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Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)

Posted by Julie L. Brown, Photobirder (Indianapolis, Indiana, United States) on 30 September 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

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Central Indiana Birds 2014
Eagle Creek Park
Indianapolis, Indiana

The Swainson's Thrush prefers wooded habitat, which usually results in low light for photography. I was able to make a few frames of this bird when it perched in a small opening in the spring foliage. The field marks I used for identification were the buffy cheek, eye ring, and 'spectacles' look.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 3200 600 mm

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Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


30 Sep 2014 6:22am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, focus, focus, colors, lighting & bokeh!
L O V E L Y !!!!

30 Sep 2014 9:56am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

beauty shot

30 Sep 2014 1:30pm

jean pierre from paris, France

mignon petit équilibriste!! amitiés

30 Sep 2014 3:27pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Magical background and precious close up

30 Sep 2014 5:27pm

Sonja from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice and cute little bird and a great shot of it !

30 Sep 2014 6:16pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Beautiful bird. Where in the world do you find them all?

30 Sep 2014 6:47pm

michel creze from le havre, France

Belle prise et bel tonalité !

Nice catch and nice tone!

30 Sep 2014 7:54pm

franz from Baden, Austria

gorgeous capture of this little fellow! i love the very effective bokeh !

30 Sep 2014 8:31pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Perfectly-framed shot of this bird as it is surrounded by a great bokeh effect!! Beautiful clarity in its wings as well.

30 Sep 2014 9:47pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful focus and fantastic close look at the detail of this little fellow!

1 Oct 2014 2:24am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh magnifique avec le bokeh et les couleurs des plumes

1 Oct 2014 6:53am

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

lovely birds by omid

Beautiful Birds by Ruthiebear