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Tropical Kingbird

Tropical Kingbird
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, 70 - 300mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-24 6:38
Viewed: 5130
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Tropical Kingbird is one of the common birds of open and semi-open habitat.
It is found from Central America to central Argentina but is missing from southern Peru and Chile.

This one I captured during a hike on a treed path near the Hotel in Panama Beach, Guanacaste

Alex99, Argus, boreocypriensis, rcrick, Miss_Piggy, Adanac, ramthakur, uleko, izler, Hamurkaroglu, rousettus, hester has marked this note useful
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-24 7:37]

Hello Sky,
This is an excellent portrait of a Tropical Kingbird. The pose, colours, POV and lighting are great and its nice to see the broad base of the bill that is typical for these flycatchers. Nice catchlight in the eye too!
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-24 7:37]

Hi Sky.
Amazing bird, its pose and brilliant composition of the charming image. I also like wonderful colours and lights, impressive blurriness of the BG. Some softness of the bird image is not a points. I think it is effect of long lens end. My best wishes and compliments.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-24 14:34]

What a beautiful little bird!
The lighting here is perfect and there are no annoying shadows present.
Great colours and exposure.
Nice BG as well.
Superb catch-light in the eye.
Well done Sky!


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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2008-03-24 17:11]

Hi Sky,
Beautiful shot! Very nice colours and great pose.

Hello Sky,
a very fine pose of the Tropical Kingbird in this shot with good lighting!
good clarity, colour and details!
well composed and well framed
best regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-24 20:33]

Hi Sky,
Wonderful portrait shot of this Tropical Kingbird with fine colours and details on its plumage. Perfect natural lighting and exposure and you have captured a fabulous pose here. I like the glint on its eye and the smooth BG which looks so special. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-24 20:57]

Hello Sky

Lovely pastel colours and wonderful lighting in this shot.
The colours are well saturated.
Nicely composed on the branch.
Very good POV and DOF.
Lovely detail and focus.


Hi Sky,
Splendid shot of this beutifully coloured tropical Kingbird in lovely posture. Wonderful DOF, POV and sharpnes. Great composition. TFS and Regards,


Hallo Sky
What a beautiful little bird. It looks like a baby to me, but I can be wrong. The reason why I say that is that the plumage on the head looks so fine and soft like baby fluff and the eye is so small and minute. This is a marvellous shot with wonderful bright and sunny colours displayed in the plumage. The pose is great showing off its face and that lovely sharp edged beak. I enjoyed looking at this one. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
Kind regards

Hi Sky
Very nice capture
Good color and light
Wonderful composition and pose
Great catchlite in eye
tfs jon

Hi Sky

Cool shot of the tropical kingbird, I especially like the POv showing the broad bill.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-26 15:26]

Hello Sky, Costa-Rica is surely a great place to go! Very nice bird, good exposure, nice pose and very well composed image. Thanks!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-26 18:47]

Hello Sky,
He is quite similar to our Western Kingbird although he is much more brightly colored. A fine image well captured Sky, thanks.

You have captured the bird in an elegant posture, Sky.
Lovely colours and composition.
I like the catch-light in the bird's eye.
TFS and regards.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-27 9:25]

Hello Sky,
Lovely view of this Kingbird showing its beautiful colours. Great focus and sharp details. I like the turned head and the sharp eye. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-28 9:44]

hello sky
this beautiful bird is new species for me and you are successfuly presenting of its cute pose
i like composition, point of view and colours
thanks for sharing

Hello Sky,

Hi Sky,
this is very nice capture of this colorful and very beautiful bird. POV, composition, colors very nice as like lighting and focus. TFS, best wishes

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-04-05 13:44]

Hi Sky

That yellow breast is beautiful, it is such a pretty bird. Lovely composition and great POV. Nice pose captured and well focused



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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2008-04-13 10:19]

der ist ja hübsch! :-) gut erwischt, schöne pose und ein klasse mix aus gelb und grau mit einem tollen hellblauen hintergrund.
musstest du den ausschnitt stark vergrößern? da ist ein leichtes rauschen in den dunkleren bereichen, das aber nicht weiter stört.
well done & viele grüße aus köln, thor.

Bonsoir Sky
Ce petit oiseau semble poser pour Toi.
Les couleurs sont belles, et je ne connaissais pas cette espèce.

Hello Sky,
This is a fine pose by this lovely bird!
This is a fine point of view resulting in an attractive composition, attractive colour palette...
DoF spot on and lovely details!
Pablo -

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