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A near full frame capture of a male Blackbird (Turdus merula) taken in the garden at the end of October against a background of reddening Autumn foliage.

Many thanks for your C&Cs on yesterdays upload. Always very much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Oct 2012 - 3:12 PM
Focal Length:700mm 7.6m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Male Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:5 Jan 2013 - 11:19 AM
Tags:Bird, Blackbird, Foliage, Full frame, Garden, Male, Perching, Reddening, Turdus merula, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:66

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tilneyg44
tilneyg44 Junior Member 6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 11:19 AM

Great shot Smile

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 - 11:21 AM

Superb capture
Steve

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7139 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 11:22 AM

A beautiful capture of this handsome blackird, Sylvia. I always think their name (turdus merula) is most unfortunate Smile. Carol

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izida
izida  5 Turkey
5 Jan 2013 - 11:31 AM

Guzel calisma...

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
5 Jan 2013 - 11:34 AM

Excellent, super image with great detail,
Fred.

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 - 11:40 AM

Beautiful image. Pleasing composition (framing, perch, bg variation). Well captured and presented.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95940 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 11:49 AM

Quality Sylvia

Subject and that awesome backdrop really make this


Adrian

Post edit - Please accept my early UA - thought I would give it now, before owt else gets shortlisted and puts me in a quandryTongue

Last Modified By tomcat at 5 Jan 2013 - 11:54 AM

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 12:29 PM


Quote: Quality Sylvia

Subject and that awesome backdrop really make this


Adrian

Post edit - Please accept my early UA - thought I would give it now, before owt else gets shortlisted and puts me in a quandryTongue

THANK YOU so much for your UA, Adrian - really means a lot to me coming from a top class avian togger Wink
Sylvia

Last Modified By teocali at 5 Jan 2013 - 12:30 PM

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 12:32 PM

A terrific capture Sylvia. The Blackbird, with its all black plumage, is not the easiest bird to expose for.You have succeeded brilliantly here.
Ron

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 1:11 PM

A cracking shot of this handsome **** blackbird, the detail and clarity in the plumage is immaculate and you've captured him against yet another wonderful natural background

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8871 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 1:34 PM

I never realized how long the claws are on a Blackbird. A superb photo.

Alan.

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
5 Jan 2013 - 2:29 PM

love it beautiful so clear like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 5:23 PM

Such great detail in this superb image.
Bob

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 5:38 PM

Superb, Sylvia.
Colin

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 5:47 PM

Superb Sylvia, a beautiful and often overlooked bird
David

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 11:13 AM

Lovely detailed Blackbird Sylvia - congrats on the EC.
Brian.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8292 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 11:25 AM

Love the detail in this blackbird Sylvia, still poorly here but have different anti b as of yesterday

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 4:16 PM

Excellent shot
mike

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BydoR9
BydoR9  3 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2013 - 5:00 PM

Superb shot - great metering. Smile

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 5:07 PM

Quality details. Top capture.

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 6:03 PM

Now that's just better than good Sylvia Tongue EC worthy and so it should be Wink

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 6:45 PM

Outstanding tonal range and exposure Sylvia.
First class image and so worthy of all the awards
First rate and it proves what hard work and dedication achieves
Richard

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 6143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 6:46 PM

Congratulations Sylvia, a very fine image and well deserved EC.
David

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 10:17 AM

I am truly overwhelmed -thank you everybody for your C&Cs, with a special thank you to Pete for the EC and to Adrian(tomcat), David(Craggwildlife), Dean(WindowonWildlife), Richard(MossyOak) and Brian (bricurtis) for their User Awards. Really appreciated and treasured Smile
Sylvia

Last Modified By teocali at 7 Jan 2013 - 10:21 AM

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JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 7:47 PM

Super image
Ju

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