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coat of many colors

coat of many colors
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Harrison (chrish) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 9 N: 95] (372)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma EX 500mm F4.5 APO
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-15 7:18
Viewed: 3797
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a first spring male Summer Tanager.

Juvenile and female birds are dull yellow with yellowish bills and adult males are bright red with yellow bills.
During their first spring, however, males are in the process of molting out of their juvenile colors and into adult colors and show a patchwork of color. No two juveniles have the same color splotches.

It makes this age Summer Tanager a tough bird for new birders to identify!

This bird was coming to a water station at a bird blind at the South Llano River State Park near Junction, TX, USA.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-15 7:28]

Hi Chris,
wonderful shot of this colorful bird. Nice sharp details and lovely pose. Great POV and nice composition.
TFS.. Sky
thank you for your help identifying my Indigo Bunting :-)

Great picture Chris.
Excellent colors and details and good composition.
Good POV and BG.

Wonderful photo,red is striking.Did you paint the bird with a brush :)) If the bird was located in left side of the photo,that will be more good I think.

Anyway TFS!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-05-15 20:02]

Bonjour Chris!

Bravo pour cette photo,l'oiseau est superbe et les couleurs sont très jolies.



Hello Chris

Sharp, Sharp and sharp, very nice shot Chris.
Great details with very good POV. nice colors and DOF, i like it, specialy the pose of bird.
intresting.well done


Hello Chris

A new bird to me. I don't think I have seen one on Treknature before. Lovely plumage colours. Good clear details and you have a catchlight in the eye. Well done. Thanks.

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