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Naturally Painted

Naturally Painted
Photo Information
Copyright: Howard Cheek (marhowie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5731 W: 1197 N: 98] (486)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM, Digital ISO 640
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-27 15:34
Viewed: 3872
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Painted Bunting @ first light around 8:00am & cloudy. Fire-thorn perch, myrtle tree background. 1.4x extension.
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-27 15:35]

Waaw Howard! What a magnificent bir,i never seen before! And what a great capture,fantastic details and colors and a very rich composition too,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hello Howard,
this is such a lovely bird and you have captured the beauty as well as mood so nicely. surely would love to see this bird someday.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-08-27 20:01]

Hello Howard,
Outstanding image by all means!!! This is probably one of the most colorful birds we have here in the States, and to be able to capture it in such a (Top Quality) photo like this is simply awesome!!
I always hope to catch a glimpse of one of these little beauties whenever I visit the lower western states, but so far I have had no luck. I do know of one sighting here in Ohio, during the spring migration a few years ago.

WOW! Amazing bird Howard! Fantastic photo too! Excellent composition, fantastic colors and very good sharpness.

Hello Howard,
its great to see you again, I hope you are doing fine, old friend.
You have post a very beautiful and colourful bird.
And it's up to your high standard, expect nothing else from you. :-)
he bird is sharp and is well seen from the BG. also well exposed, we can see every colour tones on the plumage.
Great work.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-28 1:58]

What a beauty Howard!
And the quality of this photo of amazing too. Excellent sharpness, details, DOF, pose, splendid natural colours and a fine composition.

Ciao Hovard, my old friend, great capture of lovely bird with fantastic bright colors, excellent sharpness, fine details and splendid light, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Howard
Wonderful bird and fantastic capture.Great POV,excellent composition,wonderful natural colours and light and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a nice day!
Best regards

This doesn't look like a picture to me, Howard; I feel as if I'm looking at this beautiful bird with my own eyes, man!
Bravo and I'm truly grateful to you for sharing this mind blowing image!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-08-28 6:03]

Hello Howard,
Very nice to see again a picture from you. And as usual of high quality! What a beautifully colored bird. Very well shown in its natural surroundings and with perfect sharpness and "unforced" colors.
Thanks and kind regards

Hello Howard

Beautiful photo of the Painted Bunting,
with fine POV and framing, the soft light
adding a atmosphere effect to the photo, TFS


An excellent shot of this insanely attractive bird. Its green surroundings really frame it nicely. Nice shot, Howard!

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