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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-03-08 11:50
Viewed: 4472
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When I took this shot, my intention was to shoot some ducks. Even though, I had the chance to shoot not only aquatic birds.

This species, which I don't know how to identify, can be easily found around marshes.

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Hi Livio,

Nice shot, he must have heard you and is looking around to see who is taking his photo! The colours are warm and saturated, details fine and image is clear and bright overall. I like his orange hat.

Maybe a tighter crop would allow us to focus more on the bird. Nice work, TFS


Hello Livio
Very nice shot of this bird,
Perfect sharpness and BG,
Excellent lighting ,Welldone.


Hi dear Livio ,
excellent image with great focus,sharpness and nice BG.
well composed and wonderful colours.
excellent work
thanks for sharing

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-08 12:33]

Great catch, Livio. The bird is sharply in focus. Background is beautiful. Very well done. Regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-08 12:36]

Hello Livio,
This is a fine sharp capture of a species of Oriole, possibly Icterus chrysocephalus, the Moriche Oriole, or closely related to it. Nice comp with pleasing BG.
Would be nice to see it closer.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2007-03-08 12:53]

Hi Livio,
lovely colours very well composed and framed,
good details,
seems our little friend has a snack in his mouth,
Cheers :D

Hello Livio,
Beautiful natural shot - very clear and colorful. Excellent composition and great details. Great colors. Well done and TFS!

Hi Livio,
Beautiful picture!
I like a lot the well saturated colors on the head of the bird.
The orange makes a vibrant contrast with the rest of the dark feathers.
I like a lot the composition you made here, with both branches OOF, in very similar color than the bird's orange, that in certain way "supports" laterally the bird.
I think is a really great composition and a very good choice of framing.
My compliments and thanks for share.
Best regards,

Hi Livio
Très Beau le plumage de cet oiseau. Belle photo avec un bon éclairage du a ton flash.
Félicitation et bonne fin de journée .....JP

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-03-08 13:18]

Hello Livio,
I agree with Ivan. I think it's an Oriole. The Moriche Oriole. I'm not totally sure because this oriole has a more yellow head.
But more important is the beautiful photo you made, with the special BG.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-08 14:33]

Hi Livio,

Nice capture of the Oriole. The colors are wonderful. I love the pose with his catch in his beak.


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-03-08 14:49]

Bonjour Livios, great shot with a beautifull lighting and splendid composition too. Well caught, TFS, Didier.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-08 15:18]

Hello Livio
Excellent capture of this little bird with its prey in the beak! I like very much that intense orange color on its head. Excellent sharpness, colors and composition.
My compliments and best wishes

Olá Livio,
Muy bonita captura. Muy nitido el pajarito. Me gustó mucho el fondo variado y borroso, fica muy lindo.

Hi Livio,
A very nice shot here. Spot on exposure has the colors and detail of the plumage looking superb. I like the colorful OOFbackround here.
Well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-09 2:54]

Hello Livio,
Excellent capture.I liked POV,details on black feathers,pose of bird,catchlight in eyes,BG and visual impact a lot.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-03-09 4:59]

Hello Livio, yes, he has his mouth full of good food. Attractive bird, I like his colours. I like the blurred BG too - looks an interesting place, TFS

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-03-09 17:55]

Este pássaro é encantador, uma belissíma foto muito bom mesmo,só faltou ele posar de frente pra voce, mais sabemos que não é facil captura uma imagem assim vale apenas mesmo tirar esta foto e não perder nenhum angulo,exelente,parabéns.

Tua composição está linda....mas resolvi tentar aproximar... desculpa, quem não tem foto boa como eu, tem que se contentar em alterar a foto dos outros...

Hi Livio,
While it is an Icterid, it is not an Oriole. This is an adult male Agelaius ruficapillus (Chestnut-capped Blackbird).

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-03-15 23:11]

Lindo pássaro, Lívio! Uma ótima captura, com inctível nitidez e lindas cores! A palhinha, ou comidinha na boca é um super detalhe!

Excellent sharpness and bokeh, beautiful colors.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-03-17 21:19]

Hola livio, muy buena toma, exelentes colores, negro y naranja muy nitidos... Saludos Sira

Excelente conjunto y original ángulo de toma. Contrastes agradables en el ave y en el fondo.

Este passaro? Sera` que ele esta` levar a comido para os
seus filhotos?
Has great sharpness. Excellent lighting.
Well composed. I love your presentation.
Looks like it was "posing" just for you.
Greetings from Canada from Mario.

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