This is a marvelous photo of a male Golden Oriole, Oriolus oriolus.
Fantastic quality in all aspects and a beauty!
Wish you all the best in these difficult days.
Alexei; I understand that this is a female golden oriole Eurasian, I leave here a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriolus_oriolus.
Beautiful photography, very sharp and with the added bonus of seeing this bird with fruits at their peak, (apparently blackberries) surely part of their usual diet.
PS: I hope everything will be resolved in your country, Ukraine, no more bloodshed, no more deaths, no more destruction. Because, Alexei, few things, almost none, justify or die. Life is beautiful and short, to shorten it even more. And the flags and political and religious ideals has killed more people, they have destroyed more dreams than any natural disaster ...
Do not kid yourself, your flag is your family and personal affections; and your country (which is also mine) is the planet Earth (hence, Argentina is also of Ukrainians) World powers play with us, but do not fall into their traps ... True independence is in our heart. Please those who desire power are those who die for, and no one else. Dude, you and the beautiful people of Ukraine must prioritize life.
Many years ago I had a student (I have been a teacher ever ...) of your country, called Olga Tsuraka (told me that it had been a good judoka) and never forget his sympathy and his taste for vodka "Finland" :)
- AKBAR-ALI-ASIF (2927)
- [2014-08-11 7:47]
Great shot of this Oriole with yellow on its body portrayed beautifully. Great point of view, beautiful catch-light in the visible eye and a perfect blue sky highlighting this beautiful bird effectively,
Thanks for sharing,
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2014-08-11 7:50]
We have a lot of these birds in Canada; this one is the Golden Oriole. They make a lot of noise to "show-off" their nesting sites.
Am still using the PROXY link to get in; my server, Telus, has not yet changed my IP #. Will be able to post once this situation is resolved.
Hope your country sees PEACE once more soon.
Most kind regards from Mario.
- Silvio2006 (101620)
- [2014-08-11 9:21]
Ciao Alexei, great capture of lovely bird and its prey, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- rapidshot (2844)
- [2014-08-11 9:30]
Hi Alexei. Very impressive large bird. Your high megapixel camera served you well here. He looks like he's got blackberries. Maybe for his young if there might be a nest near by. You framed the picture well and everything seems fine. You've also got a nice rich sky. Nice to see. TFS Trevor
- Hotelcalifornia (14192)
- [2014-08-11 9:44]
Hello Alexie-Beautiful picture of this Golden Oriole(Thanks Peter for your information).Very sharp and nice colour.Against blue sky it's looking splendid.Thanks for sharing your work with us.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar
- euroblinkie (64109)
- [2014-08-11 9:49]
great sharpness composition with nice details and beautiful colours
great shot Alex
thanks greeting lou
- marius-secan (29450)
- [2014-08-11 11:03]
Remarkable photo. This lovely specie has wonderful natural colors. The contrast against the background is superb. Very nice photo taken from a excellent POV with true yellow colors. Superb....
Thanks for sharing!
- tuslaw (19865)
- [2014-08-11 17:13]
It is refreshing to know that there are TN members who are willing to help others when they need an ID. Thanks to Peter and Hernan you now have your specimen identified.
A nicely presented image showing this beautiful bird with two berries in it's beak. Your oriole was posed in full sunlight allowing you to capture excellent eye contact and wonderful detail. This is a new bird for me, thank you for sharing!!
- anel (40570)
- [2014-08-12 4:47]
Very luminous bird-picture. A hungry Golden Oriole too:-) Interesting vivid picture, love the glance in the bird's eye. As usual excellent quality.
Thanks too for your visit in my gallery.
- lousat (64896)
- [2014-08-12 9:06]
Hi Alex,absolutely great this capture of the golden oriole! What a exposure and what a detail and colors,the contrast between yellow and blue is fantastic,i like the imposing perspective too.Have a nice evening and a fast peaceful solution in your country,Luciano.
- goldfinchtr (2589)
- [2014-08-13 0:31]
Beautiful composition, superb point of view, fantastic amount of detail, gorgeous sunlight. All around, it is an excellent image. Thanks for sharing.
- chrimakris (26007)
- [2014-08-13 12:04]
Impressive photo Alex! Excellent composition and good sharpness. The lighting and the colours are fantastic!
- KOMSIS (10594)
- [2014-08-14 10:23]
Great shot of lovely bird ..
Beautiful natural colours and a nice pose with eye contact. Nice composition and light.
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2014-08-17 12:14]
Impressive details and sharp. Brilliant colours MF Alexei! And what great compo.
You did a great shot of this bird, and your title has for me also another meaning...
I have always asked why all these wars between countries, between religions, humans...
I wish the best for your country and all that region of the world as elsewhere where are wars...
very fine POV obtaining the expressive eye-contact, and the catch-light rendering
the photo always more beautiful, excellent light, great contrast, TFS
- Hormon_Manyer (10005)
- [2014-11-21 5:55]
Excellent photo both composition- and technical-wise. The braanch in vertical position is like a complementary subject agaainst the beautiful, sharp oriole, and the contrast between the yellow plumage and the blue sky is simply awesome. Fantastic photo, with a metaphoric title - may peace reach your country soon. I hope to see you more regularly here if you'll have time and energy for TN.
Best regards, László
- peter_stoeckl (11506)
- [2014-12-29 10:48]
the golden oriole in magnificently powerful presentation is bringing its melodious "dolioo" song freshly into my memory. A familiar sound, but very hard to approach the very shy colorful bird. Excellent work done with great patience, knowledge, and skill. With thanks, and all my best wishes to you,