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Female Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

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There is very little difference between male and female catbirds except the female is slightly paler in colour. This lady was obviously the partner of yesterday's Displaying Male Catbird and was responding accordingly to his advances. I have since found out that these birds imitate calls of jays, kingfishers, swallows, grosbeaks, and many songbirds and are also known as the Slate-coloured Mockingbird. This is the last of the Catbird series for the moment, but I am holding a few more back for a rainy day!
Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload with a special thank you to Phillip (PhillipMinnis) for the GEA Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 May 2011 - 3:01 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Female Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:8 Jun 2011 - 9:24 AM
Tags:Cape-cod, Catbird, Dumetella-carolinensis, Female, Gray, Grey, Massachusetts, New-england, Usa, Wildlife / nature
Votes:51
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 9:27 AM

A big congrats on yesterdays award ... looks like you are due for another one today.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6520 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 9:33 AM

I really like the pose here. - gary

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 9:44 AM

Another great capture Sylvia showing a good square on pose and in full mimmic Smile
Richard

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 10:18 AM

Excellent shot, detail just tops, Sylvia.
Ronnie.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114491 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 10:24 AM

Stunning!

Ade

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john_starkey
8 Jun 2011 - 10:55 AM

Awesome shot,very well done indeed,

John.

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 11:14 AM

Another lovely image of this beautiful bird.
Steve.

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
8 Jun 2011 - 2:43 PM

supreme image, nicely presented
Tammy

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 3:03 PM

A fine capture. Great pose. Love it.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 3:20 PM

Beautiful, a fabulous pose captured. Reminds me of a Christmas bird decoration. Excellent detail..........Sandy

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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 4:55 PM

30 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 5:54 PM

Another cracking shot Sylvia, so enjoying this Cape Cod series.

Fran

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 6:31 PM

Another excellent shot of the Catbird Sylvia. What a superb creature it is.
Ron

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 6:40 PM

Another class image and capture Sylvia.....Nicely timed pose too Wink

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 7:03 PM

A delightful pose Sylvia - lovely plumage detail set off wonderfully against the clear background.

Mike

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VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 8:17 PM

Excellent work, great detail with a sharp eye, good work
Dave

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 10:38 PM

so sharp

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
8 Jun 2011 - 11:07 PM

Hi Sylvia, love this shot super, now back from sa , speak to you soon regards gray.

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bluetitblue
11 Jun 2011 - 7:18 PM

Stunning capture great detail.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2011 - 5:43 PM

A real belter Sylvia, what a wonderful pose for the camera

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