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new life is coming
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Copyright: Mn Gl (marjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Minolta Dimage Z1
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-30 10:02
Viewed: 4257
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is nest of the blackbird. I been waiting that blackbird female flww for some food and without looking inside made some shots. This one is the best. Maybe not so cleare , but good inaff for "blind" shot.

The Blackbird or Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) is a European member of the thrush family Turdidae.

It is common in woods and gardens over all of Europe and much of Asia south of the Arctic Circle. Populations are resident except for northern birds which move south in winter.

Blackbirds are 23.5 to 29 cm in length. They are omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, earthworms, seeds and berries. They nest in bushes or similar, laying several (usually 4) bluish- green-grey eggs with brown reddish marks in a neat cup-shaped nest.

They do not form flocks, although several birds, especially migrants, may be loosely associated in a suitable habitat. Female blackbirds are especially fierce in the spring when they compete and fight with each other for a good nesting territory. Male birds are also competitive and will protect their territory by chasing away other males. If a fight between male Blackbirds does occur it is usually short and the intruder is soon chased away.

Adult males are all black except for a yellow eye-ring and bill. Adult female birds and juvenile birds have brown plumage and brown beaks and do not have a yellow eye-ring. Overall, juvenille birds are a slightly lighter brown than female birds and very young juvenile birds have somewhat speckled chests.

The male sings its varied and melodious song from trees, rooftops or other elevated perches.

The Blackbird has been introduced to many parts of the world outside its native range. In Australia and New Zealand it is considered a pest and has an effect on natural ecosystems.

The blackbird is also the national bird of Sweden.

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To sily: hvala tanjamarjan 1 06-30 13:28
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Hi Marjan,
unusual shot, really interesting as your note.
Good use of light and shadow.

Hi Marjan,
a wonderful moment, the warming light on the egg, hope you can watch it for some days and perhaps we can also see the birth of the small birdy? Thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

the title of this photo can change in "a life would be able not to begin"

dear marijans, there are some photos that it is better not to do, the first rule is not to draw near to the nest when the eggs are present, being very often this one particularly delicate moment the nest is abandoned by the birds that
they don't bring defeasible the brood.
A photographer should be respectful of these simple rules

Hi Marjan,
A nice shot on this blackbird nest and egg. We will be waiting for the coming shots of the baby.

nice shot of the blackbird egg, marjan! :-)
it is still being warmed by the sunlight.
did you have a chance to go back there and
see if everything turned out ok,
or were the magpies faster like with the nests
i have found in my neighbourhood?
good composition and sharpness for a "blind" shot.
well done & take care, thor.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-06-30 12:39]
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Zdravo Marjan!
Ovo je tako nezna slika, pogotovo sto si uhvatio taj divni zrak sunca da obasjava gnezdo, steta sto je usamljeno jaje, ali zaista lep momenat!
PS>samo malo ometa sliku onaj plavicast odsjaj na travki!

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