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White-breasted Wood-Wren

White-breasted Wood-Wren
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, 70 - 300mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-13 5:12
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Points: 36
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The White-breasted Wood-Wrens or Lowland Wood-Wrens (Henicorhina leucosticta) is a small songbird of Wren family.

It is a resident breeding species from central Mexico to northeastern Peru and Surinam. It breeds in lowlands and foothills up to 1850 m altitude in wet forests and adjacent tall second growth.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-03-13 5:29]

Hello Sky,
A well attempted shot of the white-breatsed Wood Wren.The details on the bird is quite appealing and well brought out.Catchlight would have added on to the beuty of the shot. Nevertheless a good effort and a good composition.
TFS & Cheers

The general impression of this bird's plumage is very good though I would have preferred its eye in sharp focus, Sky.
All the same, it is new species from Costa Rica for me and I enjoyed looking at it.
Thanks for sharing it and regards.

Hi Sky
C'est une tres belle photo,simple, naturelle, pour le plus grand plaisir de nos yeux..
La photo est nette, les couleurs naturelles....
en bref c'est du bon travail .
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-13 7:37]

Hello Sky,
A fine capture of an attractive species of Wood-wren, the White Breasted. Though a little soft, the wren stands out well against the delicate colours of the natural BG in a beautiful artistic composition.
Thanks for sharing this attractive image,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-13 8:03]

Hi Sky,
Wonderful shot of this Wood-Wren in a fine pose. Awesome colours, details and clarity on its plumage and the lighting and exposure levels are perfectly handled. I like this natural surrounding and the excellent POV to portray it. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Sky,
schön, Dich wieder mal hier zu treffen, ich war auch mehrere Monate nicht mehr da, keine Zeit!
Costa-Rica, beneidenswert, es war bestimmt fantastisch dort.
Dieser Vogel ist wunderschön.
Danke und liebe Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2008-03-13 9:31]

Hi Sky,
nice composition: the bird seems the union of the X branches. i like the blur BG. Good details over the feathers. Maybe it´s a bit dark for me
Nice work
TFS. have a nice day

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-13 9:36]

Hi Sky.
Very cute X-composition of the picture and nice image of the beautiful bid. Excellent DOF, nice smooth neutral BG. My best wishes and thanks for sharing.

Hello Sky this is a beautifull bird a lovely pose and good environment that doesnt distract, fits well in the composition also tfs rgds Necip.

Bellissima immagine, ottima e raffinata composizione, molto belli i colori naturali. Complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-14 4:57]

Hello Sky,
What nice plumage markings this lovely little wren has. Your image is excellent with a great pose and details captured splendidly. Thank you Sky.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-15 21:48]

Hello Sky

A beautiful capture of this wren.
The pose in the tree is lovely.
Very good POV and DOF.
The plumage markings and colour show well.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-16 8:26]

Hello Sky,
What a beauty you've caught here in a wonderful composition! Great focus and sharp details on this colourful Wren. It looks so good against the lovely greypink background with the beautiful leaves. Excellent work!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-16 8:42]

Hello Sky, very good capture of this fine bird, well composed, good details and good exposure, well done, thanks!


Hallo Sky,
lange nicht mehr zu Besuch gewesen in Deioner Galerie! Diesen exotische Zaunkönig in seiner elegant zurückhaltenden Farbigkeit hast Du in eine wunderschöne Komposition aus gekreuzten Ästen und schützendem Laub eingebettet. Eine sehr schöne Aufnahme in wohltuend weichem Licht, erfreuliches Dokument einer behaglichen Flucht in die Tropen aus dem nördlichen Winter!
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

This is a beautiful shot that has brought out the best of the bird....
What I love is the natural light that you don't seem to have played around with...
Very well done!

Handsome little guy Sky!
Well seen and captured in a great setting, the branches and leaves provide some great natural framing.
Nice color and exposure, interesting comp too :)
Well done,

Hi Sky,
It has been a while since I have had time to vet the bird ID's on TN.

Not Henicorhina leucosticta, for a whole lot of reasons. The first is the range. The leucosticta does not range to the south of the Guanacaste Cordillera in CR. The others reasons are all morphological. First, the tail is much too long for genus Henicorhina. Also, the Henicorhina would have a black-white scalloping on the ear coverts, and it would have a black moustachial as well as having dark brown and buff transverse striping on the primaries and secondaries, as well as dorsally on the very short tail.

So, what is it?

This is Campylorhynchus rufinucha (Rufous-naped Wren).

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