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It was fascinating watching the male Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) trying to catch the eye of his lady-love. He would stretch his neck, point his beak to the sky and puff up his feathers - we never tired of watching these displays!

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my yesterday's upload, with a special thank you to Phillip (PhillipMinnis) for the GEA and to Geoff(FeatherFriend) for his UA on my Gray Catbird the day before yesterday. All very much appreciated and valued Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 May 2011 - 10:12 PM
Focal Length:500mm 7.6m from subject tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Male Gray Catbird Displaying
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:7 Jun 2011 - 8:15 AM
Tags:Cape-cod, Catbird, Displaying, Dumetella-carolinensis, Gray, Grey, Male, Massachusetts, New-england, Usa, Wildlife / nature
Votes:61

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 8:23 AM

superbly taken Sylvia

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TimMunsey
TimMunsey e2 Member 386 forum postsTimMunsey vcard United Kingdom
7 Jun 2011 - 8:45 AM

Great pose this one, really like the intensity.
Thanks for sharing

Tim

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 8:52 AM

Perfectly catured, Sylvia, a very impressive show. Carol

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 9:05 AM

Terrific capture,
Alan

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 9:25 AM

A big congrats on the well deserved awards ..
This is also a true winner

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 9:32 AM

This is a real winner. - gary

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bill33
bill33 e2 Member 3bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 10:08 AM

Fantastic photograph with stunning detail, beautifully presented, Bill.

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vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 8vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 10:15 AM

All the above and more!

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 10:40 AM

Fabulous capture....

Ade

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 11:01 AM

Fantastic shot and congrats again Sylvia well deserved
Lillian

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 11:05 AM

He certainly is putting on quite the show! Hope he got his lady, you sure got a great shot.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 11:42 AM

fantastic detail wonderful textures sylvia love the pov a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 11:43 AM

Another beauty Sylvia, love the tutu Wink
Congrats on the award too,
Geoff.

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Gemma9
Gemma9  5 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2011 - 11:50 AM

Fantastic capture
Gemma

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 12:32 PM

Amazing capture Sylvia - congratulations on the GEA
Helen

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 1:27 PM

This is a classic Sylvia
Richard

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 1:39 PM

With a display like this he will have a horde of admirers Sylvia.GrinGrin Cracking good shot.
Ron

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 1:42 PM

Absolutely SUPERB Sylvia,what an absolute GEM Wink

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 1:47 PM

Wonderful quality great detail and light a cracking shot

Brian...................................................

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
7 Jun 2011 - 1:55 PM

cracking capture,superb detail.ray

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 2:52 PM

Beautifully captured Sylvia. Love the light in his fluffy feathers...............Sandy

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
7 Jun 2011 - 3:17 PM

fine detail and colour, superb capture
Tammy

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Goodley
Goodley  4 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2011 - 5:20 PM

very good capture,
kev.

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2011 - 6:30 PM

Top class capture, Sylvia. A beautiful bird very well captured, such a great pose.
Steve.

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2011 - 5:50 PM

Superb shot Sylvia, a bird we wouldn't see but for travelling togs. You have captured the behaviour perfectly which couldn't have been easy, I hope he won her heart especially as he has won a GEA, (well with a little help from you Lol)

Fran

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91895 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 3:07 PM

What a pose Sylvia - another superb capture and another Award . Congrats.
Brian.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2011 - 5:45 PM

What a showoff, talk about playing up to the camera and seeking attention! Congratulations on the GEA for this wonderful image

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