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Scott's Oriole.

Scott's Oriole.
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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: 2011-07-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-14 8:18
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
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Scott's Oriole. Icterus parisorum.

The Scott's Oriole, Icterus parisorum, is a medium-sized icterid (the same family as many blackbirds, meadowlarks, cowbirds, grackles, and others, including the New World orioles).

It is primarily found in the Southwestern United States and south to Baja California Sur and central Mexico.

The Scott’s oriole has contrasted yellow and black plumage.
Adult male shows black hood, breast and back. The wings are black, with two white wing bars, and we can see a conspicuous yellow shoulder patch edged with white below. The tail is black, but the tail feathers have yellow bases. The central tail feathers are mainly black whereas the outer rectrices are yellow on most part of their length. The tips are black.
The underparts are bright yellow.
The sharp, pointed bill is black. Eyes are dark brown. Legs and feet are blue grey.

The female has olive-grey back and olive-yellow underparts. The wings are brownish black, and we can see two white wing bars. The tail is mainly olive-green, with yellowish in outer rectrices as in male. She shows some black spots or streaks on the head, back and throat.
The females are highly variable in plumage, due to quantity of black on head, back and throat.

The juveniles of both sexes have dull olive plumage without any pattern.
Females and immature are larger, greyer and more streaked above, with straighter bills, than females Hooded Oriole which have long, thin and down-curved bill.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-14 8:44]

Hello Luis,
Very nice photo of this oriole. Good sharpness, details and natural colours. Pleasing pose and composition. Beautiful blurred BG.

Hi Luis,
Excellent shot
Perfect POV, BG, Colors and sharpness
Amazing details and a Lovely pose

TFS Thijs

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-07-14 9:00]

Hi Luis,
Excellent photo of this interesting Bird species, very good sharpness, fine and colorful details, TFS!

Hello Luis, spectacular image of this bird, and spectacular light and great details. All the best, Paul

WOW!! Impressive bird and perfect photo Luis!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-07-14 10:56]

wonderful shot!
fantastic colours, super sharpness and detail, perfect POV.
Thanks for sharing

Hello Luis,
This is an amazing shot with fine details, great sharpness, bright colours and most importantly nice eye contact. Beautiful composition with diagonal framing too. Well done!

Hi Luis,

Beautiful picture of this bird with good details.
The light is pefect & great sharpness. The BG is lovely.
Well done & TFS.

Hola Luis.
Excelente composicion.magnificos detalles y buen foco que resaltan los bellos colores del ave.Gran trabajo

hello Luis
this is SUPER sharpness first class
great details and beautiful colours
very good composition with very nice light
thanks greeting lou

An image that deserves a place of pride in an illustrated book on birds, Luis. With your long lens, you have pbtained a flawless image of this beautiful Oriole.
It is good to see you posting again, my friend.
Best regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-07-14 17:23]

Hello Luis,
An awesome shot indeed!! The focus is exceptional and the colors vivid and attractive. Love the way the black in it's plumage is easily seen in such fine detail and exposure.

Hola querido amigo Luis! Que tal?
Como siempre traes una foto preciosa con un pajaro que tiene una mirada tan séria!Que bela foto y que increible nitideza! Un regalo para los ojos! Muchas gracias por compartir!
Mis mejores deseos con un abrazo,

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-15 5:18]

Hi Luis.
This is beautifully clear picture. Excellent capture of this bird with very nice composition, pleasing pose and precise sharpness. Natural colors are amazing and background is superb. great job. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

Hallo Luis
I don't think I could praise this photo enough. We've all seen a 100's bird photos but this offers something unique. It is nicely composed, the soft neutral backdrop is great, the focus is wonderful and those colours are so eye-catching! All and all it is just a stunning image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Luis.
I've never seen one of these Scott's Orioles'. We have Baltimore Oriole's here that are orange instead of yellow. This is a sharp looking bird. Your Nikon focused beautifuly on him. It's nice to see bright birds. They are few. TFS Trevor

Luis, beautiful shot of this beautiful bird. Excellent sharpness and bokeh. Have a great weekend, Bill

Hello Luis

Excellent close-up photo of Scott's Oriole,
with very fine POV and framing, great focus
sharpness and details, beautiful background bokeh,



Hi Luis,

What a splendid close-up of this beautiful Scott's Oriole bird with awesome sharpness and fine details, love the OOF background, just a great exhibit and well done,
Best regards,


Hello Luis,
Excellent in every way. Unfortunately I cannot critique all your photo's but I looked at the latest in your gallery and those hummingbirds are fantastic! Best wishes.

Si tuviera tiempo me iría para tu tierra solo para que me dieras unas pocas clases sobre el terreno !
Precioso trabajo de nuevo: nitidez, luz, colores... esos negros... y la escena en conjunto.
Encatado de admirar tus trabajos.

Usas trípode Luis?
Esa zoom que usas lleva estabilizador?

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Fantastic yellow. With the majority working with Canon it is always a pleasure to see a good Nikon image Luis. How are your deserts for wheelchairs?:-) Super image!

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