Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Birds 
Thread started 12 Mar 2007 (Monday) 17:10
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

UK blackbird

 
eccles
Goldmember
Avatar
2,948 posts
Joined Jun 2006
Location: Bristol, UK
     
Mar 12, 2007 17:10 |  #1

This guy was unbelievably tolerant of me. I ran off several shots of him in the trees but there were twigs in the way. He must have read my mind, and hopped down to the ground about 6-8 feet away and started tossing leaves around searching for insects, pausing every so often to allow me to take a shot. Then finally, he hopped onto a twig only a few feet away and sat there while I got the second shot. The first shot is cropped to make vertical format and the second is full frame.
Canon S3.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Sharpy
Goldmember
Avatar
1,247 posts
Joined May 2005
Location: Durham City. U.K.
     
Mar 12, 2007 17:20 |  #2

Eccles - try your bird whispering on maybe a kestral or a longtailed tit;)
Regards Alan.


5D., 40D., Sig.150 f2.8macro., 100-400L, 24-105L., 17-35L.,580EX, GB1140., 190XProB., Manf.222. Manf. 679., 488RC2., R300, R2400, H.P.9300., Tamrac Ex.5.,
Be Nice, you only get one shot at a first impression;)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
eccles
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,948 posts
Joined Jun 2006
Location: Bristol, UK
     
Mar 12, 2007 17:37 |  #3

I got a passable LTT a few days ago:
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=286605
but no kestrels yet.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Fireblade2K7
Member
Avatar
89 posts
Gallery: 32 photos
Likes: 125
Joined Mar 2007
Location: West Midlands, England
     
Mar 12, 2007 18:41 |  #4

Nice shots eccles, especially the second one, I still have my S3 even thought I have my 400D, can't be bothered to sell it and I do forget sometimes the quality it is able to deliver, well done :D

Stu


Canon EOS 400D + BG-E3 Battery Grip
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MkII
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Lowepro Mini Trekker AW

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Sharpy
Goldmember
Avatar
1,247 posts
Joined May 2005
Location: Durham City. U.K.
     
Mar 12, 2007 19:08 |  #5

eccles wrote in post #2859885 (external link)
I got a passable LTT a few days ago:
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=286605
but no kestrels yet.

Nice one Eccles!!


5D., 40D., Sig.150 f2.8macro., 100-400L, 24-105L., 17-35L.,580EX, GB1140., 190XProB., Manf.222. Manf. 679., 488RC2., R300, R2400, H.P.9300., Tamrac Ex.5.,
Be Nice, you only get one shot at a first impression;)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
eccles
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,948 posts
Joined Jun 2006
Location: Bristol, UK
     
Mar 12, 2007 19:37 |  #6

Thanks guys. :)




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Anthony ­ J ­ Howe
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
6,935 posts
Joined Apr 2006
Location: Rhos-on-sea UK
     
Mar 13, 2007 00:17 |  #7

Two good shots of the young blackbird.
Notice the angle of the head in the first shot? When on the ground, they angle their head to the side to listening for worms.


Canon 5D + Canon 20D + Canon EOS 300

85mm EF 1:1.8, 24-105 L usm, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, Canon 50 mm F1.4 usm Sigma 70-200mm f1.2

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
KTollig
Senior Member
405 posts
Joined Feb 2007
Location: South-Africa
     
Mar 13, 2007 02:03 |  #8

Great sharp shots well done


God Made Birds and I enjoy them.

Canon 400D 15-55mm. Sigma 70-300mm DG APO Macro

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
eccles
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,948 posts
Joined Jun 2006
Location: Bristol, UK
     
Mar 13, 2007 12:08 |  #9

Thanks guys.
@Tony, yes, I'd heard that too. They have amazing hearing don't they? This bird was rooting around in dead leaves on an asphalt footpath but I daresay the same holds true that it was listening for things moving around underneath the leaves.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
philc123
Goldmember
Avatar
2,406 posts
Joined Nov 2006
Location: Staffordshire, UK
     
Mar 13, 2007 17:56 as a reply to  @ eccles's post |  #10

Great shots eccles.:)


Regards Phil
Canon 7D, 40D Gripped, EF70-200 f4L IS, EF400 f5.6L, EF1.4x converter, EF-S17-55 F2.8IS, EF-S17-85 f4-5.6IS.
Philspicshttp://www.flickr.com/​photos/61829702@N00/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotoJourno
High Plains Chimper
Avatar
5,666 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 52
Joined Mar 2006
Location: Lago, CA
     
Mar 13, 2007 18:06 |  #11

So this is the famous Blackbird. Very good looking photos. I like the sharpness.

"Blackbird singing in the dead of the nigth.." now I know what to picture when I listen to the song.

Thanks for sharing.


--Mario
"Sensa luce non si vede nessuna cosa"--Lorenzo Ghiberti

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
eccles
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,948 posts
Joined Jun 2006
Location: Bristol, UK
     
Mar 15, 2007 19:27 |  #12

Thanks again guys. @Mario, I've never heard them sing in the dead of night but they often sing at dusk, and again at dawn.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PhilHannah
Senior Member
Avatar
469 posts
Joined Jun 2005
Location: Almondbank , Perthshire, Scotland, UK
     
Mar 16, 2007 19:02 as a reply to  @ eccles's post |  #13

Great shot..

I find the 'Blackies' often not scared of us and stay quite close,like the Robin..




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,584 views & 0 likes for this thread
UK blackbird
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Birds 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is grannysclutter
807 guests, 172 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.