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There be bluebirds here...

By maxeythecat
Took this in Sunland Park the other morning.....ain't he beautiful? We've been getting a real plethora of bird species here in the Footies, some of which I've never seen, including this grand fella. Not that we don't have variety already but for some reason I'm seeing more than usual and it's been a real bonanza as far as photos are concerned. Oh, btw...this is officially known as a male Western Bluebird.

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Bravdo 10 17 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2013 6:22PM
well captured,never seen one of these up until now Grin


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11 Jul 2013 6:25PM
Yeah, up til the past couple of years they haven't been too common, but now I'm seeing 'em everywhere. Pretty little critters...
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
11 Jul 2013 6:26PM
An excellent capture of this stunning bird !
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
11 Jul 2013 6:49PM
pin sharp ! .. remarkable colour and detail rendering here .. well done
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3879 Canada
11 Jul 2013 7:22PM
Compared to your excellent Sparrow shot, this falls short.

The image is extremely noisy; it has to be the worlds bluest bluebird;sharpening and contrast are too hgh; colour balance doesnt look right at all, - at least to me.

Its likely that youve made changes in Lightroom to the original, and if you used RAW, you can go back and try again. LR is good at reducing noise, and it can alter white balance and be very accurate, if you remember the light conditions at the time of shooting.

Ive tried a mod, - it looks different, but I cant say if its more accurate. Noise is reduced a lot, as is contrast and sharpening, and Ive cropped it to an 8 X 10 format that places the bird in a better position in the frame, with less wire fence.


basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
11 Jul 2013 8:34PM
Fantastic colour and detail with this bird.

11 Jul 2013 8:44PM
beautiful colour and great shot!
11 Jul 2013 10:03PM
Super detailed image
Regards Brian
paulbroad 10 123 1243 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 9:10AM
Looks pretty good to me, but I'm on a tablet, not a big screen. A good image for beginners to see a good effort of the type.


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