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downcast eye

Redwing blackbird looking down.

8 total reviews 
Comment from nikman


Why is it downcast just because it's looking down? Your full and central composition allows us an enjoyable view of your bird. Exposure and sharpness are OK.

 Comment Written 13-Jun-2018


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Comment from Sange


I am sorry Mike but your shutter speed was off here causing motion blur on his entire head or you moved. It's a nice captured pose, but focus is off as well as white balance due the purple over cast hue. These birds are solid black with no other color but the red and yellow on their wings.
If you shot this in apeture that would explain the loss of shutter speed.
I can't get on board with the rest of the flock here. Lying helps no one improve or grow in their work.
I am used to seeing spot on razor sharp work from you. Not sure what happened here.
Sorry... :(

 Comment Written 13-Jun-2018


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Comment from supergold


it would be interesting to know at what he is looking, instead of looking at you;
a good capture with an interesting angle;
excellent control of exposure for the "black color" which as can seen on the head is a very dark purple;

 Comment Written 13-Jun-2018


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Comment from GaliaG


interesting angle of shot, the bird looks like he can not decide what to do

good focus and separation of the bird from the blur background

thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 13-Jun-2018


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Comment from suzannethompson2


Lovely capture, Mike, showing this Redwing Blackbird looking down from his perch on the branch, maybe looking for worms or insects. The softened background works well to show him off. Very good lighting and focus. Great composition. Suzanne

 Comment Written 13-Jun-2018


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Comment from Susan F. M. T.


Mike,
A beautiful picture of the male Redwing Blackbird looking down from it's perch above you on the dead branch, it's glossy black plumage standing out from the soft blurred grey green of the background. Beautiful composition, framing & lighting taken with superb camera techniques & sharp focus.
Susan

 Comment Written 13-Jun-2018


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Comment from Dick Lee Shia


A cute & candid capture even without much seeing the eye.
Diffused focusing.
Fine features & textures.
Muted tones as the broken branch match the obscure colors...

Thanks for sharing...

 Comment Written 12-Jun-2018


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Comment from alaskapat


This makes me wonder what he is looking at,well focused, the image is clear, well placed in the frame, he really comes forward from the clear background. Well presented with nice detail throughout.

 Comment Written 12-Jun-2018


reply by the author on 12-Jun-2018
    thank you