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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: 2008-09-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, 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
Theme(s): Pentaxfriend's favorites 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-04 6:30
Viewed: 4379
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Done in Wabukayne Park - Mississauga - hand held, no flash

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.

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)
( From "All About Birds")

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-04 6:56]

Hello Mario,
Excellent photo in great sharp details and beautiful natural and clear colours. Perfect pose with a good focus on the head. Beautiful dark blurred BG and a great composition. Very good DOF and POV.

Wonderful capture Mario.
The focus on the eye is perfect.
I don't believe I've seen this species before either.Its a very attractive little bird.
Nicely taken and composed.

  • Great 
  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2008-10-04 9:04]

Hola Mario: Una toma maravillosa de esta bonita ave, se ven los detalles de la especie a la perfección, enfoque y entorno de primera.Saludos.

Hi Mario,
This is an excellent shot of this small and fast moving bird! Details are impressive and this DOF creates nice effect. He looks like he's posing for you :) They are very cute birds and you did great for a handheld shot. I'm very impressed with this picture. Thanks,

  • Great 
  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-10-04 10:43]

Hello Mario,

Excellent capture of this kinglet. Great POV and sharpness. Superb composition, light and colours.

  • Great 
  • yorkie (27)
  • [2008-10-04 11:48]

Great shot, good DOF and the sharpness and detail are excellent. It is also well composed making it a beautiful photo all round.

Hi Mario

Great shot of this tiny kinglet, a difficult bird to shoot in the wild i'm sure.
Excellent sharpness and composition.


Hello Mario,
The depth of field is a tad shallow. Nevertheless a very beautiful portrait. Excellent light, posture and so forth.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-10-04 23:38]

What a cutie, Mario.
Those huge eyes. Great eye contact.
Excellent details and colors on the plumage.
I like this POV very much.
TFS. : )

Hi Mario,

Beautiful shot of this Ruby-crowned Kinglet, the f/5.6 has left the tail a little soft but I like the effect, it really draws your attention up towards that stunning eye. Excellent detail in the plumage, beautiful colours, really does stand out against the o.o.f natural background, Pov and framing all perfect, nice work :)

All the best, Cheers Rick :)

Hello Mario,

What a magnificent shot of this Tiny bird. POV, DOF and BG are marvelous. Ful of fine details and very nice natural colors. The eycontact is perfect. You can see the reflection in his/here eyes. My compliments about the handheld made and no use flash. CHAPEAU my friend.

Greetings and TFS BOB

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