<< Previous Next >>

Female Blackbird

Female Blackbird
Photo Information
Copyright: William Jacobs (oldferret) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7 D+Battery Grip, Canon EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 L IS USM, Kingston 16GB 266x, 67mm UV Filter-Hoya
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-03-14 6:05
Viewed: 4310
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have in my garden three pairs of blackbirds, this is one of the females, she is rather alert as there is a dispute over who should have what garden and where.
The male blackbird is Black as the name suggests but the females are more brown with a mottled pattern in their body plumage. Widespread, often seen with a beak-full of worms during the spring.

Image cropped about 30%, slight adjustment to saturation, converted from RAW to Jpeg, smart sharpened by 15% at 1.2, threshold 3 in CS5 to compensate for loss of sharpness on upload to TN.

Thanks for viewing.

samiran88, ramthakur, maaciejka, CeltickRanger, jusninasirun, Pitoncle has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hello William , my neighbour today.
very beautiful picture of this blackbirds with good detail and taken from a good angle.
perfect sharpness with good natural colour.
best wishes,

Bill, this image is so exceptionally sharp it gives the 3D impression. Bravo!
The blurred BG helps in enhancing that impression.
Thanks and regards.

Hello sir ...
what a great pic ... Excellent sharpness with nicely blurred BG...

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-14 6:38]

Hello Bill,
Very nice photo of this female Blackbird in excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Attractive pose.

Hello William,
An impressive capture,taken from a nice Pov and very well exposed with excellent sharp details of plumage.
Thanks and my regards,

Hallo William
great sharpness composition and good details
the colours are super good naturel
thanks greeting lou

Hi William,
nice point of view. Very good composition. Amazing colours. I also like the background.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Mr.William,
Excellent sharpness and depth of field is the main key of this picture.Natural colour has given it a new life.
Thanks for sharing us such exceptional beautiful picture,
Kind regards and respect,

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-14 12:45]

Hi William,looks in pose only for your and your camera like a movie star,magnificent capture of the female,very common in my country too,perfect exposure,details and colors,very nice abstract background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao William, great capture of lovely bird, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharoness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-03-14 14:24]

Hi William,
Really lovely capture ! Great details and clarity as well impressive eyes contact ! TFS Tina

Hello Bill

Excellent and very beautiful photo of the Female Blackbird,
fine POV with a beautiful light coming to the
photo and the bird, great focus, sharpness,
and details of its plumage, the catch-light
render the eye-contact more beautiful, TFS


Hello Bill.
Love the sharpness and stunning details in this shot. The focus is perfect and well managed DoF with nicely silenced background.
Thanks and have a nice day.

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-15 6:50]

Beautiful portrait..good background makes this much better. tfs.

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-15 13:11]

Hello Bill,
A fine capture of a female Blackbird. She poses well and you took her in fine lighting that allows top sharpness, nice natural colours and a great catchlight in the eye. She stands out well against the blurred green BG too.
Nice one!
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Bonjour William,
Très bonne maitrise de la lumière permettant d'apprécier, sous une bonne profondeur de champ, la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Calibration Check