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Bluebird and Holly Berry

Bluebird and Holly Berry
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Houts (phouts) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 2] (36)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-03-15 10:14
Viewed: 3495
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Eastern Bluebird was eating holly berries outside our dining room window. We put the holly branches, with berries, outside the window in December for decoration and flock of bluebirds arrived and ate all the berries. While some Eastern Bluebirds migrate, other stay over the winter in Pennsylvania often roosting in tree hollows or nesting boxes in groups to stay warm. The photo was taken through the window which probably reduced its sharpness. I tried to make the composition interesting by combining the sloping branch and the leaf coming in from the top to direct the viewer's eye to explore the photograph.

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Hello Peter,
a very beautiful capture of the Eastern Bluebird taken from an excellent POV with great timing, a very pleasant composition, i tried a WS with more contrast, sharpness and saturation.
Best regards

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