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Blue-naped Chlorophonia

Blue-naped Chlorophonia
Photo Information
Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7100, Nikon 300mm VR 2.8 D + TC 2X
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-18 8:48
Viewed: 4127
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Blue-naped Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia cyanea) is a colourful South American species of bird in the family Fringillidae; it was formerly placed in the Thraupidae. It is generally fairly common.
A small, plump, mainly green bird. The underparts are yellow, and the mantle/lower nape, rump and eye-ring are blue. Some subspecies have a yellow frontlet. Females are duller than the males, with underparts more greenish-yellow and less blue to the mantle/lower nape.
Its distribution is highly disjunct, with population associated with the Atlantic Forest in south-eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina, the Andes from Bolivia in south to Venezuela in north, the PerijŠ and Santa Marta Mountains, the Venezuelan Coastal Range, and the Tepuis. All populations are associated with humid forest, but locally it also occurs in nearby gardens and parks (especially in the Atlantic Forest region). Most populations are found in subtropical highlands, but it occurs down to near sea level in the Atlantic Forest region.

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2012-08-18 10:09]

Hi Zeno,
Very interesting bird. Nice perch, good pose, perfect light on the face.
An impresive picture. TFS
Regards, Mario

Hello Zeno,
Amazing bird, he has fantastic colors.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-18 12:39]

Hi Zeno,
De beste en mooiste foto van een Blauwnekorganist die ik ooit gezien heb.

Another amazing bird from Brazil and another impressive photo Zeno! Good composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness on the face.

hello Zeno,
another beautiful bird. gorgeous, rather. such a beauty! can't stop admiring mother Nature...
lucky you. have seen so many different birds. a good shot (if i ignore the blurry tail). sharp and crisp.
thanks for sharing this beauty with us.
take care

Wonderfull - so colourfull bird and good pic!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-09-17 6:47]

Hello Zeno
Very interesting capture of an unknow specie for me.Very sharp image with great plumage details.Colors are amasing.
TFS Michel

Hallo Zeno,
A Beautiful capture with explicit sharp detail and gorgeous colours. Perfect blink in the eye and plumage detail. Good POV and DOF. Well done my friend.
Best regards,

Hello Zeno,
Fantastic colours. A little short on DOF but one cannot have it all. Very well done indeed.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-11 18:08]

Hello Zeno,
A very beautiful bird with such vivid contrasting colors. Love the super sharp focus allowing us to see every feather in exceptional clarity. Great eye contact and just the right amount of exposure. Well done!!

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