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Baltimore Oriole (Lcterus galbula)

Baltimore Oriole (Lcterus galbula)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-16
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-29 20:57
Viewed: 3477
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Everything outside is cold, frozen and snow covered here in North Eastern Ohio. Hopefully I can find some time to get out and take a few shots in the near future, but until then I decided to post some of my early spring bird photos.

This is one of my favorite birds to photograph, the Northern Baltimore Oriole. I took this shot while up at Magee Marsh near Toledo.

The Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula, is a small icterid blackbird which is on average 18 cm long and weighs 34 g. This bird received its name from the fact that the male's colors resemble those on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore. At one time, this species and the Bullock's Oriole, Icterus bullockii, were considered to be a single species, the Northern Oriole.

Info from: Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia

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hello Ron,
the scene and the pose are very beautiful, splendid colors and fine details, very fine photo!
Wish you all the best for the new year!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-12-29 22:48]

Hi Ron

This is a lovely full side-on view of the Baltimore Oriole. These are really beautiful
and colourful birds and you managed to show us why it is one of your favourites. I
like the simplistic image with the green OOF leaves in the BG, the twig running at
the diagonal angle and then suddenly, nearby the 2/3 vertical plane, it turns down
on a vertical line, and the only other object in the image is the bird with the slightest
hint of a highlight in the eye.

To you and your loved ones I wish a wonderful, healthy, and a prosperous 2010.

Well done and TFS.

Hello Ron,

what n very nice image from this beautiful bird.
Good details andblurred bg.
fine colours.


Hello Ron,
Great capture with lovely vivid colours and superb focus.
Excellent composition and contrast. Splendid background.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-29 23:28]

Hello Ron,
A great capture from the late spring!
This male Baltimore Oriole is well portayed from a great POV with fine use of flash to provide a good illumination that looks natural with fine colors and contrasting green BG. The features are well shown wwith excellent clarity.
Thanks for sharing this nice splash of color at a dark time for us up north.
I wish you and your family a happy anf healthy 2010!

Hello Ron,
a very beautiful capture of this splendid colourful bird taken from an excellent POV in a great pose, very good sharpness, a very pleasing composition in a marvellous environment.
I wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-29 23:40]

Hello Ron,
This is wonderful image of these splendid bird, very great quality and sharpness, also the colours are very real. My compliments.
Best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-30 1:28]

Hello Ron,
Great photo of this Baltimore Oriole. Very beautiful colours contrasting against the green BG. Excellent sharpness, details, POV and composition. Very nice pose.
Wish you all the best for 2010 to you and your family,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10644)
  • [2009-12-30 2:20]

Hi Ron,
This bird, very nice colors there ...
Composition, color and detail is wonderful.
Best wishes, for New Year,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-30 3:36]

Bit softness does not affect this image, beautifully colored bird in fine pose. tfs.

Ciao Ron, lovely bird in nice pose, splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, Happy New Year 2010, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15609] (65297)
  • [2009-12-30 6:30]

Hi Ron,what a beautifuls colors this bird! And what a top class pic,the best way to discover at the best this Oriole!I like a lot the contrast between the orange and the dark green background.My great compliments!I wish you all the best for the new year coming and thanks a lot for your work on TN!Luciano.

hello Ron

excellent photo of the Baltimore Oriole with fine POV and
the way it is framed with his branch, fine focus sharpness
and details, his pose gives dynamism to the image,

last spring when i did an in-flight photo of the Baltimore Oriole
it became of my favorite birds, it is my best in-flight photo
and my only Baltimore Oriole photo, here is the link Ron
that you already viewed and critiqued :



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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-12-30 7:17]

Hi Ron,
It's a beautiful bird, and you photographed it very nice. Here is a song that will go well with your "Baltimore oriloe"
Best wishes,

Hello Ron,

An excellent shot with such striking colors, sharpness & details. Lovely POV, pose & BG. Very nicely taken, composed & presented. TFS & A Happy New Year your way.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-30 7:21]

Hi Ron. This is such a colourful picture from the spring. I have never seen this bird in the wid so thanks for posting this fine shot on TN. Taken with sharp focusing and bright colours. It stands out so well from thegren BG.TFS,
A very Happy New Year to you and your family.

HI Ron,
this bird is wonderful, I like the pose and the brilliant colours.
Sharpness is excellent and there's a nice light-point in the eye.
Thanks, very pretty
Sabine - wishnugaruda

This is as striking as the day I saw my first one at 3964 Riveredge Road...a small cottage on 1 acre near the metro parks...of course not called that back then. But after seeing this image and my memory banks...I do remember running into the cabin to ask my mother to come and see...and she told me..."Why Bobby! what a wonderful Baltimore Oriole you have seen...." and I felt special...just as this image does today Ron. god is interesting in the way he passes messages.....Good New Year to You and the family!

Hi MF Ron,

An outstanding capture of this beautiful oriole from lateral POV with excellent DOF, fine details and delightful composition.
TFS and Have a happy and healthy Ne wyear with your family!


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-30 15:40]

Hi Ron,

This Oriole is on my list of birds I would most like to see (in real life). Vivid colors, fine details and wonderful eye contact. I love the pose, the facial expression and the composition. I'll try not to turn green with envy.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-30 15:49]

Hi Ron,
Beautiful capture of this colourful bird.I liked POV,eye contact,simple BG and catchlight in eyes a lot.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-31 2:42]

Hi Ron,
And so after a year of work remains and this macro exceptional.
And it is like asking what a new year to be in the coming few hours.
. I wish to you a new year better than 2009, beautiful pictures and comments pleasant.
I hope that you liked my photos and thank you for your time watching them.
Best thoughts so you and your family as well as a better year in 2010.
Best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-20 5:47]

Hi Ron,
lovely colours and very exciting and lively pose of the bird.
You have composed the soft and smooth background to give the overall view so outstanding. The bird emerged out of the canvas in a vey pleasant capture.
Well presented shot.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-01-26 19:58]
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Hi Ron,
These we have but so far I have only a few so so images. Nothing near this quality, the colors are outstanding and the details are razor sharp. Great posting Ron.

Beautiful capture of this oriole something I would love to photograph myself but have not been able to yet. So I'll just admire your fantastic capture.
Paul :)

Hi Ron, I've enjoyed reviewing your photos. You have a wonderful collection here.


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