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Hooded oriole

Hooded oriole
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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: 2014-12-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-06 10:49
Viewed: 1852
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my Christmas vacation in Mexico

The hooded oriole (Icterus cucullatus) is a medium-sized New World oriole.
Adults have a pointed bill and white wing bars. The adult male has an orange head with black on the face and throat; they are black on the back, wings and tail, orange on the underparts. The adult female is olive-green on the upper parts, yellowish on the breast and belly.
Their breeding habitat is open areas with trees, especially palms, across the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The nest is a tightly woven pouch attached to the underside of a leaf or tree branch.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-06 11:08]

Hi Mario,absolutely beautiful this oriole and absolutely perfect this capture made in the Christmas day,impressive composition made with perfect details and bright colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-01-06 18:44]

Hello Mariol,
Amazing picture of this colourful beauty. It's clear and neat with contrasting colors. we also have oriols here, but more brighter yellowish than the one shared in your picture.

Thanks and regards,

Another excellent colored bird, this Oriole. Well presented. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes

Hello Mario

Perfect image of this very beautiful bird, excellent composition and clarity, very beautiful colors, excellnt BG color. Congrads


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2015-01-07 11:42]

Excellent and fine photo Mario., Great pose of this colorful Oriole (Calandria)
I like the approach and the diffuse background which is only achieved with a telephoto.,
The sharpness can not be beat, and the written note is instructive.
Thanks for the gift of your photo.

Hi Mario,
clearly a very attractive bird, but also really well captured in a favourable pose in front of a smooth, well contrasting distant background. Composition is simple and clear, and pleasantly well balanced. I also like the pleasantly soft and smooth light, and the delightfully subtle hues of green in contrast to the bird's bold colours. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hello Mario,
a lovely shot of this attractive and colourful oriole,the details of the plumage are well defined and the eye bright with a nice catch light.
A very fine piece of photography.
Regards Les.

Hi Mariol,
Excellent capture of this colourful oriole with good POV,colours and sharpness.

just perfect, no more wirds needed, TFS Ori

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