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Copyright: Vinny Blood (Vinster) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 5 N: 185] (789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS USM, SanDisk Ducati 8GB
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-11 5:42
Viewed: 3287
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is a shot of a common winter migrant to the UK - the Redwing (Turdus iliacus). Like its relative the Fieldfare it breeds in Northern and Eastern Europe, overwintering in the west and south of the continent. Both species can often be seen in small flocks, feeding on berries, seeds and insects. The Redwing is abut the same size and shape as the Song Thrush but the russet patches on its flanks readily identify it.

This one was part of a flock foraging in the leaf litter of roadside beech trees. They blended in so well it was only their movement that initially gave their presence away! The shot was taken from my car window - it has been cropped by about 50% and sharpened.

Kind Regards

Vinny www.vincentblood.com

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-11 6:21]

Hi Vincent

A good shot of this Redwing puffed up against the cold. Nice detail and good eye contact.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-11 8:03]

What a lovely bird this little Turdus iliac!
I like the sharp details and the colors.
The light is wonderful!

Hello Vinny,
Lovely bird with excellent colours and superb details.
Nice composition.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-11 13:02]

Hello Vinny,
First of all I wish with all my heart a happy New Year, good health and all you want you and your loved ones.
Splendid capture a beautiful bird.
Beautiful composition, congratulations.
You want a nice evening,

Hi Vinny,
Warm tones are so beautiful and enjoyable here!
I can see your car worked perfect as a hide to have this shot done.
Lovely details on all the bird long, and the eye's catchlight is great.
Congratulations, my regards and thanks a lot for share the pic.

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