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Palm Tanager

Palm Tanager
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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Green Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-15 4:48
Viewed: 5244
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The palm Tanager is closely related to the Blue-gray Tanager that some peolple think that they may in fact be the same species with two clour morphs. The Palm tanager inhabits cultivated areas and suburban districts; but, true to its name, it seems to favour palms and generally feeds at higher level above the ground. known locally as "Palmiste", it is common on Trinidad and has recently colonised Tobago, where it is becoming steadily more common. Generally dull olive green, it has yellowish wing coverts and dark primaries, so in flight it appears to have a pale wing bar.
It feeds on fruit, nectar and insects by foraging among palms and other trees which have small berries, often hanging upside down. Nests are built in palms or under eaves of houses, even on on the beams of verandah roofs. This is a restless bird full of nervous energy.

pac, Juyona, coasties, wkshelton, eruyanik, RAP, jmp, uleko, Robespierre, Hil, SkyF, jjcordier has marked this note useful
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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2006-08-15 4:50]

Hi Zeno,

A great pic!
I like the different shades of Y and G, well composed upon the blurred bg!

Super compo!


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-15 4:52]

Hi Zeno,

Nice sharp detail, POV and composition, the colours are lovely and the lighting on the bird is great.

Regards Hilary :)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-08-15 5:57]

Excelente el momento de este pajaro, y un disparo realmente acertado... felicidades y saludos

Hello Zeno

You show this pretty charachter well. I would have liked to see a bit more space at the bottom. Good quality work. :-)

Hi Zeno,
This is a very good catch with great details! Good pose of the bird too. Like some people already said, a little more space in the bottom would be nicer. I appréciate those colors and POV. Nice green BG too. TFS,

Good shot, I like the unusual pose and POV.

Good composition and sharpness, well done.

Looks like you had a lot of sucess on Tobago.

Hello Zeno, excllent colors, Bg, POV great details, very crisp, excllent use of DOF perfect blured Bg, Great work, TFS KYle

Hello Zeno!
So cloooose to this Tanager which i don't know about the species! Great pose you captured, you said that its characteristic position already. i like that branch also and the beautiful plain green on the bg.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-15 8:29]

Un acertada captura Zeno, con agradable POV y gran nitidez, que muestra los detalles del plumaje con toda claridad.
La intensa iluminación no interfiere en la visión del ave y el fondo suave realza aun más la belleza del mismo.
Saludos... Ricardo

A guessed right capture Zeno, with pleasant POV and great sharpness, that it shows the details of the plumage with all clarity.
The intense illumination doesn't interfere in the vision of the bird and the soft bottom even enhances more the beauty of the same one.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-15 9:42]

Hi Zeno,
Beautiful colors in every details of this shot: branch, bg and bird. Original pose and maximun details. A perfect composition, a soft and lovely light and an excellent pov make a perfect shot.
José M.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-08-15 11:09]

Superb - I like the colours and the lighting, and it's very sharp!
Thanks, Ulla

HI Zeno,
phantastic, what a wonderful moment.
This bird is hanging there in a nice pose, very good shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hoi Zeno,
Een prachtige plaat weer. Hoe krijg je het toch elke keer weer voor elkaar? Prachtig scherp, mooie kleuren en een goede achtergrond.
Groet, Ruud

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-08-15 22:03]

Hola Zeno.- Una bella foto, muy clata y con una gran definicion en los detalles y colores de esta ave. Luis52

Excellent shot! great POV, BG, colours and light. Well done, Zeno!
Best regards

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-16 13:02]

Hello Zeno,
excellent catch, great colors and wonderful sharpness. I love the light it brings out the great details very well.
Very nice composition.

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