<< Previous Next >>

Talking Thrush

Talking Thrush
Photo Information
Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A - Z Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-23 15:21
Viewed: 2976
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) came into our garden to look for worms or snails on our lawn after a rainy night.

In Sweden it is called 'taltrast', which means 'talking thrush'. It sings in the spring by repeating phrases three or four times and often they can be interpreted by putting words to them.

The Song Thrush is resident in S. and W. Europe and is a summervisitor in C. and N. Europe. It is still fairly common and often nests in residential areas.

This shot was taken in poor lighting at a distance of about 10 meters. Unfortunate the wire netting in the hedge to keep our dog in the garden is visible. However this species is known to be a suburban dweller as well as in the unbuilt woodland areas.

The image was cropped by about 50% and sharpened after size reduction.

Treatment for noise was not carried as it was deemed impractical.

nglen, GLEM, Juyona, Tamrock, Adanac, scottevers7, joelo, Ken52, JPlumb, ellis49, MMM, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-23 15:24]

Hi Ivan. This is a very good shot of the Thrush. very good markings which you have captured well. good colour and detail . with a nice POV.and a brighr eye. well done TFS. good notes to.

  • Great 
  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-23 15:29]

Hi Ivan,
Excellent shot of the talking thrush. Lovely colours and patterns on its body. Excellent POV. The green grass FG and BG helps it to stand out. I like its intense eyes and the busy look in them. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-23 15:59]

Hola Ivan,
buena captura amigo,
excelente pov,
me gusta mucho este trabajo...

Ciao Ivan, splendid bird with great pose, wonderful details, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

hej ivan!
en fin trast de där!
sharp with fine pov and
good composition!
well done!

  • Great 
  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-23 19:01]

Hello Ivan,
Very sharp and clear presentation of this Thrush with water droplets on its' back. Very nice work Ivan.

Hi Ivan,
An excellent shot on this Song Thrush. The fact that it was cropped around %50 and still looks this great speaks to the quality of the original. Nice soft light and a spot on exposure. Colors and detail look great. Well done!

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-05-23 21:24]

Belle prise,bravo pour les détails du plumage et le bel éclairage.

  • Great 
  • joelo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 10 N: 37] (148)
  • [2007-05-23 21:36]

Hi Ivan,
Yoy don't need to apologize for this. It is very nicely done. The bird is sharply focused and well exposed despite the lighting. You cought good detail in the feathers.
The wire netting is visible, but sufficiently blurred so as not to be distracting. You also did a good job cropping. The negatice space in front of the Thrush makes a very interesting composition. Shooting from a low angle also added to the effectiveness of the composition.
TFS, Joel

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-23 22:51]

Excellent capture of this thrush, Ivan.
Very fine details in good light and natural colors.
Good POV and pose in the grassy BG.
TFS. : )

  • Great 
  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-23 23:09]

Hi Ivan,
Very nice photo with outstanding detail and skillful exposure revealing realistic shades of brown and white. Good composition and excellent POV/eye contact.

Hi Ivan, great shot of the Thrush. I guess it being a suburban scene the netting is natural enough. The Thrush is looking good, with great detail. Great presentation.

Thanks, John

  • Great 
  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-24 4:41]

bonjour Ivan,
belle image après la pluie, cela donne une atmosphère agréable. Bon point de vue, excellene netteté.


  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-24 5:09]

Hi Ivan,
a great shot of this Blackbird.
Very good POV and DOF aswell as a decent composition.
Well done,

Hej Ivan
Really nice shot of this song thrush which I have never seen live only on pictures. Details and colours are really good and work well with green bg.

...solen skiner här idag :)

Hi Ivan,
the low POV is very nice and the composition is fine.
Lovely colours but I missed a bit of your usual sharpness.
Well done.

Soligt och varmt idag, men det blåser stället.

  • Great 
  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-24 8:19]

Hi Ivan
Very nice capture.I like your POV and I also loike the details that you had capture in the plumage of the bird,the sharpness of the eye also is a nice element.
TFS Michel

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-24 10:09]

Hi Ivan,

A beautiful capture of a fine looking bird. I love the pose with his head raised. Beautiful colors and wonderful details. I'll trade you the blue skies for the green grass.


  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-24 10:33]

Ivan very nice portait and excellent composition. TFS Ganesh

Bela foto, parabéns !

Hello Ivan

Beautiful photo of the Song Thrush in its lovely pose,
fine POV at its level obtaining the eye-contact,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details of its plumage, TFS


Calibration Check