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Copyright: Tabatha Osborne (fototab) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 301 W: 0 N: 362] (2177)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 100-400mm IS, Digital
Exposure: f/7.1
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-23 7:23
Viewed: 3368
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yellow-eyed Junco

I took this image at my house in AZ while there on vacation the month Jan. I had never seen a bird with such dramtic looking eyes.
I hope you like him, I thought he was pretty cool.

Length: 5.5 inches

Conical bill with dark upper mandible
Yellow eyes
Dark lores
Gray head and breast
Rusty back
White outer tail feathers

Unites States range restricted to southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico
Similar species:

The Dark-eyed Junco is similar to the local (southeast Arizona) Yellow-eyed Junco but has dark eyes. Black-chinned sparrow has streaked back, brown wings and lacks white in the tail.

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Hi Tabatha,
This is the first time I see this bird! This is fascinating! What an excellent portrait with superb details, perfect composition and exposure. They are very nice fellows. Thanks,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-23 7:34]

Hi Tabatha. Can see why you named it so. great close up of the eyes. with fine detail and colours. I like the POV and pose of just the head . well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-23 7:57]

Hi Tabatha,

Wonderful portrait of this Junco with the evil eye. His face does not have a pleasant expression at all. Wonderful colors and sharp sharp details. The background is perfect. I think I mentioned before that I have never seen this bird in Tucson. Maybe it's too far south for him?


Perfect capture, and apt title Tabatha!!!
Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Kind regards,

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-02-23 9:21]

hi tabatha,
beautiful picture.xcellent sharpness in the image.the BG is very pleasant

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-02-23 12:49]

Excellent shot, very sharp with fine, detail. Love the crop, it really shows off the beautiful color of the upper body. That golden eye really draws your attention.
Nice job!!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-23 13:48]

Hola Tabatha.
Great and sharp image here Tab. Excellent colors and focus. The color of his eyes are just beautiful. BG nice too.

Excellent capture and a good technical photograph. Well done!

Hi Tabatha, superb portrait with splendid details, great colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-25 8:12]

Hello Tabatha, great portrait of this new Junco for me. Great details and very good exposure. Flawless! Thanks!


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