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Young blackbird

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 4 May 2016 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This chick was hiding behind my honeysuckle having taken it's first flight from the nest, mother was not too far away keeping a close eye on him.

Canon EOS 60D 1/400 second F/6.3 ISO 100 212 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise! il est beau!

4 May 2016 8:19am

Toscana from Baden, France

Oui ! il a encore des plumes juvéniles ....
Bonne journée, amitiés.

4 May 2016 11:54am

omid from mashhad, Iran

so cute! :)
such beautiful composition, focus, colors 7 lights!

4 May 2016 3:57pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SUch a precious close up!!!!

4 May 2016 4:49pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Excellent close-up of this cute fellow --- I can imagine, his mother was not far away and scared.
Nice to see a posting from you - and I hope you are fine.
Here is everything as usual. ----- Kindest regards and have a nice evening Monika

4 May 2016 5:11pm

@Shiva: Thanks Monika

Jeff & Pat from Pembroke Dock, ! Wales !, United Kingdom

Every year we seem to get a Black Bird chick trying to commit suicide, so it's lock up Alfie time again, and watch the little one until Ma sorts the problem out, which she invariably does....Good to see you back!!! . ;>)

4 May 2016 6:25pm

@Jeff & Pat: Thanks Jeff, I missed the craic

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Splendid clarity captured in this bird's plumage!!

4 May 2016 8:34pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Superb shot! @

4 May 2016 9:50pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

He is too cute. He looks a little worried! Wonderful close up!

5 May 2016 1:17am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


5 May 2016 7:52am

Devi from Chennai, India

Aw!! That's so cute...LOvely image..he looks so puny :)))

5 May 2016 3:38pm

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Canon EOS 60D
1/400 second
ISO 100
212 mm