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Building a nest

Building a nest
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Copyright: Liezel Dsouza (ldsouza) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 101 W: 25 N: 218] (1369)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 500mm f4L
Exposure: f/4, 1/4000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Flight, Blue Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-10 18:13
Viewed: 4781
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mrs Bluebird does all the work building the nest while mr Bluebird stands by idly ... every now and then peering into the box to check on progress and then taking a strand of grass or two out ... while the Mrs slogs away ...

Lighting was not good for this shot as it was rainy and I was not sure if it would make a good shot. However, she only takes a day or two to build her nest so I must also make hay while the sun shines :)

thanks for looking!

PS - for more details on the Eastern Bluebirds, please see my other posts.

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  • Great 
  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2007-07-10 18:20]

nice composition.
Great details
Sharp focus.
Nice work

Hi Liezel,
What a nice timing and capture. nice deatils, sharpness and composition. Great coloration and BG. thanks for sharing
well done

  • Great 
  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-07-10 18:53]

Hi Liezel,
This is such a great action shot. Great POV and sharpness.

  • Great 
  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-07-10 19:51]

great action capture i'd increase contrast and sharpen a tad though

  • Great 
  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-10 22:01]

Another outstanding inflight bluebird. Focus is excellent. Great composition and pleasing background. In my opinion it could use a slight boost in color saturation and slight increase of contrast. But it is outstanding photo especially in low light!

very good photo

what a lovely moment capture,wonderful shot great pov and sharpness,well done

Hi Liezel, this is a great in action shot of this bluebird. Very good colour and excellent detail seen in this shot. Using the f4 aperture you have very effectively used your depth of field, very good focus with that fast 1/4000 sec shutter have helped make a very sharp shot of this guy. The crop is perfect giving him lots of room to fly.

Thanks, JOhn

good capture !
excellent ligth & details! Regards .Carme

Wonderful shot! Great action shot...beautiful wingspread. Lovely!

Hi Liezel

this is a wonderfull shot of the bird in flight. I like the colour of the wings against the BG. Good DOF and composition


Hello Liezel,
Well done. Nice in flight. Good colours.

A very good moment. Well caught!

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