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Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Photo Information
Copyright: Serge St Louis (egres) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 144] (754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 50 D, Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dainty birds 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-05-25 12:45
Viewed: 2606
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Voici le Goglu des prés. En plumage nuptial, le mâle est tout noir sauf pour les scapulaires et le croupion blancs et la nuque chamois qui devient blanche en été. Il niche dans les champs de foin et les friches. Ne le cherchez pas en ville.Le chant est glougloutant et sonore souvent émis en vol.

Here's the Bobolink. The breeding male is entirely black below; hindneck is buff fading to whitish in summer. Scapulars and rump are white. They nest in hayfields, weedy meadows, where male's loud, bubbling «bob-o-link» song, often given in flight,is heard in spring.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-25 12:59]

Hello Serge.
A beautiful shot of this bird and you did manage to get the eye as well as the beige colour of the nape-feathers.Black and white feathers in the plumage is very distinctive and quite beautiful.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Serge,
Very nice capture of this little bird, very good sharpness details, composition, beautiful light, colours and perfect background,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hallo Serge
What a striking little bird. It has the most beautiful features, one being the patch of yellowish feathers on its head that looks as if the Bobolink is wearing a cap. I just love the catchlight in the tiny, tiny polka dot eye and the very sharp beak. A pleasant image indeed. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Serge,
Beautiful image with a lovely bird agains a fantastic blurred BG. Nice natural colours, fine details and splendid sharpness. Well done!

a wonderful species taken with all perfection.

Great photo Serge!! The POV, the composition, the BG, the colours, and the sharpness are excellent.

Hi Serge,

A very nice capture of this Bobolink Bird, lovely clear detailed sharpness with beautiful natural colours, great stuff and well done,
Congratulations Serge and have a nice day,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-26 10:44]

Hello Serge,
Very nice photo of this Bobolink in great sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours. Excellent pose with the twinkling in the eye. Good composition and a fantastic blurred BG.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-05-26 23:51]

Hello Serge,
What a beautiful bird,great POV and excellent sharpness.The colors and comspoition are wonderful.TFS.

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