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Photo Information
Copyright: Tabatha Osborne (fototab) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 301 W: 0 N: 362] (2177)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400mm IS, Digital
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-20 6:22
Viewed: 3289
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I named this shot the way I did because this guy acted as if he could pose for shots all day. Like he knew he was stunning to look at, :)
I thought he was pretty funny really.


Identification Tips:
Length: 7.5 inches
Large, conical bill with curved culmen
Long tail

Adult male:

Red crest, wings, tail, face and parts of breast
Remainder of plumage gray
Yellow bill

Adult female:

Reddish crest, wings and tail
Brownish-gray upperparts
Gray underparts
Yellow bill

Juvenile like adult female but has dark bill
Similar species:

Pyrrhuloxias are similar to Northern Cardinals but Pyrrhuloxias have a yellow bill with a curved culmen and are grayer, less brown.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-20 6:34]

Hello Tabatha
Nice presentation.Excellent portrit.Good POV and nice details from the plumage.Light aand colors are very nice.
TFS Michel

Nice pic and beautiful subject. The background is a little to grainy rather than a smooth blending. Nice ID tips!

Hi Tabatha,

Very nice pic. Catchligh in the eye. Two points I want to make though. Little overexpostion at the breast and grainy backdrop [may be due to a little overtight crop].



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-21 10:24]

Hello Tabatha

A wonderful portrait of this not oft seen bird.The details are very good.
You have managed wonderful eye contact.
Excellent POV and DOF,the Pyrrhuloxia stands out well from the OOF BG.

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