portfolio is full of great images :)
From now on your added to my favorites :)

bonjour liezel
cet oiseau va aller prendre la derniere place dans mes favorites.


Excellent picture.

Murali Santhanam

Hi Liezel.
Wow! Amazing colour and awesome sharpness. So beautiful and well done capturing him with his dinner!
Regards, Steve.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-06-03 14:16]

Hi Leizel,

What a great shot of the beautiful bird, lovely composition and a great POV, I love the pose with the Moth in its beak and the story about how it spit out the grub to get the Moth, very good detail and superb colours, I like the light in the eye too.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-06-03 18:43]

Hello Liezel,
A great picture of one of my favorite bird. Colors, details, BG, and action are just perfect. TFS

One of the sharpest images I've seen for a while Liezel...excellent feather detail.Nice smooth B/G and strong colour. The grub gives a good sense of scale and the turn to camera helps greatly. Best, Brat.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-06-06 10:30]

merhaba Liezel
good timing and well posing of this beautiful and cute bird while it is hunting
composition, point of view, background, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

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