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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
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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: 2007-12-07
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, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-12-30 11:55
Viewed: 4429
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my recent holiday trip to Mexico

Was late in the evening when this bird passed by. I had very little time to take some pictures it was promptly chased away by the local Kingbirds

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus forficatus Order PASSERIFORMES - Family TYRANNIDAE - Subfamily Tyranninae

A striking bird of the central United States, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is nearly unmistakable with its long forked tail and salmon-pink belly. The state bird of Oklahoma, it is commonly found in only a handful of other states.

Medium-sized songbird.
Extremely long, forked tail.
Pearl gray upperparts, with a nearly white head.
Flanks and under tail salmon pink.

Size: 22-37 cm (9-15 in)
Weight: 36-56 g (1.27-1.98 ounces)

(from "All About Birds")

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To claudine: WorkshopMariol 1 12-30 14:12
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Hi Mario,
This is a superb specie, what a tail! You managed very well with composition for this short time you had. Colors are stunning. The background is a little noisy but the picture still looks great! Thanks,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-12-30 13:54]

Hello Mario
Nice image.Very sharp image whit good details.I like the pose of your subject and I also like the catch light in the eye.Beautiful colors.
Happy new year and TFS Michel

hello Mario

very nicel photo of this beautiful bird,
even late in the evening there is a good luminosity on the image,
i like the pov and framing of your image, TFS


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