- nglen (36145)
- [2008-12-28 10:34]
Hi Peter.. Well you can see why its called that. with its bright yellow head. You have captured fine detail in the black shinny featehrs. with a nice POV against the dark BG. well done tFS.
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-12-28 10:40]
alweer zo'n fraaie vogel op de gevoelige plaat.
Mooie en goede detailering in het zwart t.ov. de achtergrond.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-12-28 10:45]
This is one amazing looking bird! The yellow head with the black eye mask is wonderful. You managed the blacks of his wings and tail perfectly. Details of the entire bird are excellent. He seems to be looking right at you. A beautiful pose on the tree. The dark background is fantastic. The only bird I know with a call like that is our Cactus Wren. Not a nice sound to listen to.
- avifaunaguapi (128)
- [2008-12-28 10:54]
Beautiful bird and nice photo!
- cako (3395)
- [2008-12-28 11:03]
Super sharp and detail
very nice colors detail
very well done.
- ferranjlloret (10340)
- [2008-12-28 11:29]
You have had very good luck to be able to photograph a bird so beautiful & rare. Regards
- jconceicao (3174)
- [2008-12-28 11:32]
Wonderful colours with fantastic details.
Light,focus and sharpness are splendid.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2008-12-28 12:25]
mooi dat geel met zwart
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-12-28 13:39]
Blackbird with yellow head is very beautiful. Its shot also great with splendid coloration, sharp details and eyes contact. Dark BG and composition very nice. Thanks for sharing, best wishes
Well, this is certainly made tougher by having found it in a bird park, rather than in a normal geographical context.
However, the ID is wrong.
To note: the small black mask extends in back of the eye a small distance(in Xanthocephalus), rather than finishing right at the posterior margin of the aboral ocular canthus (as here); no white showing on the wing edge; the relative shortness of the tail; the "cut" of the yellow on the margin with the mantle and the shoulder. All of these above considerations allow us to eliminate Xanthocephalus.
Agelaius icterocephalus (Yellow-hooded Blackbird).
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-12-28 17:07]
Very nice capture, beautiful vivid colors and excellent contrast, good sharpness and depth of field, very nice pose.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-12-28 17:22]
Splendid plumage detail and wonderful bright yellow head. Looks very similar to our Yellow-headed Blackbird. Your fill flash sure helped to isolate the black plumage from the dark background. Great work Peter and seasons grettings to you and yours.
- MartinL (0)
- [2008-12-28 18:26]
Thanks for you comments on my last posting and thanks for you continued support throughout the year! I am glad you find my work interesting.
This is a very good shot Peter. I like the eye contact you captured here along with the pose. I always found black birds (of any kind) extremely hard to photograph as the black feathers would just blend into one big black object. I guess in this case the flash did its job. Everything is nicely visible. Very nicely done.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-12-28 19:08]
This one surely stuck right out in small thumbnail..and I love it more in full sized....Wonderful image Sir Peter!
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-12-28 21:18]
A lovely capture of this beautiful yellow-hooded blackbird.
The plumage detail shows well,even the black feathers are well defined.
Good use of light.
The POV is really good.
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-12-28 22:11]
Hello Peter, wonderful shot of a beautifully coloured bird with excellent details and sharpnes, lovely pose too.
- Rosa (0)
- [2008-12-29 0:38]
Good morning Peter,
what a pose. Great capture.
Stunning colours and sharpness.
Enjoy the day
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-12-29 4:09]
Great capture! I really like the colours and sharp details on this shot. Nicely composed.
Best regards Siggi
- Noisette (7821)
- [2008-12-29 4:35]
Interesting capture have you here. I love the colors of this blackbird and you have taken with sharp focusing , details on his feathers and pose of the bird are splendid
very well done
- alliturnam (116)
- [2008-12-29 4:58]
Merhaba Peter,başına bere geçirmiş gibi görünüyor.Koyu fon olmasına rağmen çok güzel,ellerine sağlık:)
- trekks (54)
- [2008-12-29 7:32]
The pose is well done to show the yellow ring around the neck and head to contrast with its black body. The flash provides a good BG black to emphasize the outline of the bird much better here.
Your photo info shows 11.38am whereas the photo looks like taken at night. The effect of flash is most useful for dim light condition.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-12-29 10:41]
Hi my dear friend Peter, excellentcapture of this beautiful blackbird having very nice and wonderful colourswith a fine composition, wonderful details and sharpness.
TFS and cheers,
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-12-29 11:06]
Very nice capture of this bird.Details on black plumage,colors,contrast and exposure are perfect.
Thanks for posting.
- efsus (3947)
- [2008-12-29 13:29]
Bu siyah, kuşun siyah bir artalan önünde harika bir karesi bu. Boyun bölgesindeki sarı rengin siyahla muhteşem kontrastını kusursuz sergilemişsin. Kuşun artistik bir pozuyla seyri çok keyifli bir kare olmuş. Emeğine sağlık.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-12-29 13:52]
Excelente trabajo Peter. No es facil contrastar el negro con el negro, pero ese amarillo fue muy oportuno en ello. Buen control de la luz y los reflejos y buena realizacilón técnica en su conjunto.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-12-29 15:22]
excellent shot of the Yellow-hooded Blackbird
with fine POV, excellent sharpness and details of the plumage,
you managed superbly your camera to get details
on the black plumage, beautiful eye-contact of the bird with you, TFS
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-12-30 0:35]
preciosa captura y fino pov,
excelentes colores y buen encuadre,
- joey (24909)
- [2008-12-30 14:18]
a superb shot of this Yellow-hooded Blackbird!
Sharp and crisp.
Very well done,
- izler (44)
- [2009-01-02 8:32]
wonderful capture of this cute bird with nice eye contact
i like composition, pose, POV, BG and sharpness
- red45 (31094)
- [2009-01-04 8:10]
Very interesting and beautifull bird. It looks slightly surprised by your camera, so it took good pose. Excellent exposure with well visible details on black/yellow body. Good capture.
- marhowie (486)
- [2009-01-05 9:28]
Excellent use of flash with sharp details seen in the birds black plumage.
You've picked up the subtle metallic sheen well also.
Very good color, pose, POV, and framing..
That Yellow head looks fantastic :)
Best wishes for a Happy New Year,
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2009-01-07 12:45]
What a fabulous bird and what a great shot Peter! Well composed, perfect exposure and a great result! Well done!