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Vermillion Flycatcher

Vermillion Flycatcher
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My trip to Belize and Costa Rica [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-10 3:00
Viewed: 5423
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Vermillion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) which we found in several places during our visit to lowland Belize where it frequented open woodlands, disturbed areas and even gardens around Crooked Tree village.
It has a patchy distribution from south-western USA through most of Mexico and coastal Belize and Honduras, but is absent from Costa Rica and Panama. It also has a patchy distributed through the more open vegetation communities of South America and is also found on the Galapagos Islands.
Not the greatest shot I’ve posted (heavily cropped from the original), but it is a spectacularly coloured bird.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2008-01-10 3:13]

Hello Chris,
I saw this little fellow in Venezuela, but was never able to get close. You did a better job.
As you said the crop is rather heavy. I wonder if it would not be better to make a smaller crop and show some of the sign it sits on. The focus is then no so much on the bird but on the whole picture
Anyway, just a thought.

Cheers, Jacob

Hallo Chris
What a dainty and attractive little bird. I can see that you have cropped it quite a lot ( and as you also have mentioned in your notes) but it is never the less still a attraction to the eye. There are some red birds in our garden to and I have trying my best to photograph them but they are so quick and cannot sit still for one moment, because of this I have also not been able to identify them. I like the white outlines on this Vermillion Flycatcher’s wings as well as the black stripe from the beak across the eye up to its head. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-10 5:02]

Hello Chris,
What a vividly colored species you share with us. Natures red is so intense here, thanks for sharing Chris.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-10 5:51]

Hi Chris,
I will be back.

Gorgeous color ! Very nice composition. Good PoV. I like the catch light in the eye. Well done, TFS.


Hi Chris,
What a vivid and intense red!
I like very much the pose got in which we can enjoy the plumage and different tones on the wings.
The contrast against the nicely blurred green background works great!
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-10 7:28]

Wow! What a pretty bird!
The colours are very rich and perfectly saturated.
This is a cracking photo even though it has been heavily cropped!
Red is the opposite of green so it's no wonder this bird stands out like a sore thumb against the BG!
Excellent focusing and DOF.
Well done Chris!


Great colors,
Very nice,


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-01-10 8:54]

Hi Chris. Nice photo of this colorful little bird. I konw how hard is to get close to this kind of birds. I have some here too, but not as good as this one.

Hello Chris,
Wow, this Vermillion Flycatcher has eye catching color. Sharp image with great color clarity. The bird stands out from the off background. Very well done and tfs.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-11 8:38]

Hello Chris, that's a great bird ! You caught it very well with good details and nice colors. Well done, thanks !


Fantastic shot!!!!

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