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Eastern Bluebird (Male)

Eastern Bluebird (Male)
Photo Information
Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-22 9:41
Viewed: 1426
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have again reached back into my gallery to bring you this brightly colored male Eastern Bluebird. I remember the day I took this shot the Bluebird fluttered it's wing just as I clicked the shutter. I don't know if it was the flash or the sound of the shutter that made him flinch, but I ended up capturing this raised wing pose.
The male is much more brightly colored then his mate, which was my previous post. His plumage almost seems to have a glow to it when the sun's rays hit it at just the right angle. The white BG is actually the snow covered field behind our house.
Today it is still quite cold out, but I know Spring is here. The Robins have returned and I saw a Bluebird perched in the top most high branch of our pine tree.

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Hallo Ron
This is a beautiful bird, and in spite of the white background, created by the snow as per your note, your presentation of it is striking. The colours is lovely and reminds me of royalty. Its feathers looks soft and smooth. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-22 10:49]
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Hello Ron,
What a splendid photo! Awesome pose with this wing position and eye contact. Great sharpness, composition and very beautiful colours with a nice snowy background. Was this the end of the branch or have you removed the rest?

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-22 12:36]

Hi Ron,a beautiful bird in a very original capture,this clear background is truly strange but very nice,great timing too to take this original wings position,excellent details and bright colors as usual.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Bonsoir Ron,
Superbe publication avec cette attitude originale du sujet !!!
Une très belle lumière qui fait resplendir d'étonnantes couleurs et une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

With snow for background, shooting conditions tend to be pretty dicey, Ron. Still, you have managed a good shot of this lovely Bluebird in an interesting pose. I enjoy watching birds preening themselves and making all sorts of poses.
Your subject shows a startled expression with a wing raised in reflex action. Well timed action capture.
The white balance has gone a bit awry on the while parts of the bird, but in its totality, the capture has a special charm about it.

Hello Ron

Great close-up shot of this Eastern Bluebird, you superbly focused it
to have that details and 3D effect with his wings, lovely eye-contact, TFS


Hello Mr.Ron,
Beautiful picture.It seems high key setting shot.Excellent colour and details.Like its pose.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-03-23 8:12]
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Hello Ron,
What a beautiful bird and how well it poses. Perfect model! Well framed and most beuatifully composed. Did you change the background or was it white like that?
Also here Spring has arrived, just in the moment it is however raining..
Kind regards

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-03-23 8:13]

Hi Ron,
Postcard ..
A very good capture of this Eastern Bluebird. Great sharpness and details.
Best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-03-23 10:47]

Hi Ron,
Excellent shot of this beautiful bird.
Very good details and focus with amazing colors.
Regards Jiri.

hallo Ron
great sharpness and beautiful colours
nice composition to
thanks greeting lou

Hi Ron, Beautiful shot of this Bluebird with nice pose. I like its fluttered wings and they give energetic feel to the bird. The totally white BG helps to stands out its extraordinary blue wings. Best regards

Hi Ron,
Excellent shot, gorgeous colours.


Hello Ron
What a magnificent posture you capture.
Superbly sharp and great colour.

Ciao Ron, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

The show of colours. Razor details great pose. Best compliments Ron.


Hi Ron,

The tight frame is putting the bird in evidence. The point of view is showing the details of the Eastern Bluebird. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.


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