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Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
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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: 2014-10-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-10-25 19:44
Viewed: 1809
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a common bird species during spring and fall migration in N America but one of the most difficult to photograph. It never stops and never get out in the clear for a good picture.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula

Kinglets are tiny songbirds with relatively large heads, almost no neck, and thin tails. They have very small, thin, straight bills.

These are restless, acrobatic birds that move quickly through foliage, typically at lower and middle levels. They flick their wings almost constantly as they go.
(from "All about Birds")

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Charming bird, and well taken: blurred background, sharp and a nice eye highlight. A credit to your exceptional gear but more to the point to the photographer. Well done!

amazing bird and a great closeup, TFS Ori

  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-10-26 4:14]

Hello Mario,

Hello Mario,
Peter says it is fantastic and he is a real expert bird photographer. The only reason I do not differ from him is that I do not have a better adjective. What a fabulous image! Very well done indeed.

Very beautiful bird and a lovely capture.
Fantastic focus, sharpness and colors.

What a beautiful bird.
Lovely presentation.
Great focusing job; even the "dew drop" on the bough shows!!!
Your canon 500mm plus the 1.4 converter did a great job; but it was "YOUR" patience to focus it that paid off.
I don't use my 1.4 converter 'cause I don't have the patience to focus; I like the automatic focus. No work. EASY!!!
Greetings from Mario in Canada.

Bravo Mario!!!!!!....Excelente.
U'r d one of the best bird photographer among those posting regularly.Another person not posting long time.

  • Great 
  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2014-10-29 18:07]

This capture is a great achievement, undoubtedly.
Bird well shown, fine details and striking crown.


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