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(Oriolus oriolus)

(Oriolus oriolus)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-11 5:13
Viewed: 2532
Points: 32
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Papa-figos,Eurasian Golden Oriole

(Oriolus oriolus) - female

After performing a search on these birds finally found them.The male of the species is absolutely fantastic but still could not shoot properly.So I present the female..

"The Eurasian Golden Oriole or simply Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) is the only member of the oriole family of passerine birds breeding in northern hemisphere temperate regions. It is a summer migrant in Europe and western Asia and spends the winter season in the central and southern Africa.

Golden orioles have an extremely large range with large populations that are apparently stable. Therefore, they are evaluated as least concern by BirdLife International.

The male is striking in the typical oriole black and yellow plumage, but the female is a drabber green bird. Orioles are shy, and even the male is remarkably difficult to see in the dappled yellow and green leaves of the canopy.

In flight they look somewhat like a thrush, strong and direct with some shallow dips over longer distances.

The New World orioles are similar in appearance to the Oriolidae, but are icterids unrelated to the Old World birds.

The breeding range of this species spans from Portugal, Spain and France across the United Kingdom and Scandinavia to Poland, Russia, the Balkans, Turkey and West Asia to the Caucasus up to Mongolia and China. They winter in central and southern Africa.[1] They generally migrate during the night, but may travel during the day in the spring migration. During the fall migration they migrate via the Eastern Mediterranean where they feed on fruit; they are often considered a pest in this region because of this.

The Eurasian Golden Oriole inhabits a range of habitats. In Western Europe they prefer open broadleaf forests and plantations, copses, riverine forest, orchards, large gardens; in Eastern Europe they may inhabit more continuous forest as well as mixed or coniferous forests. They generally avoid treeless habitats but may forage there. In their wintering habitat they are fond in semi-arid to humid woodland, tall forests, riverine forest, woodland/savanna mosaic and savanna.

They feed on insects and fruit. They build neat nests in tree forks and lay 3-6 eggs.

Their call is a screech like a jay, but the song is a beautiful fluting weela-wee-ooo or or-iii-ole, unmistakable once heard."(Wiki)

Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/99
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 700/1 mm
Date Taken: 2012-08-10 05:59
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 287 kb

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Hi Jose,
nice photo of this bird. Amazing colours. Excellent point of view. Very good portrait.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Jose

Though not as brilliant as the yellow of the male Oriole, this olive-grey female does come alive in your capture, the shades of grey-white on the back are especially well distinguishing. Beautiful capture indeed.

Ciao Jose,
Splendida cattura di questo esemplare di rigogolo,uno degli uccelli più difficili da fotografare.complimenti per la nitidezza e gli ottimi dettagli, splendidi i colori molto belli bravo.
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana ciao Marco.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-11 7:03]

Bom dia Jose,
Fantastic photo of this female Golden Oriole in a perfect pose with eye contact. Great sharpness and very beautiful colours. Excellent DOF and composition too.

Hello Jose,
Excellent capture with beautiful natural coloration, sharpness & pose. Nice work with a great presentation. TFS & best wishes!


Golden Oriole we see in India looks quite different from the one you have shot in your country, Jose.
It is a marvellous capture with your professional equipment.
The POV is just ideal. The colours on the bird are closer to natural.
You are one of the very few best nature photographers still posting on this sadly truncated photo sharing site.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-11 8:45]

Hello Jose.
Excellent capture with outstanding detail and color. Great POV against an interesting BG. Well done.Best regards Siggi

Preciosa Jose. Como me gustaría a mi fotografiarla tan bien como esta.
Los colores muy fieles... gran trabajo !
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Hello Jose

Excellent close-up shot of the Eurasian Golden Oriole,
beautiful eye-contact, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


hello Jose
super good sharpness picture
great details and beautiful colours
very nice pose
thanks greeting lou

How do you do it?????? This is amazing. Just can't seem to get close ups like this..wow

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-08-12 2:30]

Hi Jose,
Very nice photo of this oriole.
Nice colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hallo Jose
Thanks for all your wonderful contributions you made to the site. Your gallery is filled with a showcase of gorgeous images and today you add yet another one.

Incredible sharpness obtained here. Details are seen with great clarity. A well deserved 10/10 in my personal opinion. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Jose,
i dont know how you managed to take this shot but its great. Oriols are often not easy to approach.

Jose, this is such a beautiful shot of this bird. Wonderful sharpness and bokeh. Have a great week, Bill

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-08-15 6:22]

Bonjour Jose,
Une espèce d'oiseau qui existe chez nous, mais qui est très rare. Je ne l'ai pas encore vue, mais je sais qu'elle niche pas trop loin de chez moi en Valais. Image naturelle qui montre bien toutes les charactéristiques du beau plumage de l'oriole.
Très bel arrière-plan aussi.
Un grand merci!

Impressive photo of this shy bird Jose! Very good composition, nice pose, wonderful soft colours and good sharpness.

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