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Submitted on
July 27, 2012
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5.7 MB
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3984×2628
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Shutter Speed
1/256 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
250 mm
ISO Speed
500
Date Taken
May 6, 2011, 11:22:00 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Sensor Size
19mm
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Half Open by rainylake Half Open by rainylake
Grackle.

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:iconinnocencedied2nite:
innocencedied2nite Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student Writer
Wow. I've never seen one so close up. It's the same as my journal bird, if I'm not mistaken. They really are very lovely.
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This one is a grackle :)
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:iconinnocencedied2nite:
innocencedied2nite Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student Writer
Awesome!
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:iconflight-level:
Flight-Level Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The coloration is so magnificent! :D
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:la:
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:iconcorvidcorax:
corvidcorax Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
love that blue color. nice capture.
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconsomethingzenzen:
somethingzenzen Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   General Artist
I wish we had grackles where I live. Such pretty birds—and you've captured that in this photo, with the bird so distinct against the background and looking almost majestic. Perfect lighting too, highlighting its iridescence. Excellent work!
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconsomethingzenzen:
somethingzenzen Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014   General Artist
:) Sure thing. Again, a great photo! (I've added it to my wishlist even.)
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:iconjoannamoory:
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Beautiful blue :+fav:
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:la:
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:iconlevitating-elephant:
Levitating-Elephant Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! this is such a beautiful capture! how do photographers always find beautiful creatures!?
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :) You know, these birds are actually considered pests? :noes: I try to find the beautiful things in things that aren't considered beautiful, you know?
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:iconlevitating-elephant:
Levitating-Elephant Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well because of the way you have beautifully captured this, I have got to say I think it has become a bird I find ridiculously aesthetically pleasing!
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I think they are fantastic :la: Thanks once again :)
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:iconrememberthelost13:
RememberTheLost13 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
There are tons of grackles where I live.  They're so PRETTY~!
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree :love: They are a big favorite of mine!
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:iconsoul-daemon:
Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty :squee:
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconnightpark:
Nightpark Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist
So pretty, and just in time for the "blink". ;)
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconaki-rain:
Aki-rain Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I really like how you can see all the fine feathers on this one, and yet they also come together to create a smooth and shiny surface. The neutral-colored background really brings out all the bold colors on this bird, too.
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you enjoy it :)
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:iconravenshiddensoul:
RavensHiddenSoul Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
WOW. Not a lot of people capture iridescence so well, and not a lot of photographers think to pay mind to a grackle!

Lovely shot, and I'll probably use this as an iridescence reference in the future. XD
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconravenshiddensoul:
RavensHiddenSoul Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
No problem~
Your avatar looks a bit like a grackle, too. Are you fond of them?
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It is a grackle, and yes. :la: I don't see why people think of them as pests. They are very beautiful.
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:iconravenshiddensoul:
RavensHiddenSoul Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I agree! I'm biased towards anything that sparkles with iridescence XD, but they're relatively quiet. Starlings are sooo chatty. Sparrows never shut up when they're together. And blue jays... Well, their "ANNGK ANNGK" cry gets on my nerves. (And I hate to say it, because I love corvids so much, and I like the sounds of crows and grackles... but bluejays are the exception to the rule, I guess...)
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconlawooplz: Birds are just great.
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:iconravenshiddensoul:
RavensHiddenSoul Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Agreed~
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:iconth3punk1n4t0r:
th3punk1n4t0r Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
very interesting- I just wish there were birds with iridescent feathers where I live. I don't really think there are, though.
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you enjoy it.
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   General Artist
Gorgeous colors and focus.
Looks very noble. The cropping and composition are lovely. :hug:
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   General Artist
:hug:
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:iconaqua11227:
aqua11227 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
wow this is really kool^^
i luv the colors of the birdy^^
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconaqua11227:
aqua11227 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
anytime^^
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:iconx-discord-x:
X-Discord-X Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
This is amazing! Good job!
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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:iconmusartlit:
MusArtLit Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   General Artist
:jawdrop:
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I included this one in my journal too!
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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:iconnivvy26:
Nivvy26 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, what wonderful coloration! :la: Great shot! I love bird watching :3
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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:iconmartanime:
MartAnimE Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Nice colours! ^^
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconcatcowproduce:
CatCowProduce Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
lol Looking at your bird photos just remind me of my cousin's husband XD I live in Washington, and he came to visit, and tried to take pics of the mountain jays on my porch, but they just never stay still! >u< Its awesome that you can get these birds so well! It must be challenging :D
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