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Painted by numbers?

Painted by numbers?
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Harrison (chrish) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 9 N: 95] (372)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma EX 500mm F4.5 APO
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/300 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Buntings-Kiraz Kusugiller [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-11 15:19
Viewed: 4592
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the male Painted Bunting. They are common migrants in central Texas (USA) and breed over a large area of south central US and on the coastal plains of the southeast.

The colors of the male must be seen to be believed. They simply don't look real - it looks like they were painted by a child.

These noisy singers are currently singing from the treetops of the hill country of Central Texas, yet few residents are aware of their presence because from a distance or in flight, their real colors are hard to discern.

The female is a uniform pale greenish-yellow.

Shot at Acorn Blind, South Llano River State Park, Junction, TX.

coasties, ramthakur, Dando, lovenature, mlines, sily, meyerd has marked this note useful
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Hi Chris,

You are lucky to have this bird like common migrant. Great shot and beautiful colors.
Thank you

Hi Chris

A lovely clear shot. Nice POV. Very good depth of colour. Light is excellent. :-)

Excellent shot of this colorful bird, Chris.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2006-05-12 10:31]

The colors are fantastic. Good job catching this. Would be nice to see a colorful bird in Arizona.


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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-12 11:24]

Hi Chris, excellent shot. Love the rainbow colours on this Bunting. Good details and focus. Well done and TFS.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2006-09-05 19:04]

Hi Chris, A very good capture of such a colourful bird. The clarity and the colours are superb. Murray.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-11-21 18:42]

Hi Cris!
Interesting fellow, really amazing colours looks like a parrot,very good capture I like the POV and composition!

I envy you Texans for the interesting wildlife you have at your doorsteps, (I lived in Bryan once for a few years). But of course you did an expert job in photography to do this phantastic bird justice. Congratulations!

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