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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 55-200mm f/4-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom N
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-27 9:35
Viewed: 4115
Points: 60
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hello All

a few days ago, i was in Niederbronn and each time when i am in this town, i am going at the river in a small park to say hallo my friends the ducks
the most of them stay here all the year, but often we can see others duck and sometimes other species like Carolin Ducks or Ruddy shelduck, but this day i was disappointed, all the ducks are sleeping on the shore
On the way to go home, i sudenly see the female blackbird near the path, she was not afraid at all and i could taken a few shot before she disappear under a bush
I hope you like it


The Blackbird, being so well known and easily recognizable, is taken as a standard for comparison. Length 10,5 inches.

Colour Male
entirely black, with yellow bill and dark-brown feet.

Color Female
dark brownish-black above. Throat and chest reddish-brown, mottled with dusky. Lower breast and under parts blackish. Bill brown.

Note. - The Blackbird is one of our best songsters, commencing early in the spring - as a rule, I think, a little later than the Song Thrush. Its song consists of a succession of rich mellow fluty notes, and is said to be the only bird's song which really forms a musical strain.

As one walks down a country lane, or follows a footpath over the fields by the side of a hedgerow, sooner or later a Blackbird is sure to fly out with a rush and a noisy cry, which sends the rabbits hurrying into their holes, and causes every wild creature within hearing distance to be on the alert for danger. When the birds are going to roost in the evenings among the thick evergreens, the Blackbird is again much in evidence, flying about from bush to bush, uttering its loud alarmnote and 'tick, tick, tick' in such a vehement and important manner that one would think that particular Blackbird was in charge of all the rest of the birds in the garden, and was responsible for seeing them all safely to bed.

Distinguishing Feature.

You can hardly mistake the Blackbird itself, though many people living in the country are unable to say for certain whether a bird heard singing is a Song Thrush or a Blackbird. A Song Thrush in full song repeats one note several times, then another, and so on, perhaps using eight or nine variations. `Pretty deak, pretty deak, pretty deak' is a favourite note, sometimes sounding like 'Wet week, wet week, wet week.'

from : www.phobus.com

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  • Charo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 39] (456)
  • [2009-07-27 9:51]

Bonjour Jacqueline,
Très bien capturé le moment où l'oiseau transportant de la nourriture dans son bec. Les détails et la lumière, excellent. Bravo!

bonjour Jacqueline

excellente photo en close-up du jeune Merle Noir
avec sa capture, prise par un excellent POV & DOF,
excellent focus sur le sujet avec netteté et détails
de son plumage foncé, TFS


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-27 11:33]

Hi Jacqueline. I have always found Blackbirds seem to keep putting more and more into their mouths and keep on dropping some. You have taken a typical blackbird pose . Its the way they hold their heads. You have taken this one with fine detai land natural colours. I like the low POV . Well done TFS.

PS as always interesting notes from you.

Ciao Jacqueline, beautiful bird in nice eating action, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Jacqueline
great composition with very good details of the bird
great colours
greeting lou

Gran limpieza en esta imagen Jacqueline, que le confiere un gran realismo. Naturalidad en los colores y un ojo muy bien captado. Buena pose del ave. Un trabjo excelente a mi entender.
Un abrazo; Josep Ignasi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-27 15:27]

Salut Jacqueline,un cadrage magnifique,j'aime le grande contraste parmi le vert et l'oiseau,excellent aussi le moment de la capture! Mes compliments et bon Mardi,LUCIANO

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-07-27 15:35]

Hello Jacqueline
Nice shot with excellent colors and details. The composition have good elements.
Well done

Bonjour Jacqueline,
Tu photographies aussi les oiseaux! Super!
J'avais l'habitude de voir des photos de libellules.

Ah, mais je regarde... cette photo date de 2009...
Je ne sais pas comment je suis tombée sur celle-là, mais je suis contente de l'avoir vue!

Ici, tu as bien eu tous les détails de ce jeune merle!
Bravo pour la justesse de la lumière et de la précision!

Hi Jaqueline,

an nice picture from this Blackbird.
Good details from the feathers with fine colours.


Hi Jacqueline,

superb captuure of this beautiful bird with nice PoV. Nice sharp picture with lush green background. Very well done


oh yeah, looks like she has a big family to feed. excellent capture with the worms of the day! :-) sharpness and details
are really great, can almost imagine the worms wiggling in the beak. well done & take care, thor.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-07-28 2:53]

Bonjour Jacqueline,
Successful timing ...
Nice composition. excellent color and detail.
best wishes,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-07-28 3:38]

Slav Jacqûelîne,
This is first class capture.Wonderful sharpness and very nice composition.Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-28 3:57]

Hello Jacqueline,
A fine capture of a hard-working Blackbird mother with a beak full of food for her nestlings. Ilike the low POV taken with fine sharpness in this frame-filling shot.
A good opportunity well taken!
Thanks and best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-28 11:16]

Hello Jacqueline,
Very beautiful photo in great sharp details and natural colours. Excellent low POV and DOF.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-07-28 15:25]

Nice capture Jacqueline,
Now this is what I call a mouth-full!! I'm guessing she must have been getting food for her young. Good detail, especially around the head and eyes. Very natural colors.
When I first viewed the photo I thought it was a little slanted to the left, but after studying the scene I realized that the bird was on a sloping hill. I see that all the grass is growing straight upward so it has to be just as it appeared to you. Good work!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-29 6:32]

Hi Jacqueline,
nicely captured of this dark bird against the dense green grass.
Well presented in great clarity. I like its staring eyes very much.
Well presented in excellent lighting.


Very funny and strange photo .
Technically successful photo .
TFS and good luck .

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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2009-07-29 11:12]

Hellow Jacqueline,
Exceptional POV with good sharpness and nice detail.Blades of grass and surround well captured, well done and hope to see more ..

bonsoir Jacqueline!
....I think that is enough for today's food, for four puppies in the nest!!!!perfect moment and capture

bonne jeudi sERGIO

Hello Jacqueline,
great capture of this Blackbird taken in a nice pose with the prey in its beak, good sharpness and beautiful natural colours, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-08-04 18:51]

Bonjour Jacqueline,
She sure has a mouthful, probably for her family. Splendid capture with great details and nice composition. Thank you for sharing.

Hi MF Jacqueline,
A great capture of this blackbird while feeding with imressive details ans sharpness.
TFS and have a nice day MF!

Jacqueline, bonsoir.

Bravo pour la photographie de ce merle noir.

Belle composition de l'image, nous présentant l'oiseau au milieu des herbes, occupé à chasser ses proies. Image d'une belle densité.

Netteté parfaite de l'oiseau et de son plumage. Il ne reste plus qu'a écouter son ramage (ici, par exemple : http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/b/blackbird/index.asp).

Couleurs réalistes et bien rendues, dans un contraste sans agressivité.

Merci pour ce partage.

A bientôt pour d'autres photographies


What a mouthful!!!
She must have quite a brood to feed.
Clear & extremely well focused; loved the "control" of the colour contrasts. Very well done!!!
Greetings from Canada from

Bonsoir Jacqueline,

Le gazon cadre bien l'oiseau. La prise de vue rapprochée permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'oiseau et de son repas. L'image est claire et nette. La luminosité met en valeur les couleurs. bonne soirée.


Hello Jacqueline
it must has some young and carry some worms to them. you greatly captured this great pose. sharp focus, action, POV, colors and especially eyes contact superb. thanks for sharing this beautiful frame.
have a nice weekend

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-09-22 22:26]

Salut !
Jolie maman merle avec sa bouchée de vers de terre frais ! :-) Non seulement c'est un joli moment que tu as réussi à capturer, mais la photo est également de très grande qualité d'un point de vue technique - détails, couleurs, composition, POV... J'aime beaucoup le vert de l'herbe, sur lequel l'oiseau ressort si bien. Félicitations !

Hello Jacqueline,

She has for sure secured the lunch, and nothing much tastes like fresh worm..!!
Good details in the plumage, and the bird poses well too...
A lovely capture, no reason to miss the ducks..!

Pablo -

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