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Northern Parula

Northern Parula
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-20 12:12
Viewed: 2010
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my weekend in Allegany State Forest, N.Y.

The northern parula (Setophaga americana) is a small New World warbler. It breeds in eastern North America from southern Canada to Florida.

The northern parula is one of the smaller Northern migratory warblers, often being one of the smallest birds in a mixed feeding flock besides kinglets or gnatcatchers. Length is 10.8 to 12.4 cm (4.3 to 4.9 in), wingspan is 16 to 18 cm (6.3 to 7.1 in) and body mass is 5 to 11 g (0.18 to 0.39 oz).

The northern parula inhabits various habitats depending on season and location. This is primarily a forest-dwelling species, but the northern and southern breeding populations select different habitats. In general, abundance of this species has been found to be positively correlated with increased tree species diversity, canopy height, and percent canopy cover. Northern populations breed in mature, moist coniferous forests. This species constructs its pendulum nests in hanging vegetation and so it is often attracted to suspended clumps of moss or coniferous twigs that are more abundant in moist spruce bogs or hemlock swamps.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-05-20 13:54]

Hello Mario,
WOW!! What an incredible image of the Northern Parula, top quality in every way. This particular bird has gorgeous markings and the colors are unreal. I would be thrilled to capture such an awesome shot. Great work!!

Incredible birdphotographie Mario , sharp , bright colors and exellent eye contact.TOP!!!

Thanks for sharing.


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-05-22 2:45]

Beautiful and elegant capture!

Great specimen.

TFS, Mario,


Superb sharpeness and excellent composition. The colours are really popping out.

Hi Mario,

That's again a real good picture with amazing colors and sharpness.

Excellent work!

Sascha :O)

Hello Mario,
MASTERPIECE potograph of Nothern Parula, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-05-26 11:55]

Hi Mario,
Nice colours,excellent details and very good composition
with fantastic green background.
Just fantastic photo.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Mario
What a photo! Perfect in all aspects.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.


Bonjour Mario,
Etonnantes et belles couleurs pour cette agréable valorisation du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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