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Cuban Tody

Cuban Tody
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Copyright: Pat Diederen (Patleboss) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 566 W: 14 N: 1085] (5950)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, 70-300 Sigma
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-16 0:53
Viewed: 6535
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Un petit oiseau endémique de Cuba le Todier, photographié dans la foret tropicale

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Hi Pat,
A lovely capture of this Tody bird. Excellent composition and sharp details. Lovely colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Bonjour Pat,
This is such a colourful bird and it's so beautiful, much appreciated for this shring!
good use of flash to achieve the best sharpness, good colour and superb details in the shot
very well done
best regards and take good care

Hallo Pat
What a lovely blue-eyed, sharp beak, dainty little fluffball. I am amazed by the very bright and striking colours of this bird's plumage. The very tiny paws are hardly noticeable. This is a very sweet and cute image, which brightened up the day. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2008-05-16 2:28]

Wow! What a colourful bird! Fatastic capture. Beautiful colours, composition and nice details!

very cute and interesting bird, TFS Ori

Spettacolare cattura, ottimo POV, molto bella la composizione anche se un po' disturbata dal rametto sfocato, ottima nitidezza, molto belli i colori con luce artificiale. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-16 7:40]

Hi Pat. What a colourful one this is. a cute liitle thing. Its colouirs all merge into each other. good detail and a nice POV. well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-16 10:28]

Hello Pat,
Beautiful photo of this special bird. Excellent colours with an excellent contrast against the dark BG. The flash worked very well. Great timing and pose. Very good sharpness.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-16 10:46]

Hi Pat.
What a beauty you managed to catch. I also like wonderful fairy-tail scenery. Flash work is superb. Illumination of the bird, sharpness, details and colour reproduction are great. My compliments and many thanks for sharing.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-16 13:16]

What a gorgeous little bird!
The colouring is amazing!
Excellent sharpness and clarity.
Very good composition and a good POV.
Superb flash-work.
Well done, Pat!


Wow - What a colorful little bird Pat!
Thanks for sharing this little gem of a bird..
Love the open beak pose as it looks upward :)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-17 7:57]

Salut Pat! Bravo pour ce beau Cubain! C'est net et l'exposition est très bien réussie. Belle pose et jolie composition. Du bon travail, même en voyage! :-)


Hello Pat,

This sounds more like a cocktail than a bird!

Very good details of the colours and their pattern! I have never seen such a colourful, silky bird before! Even the beak is a bright colour!

Good composition.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-17 20:29]

Hi Pat,
Wonderful shot of this cute little bird with amazing colours and details on its plumage. Superb use of flash lighting and you have captured a fine pose here. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

Hello Pat,
A colourful little fellow!
Seems like he is full of happy song, celebrating the season...
Good point of view and a well composed presentation!
I also like to take this opportunity to thank you for support and advice!
It has been great and I have learned a lot through the many fine presentations in TrekNature!
Pablo -

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-20 5:24]

Hi Pat,
very good capture of this beautiful looking bird, excellent composition and pose with wonderful bright colours, well done!

Much thanks for your kind words on critique...

...and as to your most colourful image...a full frame of wonderful colours Pat. Cuba eh? We still cannot go there...well even if we could, I cannot although I have a son going to Jamaica in a couple weeks...these tropical birds are always a pleasure to see..Very well framed.

Hola Pat.
Una hermosa criatura con un plumaje precioso.
Buen encuadre y definición.
Saludos, JL.


Hello Pat,
great capture, beautiful bright vivid colors, good
sharpness, exellent composition and good point of view,
nice light and great pose.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-20 11:56]

Bonjour Pat,
What an amazing capture!
Todies are fantastic birds and to be able to photograph the Cuban Tody in the wild is quite an achievement. You have captured this singing male quite sharply in a fine pose and with good use of flash to bring out the colours.
TFS this delightful image,

Hi Pat, wonderful bird with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Coucou Pat,il est superbe ce petit oiseau,très jolie compo,les couleurs sont magnifiques, bravo.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-20 23:42]

Salut Pat,
Very good photo of this precious bird. Colors on the plumage and the eye is so beautiful. TFS

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-05-20 23:43]

Salut Pat,
Très spécial et très coloré ce petit oiseau. Belle présentation d'un oiseau que je vois pour la première fois sur TN.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-21 4:41]

Hello Pat,
I'd love to see a Tody, its such a pretty little bird! You're lucky to have got such a fine shot of it with great focus on the eye and good details of the colourful plumage. It looks good against the dark background too.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

salut Pat

belle image de ce joli oiseau de la forêt tropicale, excellent POV,
je dirais de sa tête une belle couleur vert métalique,
également belle luminosité de l'oiseau, j'aimes sa pose, TFS


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-05-21 7:38]

salut Pat
Quel jolie présentation.Bon PDV et image en focus le details ets excellent et les couleurs sont fabuleuses.
Bravo et merci Michel

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-05-21 21:24]

Hello Pat,
Very nice bird, very colorful. Great composition, it has
very nice blue eyes.. Well done


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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-21 22:45]

Oh my Pat what a find,this is so colourful it has got all the colours of the rianbow.This one reminds one of the coloured chicks bak here in India, after they are dipped n colour so that birds preying around wont recognise them.Thye are such cheeky colours that doesnot look natural yet gives a stunning look to this little birie.
Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

Bonjour Pat,

Très bonne composition. J'aime beaucoup la pose de l'oiseau. Excellents angle de vue et focus. Superbes couleurs.
Bonne journée,

Bonjour Pat,

Le todier sur la branche est impressionnant. Le sujet est bien cadré. Cet oiseaua de belle couleurs que la lumière fait ressortir. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'oiseau. Je quitte pour Cuba samedi pour une semaine de vacances. Bonne journée.


Salut Pat
Superbe oiseau bien présenté dans cette composition agréable à voir. Très jolies couleurs et bon point de vue.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Magnifique contraste pour cet oiseau coloré.
Bonne journée.

salut pat
je ma demande si tu as eu beaucoup de mal a peindre cet oiseau!!!!!
bien que la branche gene un peu c'est une tres jolie photo.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-06-01 9:41]

Hi Pat

What a stunning looking bird! I love the wonderful colours! Cute pose, great POV and excellent sharpness



Salut M'sieur,comme je te l'ai déjà dit de vive voix,je l'adore ce p'tit todier,il magnifique.Bien vu

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2008-07-03 12:22]

Bonjour Pat

WOW! Quel superbe volatile!!! Les couleurs sont magnifiques le bec ouvert (chantant je suppose) est un beau bonus! Dommage pour la branche floue qui fait un cercle et qui attire l'oeil...

Bravo et merci!


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