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Spring 2005 Week II

Spring 2005 Week II
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-13 3:34
Viewed: 3907
Points: 28
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Spring 2005 Week continues. Today few common Polish birds. All pictures were taken nearby my house - in The Botanic Garden and Zdrowie Park. With Olympus 740 and its poor focus ability it was very hard to make good picture of bird. So I cropped these ones and glued them into one picture.

Garrulus glandarius
AKA: Eurasian jay
Although they are the most colourful members of the crow family, jays are actually quite difficult to see. They are shy woodland birds, rarely moving far from cover. The screaming call usually lets you know a jay is about and it is usually given when a bird is on the move, so watch for a bird flying between the trees with its distinctive flash of white on the rump. Jays are famous for their acorn feeding habits and in the autumn you may see them burying acorns for retrieving later in the winter.

Pica pica
AKA: Black-billed magpie (N America)
Magpies seem to be jacks of all trades � scavengers, predators and pest-destroyers, their challenging, almost arrogant attitude has won them few friends. With its noisy chattering, black-and-white plumage and long tail, there is nothing else quite like the magpie in the UK. When seen close-up its black plumage takes on an altogether more colourful hue with a purplish-blue iridescent sheen to the wing feathers, and a green gloss to the tail. Non-breeding birds will gather together in flocks.

Sitta europaea
The nuthatch is a plump bird about the size of a great tit that resembles a small woodpecker. It is blue-grey above and whitish below, with chestnut on its sides and under its tail. It has a black stripe on its head, a long black pointed bill, and short legs. It breeds in central and southern England and in Wales, and is resident, with birds seldom travelling far from the woods where they hatch.

Turdus merula
AKA: Common blackbird
The males live up to their name but, confusingly, females are brown often with spots and streaks on their breasts. The bright orange-yellow beak and eye-ring make adult male blackbirds one of the most striking garden birds. One of the commonest UK birds, its mellow song is also a favourite.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-13 3:53]

I know the Blackbird Greg - I love his eyes with his yellow make-up. Good shots all of them, but I have to choose the acrobat as No 1. Even his name is a bit nutty too - Nuthatch! Good show...

Your birds are so cute and I'm waiting for spring to see them on green trees.

Chapter two: birds. I like especially the Magpie and the Blackbird.

Regards, Petru

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-13 5:26]

Hello Greg!
Wonderful shots and collage.All frames are well detailed and composed.I liked framing,POV and colors a lot.TFS...:-)

Dwa z nich widze codziennie za oknem :-)
A dzisiaj jeszcze pelzacza, sikorke modra i bogatke. Mieszkam na 4 pietrze i dokladnie naprzeciw okna mam korone topoli :-) Ale fotki ptakow jakos marnie mi wychodza.
Bardzo ladny collage :-)

Hi greg,
An excellent montage of birds here. Four diffrent birds in four nice shots. Well done!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-13 10:28]

Grzegorz, we have here a very nice collection. Congratulations.

The sharpness you get in your shot is very nice.

Besides, you show the guys above in great moments - especially the one which is upside down.

Hello Greg!
Very nice captures.My favr. is the fourth one.I liked presentation and composition very much.Thanks for sharing.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-13 13:33]

Hello Greg,
excellent colage presentation.Great photos and thanks for sharing!

Another fine presentation Greg,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Have a good week.

Nice collage Greg. The bright one bottom left a bit distracting but a nice collection. Well done.

Hi Greg, you have made a nice bird collage. Very nice pictures with great sharpness, details and colours. Itīs a super work. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Greg

Wonderful set of shots nicely presented. My favourite is the top left. Nice work. TFS.

Great collection of shots Greg. Well done each with great info. on all. Thank You!

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