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Copyright: Yves Grenier (eev) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Canon 70-200 f/4L
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-22 6:54
Viewed: 3143
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red Winged Blackbird.

The common name for this species is taken from the mainly black adult male's distinctive red shoulder patches, or "epaulets", which are visible when the bird is flying or displaying. At rest, the male also shows a pale yellow wingbar.

The female is blackish-brown and paler below. The female is considerably smaller than the male, at 17-18 cm (7 inches) length and 36 g weight, against his 22-24 cm (9.5 inches) and 64 g.

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Hi Yves.
Simplicity but effective with this Blackbird on the reeds. DOF is enough detail to see the environment but shallow enough as not to take away from the reeds and blackbird. Looks like he is doing the splits with a foot on each of the reeds. Your selective focus has bought the eye straight to the Blackbird and colour throughout the image is lovely. Well done

New Zealand

Hola Yves.
Preciosa escena, con un colorido bastante ajustado y un acertado encuadre.
Buena nota.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

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