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Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird
Photo Information
Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-10 19:34
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Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Done in Wabukayne Park - Mississauga

The "American nightingale," the Northern Mockingbird is known for its long, complex songs that include imitations of many other birds. It is a common bird of hedgerows and suburbs, and has been slowly expanding its range northward.

Medium-sized songbird.
Long tail.
Pale gray above, whitish below.
Bill thin.
Two white wingbars.
Large white patches show in wings in flight.
White outer tail feathers.

Size: 21-26 cm (8-10 in)
Wingspan: 31-35 cm (12-14 in)
Weight: 45-58 g (1.59-2.05 ounces)

Other Names
Moqueur polyglotte (French)
Centzontle, Jilguero, Ruise��(Spanish)

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Hi Mario,
you have the most amazing park that I know of,that Wabukayne Park is something that sure is well loved by wildlife.This photo is very well done with excellent detail,colour and focus.I like the way this bird's tail points upwards just like the wrens tails.It sure looks to be an alert little creature and that yellow eye is lovely.Birds sure do come in quite the variety and I for one never tire of seeing them and so thank you for showing us this little one,it looks wonderful. Bob

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-11-10 20:18]

Great shot. I love the POV of the shot. The DOF and the background. The details on the Mockingbird are superb. Exposure and ligting as well. I have to say the DOF of this shot is awesome. with the bird and its pearch in great focus.

Good shot. To be visible that bird did not stand in place and went round very. To be visible on bird's head movement by light dullness of picture, by what painting it is not static.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-11 1:18]

Hello Mario,
Excellent details in the Mockingbird. Beautiful natural light. Great DOF and POV. Nice composition.

Hi Mario,
Beautiful shot of this Northern Mockingbird, outstanding detail of plumage and superb natural colors, good eye contact
very well done
best regards

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-11 4:17]

Hi Mario, very nice and unusual pov on the Mockingbird. Nice light, colour and great detail and sharpness. Perfect exposure.

Hello Mario,
Like the perching, compo, details,...
Beautiful bird.
Great low POV...

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-11 11:02]

hello Mario,
What a great capture!
Amazing sharpness and beautiful details
nice colors and composition
Regards, Dejan

Hi Mario,

Excellent shot
Perfect timing, sharpness, details, lighting, POV and DOF

TFS Thijs

hello Mario

beautiful composition, great light on the subject,
the subject's light colors are doing good contrast
with the backgrounds dark colors, i like the pov and framing,
excellent details on the bird and excellent dof too, TFS


Hi Mario

Great shot here
Excellent composition
Great sharpness and DOF. Great plumage detail and eye contact.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-15 20:20]

Hello Mario

Wonderful,razor sharp focus with excellent details.
The lighting and colours are expertly managed.
well composed in the frame,even the cut worm has excellent detail.
The low POV really works here.
Great job.


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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2007-11-16 13:43]

Hi Mario,

Great details on this picture and the smooth background emphasize our eye to stay focus on this lovely bird. Good job!


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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2007-11-22 10:03]

Bonjour Mario,
Très belle photo avec beaucoup de détail et un beau point de vue.

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