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The Common Blackbird

The Common Blackbird
Photo Information
Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus E620, ZUIKO DIGITAL 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-04-09 2:09
Viewed: 1895
Points: 40
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The Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) male.
The Common Blackbird was introduced to Australia at Melbourne in the 1850s. The male is the 'black' bird, with deep orange to yellow bill, a narrow yellow eye-ring and dark legs. The female is a brown bird, with some streaks or mottling, and has a dark bill and legs. Immature birds are similar to the female with lighter underparts.

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Hello Jiri,
Excellent capture with fine details and a beautiful colours scheme,very well balanced composition and taken from a nice PoV.
Thanks and best regards,


Beautiful image with good sharpness and nice blurry BG but I feel a little more color or contrast may not harm at all. I have done a WS on this hope you like it.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-09 5:10]

Hello Jiri,
Very artistic shot of this common bird. Love the fine tints of the backgroun, the framing and the nice glance in the eye of the Blackbird. Très beau!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-09 6:59]

Hello Jiri,
Very nice photo of this Common Blackbird. Beautiful natural matching colours all over the photo. Fantastic pose with eye contact. Good sharpness.

Hello Jiri K,

Hope you are doing fine and life is good in Frydek Mistek. I am thankful that you come to watch and post comments to my average photos, I'll remember this.You are a very good photographer and let me admit I am an admirer of your talent and the fine photos you post here, including this one of a common blackbird.This long range has captured the bird beautifully with a sharp focus and a fine detail of its plumage.
Thanks a lot for sharing such exquisite photo, take care....warm regards/ Abid

Hello Jiri,
As usual a top quality image with superb colors. Wonderful photo with excellent details. Amazing clarity and perfect focus of this lovely bird. Very good WB and good low POV. Incredible sharp details.....
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo Jiri
very nice picture with good details and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Jiri
Excellent photo of the Blackbird. Very nice pose and good eye contact. Good setting, detail and background
regards yiannis

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2013-04-09 10:29]

Merhaba Jiri,
Nefis bir poz; renkler, netlik ve göz teması çok güzel..
Tebrik ederim, en iyi dileklerimle..

Ciao Jiri, great capture of lovely blackbird, perfect focus on beautiful eye, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Jiri,
Nice pose with natural colour.You have captured it well.Sharpness and focus are also good.
I like your frame.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6550 W: 89 N: 15638] (65411)
  • [2013-04-09 11:30]

Hi Jiri,beautiful and elegant pose and very nice capture of this common blackburd,i have 2 families in my courtyard this year,i'm waiting for the new born..hhee...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Jiri. Perfetc focused eye. Good colours and management of light.


Ahoj Jiri,
nice bird. Very good point of view. A lot of details.
Have a nice evening,

Hello Jiri

Excellent and very beautiful close-up photo
of the Common Blackbird male, fine frontal POV
giving its turned head pose and lovely eye-contact,
beautiful warm light coming to the photo
and the bird, excellent focus, sharpness,
and details of its dark plumage, TFS


Hello Jiri,
nice capture of this Common Blackbird with good sharpness and lovely details like the yellow ring around ist eye. I also like the splendid light and the perfectly matching background.
Best wishes,

Impressive photo Jiri! Nice pose, excellent composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness.

Bonjour Jiri,
Agréable valorisation du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Jiri,
Excellent photograph of The Common Blackbird, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.

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