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Hooded Oriole - after bath

Hooded Oriole - after bath
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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, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-28 19:48
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Points: 24
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From my recent holiday trip to Mexico

Hooded Oriole
Icterus cucullatus Order PASSERIFORMES - Family ICTERIDAE

Named for the orange hood on the male, this slender oriole is at home in suburban areas of the southwestern United States. It originally nested in the trees of desert oases, but finds ornamental trees suitable.

Medium-sized oriole.
Slender body.
Long tail.
Long, slightly decurved bill.
Male bright orange with black bib, female drab yellow.

Size: 18-20 cm (7-8 in)
Weight: 24 g (0.85 ounces)
(from "All About Birds")

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Hello Mario,
First time I've seen your work this is an excellent capture of this Hooded Oriole, the POV is just perfect, superb detail in the plumage, the colours are stunning, all in all a great shot, all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-12-29 3:28]


Bonjour Mario,cette prise est superbe avec cet oiseau acroché au deux branche. Bravo pour les belles couleurs et les détails.

Félicitations et bonne année.

"if you take your pictures from your heart then they will always be good"

...and that is just what you have done here! One is struck by the saturation and the almost clash of colours. Yet it never goes quite too far...remaining in the realm of beauty! Nicely framed..and well noted.

Hi Mario,
I updated my comment thinking at first that it was a Baltimore Oriole but after reading your notes, I see that they are different. Oriole masquée en français :) This is a beautiful capture of this colorful and fluffy bird. Details and colors are impressive in a superb composition. It stands so well on this perfect blue sky. Well seen and well done! Happy New Year!


What a nice pose this oriole took for you, a little more and he would have done the split. Great composition, the colours are beautiful, excellent details in the feathers!

Happy New Year to you!


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-12-29 11:12]

Brilliant colors, Mario, all the more stunning against the blue sky.
A beautiful bird shown in sharp details and a great pose.
TFS. : )
Best wishes to you and your family for a very happy 2008!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-29 11:50]

Hello Mario,
Great photo of this Oriole. Splendid colours against an excellent beautiful BG. Very good sharpness, pose and composition.

Excellent shot .Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.splendid Colors. well done.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-12-29 16:25]

Hello Mario,
nicelly captured in interestin pose
great sharpness
nice colors and composition
best regards

hello Mario

very nice photo of this colourful and wonderful bird,
the bird perched on the 2 branhces gives a real plus to the image,
great sharp details of the bird's plumage i like the pov
and the framing of the image, TFS


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-30 6:08]

Hi Mario, beautiful picture of a bird you are lucky to photograph! The colours are striking and vibrant, I like it. I like the pose of the birds with all the details in the feathers. The DOF is perfect, there is lots of light and life. Thank you!


Hi Mario,
Really like the spread-legged pose and comp here.
Great detail, color, DOF, and BG also :)
Happy New Year!

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