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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: 2013-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM+1.4X Canon
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-02-19 11:17
Viewed: 4556
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my last vacation in Cuba

Cuban Tody
Todus multicolor
Order: Coraciiformes Family:Todidae:Monotypic

A small, colorful bird with a distinctly big-headed
appearance. The most brightly colored member of the genus, the Cuban Tody has bright green upperparts with gleaming yellowish-green supercilia, yellow lores, red throat, pinkish flanks, whitish belly, and bright yellow crissum. This species is the only member of the genus occurring in Cuba, where it is widespread across a diversity of habitats and often abundant where it occurs. As is the case with other Todus, this species nests in holes burrowed in clay embankments, occasionally in a rotten trunk or even at the entrance to limestone caves.
(from "NeotropicalBirds")

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-19 11:35]

Hi Mario,just a bit oversaturated but truly beautiful,what a great capture of this colorful tody,spectacular sharpness and detail and nice location too! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Remarkable and highly impressive photography work.
Your lenses have done a great job.
Loved your notes too.
Mario from COLD COLD Canada.

Stunning close-up of this amazingly beautiful bird from Cuba, Mario.
The eye in particular looks enticing.
Thanks for sharing this superb picture.

Hello Mario!
Beautiful and interesting looking bird and you have captured it beautifully. Apart from a slight oversaturation, colors are splendid.Great POV and depth. Thanks for sharing this lovely composition,
Best Regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-02-19 23:39]

Excellent portrait of this curious and colorful species. tfs.

One of my favorite birds! And my absolute Cuban favorite!!
I looked for it when I was there, i did find it, i did shoot it, but it was so hard to get near it and get a good shot...... But you nailed it! Exelent presentation!
TFS (I need to go there again someday...)


Wow really beautiful thanks for sharing



Tiny looking very vividly color fellow this bird is. Wonderful details and the expression is a plus point. There is bit of noise in the image which can be removed using a nice noise removal tool.
Goutham ramesh

Hello Mr.Mario,
Beautiful bird.Interesting structure.Nice captured.Like its colour and innocent look.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Very sharp, glorious colours, and a nice pose. I also like the fact the bird is a bit different from others with its large head.
An excellent mastery of your equipment.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2014-02-22 11:08]

What a cute little bird, Mario.
The colors are so beautiful.
Excellent details and POV.
Thanks for sharing.

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