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Female Bluebird

Female Bluebird
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Copyright: Jane Ogilvie (star05) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 66] (299)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-25 17:51
Viewed: 5613
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
FIELD GUIDE: In the past 25yrs bluebirds have become uncommon in the East for reasons not altogether clear. Competition for nest sites with the European Starlings & House Sparrows is likely a critical factor. The erection of many artificial nest boxes in the recent years seems to be helping increase the population.

One of my very dear friends says Bluebirds are a good omen..

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Nest boxes have certainly helped the Bluebirds to make somewhat of a comeback. I heard of a person who lives in my area who dedicated a lot of time to building such artificial homes. The beauty of this is that it worked! Quite a number of boxes are now occupied.
You've photographed this one very nicely. Although a metal fence is not the most 'natural' setting, it is however a common place for those birds to sit. This is a very nice presentation. TFS.

Best Regards,


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-05-25 21:06]

Very good image of this female bluebird. Nice pose and good detail.
We have them nesting in our back yard every year, and they are a lot of fun to watch as they raise their young.

Hello Jane,
Very fine pose of the Bluebird!
good clarity, wonderful colour and superb details in the shot
well done and TFS

Hello Jane,

Let's hope they increase, with the support being provided.
A lovely capture. The bird has an interested pose, allowing the light to refect in its eye and warm the colours of its breast. Good composition.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-31 12:58]

Hello Jane, well done on that capture of the Bluebird, very good details, the exposure is good and the composition works well, thanks!


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