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Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird
Photo Information
Copyright: Donald Lapointe (hibou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D100, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-06-23 13:43
Viewed: 3758
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
This picture have been possible by the ability of a friend of us, Denise, how was able to gain the trust of this Red-winged Blackbird, witch is a big challenge.
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Hello Donald.
Like you said, it is not an easy task to even get close to one of this birds that is way this one shot is special.
Great colors and details even so the colors are too warm.
Good POV and BG and the composition is perfect.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-06-23 20:38]

wow, thats amazing. I have always liked red wing black birds. Nice capture.

Amazing shot - I have never seen one of these before - they don;t seem to come south to us, and, of course, seeing it in your friend's dand is remarkable. Looks like you had to overexpose the rest of the picture to get some detail in the black feathers. I did a quick workshop to take down the background a bit - the highlights on the hand are too bright to do anything about - see if you like it.

That is an accomplishment, nice shot!


Bonsoir Donald,

Après le geai bleu, les sitelles, les pics et la mésange, voici maintenant le carouge apprivoisé! Tout un exploit que vous avez réussi là! À quand le cardinal apprivoisé? ;-)


Bonjour Donald!

Je n'en revient pas,chez moi ils sont beaucoup plus farouche et difficile d'approche.

Merci pour l'ennvoie.

Outstanding! I wish I could do that:) well done one the colour,detail and composition...excellent work...

Very interesting. One has to balance the accomplishment of having the blackbird on the hand and the photography. The weaknesses of the latter are that the eye of the bird is not visible. Some of the background and the hand are overexposed. Judicious use of dodge and burn could have helped with some of these problems.

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-08-02 20:39]

Cette photo m'a échappé.
Je n'en reviens tout simplement pas, Donald. Vous devez en parler encore! La photo est très belle, réussie, malgré une lumière un peu forte sur la main et en arrière plan, mais combien extraordinaire. Et c'est le moment capturé que vous nous présentez qui compte avant tout, n'est-ce pas?
Merci. Moment unique que j'ajoute à mes favorites.


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