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Thanks to all who commented or voted on the House Sparrow.
Another from yesterday's short stint, as I didn't manage any shots today.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Blackbird
Username:dark_lord dark_lord
Uploaded:30 Jan 2014 - 7:11 PM
Tags:Garden birds, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:38
Voters:Cookie_Monster · Mike_Young · Niknut · Badgerfred · Ted447 · M_squared · youmightlikethis · JohnoP · cabbie · vickyf · Brian65 · ali63 · Roymac · Holmewood · GeorgePlatis · MrBlueSky · Curtain · ColleenA · craggwildlifephotography · Lillian · MalcolmM · georgiepoolie · Alan_Baseley · dven · Shedboy · RobertTurley · jasonrwl · SimonFletch · CarolG · Len1950 · CaroleS · Mike_Smith · DicksPics · sparrowhawk · SteveMoulding · ugly · DonMc · MarkBullen ·
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Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster Plus Member 3Cookie_Monster vcard Germany1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2014 - 7:23 PM

beautiful captured. really love the simplicity of the image.

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JohnoP
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30 Jan 2014 - 8:12 PM

Nicely done! John

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3660 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2014 - 8:25 PM

He looks a bit fed up Sad, great image,

Ali

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Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
30 Jan 2014 - 8:35 PM

Lovely shot. Cathy

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2271 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2014 - 9:21 PM

What a great shot. Your exposure is spot on.

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2014 - 10:13 PM

He is a handsome chap
and certainly knows that you are there too
Lillian

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SimonFletch Plus Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 4:59 AM

He looks magnificent, Keith, although he is looking at you in a very suspicious way..Wink
You got a great bokeh and the colours are really good, too.
Top Shot..!

Simon

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 111577 forum postsdark_lord vcard England183 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 9:48 AM


Quote: certainly knows that you are there too


Quote: he is looking at you in a very suspicious way

Not to mention the other four blackbirds that were invading 'his' territory Smile

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DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 4:35 PM

A lovely image of this endearing blackbird, Keith - has much cropping been done?
Just wondered, that's all, having looked at the lens and extender combination on a number of your images.
Regards,
Richard

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 111577 forum postsdark_lord vcard England183 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 6:32 PM

Hi Richard,

This one has had a crop from the right to remove a messy bit of background, but it's the full frame height. The House Sparrow 3 was the full frame. Most of the other bird shots were either full frame or had a slight trim, again to remove a messy bit.

I'm not into heavy cropping. In the old days on transparency you couldn't. But that's not the real reason. I may be slightly misqouting him, but the photographer Robert Capa who co-founded the Magnum agency said 'if your subject isn't large enough you're not close enough'.

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