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Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos of birds singing, Open Up....II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-02 19:36
Viewed: 5989
Points: 98
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On that morning I was with two other TN members.We when to a park closed by to Montreal.We had found an area that had good birds traffic of a few differents species.In fact I was hopping to get decent shot at the Common Yellowthroat ,but it did not happen.We were lucky anyway with that nice Kingbird that was very cooperative,The morning was very cloudy but we did not get any rain.I have capture other image that gibve better plumage detail ( that I will show later ) but I decided to post that one due to the funny pose.
Now from Audubon
8-9''.blackish head,blue black mantle & wings.black tail with white terminal band.

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Hi Michel
Great shot of the Eastern Kingbird. Good timing Thats cool with his beak open like that. nice color and he stands out very well against that soft green BG. All around Great Shot.

Hello Michel
The King Bird gave you a nice pose, with his wings out and singing a tune. Nice DOF, lighting and clarity. It's so nice to capture an bird or animal doing something natural. Well done.
TFS Janice

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-02 21:10]

Hi Michel,

I don't think I have seen this beautiful bird before. This is the most adorable pose with his wings and tail feathers spread and his beak opened. Beautiful natural colors and details of his face and wings. His plummage looks so fluffy.


Hi Michel,

Good captured this young little lovely bird.
Very good pov and dof with an exellent BG.


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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-07-02 22:18]

WOW... what a great pose and expression! Exposure is outstanding. Very nice details. Great eye contact, DOF, background, and composition. BRAVO!

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-07-02 23:12]

Bonjour Michel,

Superbe composition. Très bon timing avec une belle pose de l'oiseau. Bonne netteté et belles couleurs.
Bonne journée,

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-07-02 23:30]

Hi Michel , what an entertaining image , a great capture at just the right time , good detail, color , composition, and a perfect background , and this birds pose certainly gave me a good chuckle :-D

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-07-02 23:35]
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Bonjour Michel,
Que c'est adorable! Magnifique pose de cet oiseau dont je ne connais pas le nom français. Image très vivante et charmante.Bel arrière-plan aussi
Bonne journée

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-07-02 23:44]

Hoi Michel,
Super shot, love your POV.

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-07-03 1:55]

Salut Michel,
Très belle pose de l'oiseau. Les couleurs sont belles et excellent BG. L'oiseau est prêts à s'envoler.

You sure get high grades for the perfect pose and perfect background as not to clutter. Nice timing on this one. I'll bet you were happy with the outcome as well!

bonjour michel
voila encore un autre bel oiseau,la nettetéest bonne,l'exposition est un peu forte sur le poitrail faisant perdre un peu de details dans les plumes mais ce n'est jamais facile.
peut etre auriez vous pu decentrer un poil le sujet!

Fantastic pose Michel, I like it!
Back with more,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-03 9:18]

Hi Michel,
Great capture.I liked pose of bird,details,simple BG and composition a lot.Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

Bonjour Michel,

Tu as bien fais de nous présenter ce beau Tyran tritri dans une pose qu'on a pas l'occasion de voir souvent... Le beau fond vert le met bien en valeur également et l'exposition est au poil! Excellent PDV également!

Belle shot et MDP (traduction de TFS ;-) )



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-07-03 9:45]

Hola amigo,
buena captura y sensacional pov
fino bg y detalles,
agrabables colores,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-03 10:49]

Hello Michel,
What a wonderful beauty! The pose is gorgeous.
Sharpness, details and natural colours are excellent. Beautiful OOF BG.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-03 11:06]

Merhaba Michel,
Bu ne kadar enfes bir kompozisyon. Artalandaki yeşil zemin önünde kuşun tüm detayları ve ötüş anı fotoğrafa müthiş bir güzellik katmış. Seyredilmesi oldukça keyifli bu kareyi bizimle paylaştığınız için çok teşekkürler. Yeni kerlerde görüşmek dileği ile. Hoşçakal.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-07-03 13:35]

Very nice photo, Michel!
The pose is fantastic!
Good sharpness and detail.
Excellent composition.
Nice BG.

Well done,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-07-03 16:01]

Salut Michel.Le moment de la capture est vraiment excellent,il parait un chanteur dans son maximum moment de la performance...ehehhe...superbe qualite' des couleurs et des details,mes plus gros compliments ,bon Vendredi,Luciano

Who says birds don't have a sense of humor, Michel?
This guy seems to be enjoying its gimmicks and showing off to you, as if coaxing you to take a picture, which you did and that too extremely well!
The funny expression in the eye is unmistakable.
A highly entertaining and technically smashing pic for which you ought to be thanked.

Bonjour Michel,
How are you!
delighted to see such wonderful posting from you after awhile!
great pose with the cheerful expression from the lovely bird
the image is real sharp with good colour and great details
well done
take care and my sincere regards from NZ

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-03 23:42]

Hi Michel,
Timing and pose you captured are very good. TFS

Hi Michel,
A superb capture of this beautiful Eastern Kingbird in a lovely posture with great details on her plumages. TFS this beauty my friend!


Hi Michel, lovely bird in splendid pose, wonderful details and great sharpness, fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Simply fantastic!Love the opn mouthed stance, the kinda in-flight pose!Perfect timing, too, Michel!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-04 7:42]

Hi Michel,
Wonderful shot of this Eastern Kingbird in a fabulous pose. Very impressive sharpness and colours and you have timed your shot very well. Superb handling of lighting and exposure and I like your chosen POV to portray it. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-04 22:53]

Hi Michel.
POV, framing and timing are key point of an fine action bird picture. The reproduction of the fluffy plumage of the bird and its colouration are fantastic. Bravo.

salut Michel

belle image du Tyran tritri avec un excellent POV et cadrage,
j'aime ton background qui est unicolor, excellente netteté
et détails du plumage de l'oiseau, et ce que j'aimes encore plusss
de ton image c'est que tu ai attendu le meilleur moment pour cliquer sur la caméra, j'aimes cette pose de l'oiseau pendant son chant,



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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-07-07 5:31]

Hi Michel
this is very nice action
very well done.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-07 12:29]

Hello Michel

What a super perspective for this beautiful bird.
The focus is sharp with lovely detail.
Excellent pov and dof.
The oof bg is terrific.
Nicely done.


Hello Michel,
outstanding shot! what a wonderful action you have captured,perfect timing,great sharpness and lighting with nice bg,
very well done,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-10 7:51]

Hello Michel,
A fine capture of what looks like a juvenile Eastern Kingbird in a begging pose. The head and body are sharp but the wings show how they tremble during this action. A fine composition and POV with excellent BG.
TFS this excellent action shot,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-10 10:12]

Hello Michel,
What a beautiful view of this Kingbird flapping its wings and singing. Very nice timing with the bird sharply in focus. Lovely colours and a fine background too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

A great composition with fantastic details and super light. It's a wonderful shot.
Best wishes,

Hi Michel,
Great shot of this beautiful bird
wonderful timing

Dear Michel,
ultimate precision going together with a very pleasant softness of structures. Beautifully subdued pastel colours create a peacefully silent atmosphere in funny contrast to the bird's pose and startled expression. Great picture.
Thank you! With all my best wishes,

Bonjour Michel,

Une bonne capture de ce Tyran tritri sur ce bout de branche. La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les couleurs du plumage de l'oiseau. La lumière a un bel effet sur les couleurs. Le sujet est bien cadré. Bonne journée.


Michel, this is such a wonderful shot. You did a great job on it. Thanks for your comment on my 'Wild Flight' photo. I hope you have a great day. Bill

Spettacolare momento di cattura, eccellenti POV e composizione, buona definizione, bellissimi i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-18 9:05]

Salut Michel! Wow! Un oiseau qu'on ne voit pas souvent dans une superbe pose! Détails très nets et exposition parfaite, 10 sur 10! Merci,


Hello Michel,

A very brilliant pose and with fine clarity.
This is what one could call luck and timing working in perfect synchronised manner.I really have a liking for these opne beak shots and has a theme called "open Up" to which i would like to add your shot.

Good details of the bird and i like the PP work done here making the action of the bird lok interesting.the eye of the bird with that little catchlight seem to be popping out as it calls out.The flash of the wings and their motion addds to the liveliness of the composition.

Nice Bg and fine colours rounding off this as a fine presentation.
TFS & cheers
P.S:I tried a workshop for my own learning, hope you wont mind:)

Hello Michel,
Beautiful. TFS.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-01 6:16]

Hi Michel,
Superb timing in this cute image, you can see his tonsels. Wonderful composition and camera work Michel, thank you.

Hello Michel

This is the best eastern Kingbird shot I have seen.
The POV is remarkable with lovely detail and sharpness.
Excellent plumage detail.
Wonderful DOF,the bird looks great against the OOF BG.


Fabulous pose!!!
I can hear the song by looking at the photo. Beautiful!

hello Michel
as tenor in his solo,wonderful scene and photo

Oooohhh, just found this one - I'm happy - that's wonderful.
Such a lovely shot - you made me smile, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-04 5:57]

Hi Michel,
action well captured at good moment. The soft green blurry background is so beautifully composed. The clarity of the subject is well executed.
Nice presentation.


Amazing pose Michel! Another great bird photo with excellent composition, wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness.

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