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Female Blackbird (Turdus merula)

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A Female Blackbird (Turdus merula) foraging in the garden last May. You can just about see a tiny spider in her beak!

Many thanks for your support of my last upload. Always greatly appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 May 2012 - 6:51 PM
Focal Length:700mm 11m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Female Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:10 Oct 2012 - 11:42 AM
Tags:Bird, Blackbird, Female, Foraging, Garden, Turdus merula, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:80
Unique Views:42

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3275 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 11:57 AM

Great birds to photograph, we have a male that is so used to us that he's almost a pet............GrinGrin

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 12:12 PM

Cracking good capture Sylvia. Lovely bright and sharp eye and beak. The pose is perfect to show so much of the plumage.
Ron

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Greyheron
Greyheron Plus Member 13277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 12:55 PM

Love seeing the bird in it's natural habitat here Sylvia - those lichen covered branches set the plumage off beautifully...and what a lovely pose too...

Mike

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 1:13 PM

Excellent close up of both the bird and the branches.
Joan.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51211 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England141 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 1:18 PM

Lovely pose/shape Sylvia. "it wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her" GrinGrin

Dave

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 1:32 PM

excellent!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 1:55 PM

Nice one Sylvia........Sandy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5144 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 2:07 PM

Excellent.
R.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8323 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 2:13 PM

Good pose and a great eye

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christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
10 Oct 2012 - 2:56 PM

beautiful shot lovely detail like from me.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8164 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 3:19 PM

A lovely bright eye, Sylvia, well captured. Carol

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 - 3:42 PM

Excellent, natural image.

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MossyOak
MossyOak  3 England15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 6:33 PM

Superb detail and exposure Sylvia
Richard

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife Plus Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 7:11 PM

Quality capture and image Sylvia, excellent work Wink

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 8:46 PM

A fine shot of this hen blackbird, terrific detail captured in her plumage

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 8:55 AM

An excellent shot Sylvia

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