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Pyrocephalus rubinus.

Pyrocephalus  rubinus.
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Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, 80-200 f2.8D ED AF Nikkor+1.5X Kenko
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-23 15:23
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Vermilion Flycatcher (Female)

Scientific classification.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Subclass: Neornithes
Infraclass: Neognathae
Superorder: Neoaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Tyranni
Infraorder: Tyrannides
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Pyrocephalus
Gould, 1839
Species: P. rubinus

The species grows to about seven inches in length, and is strongly dimorphic; males are bright red in color, with dark brown plumage. Females have a peach-colored belly with a dark grey upperside, and are somewhat similar to Say's Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe). They are also smaller and the tail is less short than Say's phoebe. Please see My last post (Say's phoebe) here in case You want to see and compare.


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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-23 15:38]

Hola Luis, excelente trabajo, el color y la luz son muy acertados, la composición un lujo. Un saludo

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-04-23 15:42]

Hi Luis,
Nice to see you too,by my side:)
Great capture and beautiful details on its plumage.
Very well composed.


I see another great shot with excellent POV, detail and composition. I really like the pose of this flycatcher. Very nicely done my Friend!

Best Regards,


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-23 16:07]

Hi Cousin,

I wonder if I have seen one of these and thought it was a Say's Phoebe. The females really do very much alike. I am sure I have seen this sky before - just need to look out the window! Beautiful shot, wonderful pose, lovely colors, and excellent details from head to tail. I love the buds on the tree.


Lovely bird image Luis.
I really love the contrast between the mostly duller tones of the feathers compared with the wonderful colors in the feathers on the belly and hind.
Perfect work on shrpness and exposure and due to that wonderful details and clarity.
Beautiful blue sky in the BG against which the bird does stand out perfectly.
Excellent composition with the diagonall line of the twig and enough space on the right hand side for the bird to look in to.
Outstanding work. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

This is a great flycatcher. Sharp and nice composition. The females often get neglected in favor of the colorful males. Nice catch.

hello Luis

this is a very very beautiful shot of this bird, i love the POV
of the image, and the way the bird and the branche
are framed on the image, lovely mexican blue sky,
beautiful and oroud pose of the bird, excellent sharpness
and details of the bird and the branche, TFS


Hola Luis,
Lovely colour contrast between the bird and the blue sky!
another real sharp image with excellent colour and superb details on the Flycatcher!
well done
muchas gracias

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-23 18:10]

Hola Luis, here is a superb bird, it looks small as well and we see so many details on its plumage, it is lovely. It's inimaginable to me to see such a clear blue sky, the blue is so deep. Every time I see one of your picture, I'm amazed at the sky! Yet, you captured a fantastic bird with skills, a lot of sharpness and beautiful colours. Mucho gracias,


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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-04-23 19:17]

Hi Luis , very good photo of the fly catcher , with good color and detail. I like the nearly budding leaves , a cheery sight for my snowy day :-)



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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-04-23 19:42]
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Hola Luis,
I wish to one day to meet you and learn your secrets of your phenomenal bird images. Fantastic work My Friend.

Hi Luis,
Beautiful shot. Very nice composition and details.

This one is so much more colourful in its subdued way. My wife is also very good at narrowing down certain birds when there are slight differences...as yous eem to be as well...Fine image Luis!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-23 22:33]

Hi Luis

This is one of your best. Great pose with outstanding detail and colour.


Hola Luis,
excellent shot indeed, focus is just perfect,
lovely colours and blue sky in background
very nice post,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-23 23:37]

Hola Luis,
This fellow looks lovely against the clear blue sky. Composition, exposure control,POV and details are very good. Gracias y saludos

Hi Luis,

Very good picture of Vermilion Flycatcher with good pose, composition, colours and pin sharp details.



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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-24 1:55]

Hola Luis
Sin duda tus fotos me gustan cada vez más, pues cada vez nos muestras especies nuevas más bonitas e interesantes con una maestría cada vez mayor. Esta foto resulta de una belleza singular, con este pajarillo tan lindo en una pose ideal. El encuadre, el enfoque y la composición son de lujo.
Muchísimas felicidades y gracias por compartirla.
Un cordial saludo

Another fine specimen expertly captured in perfect detail against an azure-blue sky Luis, thank you for this beautiful composition my friend.

Hi friend Luis,
An another lovely and splendid shot of a birth with nice diagonal composition my friend! All-as usual- are perfect.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-24 4:16]

Hello Luis,
Lovely details and great shot. superb view and composition. Ganesh

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-04-24 6:25]

Hi Luis
Nice presentation
Good POV and sharp image with nice plumage detail.I also like tyour subject pose and that nice blue sky as a BG.
TFS Michel

Splendida immagine, ottimo POV, eccellente composizione per la straordinaria "semplicità", ottima nitidezza e magnifici i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-04-24 12:12]

Hello Luis,

No time. Only marking.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-24 12:38]

Hello Luis,
Superb and wonderful photo in all aspects. High quality!

Hola Luis
sorry, I couldnt visit last posts since I am in field trip. This is great capture of beautiful bird from Mexican nature. Excellent focus and composition. Blue BG and diagonal composition of branch great. Thanks for sharing. best wishes

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-24 13:25]

Lovely shot of this Say's Pheobe!
Razor-sharp with exceptional detail.
Nice BG and a great DOF.
Superb composition too.
The bud-covered branch works very well.
Great work Luis!


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-04-24 22:42]

Hola Luis,

Very nice close up, beautiful pose by the bird. Great colors and luminosity, you also composed and framed very well.. Well done


Hello Luis!
Excellent picture of this beautiful bird. Excellent details, nice natural colors, beautiful composition and POV. The pose of the bird and blu sky are excellent too. Very well done ! Kind regards,

Hola Luis,
Beautiful capture with an excellent exposure the blue background draws the attention right to the subject that shows perfect detail and all with nice composition.
Paul :)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-06 2:27]

Hola Luis,
precioso encuadre,
colores y realización...
excelente foco,

magnífica calidad de tus trabajos Luis.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-16 10:39]

Hi Luis.
Your bird series as well as this picture is simply outstanding. I am amazed with all components of the image and your photo skill. Terrific subject, blameless composition, breathtaking sharpness and details, amazing lights and colours. Bravo and my congratulations.

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