- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-04-26 2:58]
Goodness gracious, Bob!
You have done this stunning portrait at shutter priority 1/7000????
You are a sheer genius, man!!!!
The clarity and finesse of details is just phenomenal here.
So are those subtle colors on the Blackbird.
Felicitations! Congratultions! Shaabaaaash!!
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-04-26 4:08]
Hi Bob,i like a lot the dark blue reflection on the black body of this nice bird,excellent quality of sharpness and details,very great work,have a nice week end,Luciano
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-04-26 4:50]
Hé Hé Mr. Shannon, this is among my favourite birds, in fact I really love black birds! We don't have that species here, we do see the Common Grackle as your blackbird is only seen in the south-west of Canada. It is a beautiful bird and you captured its nice iridescent colours. Did you notice the length of its nails?!! And I'm surprised, there's not much to read from you today!!! Have a great day!
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-04-26 6:31]
A lovely capture of this black bird. It looks much similar to the crows only difference is in the eyes. Excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-04-26 7:27]
lovely capture, the details of the plumage is nice and the eye contact looks great,
tfs & regards
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-04-26 8:20]
I like pictured scene a lot, its three different and nice colours, brilliant image of the fine bird and cute smooth green BG. Cropping and composition are wonderful (for my taste) too. Bravo and kind regards.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-04-26 9:27]
You're turning into a real bird man! I've never seen a Brewer's Blackbird - I live a sheltered life. I love the irridescent colors - must be a beautiful bird to see. And he looks BIG. Wonderful colors - great detail of the face, eye, plummage, and big feet. The pose is a good one.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-04-26 9:55]
Excellent sharpness in this fine image Bob.
Lovly black colors. this bird is very hard to catch, and You did it very close to him.
I like the yellow color of the eyes.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-04-26 13:29]
A lovely pose - you have caught the irridescence of the feather really well. I like the eye contact too,
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-04-26 13:54]
Hi Bob. Sorry to hear about Jane.
This must be your best bird picture yet. you have captured good detail and colours. I like the blue it has in its chest feathers which the light has caught so well. TFS.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-04-26 17:34]
great close shot of the Brewer's Blackbird, fine POV and DOF,
beautiful luminosity of the image, excellent sharpness
and details of the dark plumage, TFS
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-04-26 19:40]
Outstanding portrait shot with immaculate sharpness and nice colours. Superb light and exposure management on the black plumage and I like the yellow ring around its eye which stand out elegantly. Nice pose captured with fine DOF and a well chosen POV. Very nicely composed sir, you are growing fast as a natural bird photographer. Kudos.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-04-27 0:42]
Hi Bob, elegant Blackbird in lovely pose, splendid eye, beutiful details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- gerbilratz (3176)
- [2008-04-27 5:46]
Excellent work Bob, that's what I like to see, break a few "rules" and capture a stunning image, the details and colouration to this is superb. The pose and poise is also excellent. You have a huge reserve of talent and a lifetime of skill, best regards h.
- Hil (5035)
- [2008-04-27 8:59]
Superb shot of the Brewers Blackbird!
Nicely composed with the frontal POV ans pose.
Nice sharp details and a good DOF.
Great colours and you have nicely captured the irridescent sheen on his black feathers.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-04-27 9:37]
After my absence I homed in on this one because it looked so stunning as a thumbnail and I wasn't disappointed when I opened it.
Technically superb and a 7000 shutterspeed is a setting I've never used but the result is undeniably top and the BG is great thanks to the low aperture.
Composition couldn't be better as well, alltogether making a great image just on your doorstep!
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-04-27 11:05]
i like the attitude of this Brewers Blackbird you have caught so well here, pin sharp and perfectly exposed...that eye is quite penetrating too...very nice work indeed .
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2008-04-27 12:03]
Great shot Bob,
When I first viewed your photo I thought it was a Grackle. I was trying to get a shot of one just this past week but the lighting wasn't right. I love the iridescent colours that they have in their plumage.
You did a great job of showcasing this guy and his beautiful coloration. Very sharp and detailed image!!
- jai_glenny (775)
- [2008-04-27 12:38]
You are becoming quite the twitcher now...
Nice colours sets off a classy pose.
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2008-04-27 14:41]
No need of further comments.
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-04-27 17:39]
Fantastic shot, superb sharpness, very good
depth of field, excellent details and beautiful
colors and light.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-04-28 15:13]
Oh my God! How on earth did I miss this?!?!
This is SUPERB!!
The sharpness is excellent! The shutter-speed of 1/7000!!! explains this :-)
The glossy sheen on this bird is beautiful!
Perfect light and exposure.
Very good composition.
Excellent capture, Bob!
Can't wait for the shirt!!! :-D
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-04-29 20:34]
You have captured the lovely colors found in this blackbirds plumage. Incredible sharp and beautiful colored image my friend. Thank you for sharing.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-05-06 7:13]
You have managed a very good POV on this shot.
The details in the plumage show well,these birds have lovely colours in their dark feathers.
Well exposed with beautiful eye colour and detail.
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2008-05-18 5:32]
A nice close-up image of the Brewer's Blackbird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the bird. The subject is well framed. The light brings out the colors. Have a nice day.