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Summer Tanager (Male)

Summer Tanager (Male)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-29 19:27
Viewed: 2298
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have been in Oklahoma for the past two weeks while on vacation. I spent a lot of time visiting with three of our eight grandchildren and therefore never found time to get on TN.

I did manage to get out one day and hike in a nature preserve where I spotted this pretty little Summer Tanager. The one big differance between it and the Scarlet Tanager is that the Summer Tanager doesn't have the black wings and tail that the Scarlet Tanager wears. The Summer Tanager unlike the Scarlet Tanager, keeps his bright rosy red color all year long.

This particular bird loves to stay up high in the tree tops and prefers Oak, Pine and Cottonwood forests. We don't have Summer Tanagers in my area of Ohio, so it was a real thrill to finally be able to see one in the wild.

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Hi Ron..A beauty shot I must say, subject clarity, composition, light excellent!!!

Hi Ron
真是漂亮的鳥 是紅鳥啊 第一次見到紅鳥 很難得
很神可愛 構景漂亮 謝謝分享 週日愉快

Hello Mr.Ron,
Beautiful picture of this Summer Tanager.Nice color with bright eye.Feathers are glittering!I like its majestic pose and the POV you have chosen.Like it.
Thanks for your great contribution here in TN,
Kind regards,

This bird is a beauty, Ron. Look at that red shade of color!
A very well captured and composed shot of a Tanager in the ambient light. I like the double catch light in its eye.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-30 1:02]

Hello Ron,
What a beauty! The bird and the photo as a whole. Beautiful contrasting colours and amazing sharpness. Nice pose and composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-06-30 2:19]

Hello Ron.
This is beautiful image of great Tanager. I likie your natural tone as always and yet details are well seen and captured.Regards Siggi

Hello Ron
What an amazing colour! Excellent photo, good point of view, very good detail and background.
Thanks for sharing
regards yiannis

hallo Ron
this is a beauty with good sharpness nice pose and beautiful colours
i like this bird
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ron
Marvelous capture.
superb colour and clarity.
great work.

Hello Ron,
a very fine picture of this beautiful bird, this time you have full control of the reds, it's not easy.
Well composed, nice DOF, the whole bird is in good focus and still stand out well from the BG.
Well done.


Hallo Ron
This is a a lovely bird and contrasts well against the beautiful green background. It is well seen and captured, especially its beautiful tailpiece. The detials of its feathers are lovely and sharp. The composition and point of view is great. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-07-01 5:54]

Hello Ron,
Another most beautiful species. You have so many colourful birds in the States.
Fine composition and the difficult light is managed in an excellent way. As usual a great and interesting posting.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-07-01 5:59]

Hi Ron.
Your bird gallery is wonderful. You managed to found and picture amazing birds. This one is so beautiful as previous ones. Colours of the feathers look as fire, bokeh of the lens is great too as well as impressive magnification level, composition and sharpness of the main character. My compliments and best regards.

Hello Ron

Excellent photo of this all red colored Summer Tanager,
species of birds that we don't have here
or we are but I have never seen one,
fine frontal POV with the head turned,
beautiful lateral light, beautiful contrast
between the bird's and his environment's color tones, TFS


Hello Ron,
Excellent photograph of Summer Tanager, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Ron,

The eye contact is an asset to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the Summer Tanager. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.


Splendid colours stunning details. And great POV MF.


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