<< Previous Next >>

Sialia sialis

Sialia sialis
Photo Information
Copyright: Mircea Costina (mirceax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 49 N: 1356] (6261)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-08 14:29
Viewed: 3652
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) is a medium-sized thrush found in open woodlands, farmlands and orchards.

Adults have a white belly. Adult males are bright blue on top and have a reddish brown throat and breast. Adult females have lighter blue wings and tail, a brownish throat and breast and a grey crown and back. Eastern Bluebirds are found east of the Rockies, southern Canada to the Gulf States and southeastern Arizona to Nicaragua.

The bright blue breeding plumage of the male, easily observed on a wire or open perch, fluttering down to the mowed grass to capture a grasshopper, cricket or beetle makes this species a favorite of birders. The male's call includes sometimes soft warbles of jeew or chir-wi or the melodious song chiti WEEW wewidoo (Sibley, 2000).


CeltickRanger, vanderschelden, JoseMiguel 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]

bonjour Mircea

très belle image du Merlebleu de l'Est, excellent POV et cadrage,
un beau background sur un seul ton, belle couleurs du plumage
de l'oiseau avec d'excellent netteteté et détails, TFS


Wonder what that foodstuff might be; it isn't some kind of ball, I suppose.
Content is quite new, I suppose. It is a beautiful and very colourful bird.

  • Great 
  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-08-08 18:58]

Hi Mircea , wow , very nice detailed photo , the color is lovely and the clean composition just great , a lovely moment of this feeding blue bird , thanks for sharing this

  • Great 
  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-08-08 21:55]

arata mai bine decat cea de pe pbase. cred ca ai mai aplicat putin shapen.

Hi Mircea,

Nice and bold image of the bird with details, has good complementary back ground, catch light in the eye is excellent. TFS.

Hallo Mircea
This is just a stunning image. Colours, details, natural surrounding, motion, and pose. I really like this one especially the beak with what is looks like a nut inside is lovely and eye catching. The bird has lovely fluffy plumage. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

  • Great 
  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-08-08 23:41]

Hi Mircea
very nice colors and composition
well done.

Hi Mircea,
Splendid close approach!
Great colours and fine details to enjoy this bluebird.
Wondering too what he has into the beak, it seems like an egg, but too small to be one, I think.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Hi Mircea

Great shot of the bluebird with food.
Great sharpness, plumage details and composition
Great contrasting background


  • Great 
  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2008-09-09 18:02]

Hello Mircea,
One of my favorite bird. Details, colors and compo are just great.

Calibration Check