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I over-stayed my welcome

I over-stayed my welcome
Photo Information
Copyright: Denis Mark (dmark11) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 9 N: 655] (2633)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-06 4:30
Viewed: 2835
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This posting is a Red-winged Blackbird.

One of the most abundant birds across North America, and one of the most boldly colored, the Red-winged Blackbird is a familiar sight atop cattails, along soggy roadsides, and on telephone wires. Glossy-black males have scarlet-and-yellow shoulder patches they can puff up or hide depending on how confident they feel. Females are a subdued, streaky brown, almost like a large, dark sparrow. In the North, their early arrival and tumbling song are happy indications of the return of spring.

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Great time Denis! Excellente DOF and exciting colours. Very well done.


Hi Denis,

Sad story my friend and let this be a reminder to us all (to Shoot but not to Kill),

Very nice action with this dramatic pose, incredible exposure and detailed sharpness, great composition and well done,
Congratulations Denis and have a good weekend,
Best Regards,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-06 7:28]

Hello Denis,
An impressive dynamic photo in very beautiful colours and very sharp detailed. Your timing was perfect. Pleasing frontal POV.

Hello Denis,
Very nice action shot! what a timing! very good sharpness details and beautiful colours,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

That one goes to my fovorites!

enjoy your weekend

Hello Denis, that spectacular moment that you caught a very beautiful image, a particular sharp and fabulous in this capture. All the best, Paul

Ciao Denis, great capture of lovely bird in fantastic pose, wonderful blurry BG, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

GREAT photo Denis!! The pose of the bird and the composition are excellent. The sharpness is impressive. The colours are fantastic.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2011-05-06 14:01]

Hello Denis,
Love the pose you captured here Denis, he sure is trying to get some attention. Splendid work Sir.

Hello Denis

You shot this photo at the best moment of the
male Red-winged Blackbird's territory calling,
with fine POV, excellent focus sharpness details,



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  • egres Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 144] (754)
  • [2011-05-06 19:56]

Hi Denis
That's a real good shot, a very original pose of the Red-winged Blackbird. I think he did not appreciate your presence. A very sharp image with bright red shoulders. The depth of field is perfect with the underpart of the wings very neat. I would have cloned the reed on the left. Nevertheless, its a shot you can be proud of.

Hallo Denis,
a fantastic capture of the Red-winged Blackbird taken from an excellent frontal point of view in a great dynamic scene, very good sharpness and marvellous colours, a very pleasant composition with a spectacular posture of this beautiful bird.
Best regards

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