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Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Photo Information
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: 2007-04-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-02 23:31
Viewed: 3071
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I should erase the distracting blurred branch in the background but I didn’t have time;
sorry, I had a very long day today.

Tiny bird.
Dull, olive-green.
Short tail.
In constant motion, continually flicking its wings.
Male with red crown (usually hidden).
Size: 9-11 cm (4-4 in)
Wingspan: 16-18 cm (6-7 in)
Weight: 5-10 g (0.18-0.35 ounces)

Cool Facts( From All About Birds):
The Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a tiny bird that lays a very large clutch of eggs. Although the eggs themselves weigh only 0.65 g (0.02 oz), an entire clutch can weigh as much as the female herself.

Done in a small park (Wabukayne) across the street from my house, where I take most of my pictures.
Hand held, no flash, not from a blind.

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hello Mario,

nice shot with sharp details and wonderful background color
that is putting the subject in evidence even if in the backround
there is a branch that is disturbing a little bit the photo,

Hi Mario

Nice shot! Good composition, POV and sharpness. I also like the colours. But like the previous reviewer, I too think that the blurred branches in the background as well as the foreground are a bit distracting.



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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-05-03 0:06]

Hola Mario. Exelente foto. Muy bella, con gran nitidez y muy buen foco. Me agrada su pose y el fondo. Luis52.

nice focus good colors nice use of DOF good catchlight in the eye

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-03 4:21]

Hi Mario,
this is a brilliant shot!
Very sharp,
great composition,
good POV.
Well done,

very good photo

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-05-03 6:21]

Hi Mario, what a lovely little bird! Must be so tiny. This is a superb shot, perfect in every detail. Nice sharpness, lovely POV, great colour and great light on the eye and beak. DOF is perfect also. Charming.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-03 10:22]

Hello Mario
Good capture very sharp image with nice color .I like the ligth catch in the eye.I find the BG ok.

jolie cettte photo, bien nette , bon détails
bravo, merci

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-05-03 14:52]

Hi Mario

What a very beautiful shot of this cute little bird, nicely composed with a lovely pose and I don't mind the BG one bit, the detail is extremely good and the lighting and colours are lovely.

TFS hilary :o)

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-03 16:15]

Hello Mario, what a wonderful picture you have here, very goo indeed, great POV, collors, and BG..well done..

Hi Mario,
I am ever glad you posted this tiny bird as on this past weekend I captured one of them myself and didn't know what it was as I have misplaced my bird book.Here in Canada these birds are the second smallest after our various humming birds and like hummers they do not sit still.Your little park continues to amaze me as does this capture.With beautiful details and fine colour,focus ,this one sure does sing so Tfs. Bob

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