Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Juvenile Blackbird (Turdus merula)

These images have been posted because I wanted to share the detail captured in this young bird's body feathers. I have not said this before on this blog, but these are a couple of images image worth clicking on to see the larger-size files. In the first, the eye is stunning and the neck and breast feather patterning is gorgeous. In the second, every cross-hatching of the breast feathers is there; the scaly legs are beautifully rendered; and the level of detail on the beak is wonderful – even to the extent of including what look like the remnants of downy 'whiskers'. And just a quick technical note: both images are completely unsharpened.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/800 sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 400


Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/800 sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 400

6 comments:

  1. Hi Toffeeapple. You are always so quick to respond to posts – in this case before I had time to realise I had failed to upload the second image! I am so flattered you take the time and trouble to comment so often – it really is very much appreciated. Thanks, Tim

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  2. Really beautiful images. So clean, so detailed, superb.......

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  3. Hi Tim,

    Great Balckbird images, it's always pleasing to get the photo right straight off, and not have to sharpen it up :-)

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  4. Tim, it's mostly that I have Google Reader open all the time so I can see new postings arriving.

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  5. Hi Toffeeapple. Google Reader alerts don't mean you have to read or respond. Your input/feedback/comments are always much appreciated – Tim

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