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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: 2007-06-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-06 21:52
Viewed: 3699
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another pic of Mr Bluebird. The nest has been built and the Mrs has laid 3 eggs. One of them was broken outside the nest box, so we have reduced the size of the entry to prevent another bird from entering the box. Fingers crossed!! Hopefully, the Mrs will lay another 2 eggs and then we begin the anxious wait for the chicks.

Here he was watching over the nest box and preening himself. They are most relaxed around us - happily!


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  • joelo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 10 N: 37] (148)
  • [2007-06-06 22:09]

Hi Liezel,
Beautiful portrait. Technically, it is just about perfect. The fine detail in the plumage is excellent. As to the composition, you left just (barely) enough negative space on the left side to keep it interesting. The diagonal branch also helps. Finally, the timing showes an interesting behavior.
TFS, Joel

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-06-06 22:30]

interesting pose with the feathers spread out. nice colors good focus background could be smoothed a bit.

Hello Liezel,
This is an impressive image of this beautiful Bluebird. Its colours are glorious. You were lucky to catch such a perfect moment when it was preening itself. It could not be better in my eyes.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-06-06 23:02]

Excellente prise,bravo pour les belles couleurs et l'excellente lumière.J,aime bien la pose de l'oiseau sur cette petite branche et les détails du plumage.
Une belle qualité d'image.

hi liezel,
excellent capture, the colour tones are lovely, nice pose captured, well composed shot with fine pov, the green bg gives good contrast to the beautiful blue bird,
well done,
tfs & regards

Fantastic shot, Liezel, it's such a pretty bird and the pose is wonderful.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-07 2:30]

Hi Liezel,

A fine capture with good colors and sharpness,well done and tfs


Hello Liezel,
Fantastic capture, perfect timing to get this bluebird with spray wings, the plumage is perfect
great shot well done TFS

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-06-07 9:52]

Hi Liesel
Beautiful image.The pose of the bird is very interesting.Sharpness and colors are superb.POV and DOF are very nice .I like all the details we see in the plumage and I also like the catchlight in the eye.Hope to one of those bird one day.
TFS Michel

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-06-09 6:32]

Wow, this is totally amazing! Excellent colours both in the BG and on the bird. Fantastic sharpness and details and a totally great pos of the bird with a nice sparkle in the eye!

This will be a favourite of mine!

Thanks for sharing this, Regards/Bengt Falke

(Sorry out of smileys... I will come back tomorrow) Back!

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