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Turdus merula

Turdus merula
Photo Information
Copyright: Cristian Goga (crs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon 70-200mm f/4 L USM, 67mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-18 10:23
Viewed: 3346
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think when going to take photos with birds you need some luck too. Even if weather is nice, light is good and birds are flying around there is no warranty a good photo can be taken. It was my case in that day.

Fortunately there are the friendly Black birds (Turdus merula) that do not let me down. This female was kind enough to let me get close enough. I liked the sun falling on bird’s head so I took the photo. When looking at it, at home, I was surprised to see the bird was sitting on the only piece of snow from the perch. There were about – 10 C outside…

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-18 10:31]

Hi Cristian. Most of the time i take pictures of birds and know just what you a talking about. We all need luck on are side . i can go out for a day and come home with very liitle so show for it . And next time loads of picture very odd. But that is what makes it so interesting for me.
You have taken this picture with good detail and rich colours. As you say good use of the light on the head. I wonder why it sat on the snow. TFS.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-18 10:38]

Buna Cristian
Imi place poza, pasarea a pozat pentru tine.
Numai bine.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-18 11:18]

Hello Cristian,
Nice capture of a very brown looking female Blackbird. Taken from a fine POV, she contrasts well against the OOF spruce BG with good sharpness and lighting and I like the way she sits on a piece of snow!
Thanks for sharing this one,
Best regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-18 11:21]

Hi Cristian,

What a nice surprise you must have had to see the bird perched on the snow! I wish we had blackbirds here - I would love to see one. The pose, lighting, colors, and details are all excellent. The composition is superb.


o compozitie foarte frumoasa Cristi ,
super pozitia in care ai prins mierla iar lumina care cade pe cap ul acesteia fac din aceasta fotografie una foarte reusita ,
detaliile sunt clare ,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-18 11:38]

Hello Cristian,
What a pretty lady Blackbird in a very fine plumage! Funny how she's chosen the snow to perch on! Excellent focus, sharp details and natural colours. I like your composition too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2009-02-18 11:45]

Salut Cristian,

ce poza interesanta, mierloiul pe bulgarele de zapada! Lumina ce cade pe capul mierlei este deosebita. Poza este deosebit de clara
si profilul mierlei l-ai prins la fix.
Felicitari, Dan.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-18 12:04]

Hi Cristian,
Very nice capture of this lady.Sharpness,details,catchlight in eyes and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

Ciao Cristian, lovely bird in nice pose, good composition with splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-18 13:43]

HI Cris,you was really lucky to found a beauty like that close to you,i'm waiting to have a occasion like that..ehehhe...beautiful colors and details and perfect point of view,my best compliments,Luciano

Hi Christian,
Very good capture of this female Blackbird; good POV, composition, sharp fine details, beautiful colours.

Hi Cristian! Good Morning!

A fine capture of a black balck birdfrom a nice pov with excellent details and composition.
TFS and cheers,


Hello Cristian,
A good capture of this female Turdus merula, good composition.
TFS. Best regards. Ferran

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-02-18 23:51]

Merhaba Cristian,
Çam ağacının dalları arasında, yağmış karın oluşturduğu kar yığını üzerine tünemiş, çok güzel bir kuş fotosu sunmuşsun. Oldukça güzel bir kompozisyon olmuş. Tebrikler.


hello Cristian
super composition
nice colours and great sharpness
greeting lou

Hi Cristian,
A lovely capture of this female black bird. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Original captura por el ángulo... y difícil por cierto. Buen formato y aprovechamiento de la poca luz existente que supongo en el momento de la toma.
Saludos Cristian: Josep Ignasi.

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