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Common Blackbird

Common Blackbird
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus E620, Olympus Zuiko 35mm Macro F3.5, 58mm UV Hoya
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-02 2:08
Viewed: 1754
Points: 26
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) is a species of true thrush. It is also called Eurasian Blackbird (especially in North America, to distinguish it from the unrelated New World blackbirds),[2] or simply Blackbird, where this does not lead to confusion with a similar-looking local species. It breeds in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to Australia and New Zealand. It has a number of subspecies across its large range; a few of the Asian subspecies are sometimes considered to be full species. Depending on latitude, the Common Blackbird may be resident, partially migratory or fully migratory.
The male of the nominate subspecies, which is found throughout most of Europe, is all black except for a yellow eye-ring and bill and has a rich melodious song; the adult female and juvenile have mainly dark brown plumage. This species breeds in woods and gardens, building a neat, mud-lined, cup-shaped nest. It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, earthworms, berries, and fruits.
Both sexes are territorial on the breeding grounds, with distinctive threat displays, but are more gregarious during migration and in wintering areas. Pairs will stay in their territory throughout the year where the climate is sufficiently temperate. This common and conspicuous species has given rise to a number of literary and cultural references, frequently related to its song.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-04-02 2:38]

Hello Jiri,
A nice closely framed capture of a female Blackbird. Excellent colours and clarity, interesting frontal POV and a good composition.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-02 3:00]

Hi Jiri,a very elegant pose for this female,looks like a movie star..ehehe..great capture and imposing perspective,perfect plumage details and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-02 3:28]

Hello Jiri,
Fine photo of this female Blackbird in a nice pose, good sharpness and beautiful natural colours. I like the matching background too.

Nice composition with natural colors and clarity


Hello Jiri,
a nice frontal view with good detail and colour.
best wishes,

hallo Jiri
very nice pose of this bird with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Jiri, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Jiri. This is a great POV. Good management of lights excellent details.


Hello Jiri,
Excellent closeup taken from a nice frontal PoV,nice details and a beautiful colours scheme.

Nice picture of this female of the species, Jiri.
I too shot the male of this species in the Himalayan hills about 2 years ago.
Thanks for sharing this lovely image taken from a bold perspective.

Hi Jiri, nice PoV of this bird

nice pose from this POV with also nice photo performance!
best regards Jiri

Ciao Jiri,
Bellissima la posizione del Merlo (impettito), il ramo in diagonale da dinamicitā all'inquadratura.
avrei preferito uno sfondo diverso, ma come si sā non tutto č possibile.

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