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Golden-hooded Tanager

Golden-hooded Tanager
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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: 2011-12-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM+1.4X Canon
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-13 17:04
Viewed: 4790
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my recent vacation in Panama

The Golden-hooded Tanager, Tangara larvata, is a medium-sized passerine bird. This tanager is a resident breeder from southern Mexico south to western Ecuador.

Adult Golden-hooded Tanagers are 13 cm long and weigh 19 g. The adult male has a golden head with a black eyemask edged with violet blue above and below. The upperparts of the body are black apart from the turquoise shoulders, rump and edgings of the wings and tail. The flanks are blue and the central belly is white.

It resides from sea level to 1500 m altitude in the canopy of dense forests and semi-open areas like clearings, second growth and well-vegetated gardens.

Golden-hooded Tanagers occur in pairs, family groups, or as part of a mixed-species feeding flock. They eat certain small fruit, usually swallowed whole, and insects are also taken.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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A mind-blowing capture of this lovely bird, Mario.
Ideal point of view that shows the features and colours of the bird extremely beautifully.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Mario
Fantastic photo as usually!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-13 23:06]

Hello Mario.
Lovely birds with fantastic details,excellent sharpness,splendid light and wonderful natural colors.Best regards Siggi

Hello Mario.
The contrast in colours between the bird and its perch make an eye catching photograph.
The detail in the plumage around its head is very good with a nice catch light in the eye.
Regards Les.

this is absolutely STUNNING, what a bird, never saw this before today and totally spell bound. And then to catch it on that red thorny spine, just popped out at me this morning..my favorite!

hi Mario,
a fabulous bird it is! well, i know i have weakness for blue birds, but this one is simply awesome. the clarity of your photograph, natural light, and sharpness have done real justice to your subject.
thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-14 6:18]

Hello Mario,
Amazing beautiful photo in splendid colours and excellent sharpness. Nice blurred background. Taken from a great POV in a fine composition.

Hi Mario,

A beautiful bird with brilliant, vivid colors captured in its full glory... wonderful composition!!


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-01-14 16:15]

superb capture!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-16 11:05]

Hi Mario,
Another very nice photo of beautiful bird. Fantastic colours,composition and excellent detail.
Regards Jiri.

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