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Male Blackbird showing off his new plumage after the moult................GrinGrinGrin

The background is made up of Sedums, Heucheras and a Cordon Apple Tree.

Thank you to all who voted and commented on the Grey Squirrel...........I'm really pleased with the response............much appreciated.

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Username:NaturesHaven NaturesHaven
Uploaded:19 Oct 2012 - 6:16 PM
Tags:Avian, Bird, Blackbird, NaturesHaven, Wildlife / nature
Votes:69

Comments

Canonshots
19 Oct 2012 - 6:22 PM

Lovely shot. I love the wonderful detail, the nice out-of-focus background and the y-shaped composition.

Margaret101
Margaret101 Plus Member 4Margaret101 vcard United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 - 6:23 PM

A lovely sharp shot of a lovely bird.

fificat100
19 Oct 2012 - 6:26 PM

He looks a feisty little character! Lovely detail in the black feathers. Extremely well captured.

Lavina

Norfolkboy
19 Oct 2012 - 6:31 PM

A really good capture of this super garden bird.
Colin

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 6:38 PM

he is looking at you with great suspicion ...
A wonderful image

JohnChambersPhotography

Lovely background and the placement is spot on. as always very good detail.

John

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 7:03 PM

With the all black plumage this is never an easy bird to expose for. You have done well here with is capture showing lots of lovely plumage detail.
Ron

prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 7:07 PM

Got the exact black, superb.

kojack
kojack Plus Member 3kojack vcard United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 - 7:17 PM

Great shot love the detail.
Kojack.

carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3182 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 7:17 PM

Wonderful image, luv the composition, superb background and colours, and that all important catchlight in the eye that brings everything together, a cracker.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51258 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 7:25 PM

With plumage like that I can see him pulling the birds no problem!

Dave

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 7:30 PM

Excellent shot with superb detail in the black plumage.
Ronnie.

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5918 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 7:35 PM

Beautiful shot !!!....reminds me of John Travolta strutting his stuff in 'Staying Alive' ??,Grin

M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 - 7:53 PM

Very neat composition.

ChristineD
ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
19 Oct 2012 - 8:01 PM

A beauty, stands out well against the bg almost 3d

rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 8:03 PM

Sheer excellence, the depth of field gives a 3D effect to to the bird.

Ray

Last Modified By rayme330 at 19 Oct 2012 - 8:03 PM
zapar40
zapar40  566 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 8:29 PM

a beauty.
Ant.

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 8:59 PM

a handsome giving you a bright eye blackbird... and an order for crab apples!
another fine shot Smile

canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 - 10:00 PM

Fantastic image
Jim

thedon1941
19 Oct 2012 - 11:28 PM

I would call this Black Magic!!!Don

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43896 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 8:42 AM

Grin Nathan

marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 8:50 AM

Stunning... an overused word on here but appropriate in this case. I gave this the GEA for the stunning detail Julia, pin sharp and perfectly composed.

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91970 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 10:35 AM

Cracking pose against a superb bg.

PhillipMinnis
20 Oct 2012 - 1:00 PM

Another wonderful bird image, Julia! Superb detail and spot on DOF. As usual, top notch!!!


Cheers

Phil

mex
mex Plus Member 7mex vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 2:10 PM

Superb, Wink
cheers phil.

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
20 Oct 2012 - 4:39 PM


Quote: Another wonderful bird image, Julia! Superb detail and spot on DOF. As usual, top notch!!!


Cheers

Phil

regards Leon.

accipiter
accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 5:10 PM

A great pose and perfect exposure.A

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 6:52 PM

Excellent details and colours Julia
Regards Richard

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 12:32 PM

Fine detail against that colourful background Julia.
Ann

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 5:51 PM

A real belter, this is as good a shot of a handsome **** blackbird as you are likely to see on here

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