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Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

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Another from our holiday on Cape Cod, MA in June 2010. This is the Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis), common in damp shady brushy areas and forages for insects and other invertebrates and berries in low shrubs or on the ground. Often seen in gardens and, like our robin, will follow you around as you work, almost having a conversation with you!
Slaty gray plumage with blackish cap and a distinctive red on the underside of the tail. There is NO other Eastern US bird with this colour.
Settings: F/5.6 1/500sec ISO400 manual@500mm tripod
Please view large if you have a moment.

Many thanks for your great support of my last upload - very much appreciated as always Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 500mm F4L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:17 Jan 2011 - 8:04 AM
Tags:Cape, Carolinensis, Catbird, Close-up / macro, Cod, Dumetella, Eastern, England, Garden, General, Gray, Ma, Massachusetts, New, Usa, Wild, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:51

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andy210966
17 Jan 2011 - 8:35 AM

Simply put... a beautifully taken and composed shot Sylvia!

Andy

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 8:45 AM

Lovely shot and composition Sylvia Well done
Alvar

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 9:04 AM

What a beautiful little bird, Sylvia, and a cracking image that so does it justice. Carol

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 9:20 AM

cracking shot Sylvia pin sharp and a great catchlight, well taken pic on a superb b/g

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 9:26 AM

An excellent shot Sylvia - pin sharp where it matters, a good fg and clean bg

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
17 Jan 2011 - 9:40 AM

Hi Sylvia, love the detail ,great gray.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 9:43 AM

love the detail sylvia cracking colours and textures a belter nice one Wink
andy

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JeniTLC
JeniTLC  6 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 - 10:10 AM

Lovely subtle range of colours.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 10:26 AM

Well captured
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RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 10:42 AM

Lovely shot, and I do like the muted but complimentary b/g tone you have achieved here......lovely bit of work, Sylvia.
Ronnie.

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Imagephotographics

Excellent shot - well done

Chris

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TonyDy
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17 Jan 2011 - 11:03 AM

Very good shot, well caught.
Tony

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patspeirs  7 Scotland
17 Jan 2011 - 11:40 AM

New one on me - heard the anme often but never been 'introduced' - lovely iamge, again
Pat
Thanksfor your encouraging comment on a previous post of mine - Duncan (son) and I have been kicking around the idea for a book for a wee while - slowly working on it......Pat

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Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 4:32 PM

Wonderful capture showing fine detail and good dog Sylvia
Richard

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17 Jan 2011 - 5:09 PM

Great Image love the background. Tom

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 8:30 PM

Lovely detailed bird against a superb bg - a very clean presentation.
Brian.

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Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
17 Jan 2011 - 8:56 PM

Beautiful image Sylvia. A super looking little bird, has the stance of a Robin too.

Ruth

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 10:50 PM

Never heard or seen one Sylvia. Excellent shot.
Must rush,been out all day and short of time.
Ron

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2011 - 8:40 PM

A fine shot, splendid detail and colouring in the plumage

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