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“On The Wire”

“On The Wire”
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Copyright: Jorge Chemas (jchemas) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 553 W: 30 N: 749] (3396)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, uv haze
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Coasties Favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-15 10:21
Viewed: 4336
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends.

It has been sometime since I have been posting and in that lapse of time, a New Year have started so, in first place I have to wish a very healthy and Happy New Year for all of You and your Families and make your dreams come true.

I think that it is a very good way to start this New Year posting with a photo of a bird that is an incredible bird, because it is known to be first, one of the most beautiful birds and second a bird that can do almost everything and imitate any sound possible. I have observed this bird doing things to other bird and humans that indicates a purpose and a plan so, let say welcome to 2007 and let us be bold and constructive(without walking on the wire)like the Mockingbird.

Northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
The Northern Mockingbirds are about the size of American Robins (10”) but are slimmer and longer tailed. Crown, nape, and upperparts are gray, and the underparts are grayish white. Wings are blackish with two white wingbars and a broad white patch across the base of the primary feathers. The white patches on the wings are conspicuous in flight and when the wings are held aloft in territorial displays. The tail is blackish with white outer feathers. Eyes are pale yellow, and the long, slightly decurved bill is black. Their relatively long legs are also black. Sexes are similar, although males are slightly larger on average. Juveniles are similar except that upperparts are browner, with chest and flanks spotted and streaked with black.
The Northern Mockingbird is a loud and persistent singer (It sings all through the day, and often into the night. Most nocturnal singers are unmated males, which sing more than mated males during the day too. Nighttime singing is more common during the full moon. In well-lit areas around people, even mated males may sing at night) and the ultimate imitators, able to imitate not only the songs of many species of birds, but may sometimes repeat other sounds from the meow of a cat to the tinkle of wind chimes. The female Northern Mockingbird sings too, although usually more quietly than the male does. She rarely sings in the summer, usually only when the male is away from the territory. She sings more in the fall, perhaps to establish a winter territory.
The Northern Mockingbird is a bold defender of its nest site, attempting to chase away anything (including people) that come too close for its comfort.
Prefers mixed habitats with open ground and dense thickets and shrubs, including fencerows, riparian areas, residential areas, and roadsides.
Its diet consists mostly of insects and fruit. Will also occasionally eat earthworms, snails, and small amphibians and lizards
The "Mockingbird" is celebrated in a song of the same name by Barclay James Harvest, and in the title and central metaphor of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for visiting me and thanks in advance for your comments/critiques


elefantino, Alex99, SkyF, coasties, fiyo, Silvio2006, saeedabbasi has marked this note useful
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Good sharpness and nice pose of your subject.
Well done, JC.

Bye, Andrea

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-15 11:38]

Hi Jorge.
I like captured by you scene and moment. It is very typical for birds. The sharpness and details of the image is very nice as well as the composition of the picture and pleasant soft lighting. My best regards and TFS.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-15 15:28]

Hello Jorge,
great shot, just the bird on the wire, without any distraction. Very nice division of space, allowing the bird ewnough space to fly off in the blue sky. POV, sharpness and details are great.

Hi Jorge

What a lovely pose. I like the feathers on the wing. Good POV with good sharpness and clarity. Well done!

Muy buenas Jorge
La verdad es que se notaba tu ausencia, y espero que este año superes definitivamente esos problemillas de salud.
La verdad es que este ave se parece un poco a nuestros alzacolas (sólo un poco) buen momento aunque el cielo no colaboró contigo y aunque me imagino que te habrás dado cuenta tú sensor tiene una mota de polvo.
Un abrazo y cuídate

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-16 4:34]

Hello Jorge,
Very well composed, and the details, sharpness and lighting are excellent. TFS.

Hi Jorge, wonderful bird, great sharpness, lovely pose, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

Hi dear Jorge ,
excellent shot with great composition and colours.
excellent light.
perfect work.
thanks for sharing

hola Jorge

has conseguido una magnífica foto, elpajaro es muy bonito y lo has capturado en una posición muy interesante
su disposición en la foto con el fonfo totalmente homogeneo de color hacen que resalte muy bien

es una foto con gran atractivo visual



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