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Blackbird posing.....

By teocali
My blackbird is becoming less shy now and will even tolerate my obvious presence. Here he is posing for me with the remains of what must have been a very juicy worm around his beak!

Many thanks for taking the time to look at my Puna Teals and Daffodil and for your C&Cs Smile

Tags: Wildlife Close-up Blackbird Male Garden Bird Close-up and macro Worm Juicy Wildlife and nature

Voters: CarolG, jdenman, tim g and 19 more

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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
7 Jan 2009 10:15AM
A gorgeous capture of your beautiful blackbird, Sylvia. Carol
jdenman 13 19 5 Spain
7 Jan 2009 10:18AM
This is a very nice capture, it certainly is giving all its got in that great pose.
SurreyHillsMan 13 27 2 England
7 Jan 2009 10:53AM
Lovely shot Sylvia... nice exposure and feather detail

dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2009 12:54PM
Hello Sylvia. This is an excellent image..the detail in the little bird is wonderful..the feathers look so soft.
Shroomer 14 14 167 England
7 Jan 2009 5:41PM
Very nice capture and exposure Sylvia retaining good plumage detail. Would be interested on the pof and also technical details from the shot
RTDS 13 Cyprus
7 Jan 2009 5:43PM
Wow..this is a great capture of a beautiful bird.
You really got an excellent capture,amazing details.
Well done Sylvia.
Gezina 15 3 6 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2009 5:45PM
Very well captured with lovely detail and good light in the eye Ina
teocali 13 442 18 England
7 Jan 2009 6:02PM

Quote:Very nice capture and exposure Sylvia retaining good plumage detail. Would be interested on the pof and also technical details from the shot

Hi Richard - tech details as follows:-
Taken at 15.19hrs, WB on cloud setting, standing about 12ft away from subject. TV 1/125sec. AV F5.6. ISO 640. Exp Comp 0. 100-400@400mm. Evaluative metering. AI Servo high burst.

My thanks to you all for your nice comments and clicks Smile
motorsportpictures 13 289 23 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2009 6:58PM
what a very well detailed shot, superb lighting and exposure...
Stace 13 2 2 England
7 Jan 2009 8:12PM
Great capture

arhb 14 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2009 8:21PM
An excellent shot Sylvia, you've captured some fine feather detail.

They are such industrious birds, and as you have stated, get on with their hunting once they know we are not a threat to them, even when you get quite close.

They like to be photographeed every now and then too, so they dont feel left out.
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
7 Jan 2009 8:46PM
super shot!
7 Jan 2009 8:57PM
Super image Sylvia, great detail, it shows the beautiful soft silky sheen of the feathering of this handsome bird.
hellsbells8868 13 151 2 Wales
7 Jan 2009 9:10PM
Great capture, wonderful detail.
Karrol 13 29 England
7 Jan 2009 9:30PM
Fantastic detailed shot!
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
9 Jan 2009 5:56PM
A classic shot of this **** blackbird, the detail in the plumage and exposure are spot on
franfoto 14 2 32 England
9 Jan 2009 7:10PM
This is ace Sylvia, the eye is excellent and the mouth could do with a good wash lol.
There is nothing like a blackbird's song in the summer when he's sat in the tallest tree heralding the day's news.
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
10 Jan 2009 2:30PM
Top marks here Sylvia, the detail is beautiful, never easy with black birds.

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