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Blackbird - Male (Turdus merula)

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Many thanks for the votes and comments on my last upload - very much appreciated - Thanks tocats_123 for the modification - always welcome and to Richard for his input on differences of the Sanderling and Knots - and I am sure that V4 is a herring gull. Not much venturing out since the last jaunt - jobs to do
Any constructive critique and modifications are welcome

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:50-500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Feb 2012 - 2:44 PM
Focal Length:313mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Blackbird - Male (Turdus merula)
Username:Ray42 Ray42
Uploaded:20 Feb 2012 - 8:06 AM
Tags:Blackbird, Garden bird, Turdus merula, Wildlife / nature
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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2012 - 8:12 AM

Nice detail and lovely focus on that bright eye, looks cold hard ground there - Carole

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2012 - 8:14 AM

Beautiful and lovely capture,very well done,
saeid

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2012 - 8:24 AM

An excellent capture, Ray. Carol

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2012 - 8:24 AM

Excellent detail in the black plumage and just love the colour of eye ad beak.

Ann

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2012 - 9:32 AM

Always so alert, the blackbird!

Regards
Bill

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2012 - 10:25 AM

Fine shot, Ray.
Ronnie.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2012 - 10:39 AM

Great detail Ray - as usual from you. Love that orange beak and eye ring.
Ann

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 - 10:57 AM

What a beauty, love the bright eye detail and the pose. IB

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
20 Feb 2012 - 11:41 AM

Hi ray love the beady eye super shot gray

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 - 1:36 PM

A superbly detailed capture, Ray, top class.
Roy

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
20 Feb 2012 - 1:50 PM

Cracking detailed capture Ray.

Len

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2012 - 3:29 PM

Super exposure on the Blackbird Ray. I have not been able to capture this quality detail in my attempts. Beautiful bright eye .
Ron

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Dave87
Dave87 e2 Member 742 forum postsDave87 vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2012 - 10:50 PM

Love the detail captured here.

Dave.

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2012 - 7:57 AM

Beautiful capture, superb detail in the black feathers, nice pose,
Johanna

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2012 - 1:21 PM

well exposed for the black plumage of the bird Ray

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 744 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2012 - 5:50 PM

You look to be getting back to your best work ....Phil

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2012 - 8:29 AM

Featured E2 photo at the moment ....Smile

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nikshot
nikshot  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2012 - 11:53 AM

Lovely shot Ray, keep them coming.
Nick

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2012 - 6:18 PM

Lovely detail and focus on the eye just as it should be Ray,
Geoff.

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evelen
evelen  9 England
23 Feb 2012 - 6:34 PM

great capture .
eve.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2012 - 11:20 PM

A spritely looking gent.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2012 - 11:07 PM

Love the pose- the cocked head. Paul

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 - 11:34 AM

superb capture ray,well taken.ray

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
26 Feb 2012 - 7:19 PM

Super capture ! Lovely to see. Gill

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 - 9:09 PM

A blackbird always gets my vote Ray, and you've captured the gleam in his eye brilliantly
Viv

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MartPics
MartPics  8 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2012 - 7:38 PM

Agree with the others, great detail. Well done.

Martin.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2012 - 3:44 PM

What a great catchligh in the eye Ray...brilliant shot
Lillian

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
25 Mar 2012 - 2:53 AM

Beautiful image Ray well captured.
Allen, Smile

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photophantom
3 Apr 2012 - 10:06 PM

Pin sharp close up
Dennis

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LiamBull
LiamBull  2 England
20 Apr 2012 - 10:36 PM

Nice Detail And The Shapes From It Really Do Stand Out

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 3:43 PM

The Latin name of the true thrushes always makes me giggle. I should probably grow up... Smile

Dave.

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BURNSIE
BURNSIE e2 Member 525 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2012 - 9:52 PM

Ray, Very sharp DOF on the eye and head as well as the fine detail of plumage, very well captured.
KR, Burnsie

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2012 - 11:25 PM

What a handsome **** blackbird, superbly caught

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2012 - 9:06 AM

Lovely shot of a Blackbird Ray, every garden seems to have one, and sometimes a pair, one of my fav' Birds in our part of the World.

John Smile

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2012 - 2:31 AM

Loving this one Ray,,that eye contact is spot on,,brilliant,,

Aidan,,

Shadow,,six weeks yesterday,,lots of distractions but missing him terribly,,cheers Ray.

Aidan,,

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