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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-11 1:48
Viewed: 2493
Points: 30
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The Common Blackbird of the nominate subspecies T. m. merula is 23.5 to 29 centimetres (9.25 to 11.4 in) in length, has a long tail, and weighs 80125 grammes (2.8 to 4.4 oz). The adult male has glossy black plumage, blackish-brown legs, a yellow eye-ring and an orange-yellow bill. The bill darkens somewhat in winter. The adult female is sooty-brown with a dull yellowish-brownish bill, a brownish-white throat and some weak mottling on the breast. The juvenile is similar to the female, but has pale spots on the upperparts, and the very young juvenile also has a speckled breast. Young birds vary in the shade of brown, with darker birds presumably males. The first year male resembles the adult male, but has a dark bill and weaker eye ring, and its folded wing is brown, rather than black like the body plumage.

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Hi Razvan
Nice shot of this common but beautiful bird.
Regards and TFS

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-01-11 4:00]

Hello Razvan,
To take photo black bird on white snow isn't easy. The bird have good visible colours of plumage, good sharpness but snow is over exposed a little.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Razvan,

Awesome capture of a blackbird on snow. You captured it from excellent POV with perfect exposure, flawless details, great DOF and delightful composition.
TFS and cheers,


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-11 4:36]

Hi Razvan

A lovely shot - good detail despite difficult exposure conditions.

Best wishes


Ciao Razvan. An efficent chromatic contrast with great DOF. Good focus on the dinamic pose.


Ciao Razvan, great contrast for black bird in white snow, good capture with wonderful details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Superb din nou!
PS.Am sa votez pentru paianjenul rosu, care este cel mai fain de pe fotonatura!

Buna Razvan,
Excelenta captura avand detalii si culori foarte bune.
Un contrast placut pe fondul alb al zapezii.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-11 10:21]

Hello Razvan,
Very good photo of this Blackbird in beautiful contrasting colours against the snow and great sharp details. Very nice POV, pose and composition.
Best regards Siggi

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-11 12:12]

Hello Razvan.

Great shot of this Common blackbird in the snow.
Very contrasting colors and very nice of sharpness.

Gr. Hans

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-11 12:30]

Frumoasa fotografie, dar se poate constata, ca nici Canon nu face fotografii mai reusite in conditii prea dificile, cu contrast ridicat! Ori cum, poza se mai poate corecta in PS!
Numai bine,

hello Razvan,
once again the background helps, very good the opposition that is created, little dark but very good clarity, fine photo!
keep photographing! TFS

Hello Razvan
I fallow pleasurely your seri of birds on snow. I also like this scene. great shot for beautiful male Black Bird with orange bill. It is common, but very shy. great sharp focus, great eyes contact and POV. exposure and plumage details also great like sony BG and composition. thanks for sharing, best wishes my friend

Hi Razvan,

I have serie bird on ice and you snow.
Another good image from an bird in the snow.
Fine colours.


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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-01-13 7:44]

Great exposure control and focus. Successful point of view and composition.
Greetings and TFS.

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