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Palm Tanager

Palm Tanager
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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: 2011-12-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 800mm f5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-08 18:15
Viewed: 3986
Points: 4
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From my recent vacation in Panama.
The Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum)

Picture taken with a Canon 800mm f/5.6 lens borrowed from a flow photographer witch I met in Gamboa in my last day there. Is massive high q. lens almost impossible to carry around. As you can see, the DOF is very small if you shoot from a relative small distance (6-7m). You have to focus very precise, right on the eye or the image is compromised.

The Palm Tanager, is a medium-sized passerine bird. It is known by colloquial names such as the 'Palmiste' and the 'Green Jean'.

It occurs in semi-open areas including cultivation and gardens. The bulky cup nest is built in a tree, usually a palm, or under the eaves of a house, and the female incubates three, sometimes two, brown-blotched cream eggs for 14 days, with another 17 days to fledging.

Adult Palm Tanagers are 19 cm long and weigh 36 g. They are grey to dull olive-green. The flight feathers are blackish, and the long tail is blackish edged with green. A yellow wingbar shows in flight. Sexes are similar, although females may be somewhat paler.

Palm Tanagers are social, restless but unwary birds which eat a wide variety of small fruit. They also regularly take some nectar and insects, including caterpillars. The song is fast and squeaky.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Hello Mario, Very good contrast and splendid colours. Excellente light and sharpness. Well done Paolo

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-02-09 14:10]

Hi Mario
maybe no the most colorful bird but perfect compo and dof
the bg may need a bit denoising

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