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Paradise Tanager

Paradise Tanager
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX110IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 4, A painter's dream [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-28 1:32
Viewed: 6266
Points: 18
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Paradise Tanager
Tangara chilensis

The Paradise Tanager, Tangara chilensis, is a brilliantly multicolored, medium-sized songbird whose length varies between 13.5 and 15 cm. It has a light green head, sky blue underparts and black upper body plumage. Depending on subspecies, the rump is yellow and red or all red. The beak is black and the legs are grey.
Found in humid tropical and subtropical forests in the western and northern Amazon Basin in South America, it occurring in Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil and the Guianas. Despite its scientific name, it is not found in Chile.
The Paradise Tanager is common throughout its range. It is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

This photo was taken in the Rainforest section at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-28 1:35]

Hello Manyee,
Nice macro with excellent contrast of colors and fine details. Beautiful bird. And the description provided by you is top.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-28 1:46]

Hello Manyee,
By far the most beautiful photo of this species I've ever seen. Splendid clear colours, excellent sharpness and details, a very good POV and DOF. Thanks for this beauty!

Ciao Manyee, beautiful bird with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness, lovely diagonal composition, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-28 3:58]

Hello Manyee,
What a lovely bird that you've capture from a nice POV here showing its gorgeous colours! Great sharpness too and well composed. I've seen some beautiful Tanagers but not this one!
Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Manyee,
A great pic of this beautiful bird which I have unfortunately never seen in nature
I foresee a trip in California in a near future and thanks to your note I will put the Academy of Sciences in the planning of the trip

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-11-28 6:01]

Hello Manyee,
You post a gorgeous bird shown with great detail and just the right exposure. It looks like it was painted by an artist who picked his colors by random choice. Super job!!

hello Manyee
this is a super picture with great details and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

Hallo Manyee
The colours captured of this Tanager is really very special, and the sunlight added to the beauty of it. It is almost like looking at a rainbow, no wonder it has such a special name too. The presentation as a whole is bright and very pleasant to look at. I like the way how the different colours fits together like puzzles pieces, all at the right place. All the detail in the image is seen well and with great clarity. It is a image, which have a magnetism to it. Indeed a painters dream. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-11-29 8:37]

Incredible colourful bird and very well captured, Manyee. TFS.

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