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Cuban Tody

Cuban Tody
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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: 2010-12-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-01-08 10:18
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Points: 30
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From my recent vacation to Cuba

Cuban Tody - Todus multicolor

The Cuban Tody is endemic to Cuba and is thought to be the oldest surviving member of the Tody family which is confined to the Greater Antilles and comprises 5 species. It is found in a variety of habitats mainly forest and woodland where it feeds on caterpillars, insects and spiders.It rarely eats small fruit. Some have been known to eat caterpillars, spiders, and small lizards. Mongooses and people in poor areas eat Cuban Todies. Otherwise, it is a delight to people watching.They have small, flat bills, and are often seen in pairs. When perched, sometimes repeats a peculiar short tot-tot-tot-tot. The most characteristic call is a soft pprreeee-pprreeee, that gave origin to its common name, 'Pedorrera'. When nesting they dig a tunnel about 0.3 metres (0.98 ft) in length with a chamber at the end in a clay embankment, though sometimes they use a rotten trunk or tree cavity. The walls of the tunnel and the egg chamber are covered with a thick glue-like substance mixed with grass, lichen, algae, small feathers and other materials that probably act as a sealant.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2011-01-08 10:32]

Hola Mario, una de mis especies favoritas, una pena que no tenga fotos de esta belleza. Felicitaciones por esta gran toma y gracias por compartir...saludos.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-08 10:33]

Hello Mario,
Fantastic photo of this Cuban Tody. Perfect sharpness and details, very beautiful bright colours and a pleasing pose. Excellent DOF, composition and OOF BG.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2011-01-08 10:42]

Hello Mario
great picture with perfect sharpnes dof and bg
lovely bird indeed

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-08 11:17]

Wow! What a beauty! Thanks for sharing

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-08 11:38]

Hi Mario,fantastic capture from your cuban trip,what a colors and what impressive sharpness and detail,a great standing ovation for you!Have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Ciao Olteanu.
Che spettacolo questo Tody,con dei colori stupendi grande nitidezza ottima la composizione.BELLISSIMO COMPLIMENTI.
Ciao Marco.

Impressive! regards Yiannis

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-08 13:02]

Hello Mario,
A fantastic capture of this little fluffy beauty that not many have a chance to see! I like the sharp focus on the eye that looks a bit fierce for such a little bird. Excellent sharpness, beautiful colours and well framed.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Great capture!

Hello Mario,
Amazing composition with very good sharpness, wonderful colours and beautiful BG. Well done! Best wishes, Pambos

Hello Mario,
Beautiful bird, that extraordinary colors, excellent sharpness and eye corpo.Ottimo all the POV and BG. Beautiful bird species discovered in other countries. Thanks for sharing.
Hello Vanni

Hi Mario,
You realy had a really fruitfull vacation to Cuba. Yet another great capture. Just amazing colors on this little guy. Nice copositon, I love his blue eyes. Well done!

Hi Mario
Impressive photo. The POV, the composition, the colours, the BG and the sharpness are excellent. The bird is fantastic.

Hi Mario,
Very clear colourful image of a quite amazing bird. Very good. One small suggestion would be to process the picture with Neat Image of similar noise reduction software which might flatten the background a bit more. I'll do a workshop to see if there is a worthwhile improvement. Thanks.

Hello Mario,
Great image with amazing colours, sharp details, excellent composition and blurred BG. Well done!

Lovely bird,fantastic colors.
Good work.

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