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Bluebird of Happiness

Bluebird of Happiness
Photo Information
Copyright: Karen Beall (kbeall) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-16
Categories: Nature, Event
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Rebel XT
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): SIlver Tulip Award II, Karen's Birds, Photos by K.W. Beall [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-16 8:13
Viewed: 2238
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was not planning to post today, but a pair of bluebirds perched on the little birch tree outside the kitchen window. The wind was blowing at 35 mph and the birds were having a wild time hanging on, and I couldn't resist shooting through the window.

PP work--midtones(-25); contrast (25); saturation (25); cropped; sized; sharpened

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very sharp and beautiful
great composed bird shot

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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2007-11-16 8:37]

hi karen;
very cute,sharp and innocent..tfs.

What a nice little fellow this is. It looks like a Warbler... You caught it in a very nice POV and composition. Its colors are amazing and details are good. I just see a little noise in the BG but this is an insignificant detail. Well done with a lovely model :) Thanks,

Super sharp this shot of this lovely bird. Great colors and a wonderfull dof. Well done Karen.

Grtz Pim

hi karen!
very nice shot, i like it.
great composition, sharpness and excellent DOF.

hi karen,
the colours of the bird against the lovely green BG is very attractive. a beautiful composition with great sharpness and a nice catchlight.a very elegant pose of the bird too.
TFS carole

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  • soda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 173 W: 65 N: 149] (2634)
  • [2007-11-16 9:04]

Hi Karen,
This is such a lovely bird! You were lucky to encounter a bluebird! Great composition and sharpness.
Very well done

Hola Karen.
Un delicado retrato con un colorido fenomenal.
Buen bg y acertado DoF.
Saludos, JL.

Hi Karen
Beautiful capture.

Hi Karen
Very good photo of that Eastern Bluebird. We don't see them anymore here it's too cold but the were here all summer long. That's a very sharp photo with natural colors,a good point of view, a nice bokeh, a great composition.
Thanks for sharing

Great! What else?! TFS this very good picture Karen, alain

That is just about the cutest little bird Karen...how good of you to share it with us. You show off the combination of a good camera and a sharp eye...

Hello Karen,
Sharp, and well composed photo.
Beautiful colors.
Yes, we also have too much gusty winds going here.


Hi Karen,
Looks like this little bird was really hanging on in the wind:o) Cute shot, I really like the background and your pov with the branch hes on, nice sharp photo with great color. TFS

Karen this is ABSOLUTE a stunning photo!
Very professional ! This is waht photo Art lifts to a higher level! Compliments and the
Silver Tulip Award

Goodluck with your cruise


Hello Karen

excelent shot, very good colors and sharpness

The crown on your photo work!

Hello Karen,
This is a fine birdy portrait, and your feathered friend gives you a great pose!
Good light, excellent details and natural colours....
A well balanced composition!
Pablo -

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-11-23 23:13]

It's always a great pleasure to look through your gallery. This picture is SO PRETTY!! I love the colors!! Excellent simple framing! Very well done. TFS

Hi Karen

This is a beautiful bird ahot. Perfectly composed, wonderfully sharp and with excellent DOF. Stunning work.



Hello Karen!
Nice perspective and lovely green background!
Very sweet little bird and perfect detail and clarity!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

Hello Karen

Great shot, nice sharpness and colors



Excellent image Karen. The wee bird is well psotioned in the frame and the colours are very natural looking. Good sharp detail and nicely presented. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Blue Train’

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-11-27 17:53]

Hi my friend,

An amazing DOF, great detailed shot. Great sharpness and an amazing bird to create an amazing composition.



Hi Karen, a very nice shot of this beautiful little bird. Sharpness and detail are amazing, especially considering it was shot through your window. Colors are vivid and natural. A small amount of visible noise in the back ground but not a big deal. Very nice shot Karen... wishing it was mine:)


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-11-30 14:23]
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Hello Karen, that's a lovely bird shot ! Very sharp, great exposure, the BG is fine and the composition is great ! Well done !


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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-12-01 5:25]

Hi Karen...
Very nice portrait of "Bluebird of Happiness" - obviously sweet and cute..! Well done, well presented...
Rgd. George

Many thanks for visiting my gallery for your comments on my 300 photos and your nice support...

What a great capture, Karen! Looks so professional. Great details and colors. Subject is well placed in the picture. Bokeh and focus is so lovely.
Freddie :)

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  • denys99 (158)
  • [2007-12-27 15:55]

Sharp, nice colors. Superb shot !!!

Really a perfect shot

Et bien en voici une belle photo d'oiseau!
Le contraste, la lumière, la netteté, tout est parfait!

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