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Quiscalus mexicanus

Quiscalus mexicanus
著作權:Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
相機:Canon EOS Rebel XTI (400D), Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure:f/11, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version:Original Version
提交日期:2008-05-16 9:44
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I photographed this Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) enjoying the afternnon breeze by the beach, they are everywhere here in the Southwest.

Some species of Grackle, usually the Great-tailed, are confused with an American Crow when people unfamiliar with bird identification are asked to identify a dead blackbird. This usually occurs when birds need to be identified as candidates for West Nile virus.

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Hola Everton.
Magn璗icos detalles y gran exposici鏮.
Bellos reflejos.
Saludos, JL.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-05-16 11:02]

Hello Everton,

Beautiful picture of this grackle. Very good composition and sharpness. Splendid light and colours. Excellent background.

Hello Everton,
Excellent portrait,very sharp,nice light and good DOF.

Everton, apart from the eye colour it's almost identical to the australian raven from what i can see in the photo. same shaped head and beck - just that it doesn't have the white/light blue eyes. I am becoming interested in bird photography - spending a lot more time observing and investigating some of the birds I photograph. it's great!
This photo is wonderfully clear and well composed bravo!!!

Hello Everton,
Great capture of this lovely grackle, suyperb sharpness
and very good depth of field, beautiful colors and
nice contrast, the black really shines and the yellow
eye is wonderful, great pose and nice clarity.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-17 3:08]

Hi Everton,
Lovely capture.POV,pose of bird,framing and composition are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

Bela ave e exelente foto ficou nitida e o preto real蔞u parab幯s belo trabalho.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-17 8:21]

Hi Everton,

You have the male to go along with the female I posted a short time ago. Bet you heard him before you saw him. What a sound! Nice shot - I love the pose and the yellow eye. Beautiful shiny black plummage and we can see part of his great tail. I'm off to Colorado tomorrow afternoon so you will have to carry on for Arizona.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-17 11:17]

Hi Everton. What a fine looing Bird. Such a large bill. good use of the light to make its feathers shine. with fine detail. well done tFs.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-17 20:09]

Hi Everton,
Wonderful shot of this Grackle with very impressive sharpness and details on its black plumage. Great handling of natural light and exposure and you have captured it in a fine pose. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-17 20:45]

Hello Everton
Wonderful eye detail and colour.
Well focused with excellent sharpness.
The head plumage is lovely,shiny with beautiful colours.
The POV and DOF are well done.


I just thought these were crows. LOL!!!

Nice capture and well framed. The soft BG highlights the bird nicely.

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