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Copyright: Mark Kula (markula) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 147 W: 0 N: 216] (882)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-29 8:44
Viewed: 3465
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The person that took the shot has no idea. I spent quite some time searching through my trusty Sibley guide and couldn't figure out what kind of bird it was. I saw this guy on my way to work, pulled over with my camera in the open window and shot several frames. I'm finally coming to uderstand that the car is the best blind and it's not worth it to try to get out, because most birds are less likely to get scared as long as you stay inside. The original image was cropped some 20% in order to move the subject off center. I hope someone helps me to ID this bird.

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To arfer: Mockingbirdmarkula 1 08-29 21:24
To Zeno: Mockingbirdmarkula 1 08-29 21:18
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Hello Mark,
Your feathered friend is well depicted!
I like the alert pose, just like he is watching something...
Well composed image, characterized by good textures in the feather coat, fine colours and good details!
Pablo -

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-08-29 12:35]
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Hi Mark,

This looks a bit like a tropical mockingbird but I'm not completely sure.
Its a great capture and I like the pose of this bird.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-08-29 18:34]

Bonjour Marc!

Félicitations cette prise esttrès réussi,les couleurs,les détails duplumage et la pose de l'oiseau sont excellents.

Merci pour l'envoie.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-29 20:30]
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Hi Mark

I agree with Zeno , it looks like a mockingbird.Very nice detail and sharpness.Excellent POV and DOF.Good detail in the eye too.Well saturated colours.I agree with you, wildlife seems to tolerate traffic, but when we emerge from our vehicles that is a different story. TFS


Hi Mark

Wonderful tall alert pose. Nice clear details especially around the eye. TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-08-30 21:59]

Very nice capture Mark, it's not a bird I know but I can see that it was very well photographed. Thanks !


Hello Mark,
very good clear and sharp shot, good perspective and PoV too,

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