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Yucatan Vireo

Yucatan Vireo
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: 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, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-13 18:33
Viewed: 8188
Points: 12
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Yucatan Vireo (Vireo magister)

From my recent holiday trip to Mexico

The Yucatan Vireo (Vireo magister) is a species of bird in the Vireonidae family. It is found in Belize, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and heavily degraded former forest.
(from "Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia")

Physical Description
Head: Crown: grayish
Ear Coverts: dusky
Eyebrow Line: broad, whitish
Eye Color: brownish
Eyeline: broad dark eye stripe
Bill: gray with a pale base
Size: large
Throat: whitish
Flanks: dusky
Sides: dusky
Underparts: whitish
Upperparts: grayish olive
Tail: grayish olive trimmed with yellow olive.
About 5.7 to 6.2 inches long, with a wingspan of 10.5 to 10.5 inches. Adults weigh about 0.5 ounces.
(from: "ZipcodeZoo.com")

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Hello Mario, excellent shot, terric composition and great pose! very good sharpness and depth of field, lovely background,very nice colors and light and excellent details.

This is a lovely image Mario. I love the soft lighting and the simple composition. The background is beautiful and the sharpness and detail of your bird is wonderful. Nice work.

Evelynn : )

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-14 0:59]

Hi Mario,
It's a beautiful bird. I liked the pose you captured. Good focus, sharpness, POV and composition. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Mario

Outstanding shoot of this vireo.
Superb sharpness and plumage detail. Great DOF and background.
Excellent composition.


Hello Mario,

Very good image; razor sharp and excellent details. Good curve and tones. Nice colours. Well composed. Very good natural light.
Well done!!!


excellent shot, excellent focus and details of the birds plumage,
it is the birds pose and the pov of your image that i like most



That's a nice clear stable shot. I have been trying to get a good vireo shot for a year and find they move too much. Nice going.

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