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Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)

Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-03 21:16
Viewed: 1359
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Thrushes are a unique species of bird which I always look forward to seeing during the spring migration. They are not brightly colored like the warblers, but each species has it's own slightly different plumage pattern and characteristics which helps tell it apart from similar thrushes.

The Swainson's show up right after the Hermit Thrushes and look as though they are wearing a pair of buff colored eye glasses. The Gray-cheeked Thrush is marked similar, but lacks the buff colored eye ring and has grayish cheeks.

For more info on the Swainson's Thrush click here

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  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-04 1:24]

Hello Ron,
Beautiful close photo of this thrush in excellent sharpness and natural colours. Great pose with eye contact.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-04 4:45]

Hi Ron,very very bright capture of this beautiful tiny bird,the sharpness of the plumage is the best available,the best way to show us its design and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ron,
照的很漂亮 很美麗的小鳥 也很清晰
顏色和花紋奇特 小鳥很逗人喜歡的神情
構圖也很美麗 真是好看
Hello Ron,Hello Ron,

Bonsoir Ron,
Agréable publication mettant bien le sujet en valeur dans une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-06-05 12:42]

Hello Ron,
Very cute this Trush with the fine spotted plumage. Love the colors of the shot very much.
Excellent as usual!
Kind regards

Another great shot, Ron. Pity that branch was so close to the beak, but that's the problem with nature - you have to take the best you can get!! A bit more DOF might have helped with the chest.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-15 0:14]

Hi Ron
such a beauty. Well composed with exciting details of the feathers. The big eye is so attractive.
Exciting shot.


Hello Ron

Great close-up photo of the Swainson's Thrush, fine POV and framing,
beautiful light, great focus, sharpness, and details, the very small
catch-light render the photo more beautiful, TFS


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