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Cool guy
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Copyright: Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 400mm F/2.8 L IS USM, CF Extrime IV 8 GB
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-08 4:34
Viewed: 3949
Points: 38
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This is a male Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) captured in same area as female from yesterday. This one was captured with 1D Mark III @ 800mm F/5,6 ISO-640 manual settings on camera and from a car.

I found something strange on this bird which I have never seen before. It is something red in the front of the eye which I don't know what it is? Is it anyone who know what that can be?

Info about bird you can find on previous shot :)


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To vanderschelden: Thanks Annickralfsworld 2 01-08 08:22
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-08 4:51]
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Hej Ralf,
I wondered whether yesterday's female was that of a Black Redstart and this male cetrainly is a Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros).
Superb capture with the pose, composition, sharpness, POV and BG making it a first class portrait.

Nu är det 5 grader kallt och det snöar! :((

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-01-08 5:17]

Hi Ralf
Outstanding presentation.It is amasing to see all of the detail you were able to capture from that dark plumage.Good POV and razor sharp image with also a lovely pose.
TFS Michel

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-01-08 5:39]

Hi Ralf
Excellent capture with wonderful colors and rich details. Well done.
Razvan Zinica

Great details!Crispy clear shot with wonderful details! Thank you for sharing! I think the bird was scratch near the eye, or something like that:(

Hello ralf,
Beautiful capture of the male Red start with good pose, POV, sharpness, details in the plumage , background and a superb perch.:)

hello Ralf
beautiful colored bird
i like the sharpness
greeting lou

Hello Ralf,
Well done. A good composition.Excellent focus, superb perch and posture.
You were mentioning 800 mm. I guess you mean you used 400mm with a 2x extender. Take into account that there's also the sensor's factor as the 1D MarkIII isn't a full frame.
Just to verify my 400x2 hypothesis?

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-08 8:16]

Hello Ralf,
In one word: magnificent! This is perfection! I've seen several photos of the Black Redstart, but this is the best! Not only technical, but also in beauty.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-08 11:44]

Hej Ralf,
Terrific capture of the male Black Redstart in a beautiful composition. Technically excellent and I love its colours! Jättefin!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-08 12:09]

Hi Ralf,

Cool guy and very handsome. A beautiful portrait of this male Redstart. Colors are magnificent and the face and plumage are sharply detailed. I had posted a hummingbird with a similar red mark near the eye and Ivan suggested it was a parasite.


hello Ralf

beautiful photography of the Black Redstart
shot with a very fine POB and appropriate framing,
superb focus, excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-08 17:38]

Hello Ralf,
Another outstanding piece of work from you. Wonderful pose captured with amazing sharpness and color, thank you for sharing.

Fantastic picture of this cute bird. Very impressive image and composition.
Best wishes,

Hej Ralf,
this is an stunning picture with great sharpness and very fine details, your long lens works great with the converter.
Well exposed, all details even in dark parts are well seen.
And it's well composed with a very nice DOF.
Great work.

Jag får önska dig en god fortsättning på det nya året.

Hi Ralf
Excellent capture and very good sharpness and details!!!! Nice BG.
TFS. Regards.

Superb image Ralf, without question.
And that touch of red at the eye adds some mystery :)
I've found the 2x works well also, the loss of sharpness is minimal..
Very well done mf,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-01-10 3:13]

Hola amigo,
preciosa captura,
bello plumaje y color...
buen disparo,
saludos Ralf.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-01-14 2:04]

Hello Ralf,
Excellent capture.I liked POV,natural colors,lighting and visual impact a lot.TFS

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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2009-02-24 14:07]

Hi Ralf
Excellent capture with wonderful colors and rich details.

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