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Mrs Bluebird

Mrs 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: 2007-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 500mm f4L
Exposure: f/5.6
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Karatash's other favorite -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-24 23:00
Viewed: 4264
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Got this shot today. I have been photographing my bluebirds everyday. Getting handier at taking motion shots .. guess practise helps!

2 of the eggs have hatched!! The 3rd one has not .. so, maybe I will only have 2 chicks ... oh well ... atleast I have those....

This is a shot of the mother bringing soft food for the babies. For some reason, she had to do a second fly around which is why I got this shot.

Shot in Tv mode
Shutter speed at 1/3200S
Av (set be camera depending on light): 5.6
ISO 1600X2

Cropped, cleaned up, denoised, adjusted hue + sat.

Thanks for looking,

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  • Great 
  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-06-24 23:26]

great action capture nice focus nice motion blur on the wings good colors nice action with the bug in the beak

Looks great Liezel, excellent capture - we have one as well in my yard - but afraid to look at their nest... Have you ever been to Bombay Hook Refuge in Delaware? great place to take wildlife photos.
Well done Liezel you have a wonderful portfolio...

Hi Liezel,
It is great. The motion on the wings and the stability on the head is extraordinary. BG very nice, POV and DOF too. TFS. Mustafa

Gran enfoque y detalles. Pose excelente, así como el fondo. Una gran fotografía. Daludos Liezel.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-06-25 6:40]

Belle capture,bravo pour les détails et la pose parfaite en plein vol de l'oiseau.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-25 6:52]

Hello Liezel,
Fantastic photo with wonderful soft colours. The contrast with the blurred BG is perfect. Great composition, sharpness and POV.
The pose of the bird with his feet and grub makes it complete.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-06-25 7:36]

salut Liezel,
je dois dire que c'est une bien belle image, le mouvement est idéalement saisi, lors de la pleine ouverture des ailes. Excellente qualité, c'est doux, lumineux et coloré.

you got this shot right!beautiful!and what colors!and your BG!
thanks Liezel

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-25 9:23]

You should be very proud of this photo. Not only is it a technically outstanding photo of an in-flight bird, but it is one of the most beautiful birds! The softness of the colors and the wing blur are perfect. The bird is razor sharp where it should be like the food in beak and the eye with a perfect catchlight. The DOF is excellent and the background is very pleasing. Composition is just right. It is an admirable contribution to TN and one of those photos that you see and say, "I hope I take one like that someday." Congratulations!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-25 10:58]

Hi Liezel,

Absolutely beautiful!!! This bluebird in flight could not be better. Only makes it even nicer with the food in her mouth. Beautiful bird, wonderful colors, excellent details, perfect background.


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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-06-25 13:18]

hi Liezel
great action capture,

Beautiful motion capture of this Bluebird Liezel, well done.

Regards Mark :)

Beautiful! Great composition - I love the motion blur of the wings and the clarity in the rest of the bird. Absolutely beautiful!

Hello Liezel,
great action capture. Superb colors of bird and BG. POV/DOF, eye contact very nice. good notes.
best wishes

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-04 16:19]

Hi Liezel,
What a lovely pose you have captured of this mother in-flight on the way to the nest. Details and color tones are very good. Well done and TFS.
Best wishes,

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