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Female Blackbird

Female Blackbird
Photo Information
Copyright: Daniel Morl (banditloon) (41)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon EF 80-200mm L f2.8, Digital RAW/Jpeg, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds: Blackbirds - Turdus merula [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-20 13:34
Viewed: 4601
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I managed to get a good close up shot of this female blackbrd, whilst on holiday this year.

I was taking pictures of rabbits, a young robin and a male blackbird in the garden of the property where I was staying. I looked in the hedge, and saw this blackbird standing still. I moved up closer, and she didn't move. The she grabbed a fly that had come close to her, and started to move away and I started clicking away with my camera.

Managed to get a sequence of about 20 pictures before she became photo shy and flew away.

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I agree. It is a good closeup shot Daniel.
Nice detail and good lighting.
Well done.

A lovely capture, Daniel! I would be interested to see what the male blackbird looks like. This one appears very thrush like in pose and anatomy. Our North American blackbirds look quite different -- they belong to the corvid family (crows and jays) and have many of the typical corvid characteristics.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-21 1:16]

Hi Daniel,
great composition here with perfect DOF, really like the pose of this female Blackbird too.
Great shot.

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