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Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush
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Copyright: Lesley Mattuchio (Lesley) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF100-400 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-02-16 15:13
Viewed: 4227
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This morning I was at the sanctuary and I was under the old tall Hemlocks feeding some hungry Chickadees, when I heard a different bird , looked up and right before me was this Hermit Thrush watching with great interest. It almost looked like it was asking me to feed it too!

The Hermit Thrush is about the only spotted Thrush that can be seen in North America from about Nov.-Mar. Their song is so sweet and I can't wait until Spring when they start their arias. This Thrush will flick it's wings and tail a lot more than the other Thrushes and are rather stocky and shorter winged.

pompey, Callie, PDP, Signal-Womb, marhowie, Luc, scottevers7, Janice, puffy, red45, ellis49, gerhardt, milloup, grive_solitaire has marked this note useful
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One Leg or NotLesley 1 02-17 06:28
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  • Great 
  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-02-16 15:26]

Great shot Lesley, I love thrushes and this one is a new one on me. Good feather definition and it really stands out against the background.
Good note, thanks for sharing.

Interesting bird where is her second leg? :)
The little dots on her feathers have a heart shape.
Something in her head edges seem to be very odd.

  • Great 
  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-02-16 15:34]

Hi Lesley
A very well executed shot of this thrush , the Bg and the lighting - the one-legged stance is neat, adding the extra to lift it even higher, Well done

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-16 16:28]

Excellent capture. Good details, POV, composition and colors. TFS

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-16 17:20]

He's got good balance that's for sure. Nice POV and the bird really stands out from the OOF BG. Excellent shot Lesley.

Lovely capture Lesley. The diagonal of the hanger and the pose look great. Good work.

Very nice one Lesley! Great pose & POV with excellent details & I like the light colored BG with the pale green & browns. Well done. PS - Got the camera & lens. Fiqured out how to "push & pull" an accessory lens today! ;-)

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-02-16 22:05]

Belle photo avec BG très spécial et original. Une belle pose de l'oiseau avec de jolies couleurs. Merci pour l'envoi et bonne journée.

  • Great 
  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-02-16 23:06]

Lesley, I think it is the first time I see a Thrush on TN. This one seems to possess only a single paw. Its song is beautifull.
Great PoV and splendid BG.
Great work. Thanks.

A beautiful capture of this Hermit Thrush. The color and detail are excellent. A great backround, and well framed. Great Work1

  • Great 
  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-02-17 4:32]

Very good capture Lesley, I like the BG and the clearity of the picture. Great details.

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-02-17 5:06]

Excellent shot Lesley. I love it. I have never heard of such a thrush. In NZ they are darker and have 2 legs. (Just kidding.) I ilke the paler colours. Well done!

  • Great 
  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-02-17 5:36]

Nice shot Lesley, clear and sharp detail, the bg is great, making the bird stand out, did the bird only have a leg? Thanks for sharing

Great portrait Lesley, stunning BG. The face could be a bit more bright.
Well done.

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-17 7:16]

Great photo Lesley, but remains me one of skits of Monty Python, with Norwegian Parrot. Did you nail this poor birdie to twig ;-) ?

Very nice Lesley.
I like the soft light.
Very good details, POV , composition and Colours.
Great work.

  • Great 
  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-02-17 11:28]

Bardzo ³adne zdjêcie, dobrze wykadrowane i ostro¶æ tez OK.

Our's are not this beautifull. The softness is so nice in this shot. You were really close when you took this one. Fantastic capture, Lesley.

Great capture all round, the thing I like best is the relaxed pose with one foot up. Only a bird feeling safe will sit like that, so well done for not disturbing him ;-))

Deserves 40 points :)

Superb! Hermit thrushes are shy and not easy to catch on film. I just found your shot, Lesley--a great harbinger of springer until I hear (and if I'm lucky, see) one on the wing.

Hi Lesley,

Belle image de cette Grive solitaire (Hermit Thrush), j'adore le background.

Bravo !

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