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Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird
Photo Information
Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-03 20:54
Viewed: 2881
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Done in Wabukayne Park - Mississauga

For Howard Cheek whose Northern Mockingbirds are the best on TN

The "American nightingale," the Northern Mockingbird is known for its long, complex songs that include imitations of many other birds. It is a common bird of hedgerows and suburbs, and has been slowly expanding its range northward.

Medium-sized songbird.
Long tail.
Pale gray above, whitish below.
Bill thin.
Two white wingbars.
Large white patches show in wings in flight.
White outer tail feathers.

Size: 21-26 cm (8-10 in)
Wingspan: 31-35 cm (12-14 in)
Weight: 45-58 g (1.59-2.05 ounces)

Other Names
Moqueur polyglotte (French)
Centzontle, Jilguero, Ruise��(Spanish)

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Hello Mario,

We don’t have them in my part of the province but I wish we do… This is a superb bird that you captured nicely with good composition, details, exposure and lightning. Beautifully done; congrats and thanks,

Hello Mario,
Wow! Very close-up shot of this Northern Mockingbird, with super sharp focusing and details!
Lovely colours and very nice compositon, well presented!!
TFS and regards,

Hi Mario,
Superb capture of this Mockingbird! We have them here in our neighborhood but have yet been able to get a close up of one. Your focus is tack sharp with excellent exposure and good eye contact. Congratulations for this superb photo!

Hi Mario

A magnificent shot. I like the colour of this wee fella. The image is tack sharp with excellent clarity. Congrats on a well execute shot. :-)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-04 1:30]

Hello Mario, very good picture of the Mockingbird ! Perfect sharpness and exposure with a very good composition. Beautiful details in the plummage. Well done !


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-04 2:27]

Hello Mario,
Fantastic detailed photo. Perfect focus. Great colours, pose and composition.

Hi Mario,
What a clear and beauty capture of this n. mockingbird!
I like your POV, close approach and all the lighting caught, details are so sharp and clear.
Excellent exposure setting used, and the pose couldn't be any better.
Love the catchlight and the eye contact.
Congratulations and thans for share it.
My best regards,

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-11-04 2:51]

Bonjour Mario,

Félicitation pour cette belle capture. Les détails du plumage sont extras et l'oiseau est très joli.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-04 5:06]

Hello Mario
Excellent capture of a bird I had never seen before.Good POV and very sharp image whit excellent details.Very nice pose from that bird.
TFS Michel

Hello Mario,
Beautiful capture!
Like the sharpness and details. Pose and compo are excellent.



Great job here on this Mockingbird,
I have yet to get a good shot of this bird for my stock, But I enjoy this one,


hello Mario

great close up shot of this beautiful bird,
wonderful pose of the bird, good pov,
the plumage's details are excellent, TFS


Wonderful capture , Mario . POV , and detail are great . I love the way you caught the detail in the eyes . Wish you could post this guys song , but the pic is just as good . Well done , TFS , Kevin .

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