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Vermillion Flycatcher2

Vermillion Flycatcher2
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital JPEG
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Ecuador [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-02 16:12
Viewed: 5902
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo is made in Puerto Lopez, early in the morning, when this male was sitting on a fence near the beach. Before I placed a photo of this bird on a yellow fence.

English: Vermillion Flycatcher
Latin: Pyrocephalus rubinus
Dutch: Rode Tiran

14.5 - 15 cm. Common and conspicuous in semi-open areas with scatterd bushes and trees, not infrequently around houses and farm buildings. In more arid lowlands of west Ecuador and in arid highlands.
Male: crown, lower face and underparts brilliant scarlet, contrasting with sooty blackish upperparts and mask through the eyes.
Often found in pairs, perching in open and usually at no great height above the ground on shrubs, low trees, fenches and wires.
Sallies for insects, most often to the ground, also into air and to folliage.

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-05-02 16:35]

I like the colors and Nice shot! Regards!

Nice composition.
Wildlife is hard to capture so I understand the difficulty with focus. Keep practising, it looks like you'll do well!

Hi Peter,
What a superbly colourful bird you have captured an image of for us. It contrasts well with the background. Maybe a little out of focus, I haven't got it right yet either, still practicing, we will get there.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-03 5:57]

Hello Peter,
Very nice composition, POV and colours. I also like frame. Good work!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-03 11:43]

Hi Peter,

Beautiful capture of a beautiful little bird. The colors are gorgeous. I love his fluffy hair-do. Wonderful details and pose. I love red birds!


Hi Peter

Superbes prise de vue. Les couleurs sont magnifiques. Très grande netteté. Excellents commentaires.
Félicitations et au revoir...JP.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-06-25 19:32]

what a beautiful bird. The focus seems to be a bit off or a bit soft but the composition and exposure is quite good. I love fly catchers and I have never seen one like this before.


Hello Peter

Very good photo of this species of Flycatcher
with its contrasty color tones plumage, with a
fine POV obtaining the bird's eye-contact, TFS


Dear Peter,
Excellent shot here.. Love the composition and the nice colors.. Superb image quality too.. Very well done..
Best wishes from India..
Warm regards,

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