Black bird (Turdus merula)

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Comments (13)

Herb Riddle on November 24, 2009

Not one of my usual landscapes, I know, but it makes a change perhaps. Photographed early this year whilst in Cornwall. He seems a friendly sort of chap, no doubt waiting for me to hand him a worm!

Steve Paxton on November 24, 2009

Yes they are in Nz but never got a chance to get a photo of any a nice shot you can see the concentration in that face. check hobbit hole. steve

Jan de Boer on November 26, 2009

Birds are a nice subject! You captured it very well!

Cheers, Jan

Herb Riddle on November 26, 2009

Hi Jan, not getting as much attention as my owl but I like this, I am happy that you do to. Blackbirds , are, I think, my favourite bird, I love their singing. We have 2 or 3, nesting regularly in our garden despite many cats being in the area. Regards, Herb

Steve Riddle on November 27, 2009

Hi Herbert Like your new bird!! Photo is very good. Steve.

Herb Riddle on November 27, 2009

Hi Steve, nice to see you here. Yes, I think, you too, like these sweet singers. Cheers, Herb

whoelius on December 3, 2009

I see your reflection in his eye, Herb. Good to see you!

David (Laaglander) on December 3, 2009

Such a beautiful bird, Herb! Good capture! :-)

greetings, David

Herb Riddle on December 3, 2009

So you do! whoelius, well spotted. Just shows how these birds keep an eye on things. I did manage to get unnaturally close to it so I think it was a little used to strangers.

David -another visit another compliment. I love these Blackbirds and to me this is better than my owl as it's more natural!

Cheers again, Herb

Andrew on January 15, 2010

Beautiful shot of a lovely blackbird.

Not the easiest bird to photograph as I have been finding out whenever I try.

well done.

Herb Riddle on January 16, 2010

Hi Andrew -you are right. We have about three pairs in our garden but to get good photo's is difficult. I was quite lucky with this, as it seemed almost tame and did not fly away as I got near it.Glad you like it. Nice to hear from someone up there across the border -keep warm, Herb

Laurel211 on February 9, 2010

Lovely capture Herb, I am enjoying your gallery...

whoelius on December 22, 2010

I can see his whiskers!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 24, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Herb Riddle
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-410
    • Taken on 2009/03/10 11:46:00
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 150.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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