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Reed Bunting

Reed Bunting
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM, Digital ISO-400, Sigma 46mm UV drop-in filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-20 1:58
Viewed: 3923
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's a male Reed Bunting which was flitting in and out of his nest along with a female. They both came really close and posed nicely on the reeds :-)

This was taken with a Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM + Sigma 2x Teleconverter.

I hope you like this one!

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Hi Joe,
A nice capture of this beautiful reed bunting. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-20 2:05]

Hello Joe,
Beautiful photo in good sharpness and details. Great natural colours. A very nice pose and composition.

great portrait, TFS Ori

Hello Joe,

Yes, he does look to be posing, beautifully!
He obviously likes the limelight!

This is a bird that I have never seen in the wild.
I can't help but notice how closely his back-plummage resembles that of a house sparrow. You really have captured the details of his plummage well.
A great moment that he has food in his beak, too!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-20 3:05]

Hello Joe,
A fine close portrait of a male Reed Bunting in breeding finery taken from a great POV with excellent sharpness, lighting and colours.
Your Sigma 300 and 2x TC are a great combination!
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Nice soothing blue background....I wonder why it looks so sad. perhaps I am projecting the wrong emotion. maybe it has what it wants an now wants to be left alone to devour:-) Neat shot Joey!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-06-20 6:27]

This picture is stunning, Joey, and the colours of the background add so much to the whole result. The bird is perfectly posed and there is no doubt about what he is doing. And it's a beautiful bird I have never seen before. Thank you!


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-20 9:48]

Hello Joe
Excellent work. You capture this bird with sharp details and natural colors. Well done

Hi Joe,

A very good capture of the Reed Buntin, good fine focus and dof, good oof bg. Like the pose on the mace. Good colours. TFS

regards Bill

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-20 12:43]

Hi Joe. With the converter that makes a 600mm lens . You have still taken a fine shot with good detail and natural colours. We can see all of the feather markings. Well done TFS.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-06-20 13:26]

Hola Joe,
excelente captura,
detalles y fino pov.
gran nitidez y encuadre .

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-20 16:43]

Hi Joe,how is nice this little friend! A great moment to take the pic and the best quality as possible....another great professional work,my best compliments,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hi Joe
Great shot of this Reed Bunting. Looks like Damselfly for dinner for the babies! Well exposed, a good pose and the details are sharp.

Hi Joe

An amazingly good shot with teh 2X on, did you use a tripod. I think you were lucky to get this close. Plumage detail and sharpness is exceptional. Perfect composition and OOF background. Great work.


Hello Joe,

Fantastic capture of this beautiful bird.
Nice colours with fantastic detail.
Lighting and composition are splendid.
Good notes.

Hi Joe
Nice capture.
Great detais and good clarity.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-22 1:24]

Hi Joe.
I like this picture a lot, its wonderful colours (of the sky, bird and plants). Details of the main subject is stunning as well as blurriness of the surroundings. I also like wonderful composition of the picture. Well done (as always) and my warm greetings.

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