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Old Dec 3, 2006, 4:56 PM   #1
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I was looking through some earlier pics to post as I have been far behind sorting and editing. I came across this one taken 10-07-06 and had neglected it thinking it was bluejay. Well, it's definitely not a bluejay or eastern bluebird. The closest ID I can make is that it is a Mountain Bluebird that took a vacation in Massachusetts. If so, it's a real rarity up here. Oh boy!!! So, can any of you fine experts figure what it is. It's the only shot I have and no a very good one. Thanx in advance!!!!

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Old Dec 3, 2006, 5:36 PM   #2
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Gosh, I don't recognize the bird...but nice shot. I will guess a Bunting??? Donna
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Old Dec 3, 2006, 6:06 PM   #3
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Welll....I don't qualify as an expert Dennis but......that looks like a Mockingbird with an overall blue tint to me??
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Old Dec 3, 2006, 6:23 PM   #4
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YUP, a Mockingbird.
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Old Dec 3, 2006, 6:25 PM   #5
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VP, I think you may be correct but, I can't figure why it is so blue!! the next 2 images are taken only 1 minute apart and are unedited raw conversions to jpeg crop and resized exactly the same.

1. Original blue


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Old Dec 3, 2006, 6:26 PM   #6
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2. A mockingbird just a minute or two before.


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Old Dec 3, 2006, 7:13 PM   #7
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Every once in a while the white balance goes crazy.
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Old Dec 3, 2006, 7:20 PM   #8
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bmullen, ya know, after really trying to think back when I was taking the shot, I do remember thinking to myself that it was a bit blue. I did some color correction to take the blue tint out and the picture looked pretty good.

So, y'all are correct. It is a mockingbird. Wow, I must really be losing it!!! Sorry to waste so much of all you folks' time.

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Old Dec 3, 2006, 8:47 PM   #9
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I don't know about the blue coloring unless it's what Bob said about white balance.

There are some weird things going on with some (well, a lot) ofmine also.I think mine will be going in for warranty work.
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