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Yellow-bellied seedeater - male

Yellow-bellied seedeater - male
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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, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-20 18:29
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Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my vacation in Panama

The yellow-bellied seedeater (Sporophila nigricollis) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family, formerly placed with the American sparrows in the Emberizidae.

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Grenada, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. It has occurred as a vagrant in Saint Vincent. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, pastureland, and heavily degraded former forest.

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This species too has a delightful song. You can hear it here >>> SONG.
It looks like it was "posing" just for you.
It has a strong beak.
Best regards from Calgary, Alberta,
Mario ... yes, MARIO.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-08-21 15:49]

Beautiful portrait of this Sporophila nigricollis. Great harmony between colors belly and bird photography background. Perfect contact with the animal's eyes. Congratulations, Marius !!! As always, your works are serious and of great artistic balance.

A big hug from ARGENTINA.


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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2014-10-06 19:01]

Hi Mario
What a cute bird. The composition is neat and detailed.
Enjoyable picture.


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