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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

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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
19 Oct 2012 - 6:23 PM

A lovely sharp shot of a lovely bird.

fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 6:26 PM

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

Lavina

Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 6:31 PM

A really good capture of this super garden bird.
Colin

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 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 e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 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 e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 7:07 PM

Got the exact black, superb.

kojack
kojack e2 Member 2kojack vcard United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 - 7:17 PM

Great shot love the detail.
Kojack.

carper123
carper123  280 forum posts United Kingdom6 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 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 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 e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 7:30 PM

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

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4565 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom61 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 e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 - 7:53 PM

Very neat composition.

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
19 Oct 2012 - 8:01 PM

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

rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 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  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 8:29 PM

a beauty.
Ant.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 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  4 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 e2 Member 33146 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 8:42 AM

Grin Nathan

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 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 e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 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 e2 Member 6mex 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 e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 5:10 PM

A great pose and perfect exposure.A

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 6:52 PM

Excellent details and colours Julia
Regards Richard

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 12:32 PM

Fine detail against that colourful background Julia.
Ann

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 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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