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You Lookin at Me

Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 4 June 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I am going to be away for a few days. The site is on auto pilot. Won't be able to correspond with you till I'm back. Please continue to comment.
The Bobolink. A rather funny looking bird. The male is black white and a pale yellow. It is fun to watch and listen to these males calling over their territories.
Unfortunately they nest on the ground in hay fields. Their nests and or young are disrupted. A lot of birds are killed each year during haying season.

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Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Amazing DOF!!!!! Love this one! Bravo! You never dissapoint. Excellent work Lee! :)))

4 Jun 2009 5:22am

@Magda: Thank you. Your words are to kind.

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

As usual Lee.... A really nice portrait of bird !

4 Jun 2009 5:33am

@Lydie et Roland: Thank you. You know, the lens really makes a difference. A strong telephoto blurs out hte background nicely.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful capture

4 Jun 2009 5:33am

@Didier DE ZAN: Thank you.

Hidalgo from Herunen, Finland

Cool. I love also that bright green at background. Very exquisite shot.

4 Jun 2009 5:37am

@Hidalgo: The background is a field of hay that has not yet been cut. These birds perch on shrubs or posts to keep an eye out for danger.

frederique from nancy, France

nice portrait

4 Jun 2009 5:51am

@frederique: Thank you

mats from Texas, United States

The dof , the texture on the wood, and those weeds... 'love it.

4 Jun 2009 6:14am

@mats: Thank you Mats.

lydia from Paris, France

Hi Lee ! It's a sad story about the nests .....why don't they do them in trees ? Beautiful little one .
Have a good time away , see you soon Lee .

4 Jun 2009 6:45am

@lydia: Thank you Lydia. I don't know why they do not build there nests in a tree off the ground.

eva from Rouen, France

Beautiful shot

4 Jun 2009 7:23am

@eva: Thank you Eva.

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

very good !!
...and don't forget to come back...

4 Jun 2009 7:38am

@Veronique: Thank you. And I am back.

JanW from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Very nice! Great DoF and compo.

4 Jun 2009 7:44am

@JanW: Thank you

zOOm from Paris, France

A lovely composition Lee and a nice guy once again.
Have an enjoyable time. And I have a look at you. :-)

4 Jun 2009 7:56am

@zOOm: Thank you Florence.

Baby Sis from Canada

Very to you in a few days.

4 Jun 2009 9:34am

@Baby Sis: Thanks Shelley.

Sarah from Switzerland

Another incredible shot.

4 Jun 2009 10:06am

@Sarah: Thank you Sarah.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

You do have some exotic bird names there don't you.

4 Jun 2009 10:19am

@grouser: We have plenty of birds, I never thought of them as being exotic. But there is plenty of them.

Suzanne Labbé from Granby, Canada

Great composition. It's not an easy one to get close. Bravo.

4 Jun 2009 10:57am

@Suzanne Labbé: Thank you Suzanne.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Busted Lee! Caught ya lookin...... Well done! ;-)

4 Jun 2009 11:43am

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric. I get caught every now and then.

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

Lee another stunner! I also love the dof, as Magda mentioned, it is amazing!! Looking forward to having you back in a couple days :) Take care!

4 Jun 2009 11:55am

@Marion: Thanks Marion. You continued support is always welcomed.

kisskool from fontainebleau, France

excellente shoot, the bird is zen, he wait your photo

4 Jun 2009 12:26pm

@kisskool: Thank you. Yes it was almost like it was waiting for me to tke its photo.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Another wonderful shot Lee, and great title to go with it....Really love the focus on this one...Hope your trip is for something good!!

4 Jun 2009 1:51pm

@Susan: Thanks Susan. Yes it was a follow up. All went well. All is well. Thank you for caring.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Great composition

4 Jun 2009 1:56pm

@Onlymehdi: Thank you

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Wonderful shot. Have a nice time.

4 Jun 2009 3:17pm

@Hema Iyer: Thanks Hema. We had a wonderful time.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh You've done it again, it's superb :)

4 Jun 2009 4:47pm

@Lorraine: Many Thanks Lorraine. The birds and animals just seem to say take my picture. I try to oblige.

Heather J. Woodland from Napanee ON, Canada


4 Jun 2009 6:37pm

@Heather J. Woodland: Thank you

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture. Excellent selective focus. Have fun while away.

4 Jun 2009 7:06pm

@john4jack: Thanks Jack. It was a great little trip.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Auto pilot is good. Have fun and safe travel.

4 Jun 2009 8:45pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks Barbara

Mary from PA, United States

Lovely capture of this one in its natural setting.

4 Jun 2009 9:27pm

@Mary: Thank you Mary

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

I don't know which I like better -- the Boblink or the tall grass/hay. Very pretty.
Hope you have a great little get-away.

5 Jun 2009 2:20am

@Lesley: Thanks Lesley. It was an enjoyable trip.

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Forgot to mention that I had this exact same title for tomorrow's shot. Changed it at the last minute (before seeing yours!).

5 Jun 2009 2:21am

@Lesley: He looked so lonely and sad. I like the title you chose.

Soe from Bangkok, Thailand

Very nice capture. Nice bokeh. Good composition.

5 Jun 2009 4:25am

@Soe: Thank you very much.

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Beautiful shot! Love the framing and the colors!

5 Jun 2009 12:54pm

@Sandrine: Thank you

Vinman from Essex, United Kingdom

Wonderful composition Lee.

5 Jun 2009 9:34pm

@Vinman: Thanks Steve.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

yes we are and you are very very beautiful

6 Jun 2009 6:26am

@jamesy: Thank you Debbie. It is a colourful bird.

BIG SIS and Brother-inlaw from Petawawa Ontario, Canada

Hi Lee ; Is he a yearly bird or only summer ?

7 Jun 2009 3:50pm

@BIG SIS and Brother-inlaw: We only have them here in the summer. They just showed up about 1 1/2 weeks ago.

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Beautiful capture ! Your pictures have fantastic DOF !

8 Jun 2009 2:44am

@MARIANA: Thank you Mariana. That comes from using a very powerful telephoto lens.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Marvelous capture....

9 Jun 2009 3:59am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you.