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Happy Bluebird

Happy Bluebird
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Copyright: Lesley Mattuchio (Lesley) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF100-400 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Colourful Birds, Blue Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-28 17:15
Viewed: 5713
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Eastern Bluebird ws quite happy with sunny weather and warm temperatures . He had plenty of food within easy reach as he perched on the edge of the golf course and swooped down for a worm or a bug when his belly seemed a little empty. Life is good for this beautiful bird. In a few more months he will be flying back this way to create the next generation.

Eastern Bluebirds are known for their delightful melodious song even while flying.They are closely related to the Western Bluebird, but bear more blue on their wings and back than the Western. They are found in small groups in fields or open woods and sometimes can be found perched on wires or fences. I find them most often perched on low large branches on the edges of meadows.

I have been missing for a little while as I have been getting my resume` together and entering juried exhibitions with my photos. The weather has also been a hinderance to my enthusiasm with 30" of snow dumped on us last weekend and another 8 two days ago with below zero temps...not my idea of fun...for sure. So I took this time to line up jobs for this season's K-9 agility trials( my other photographic venue)along with nature wildlife stuff. Hopefully I will be participating a little more often.

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-01-28 17:54]

Wow!! Excellent shot Lesley. Very good composition whith great colours and sharpness. I like the background.



What a beautiful critter, Lesley! Such vivid colors in one little bird, so often seen together for the eyes pleasure. The background is wonderful. As usual with your photos, there is a large part of refinement. From a nature shot, you always make a very artistic image. This one is no exception. Great composition!

Good to hear that you're not entirely covered in snow ;-)) Any idea how badly Marblehead was hit by this weather?
Beautiful critter you captured here, great colours, good POV and sharpness.

Lovely capture Lesley.
The detail is excellent, and the colours are absolutely fantasic.
Really good composition.
Thanks for posting

The background is beautiful for this blue bird. Great POV and composition. I am sure your photos are going to be winners at the exhibitions.

A really great capture of this Eastern Bluebird. The composition is very good. Color and detail are fantastic. I really love the backround.

Yes Lesley, you have a real beauty here. The colours are magical. The DOF and POV is superb. Good work

Beautiful photo!
These colours are simply great and so is the composition. I like it very much.
Well done!

Amazing shot Lesley.
Great colours, POV, composirion and very good details.
Excellent work.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-01-29 4:54]

This is a new bird for me Lesley. Very pretty collours against the background. Well done.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-01-29 7:59]

Fantastic shot.Love the simple composition and colours.

Hi Lesley
I think this is the first bluebird of happines postred on TN, and what a stunning BG you gave him, Lvely little birdie this, but he must be very heavy, just watch the way the branch is sagging under his weight - lol.
No nits, congrats

Stunning shot Lesley, BG is just WOW.
Very nice bird.
Well done.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-01-29 13:01]

Great shot Lesley, brilliant colours, great background.
A lovely bird.
Good note too.
Well captured!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-01-29 13:08]

He's(?) super! The colours of the bird are really set off by the psychedelic background...far out.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-01-29 14:22]

What a shot Lesley,
What else can I say that I love the shot with the fantastic colours, the fantastic capture and the great pof, yes Lesley its realy good, thanks

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-01-30 14:07]

Wondeful shot Lesley! :) I love the bright colors, the DOV and the composition. The image is razorsharp and I think you were so lucky with the yellow background. Congrats!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-30 14:45]

Wow Lesley, this is stunning! The BG colors support the image very well and the sharpness is excellent. I like the composition very much.

Excellent work here and thanks for posting

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  • Okan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
  • [2005-01-31 4:05]

Oooppsss! What a capture. The DOF and colors of bacground and bird excellent. I'm imaginated. TFS.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-01-31 6:27]

excellent presentation. what a joyful and colorful background! the bird is fantastic

It's great to see you post again. I enjoy all your posts. The BG is exceptional and contrasts (in CAPS) with the subject. Still it does not distract because this critter is just as colorfull. Lovely shot, Lesley. The colors are of the charts and very impressive. Great shot!

Excellent image on this golden background. Purely out of curiosity, what was the background??
Well composed image as usual with sharp detail and good of-centre POV and DOF.

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  • kazan Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 36] (158)
  • [2005-02-01 10:11]

Amazing photo Lesley. Great Dof and wonderful bg colors! Your lens' bokeh is a plus to the capture!

Absolutely stunning colours. Composition excellent. Background just right. Perfect all round shot.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-02-20 19:06]

simplement fantastique

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  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-08-08 7:57]

wonderfull colors
background and composition!

The background seems to have been made especially for this bird, with a patch of blue matching the blue feathers of its head. Composition, detail and exposure are excellent but it is the colours that make this photo truly outstanding. Bravo!

qualité d'image exceptionelle

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  • Levant (0)
  • [2006-12-31 0:03]

Beautiful image. The colors are striking. Are these birds really so blue?

Happy New Year!


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