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Cuban Tody


Cuban Tody
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM+1.4X Canon
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-04 12:41
Viewed: 3585
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my recent vacation to Cuba

Cuban Tody - Todus multicolor

The Cuban Tody is endemic to Cuba and is thought to be the oldest surviving member of the Tody family which is confined to the Greater Antilles and comprises 5 species. It is found in a variety of habitats mainly forest and woodland where it feeds on caterpillars, insects and spiders.It rarely eats small fruit. Some have been known to eat caterpillars, spiders, and small lizards. Mongooses and people in poor areas eat Cuban Todies. Otherwise, it is a delight to people watching.They have small, flat bills, and are often seen in pairs. When perched, sometimes repeats a peculiar short tot-tot-tot-tot. The most characteristic call is a soft pprreeee-pprreeee, that gave origin to its common name, 'Pedorrera'. When nesting they dig a tunnel about 0.3 metres (0.98 ft) in length with a chamber at the end in a clay embankment, though sometimes they use a rotten trunk or tree cavity. The walls of the tunnel and the egg chamber are covered with a thick glue-like substance mixed with grass, lichen, algae, small feathers and other materials that probably act as a sealant.

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Hello Mario.
Great shot. Super crisp, bright colors. The scales of the butterfly in the air perfectly define reality instantly.
Have a nice evening.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2014-01-04 13:17]

Olá Mario bela foto de qualidade excelente grandes detalhe e cores parabéns.
Nilson

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-04 14:14]

Hi Mario,just a bit oversaturated but truly fantastic,magnificent capture of this green beauty with a big moth on the beak,the best details and exposure in a spectacular moment,i like it!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

A great moment you captured Mario.
Superb sharpness and colour.
Lovely composition.
Best wishes,
Samiran

Beautiful green bird and captured with great dexterity, Mario.
Thanks for sharing this great image.
Ram

Hello Mario
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇 第一次見到非常的訝異
真是非常的美麗 尤其是他吃蛾的那一剎那動作
真是百年難得一見 真是照的太棒了
光線亮麗 灑落的屑落的四處 在光線下也很美麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂
謝謝分享
STONE

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2014-01-04 22:24]

A masterpiece dear Mario
Tfs
Tom

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-05 0:39]

Hello Mario,
The colours seems a bit oversaturated, but a great moment. Impressive photo!
Regards,
Peter

Hello Mario
This is a super image! You have captured the bird with the prey in its beak and all the small particles suspended in the air in such a splendid way. Technical aspects too are all spot on!
best wishes
Filippos

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-01-05 12:15]

Mario, Mario, Mario ...
With these beauties you share with us;
sincerely;
you make us all the way to recognize go missing us, friend and teacher.

Hernán Bortondello

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-05 23:17]

Hi,
Amazing capture of this colorful bird with a moth..well captured. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • LucR (0)
  • [2014-01-11 8:33]

Fantastic Photo Mario !

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