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Tropical Kingbird

Tropical Kingbird
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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: 2007-12-05
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, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-16 12:48
Viewed: 4017
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my recent short holiday trip to Mexico

Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus Order PASSERIFORMES - Family TYRANNIDAE - Subfamily Tyranninae

An extremely common and widespread bird of the American tropics, the Tropical Kingbird barely reaches the United States in south Texas and southern Arizona.

Medium-sized songbird.
Back grayish green.
Underparts yellow.
Head gray.
Plain blackish brown tail.

Size: 18-23 cm (7-9 in)
Weight: 32-43 g (1.13-1.52 ounces)

Other Names
Tyrannus mellancolique (French)
Tirano tropical (Spanish)
(From "All About Birds")

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  • babak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 234] (1202)
  • [2007-12-16 12:51]

ٌwooow , What a very nice shot and birds , Well done my friend

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-16 12:52]

Hola Mario,
gran captura y perfecto pov,
perfecto plumaje y esplÚndido pose...

Hi Mario,
What a nice specie! I have seen similar birds here in Quebec but not with this superb yellow color. Details, POV and composition are superb and you managed this difficult exposure very well! Thanks,

Hello Mario,
Excellent composition of this lovely bird!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and very details in the shot
thanks for the wonderful notes
muchas gracias

Hi Mario,

Excellent shot
Sharpnes, details, colors, POV and compo era SUPERB

TFS Thijs

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-12-16 13:44]

Hello Mario
Nice presentation.Sharp image whit excellent details.Colors are beutiful
TFS Michel

Hi Mario,
long time since you last uploaded a photo.This is an excellent capture of the tropical kingbird with great subtle colour,an interesting POV and a crisp focus.This bird looks a little like our western kingbirds especially it's face.Tfs. Bob

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  • medio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 2 N: 35] (181)
  • [2007-12-16 14:34]

Hi Mario,
Good shooting and good image, a frame and a very good approach perfect like the colorful, congratulations on the photo!!
Greetings Jose

Hi Mario,
excellent photo, perfect composition, beautiful vivid colors, perfect sharpness and dof. very well done!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-16 15:07]

Hi Mario,

I wish this beautiful bird would cross the border from Mexico and visit Tucson. This is a marvelous shot with wonderful colors and sharp details. The pose is fantastic showing off his face, wings and amazing plummage. Beautiful job.


excelent photo

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-16 23:58]

Hi Mario, what a beautiful bird and an excellent portrait. The pov shows every aspect of the Bird and its fine plumage, colours and tones are clear and fine detail in the feathers are nice and sharp. Great light and colours with good catchlight on the ey. Very well composed with a perfect dof. Wonderful shot all round.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-17 2:59]

Hello Mario,
Excellent photo of this Kingbird. Perfect details and POV. Amazing natural and vivid colours. Very good composition.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Hi Mario,
Super fine Kingbird image!
Wonderfully sharp and detailed with and excellent POV and pose.
Really nice colorations and pleasing BG bokeh.
Well done, TFS

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-17 10:53]

Hola Mario. Muy bella foto. Gran calidad en la presentacion. Nitidez, iluminacion y fondo exelentes.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-17 11:38]

Hi mario. a very nice close up of the Kingbird. you have captured it with sharp focusing and fine detail good natural colours. well done TFS. nick..

Hello Mario, amazing sharpness and detail superb exposure for the difficult light and nice bokeh really is a beautifull image my compliments and tfs this bird I've not seen before best wishes Necip.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-18 7:38]

Well done on that shot Mario, well composed, great details and good exposure, thanks !


Hi Mario

This is magnificent. Excellent quality and colours. Well done! :-)

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