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Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 15 June 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The Common Yellow Throat is a colourful bird. Right now you can hear them calling and singing everywhere. They are among the many species of warblers that help keep our insect population in check. Their nests should be starting to be be populated with eggs any time now.

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

he's really giving it some, well taken

15 Jun 2009 5:32am

@Alun: Thank you Alun.

r00t from Csorna, Hungary

very well taken, nice shot.

15 Jun 2009 5:42am

@r00t: Thank you

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great capture

15 Jun 2009 8:16am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Nice shot.. very nice pose as well.. :).

15 Jun 2009 8:29am

@Sarito: Thank you. I just waited till it started singing, then clicked away.

eva from Rouen, France

marvelous yellow bird, with a very smart mask... thank you Lee !

15 Jun 2009 8:31am

@eva: Thank you for the compliment, and you are welcome.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Hi, Lee ! A very nice bird !

15 Jun 2009 8:54am

@Loner: Thank you Sonja. You should hear them sing.

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

Unbelievably nice photo, composition is exquisite, like the way you caught the attentive bird in the picture just in a singing lesson;)

15 Jun 2009 8:57am

@Sussi: Thank you very much.

Baby Sis from Canada

Sing...Sing out loud...Sing. Nice capture.

15 Jun 2009 9:26am

@Baby Sis: And sing out loud is exactly what it was doing. Take care.

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

a beautiful bird, perfect catch, nice framing

15 Jun 2009 10:35am

@Linda: Thank you

Kerri from Blacksburg, United States


15 Jun 2009 11:34am

@Kerri: Many thanks

Elora from Genoa, Italy

like how your framing series is continuing, but I wonder whether in the last two a more contrasting frame would have worked better. What do you think?

15 Jun 2009 12:57pm

@Elora: I tend to agree with you. I have quite a few of these ready made frames. I have been exceptionally busy lately. Not much time. Just grabbed first one I found and used it. I am experimenting looking for the right combination. Thank you for the comment.

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Very good capture, love the framing as well.

15 Jun 2009 12:58pm

@mohkum: Thank you very much.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Great action capture! Personally, I like the more subtle framing- I am of the opinion that too much contrast might compete for my attention with your main subject, which is that beautiful bird :)

15 Jun 2009 1:08pm

@Tracy: Thank you Tracy. I am experimenting. Glad to hear your opinion.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I just saw your post from yesterday and commented there. Thank you! I think your shots are so good that they do not need any framing, and it might even distract from the perfection you achieve. On the other hand, it's always fun to try new things. ;-)))

15 Jun 2009 1:09pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks Barbara. I like experimenting. I also learn form others opinions and critques. Your words are most kind and welcomed.

The Big Guy from Regina, Canada

This looks like something from the Bird Opera. Nice timing, nice photo.

15 Jun 2009 1:25pm

@The Big Guy: Thank you.

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

I really like the way both his bill and the branch draws your eye across the image - wonderfully done, Lee!

15 Jun 2009 2:37pm

@Shar: Thank you very much.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like his proud pose. Would like to hear his song in the same time... I'm sur it's a delight for the ears.

15 Jun 2009 2:38pm

@Evelyne Dubos: That it is. It is repeated over and over. You cannot mistake it.

zOOm from Paris, France

I can ear here from here ! Lovely yellow guy ! Pavarotti ? ;-)

15 Jun 2009 3:20pm

@zOOm: Pavarotti. You are right. Thank you very much.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great action shot here Lee......You seem to have all the luck in the world with the wildlife!!! Nice job!!

15 Jun 2009 10:19pm

@Susan: Thank you Susan. Timing is what it is all about. Also knowing your subject helps.

lydia from Paris, France

Very nice little yellow singer !

16 Jun 2009 1:32am

@lydia: Thank you.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand


16 Jun 2009 1:57am

@jamesy: Thanks Debbie.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old Pembroke Dock boy,Wales), Germany

He´s really lettinbg the world know he´s out there,great capture !!

16 Jun 2009 1:50pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: He's letting everyone know he's there. He's also trying to entice her into his house.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Dynamite capture.

16 Jun 2009 2:37pm

@john4jack: Thank you Jack.

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Nice timing and yet another cool framing!

18 Jun 2009 1:08pm

@dkc: Thank you Dimitris.

Martine from Brest, France

Superbe chanteur !

19 Jun 2009 7:21pm

@Martine: Thank you very much.