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Making a home No2

Making a home No2
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-01 12:00
Viewed: 2967
Points: 35
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This female Blackbird is making a nest in the garden along with the Blue Tits. It has been diging for damp peat in the flower pots which it then lines its nest with.

Have a good weekend . Nick..

Blackbird ( Turdus merula ) Length 25cm.
Familiar garden bird in much of Britain and Ireland. Can also be found in woodland, farmland and on moors. Mostly resident but North European birds add to numbers in winter. Male easily identified by Thrush like appearance and all black plumage, yellow eye ring and bill. Female and juvenile has brown speckled plumage. Harsh alarm calls often heard at dusk and if a prowling cat is nearby. Male is an excellent singer. Feeds on worms, insects, fruit and berries

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hello Nick

excellent close-up photo of the female Blackbird, fine POV, fine focus
and sharpness, you managed your camera superbly to obtain details
of the dark plumage, TFS


Hello Nicholas,
Fine capture of this Blackbird taken with excellent sharpness, natural colours, great details and lovely POV.

Ciao Nick, lovely bird in a beautiful natural ambientation, splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-05-01 13:32]

Hola amigo,
nice capture with good pov.
colorful bg. and good definition of plumage ...
attractive presentation.
saludos Nick

Hello Nick,
Lovely colours and superb details. Very fine composition.
Excellent sharpness and focus.
Have a nice weekend!

Hi Nick,

Another great picture of a busy bird. The detail is excellent and the background is nicely out of focus. Hope to see more photos soon.
Great capture and TFS


Ciao Nicholas. Godd compo with brigh colours and amazing environment. Great contrast bird/lightning BG.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-05-01 14:55]

Hi Nick,second part of this interesting serie,happen's the same in my courtyard too,the little are in flight...it's very nice to see that,it's a first time for me.Great timing of your pic,and the usual wonderfull quality.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO.

Well Nicholas, you've come back ... I'm glad! ... and have you returned with this beautiful "Lady" adorned with a perfect bright background. Excellent contrast, good management of a difficult light on the bird. Greetings, Happy Sunday ... TFS, Jesús

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-05-01 17:06]

I see you have a new camera.
Great timing, pose, composition and natural colors.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-05-01 22:39]

Hello Nick,
Excellent light management, the colours of this female Blackbird are just right with the light-coloured BG. The pose with her nesting material was taken from a great POV and the eye contact with nice catchligt is excellent too.
Thanks and enjoy your Sunday,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-05-02 4:25]

Hello Nich,
I like this one very much! Difficult light-situation which you mastered well with your new camera. Very natural picture, well framed and very pleasantly colored. I also like the little light in the eye of the balckbird.
Thanks and kind regards

hello Nick
great pose with good details and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

Hello Nicholas
great close-up of this female blackbird building his nest,
wunderful detailed plumage, fine pose, and superb lighting
I like also the colorful BG
have a good night

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-02 13:26]

Hello Nicholas.
Superb sharp details you have managed to capture. Great DOF and POV too. Very nicely composed.Best regards Siggi

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2010-05-02 15:12]

I hope the flower pots are still good enough for the plants! Beautiful picture again, Nick, it is very intimate. The fact that the bird is in the shadow as the background is lit brings much intimacy, just as if you had "stolen" a private moment to the bird. Really nice, beautiful colours and instructive as well. Thank you!


Hello Nick,
a splendid capture of this female Blackbird making the nest, superb sharpness and very beautiful colour tones, excellent POV, DOF and composition.
Best regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-05-06 16:26]

Hi Nick,

This lady Blackbird looks absolutely beautiful against the colorful background. I love the nesting material in her beak. Her face, eye and feathers are just wonderful with rich colors and sharp details. The setting and composition are delightful.


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