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Common Tody-Flycatcher

Common Tody-Flycatcher
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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: 2014-08-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM+1.4X Canon
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-13 19:57
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my vacation in Panama

The Common Tody-Flycatcher or Black-fronted Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum cinereum, is a very small passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds from southern Mexico to northwestern Peru, eastern Bolivia and southern Brazil.

The Common Tody-Flycatcher is a tiny, big-headed bird, 9.5-10.2 cm long, weighing 6.5-6.8 g, and with a long, straight black bill. The upper head is black, shading to dark grey on the nape and dark olive-green on the rest of the upperparts. The usually cocked tail is black with white tips, and the wings are blackish with two yellow wing bars and yellow edging to the feathers. The underparts are entirely yellow. Sexes are similar, but young birds have a greyer upper head, buff wing markings, and paler underparts.

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You share already another beauty. Great work :)

Hi Mario!
Stunning shot....perfection,everywhere!
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-14 7:59]

Hello Mario,
This can't be better!

Hi Mario. I love Flycatchers. I got some shots awhile back of a Great Crested Flycatcher and they were the size of a parrot. Even the smaller ones like this one are a cute bird. You managed a perfect shot in every way here, but I really envy your trip being able to go there. Glad you got this shot of one. Good to see him being shared. Well done! TFS Trevor

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-08-14 16:26]

Gran trabajo Mario!!! Un impresionante detalle de plumaje y una captura de la mirada de gran dramatismo.

Hernán Bortondello

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-14 16:33]

Hi Mario,no comment,truly perfect and very interesting,another top class work! Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano


Great portrait in colours, sharpness, compostion and colours.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2014-08-15 9:31]

Hola Mario, como es usual una foto de lujo. Que tremendo acercamiento de gran nitidez y detalle de la especie que por cierto es muy inquieta y no es facil para las fotos, excelente trabajo...saludos.

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