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Red-legged Honeycreeper

Red-legged Honeycreeper
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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: 2011-12-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-05 18:40
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Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my recent vacation in Panama

The Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus) is a small songbird species in the tanager family (Thraupidae). It is found in the tropical New World from southern Mexico south to Peru, Bolivia and central Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, and on Cuba, where possibly introduced.

The Red-legged Honeycreeper is on average 12.2 cm long, weighs 14 g and has a medium-long black, slightly decurved, bill. The male is violet-blue with black wings, tail and back, and bright red legs. The crown of its head is turquoise, and the underwing, visible only in flight, is lemon yellow. After the breeding season, the male moults into an eclipse plumage, mainly greenish with black wings.

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Masterpiece of a picture, Mario.
Amazing sharpness and true-to-life colours.
Nowadays, we rarely see such outstanding work on TN.
Thanks for sharing this great image.

WOW!! Fantastic bird and fantastic photo Mario! The pose of the bird, the composition, the BG, the colors, and the sharpness are excellent!!
My best wishes for the New Year!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-01-05 22:09]

very colorful bird. good clarity, angle and sharpness. tfs.

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-01-06 0:51]


i fully head down to ur work! u have proved here the meaning of sharpness and focus.i call
it photograph of the year!!!!!!!!!!more than well done my friend.thanks for submitting.
have a nice day.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-06 1:34]

Hello Mario,
Another beauty. Impressive sharpness and details and a perfect isolation from the background. Very beautiful colours. Nice pose with eye contact. High quality!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-01-06 3:23]

wow! superb!


what a marvelous picture of this Red-legged Honeycreeper. simply fantastic.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-06 6:15]

This image is simply fantastic, Mario!
Excellent sharpness and perfect POV; graet pose and beautiful light; nice blurred background. A beauty!

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2012-01-07 4:55]

salut Mario,
spendide image, le plumage est d'un détail incroyable. Et que dire de cette couleur qui transperse l'oeil.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-09 6:44]

Hi Mario,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful bird. Excellent colours with excellent sharpness details.
Good composition and background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Mario,

Fantastic sharpness, great details & the vivid color.... Truely great work!!

Thanks for sharing this beautiful photograph..


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