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Copyright: Clarke Robinson (ClarkeRobinson) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 37] (182)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-27 13:40
Viewed: 3319
Points: 6
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A male Blackbird from December 2006 this time. Hope you like it.


The Blackbird (Turdus merula) is a common garden and woodland bird, spending the majority of its time on the ground looking for worms and other insects. They are also partial to seeds and berries. Male & female birds are quite distinct, the male being uniformly black whilst the female is more brown in colour.

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Hello Clarke and welcome to TN.
Excellent exposure with very nice detail in the black plumage. Nice & sharp with very good DOF, POV, color, and BG. The FG twig is so out of focus it detracts little..Well composed, with just the right amount of space around the bird.
Very well done.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-27 18:35]

Hi Clarke,
This is a beautiful portrait of the Blackbird. Outstanding job bring out the detail in the dark feathers. Very nice pose of bird and composition. Outstanding detail of the eye. Great natural colors and exposure. Pleasing background.

Hello Clarke

Welcome to TN

I love this shot. You have done a super job here. The detail in the black plumage is just perfect. Your lovely model has given a perfect pose. Well done. :-)

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