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Gray-cheeked Thrush (Cathrus minimus)

Gray-cheeked Thrush (Cathrus minimus)
Photo Information
Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-05 20:23
Viewed: 1351
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of the last thrushes to show up at Magee Marsh during the spring migration. Similar in appearance to the Swainson's, but no eye ring and the cheeks are gray in color.

I have always had a very hard time trying to tell the difference between the thrushes that show up during the spring migration, as you can see they look similar in appearance. I decided this year I would study them more closely and I must admit, I have had a great time doing it.

For more info on the Gray-cheeked Thrush click here

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To drchoneydew: Gray-cheeked Thrushtuslaw 1 06-07 14:37
To drchoneydew: 300 or 400 MM ... distance ... flash ... sooscarromulus 1 06-06 13:58
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Ciao Ron, great capture of lovely bird in a beautiful ambientation, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

PROFOUND BEAUTY, excellent balance of color and extreme detail and eye contact. Were you close? Did you have a 300 or 400 zoom?

Ron so long no see and HOW AWESOME to see THIS BEAUTY!! Missed not posting here, ran into George on FB and he posted a gorgeous butterfly which reminded me of times here!! So getting my butt BACK!!

Ciao Ron,
照的很漂亮 很美麗的鳥 也很清晰
光線亮麗 照的很可愛
構圖也很美麗 真是好看
Hello Ishi,

Beautiful thrush with moist soil in its beak; probably by digging to get some fat worm.

Congratulations on this composition, my old friend Ron.

Greetings from ARGENTINA, from another old friend.

Hern嫕 Ernesto Bortondello

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-06 8:12]

Hello Ron,
Great photo of this Gray-cheeked Thrush. Excellent quality in this pose with this sharpness and details and these beautiful natural colours. Good DOF and composition.
Enjoy the weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-06 12:41]

Hi Ron,a great use of the flash to make the difference! The sharpness on this thrush is fantastic,not easy a great result like this in this difficult light and location,very elegant pose and perfect colors too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Bonsoir Ron,
Agr嶧ble valorisation du sujet dans son environnement.
A bient矌 sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Ron,
All the colours look natural and PERFECTLY BALANCED.
Best and most kind regards from Mario in Canada.

Lovely clear shot. Finally the weather is clearing up and allow us to get out and about again - we've been stuck with weeks f clouds and rain for the most part. I hope to post a new heron picture that was a near miss tomorrow.

Hello Ron,Beautiful picture of this little one's.Nice POV with splendid colour and sharpness.Like it.Thanks for sharing your work with us.Regards and have a nice time,-Srikumar

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-15 0:18]

Hi Ron
very exciting to shoot thrush. Must be very active jumping here and there.
Nicely composed with sharp details and shiny eye.


Hello Ron

Beautiful close-up shot of the Gray-cheeked Thrush,
fine POV obtaining its eye-contact, also fine framing,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details,
as always the catch-light enhance the photo
by rendering it more beautiful, TFS


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