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Brazilian Tanager

Brazilian Tanager
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-08-30 7:41
Viewed: 4016
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was a nice surprise to see this bird in Weltvogelpark Walsrode after exactly three years, when I photographed it in the wild in Brazil. See the photo in the workshop.
In the tree-garden behind the small restaurant in Casimiro de Abreu I found this beauty.
I hope you like both.

The Brazilian Tanager (Ramphocelus bresilius) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. It is found in Argentina and Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest. Endemic.
19 cm. Male bright red with black wings and tail (also mantle in southern race). Female and immature brownish, the latter gets increasing amounts of red with age.
Voice a constant, spaced jep or jip, diagnostic of species. Usually alone or in loose family groups.

Sources: Wikipedia and ‘All the birds of Brazil’ by Deodato Souza.

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To Gert-Paassen: welke foto?PeterZ 2 08-30 12:48
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hallo Mijn buurman Peter
super mooie kleuren heeft deze vogel
zit goed op het stokje met veel scherpte en details
hij is mooi !en de workshop foto mag er ook zijn
daar zie je zijn witte plek op zijn snavel heel goed
groetjes lou

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2010-08-30 7:57]

Gorgeous bird! Gary

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-30 8:00]

Hello Peter,
Great that we are neighbours today!
A very nice capture of this Brazilian Tanager. The pose and POV taken with nice sharpness and natural colours are excellent to show the striking beauty of this male.
I like the WS picture taken in the wild and that deserves more credit than you got for it then.
Thanks and best regards,

Wow, a Brazilian bird in Europe, Peter? I'm amazed.
It is a lovely black and red bird which you have shot from a very good perspective. The entire plumage is in view. I love the saturated colours here.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Peter,

Another remarkable capture where you share a beautiful bird!
The colours and its pretty posture of this beauty just adorable! Very well composed.
TFS and have a nice week!


Ciao Peter, lovely bird with fantastic colors, fine details and wonderful sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Peter. Just a wonderful show of colours! Very good compo.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-30 8:48]

Hi Peter,maybe the pis is a little ovestatured,and the sharpness too is the usual..what happen's my friend? EHEHEH...but the specie is fantastic,a black and red beauty never seen till now.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hallo Peter,
another very beautiful picture of this bird, splendid picture taken in Brazil too, good sharpness and bright colours, excellent POV and Composition with a lovely pose of this colourful bird.
Best regards

I am guessing red is the dominant colour here eh:-) It is sooo red it is almost shining. For a photographer it's akin to taking a picture of the sun.Wow. It certainly makes for a stunning image, 'specailly the way it posed and you clicked. I've only managed that once or twice. Nice!

Hello Peter,
impressive colors for this bird. Great details and background. Beautiful light. Very good image. Regards, Paolo

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-30 10:26]

Hi Peter,
Superb colors and fine details inthis photo, very nice Tanager specie, TFS!

Hello Peter
what a beautiful passerine bird and nice to see this colorful Ramphocelus bresilius again, with your great shot. red and black plumage show it very pretty. sharp details, POV, coloration and composition superb. nicely presented. thanks for sharing, best wishes

Hello Peter. Wonderflul photo of thi lovely and colourful bird with nice details, POV and composition.
thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-30 11:13]

Hello Peter,
A fantastic bird well captured in a fine pose. I like the composition too and the red colours against the green background. But really I prefer your picture in the Workshop!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-30 11:19]

Hello Peter,
This Brazilian Tanager is gorgeous! The perfect pose to really show off his sweet face, beautiful colors and lovely plumage. Colors and clarity are marvelous. I love the pose, close crop, background and composition.
Best regards Siggi

Hallo Peter,

Vind je het erg als ik de workshop foto mooier vindt? Zoniet jammer.
Deze is ook mooi maar die ander zit wat strakker in de veren en hier afgeknipte tak?
Wel mooie kleuren, ik heb volgens mij nog geen walsrodde op tn staan.


Hallo Peter
To look at this Brazilian Tanager with its brightly coloured red and black feathers is a sheer delight. I just love the way its head is tilted sideways and the details of the two coloured beak that is so beautifully seen. A great image with lots of lovely colours and most favourable centralized composition. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-30 16:12]

Hi Peter,

I have a feeling it was more exciting finding this beautiful exotic bird in the wild in Brazil even though it must have been a huge surprise to find it in your birdpark. The reds and blacks of this Tanager are striking. Wonderful details of the face and feathers. I love the black and white beak! A lovely composition on the branches with the leafy background.


Hi Peter,
A nice capture of this beautiful Brazilian Tanager bird. Very cute looking bird. Very good composition with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-31 3:21]

Fine closeup of very colorful bird, excellent colors. tfs.

Hola Peter

Que bonitos colores tiene este pájaro, tonos rojos y negros fabulosos. Que buena toma conseguistes, Felicidades. Perfecta composición y nitidez.

Gracias por tus comentarios.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Peter
grande scatto su di un bellissimo esemplare di Ramphocelus bresilius ottimamente ritratto per luce e colori.

Hello Peter
his image are superbe !! it's a very beautiful species with an amazing colored plumage, exellent focus on his eye, i like the head position and the open beak
the WS is wonderful too
Have a good night

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-09-02 20:49]

The colors on this tanager are brilliant, Peter,
and the contrast of the red and black is quite striking.
A good pose with tilted head and open beak.
Beautiful shot.
TFS. : )

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-09 4:54]

Hello Peter,
A very striking plumage for this S'American bird which you have seen again in Walsrode. I must say that I almost prefer the shot you have taken in Brazil because of the vivid expression of the bird. Anyway a good picture to make us know this beautiful Tanager-species.
Kind regards

Gorgeous bird, wow colors!!

woww. what a splendid bird Peter. Details, POV and composition are great. I love its colours and pose.
TFS and regards,

Hello Peter.
The red and black of this bird is really striking. Very nice shot from dorsal pov and the head turn.
Merry Christmas to you and family with kind regards - Jusni

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