City Birds III: Morning Blackbird  

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Uploaded: 05/08/07 2:10 AM GMT
City Birds III: Morning Blackbird
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I had been trying to get one of these forever but taking a shy black bird, against the sky (where they always manage to pose when I am a around) proved too challenging ... until the other morning when this one landed near my train station, in bright sun ,and I managed to meter more or less correctly. It is the best I have managed so far (i.e. not a silhouette)


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05/08/07 4:10 AM GMT
Beautiful bird! Lovely to see him perched on that branch. I love the background. A great capture. :)
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05/08/07 8:04 AM GMT
Nice one Russell.
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'Man as an individual is an unsolvable puzzle but in the aggregrate is a mathemaical certainty' Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
05/08/07 4:27 PM GMT
I liked it so much I saved it in my Spring and Summer file. It's a great shot of a hard to capture bird. I think you did a wonderful job of light metering and that he's sitting on a branch coming to life is a nice contrast to his dark presence.


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"You may forget. But let me tell you this: someone in some future time will think of us."
05/09/07 2:20 PM GMT
Such a beautiful bird, with a great outline against the sky and a very good contrast between its colors and the blooming tree. Great sharpness, stunning blue sky.
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"Fairytales of yesterday will grow but never die" [Queen] "Piękna jest chwila dopˇki trwa"
05/12/07 1:13 AM GMT
Excellent capture. This is a very difficult shot and you pulled it off perfectly!
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07/16/07 10:01 PM GMT
Sensation shot of this beauty!! Nice details and placement of this feathery friend!!
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round?? Picture Purrrfect .

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