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Oriolus oriolus

Oriolus oriolus
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-06-07 3:08
Viewed: 3607
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Oriolus oriolus (Linnaeus 1758). Male on a tree Morus alba (White Mulberry).
Golden Oriole

Oriolus oriolus is a passerine bird in the family Oriolidae(L 22-25 cm).
The adult male is a striking bright yellow bird with black wings, black tail and reddish bill. The adult female is green above and off-white with fine streaking below. It is a shy bird, and even the male is remarkably difficult to see in the dappled yellow and green leaves of the canopy.
Oriolus oriolus is the only member of the family Oriolidae breeding in northern hemisphere temperate regions. It is a summer migrant in Europe and western Asia and spends the winter season in the tropics. It inhabits tall deciduous trees in woodland, orchards or parks and spends much of its time in tree canopies.
The name "oriole" was first used in the 18th century and is an adaptation of the scientific Latin genus name, which is derived from the Classical Latin "aureolus" meaning golden.

In Cyprus Oriolus oriolus is a fairly common spring and autumn passage migrant. It is also a regular but rare and localised breeding species.

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Hi Christodoulos

Beautiful bird, coluour and sahrpnes is very well ..TFS, regards


Hi Chris,

Fabulous quality work here my friend, superb detailed sharpness with so much clarity, lovely yellows against the blue sky background, good exposure and a very strong composition, congratulations and well done,
Best Regards Chris and have a nice day,


Ciao Christodoulos. The perfect paint MF! A winner POV with fabolouse colours results. Excelelnt DOF.


Hello Christodoulos
What a beautiful bird you presented here, beautiful colors, details and composition. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic captured!, The details are nice and so clear, Sharpness is perfect,
beautiful colours, lighting, exposure and depth of field are spot on and the point of view is also very good, A superb Image!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent photo of this Golden Oriole with
the POV en contre-plongé (against diving)
to show us how high he is perched on the tree,
excellent light, great focus sharpness details, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-07 5:01]

Fantastic choice of point of view to create this magnificent contrast whit the yellow and the blue,great great details of the fruits and plums,very professional light balance,as you know the yellow in the sun is always difficult to take so well.My greats compliments,another wonderfull suprise in your fantastic gallery.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hallo Christodoulos,
a fantastic capture of the Golden Oriole taken from an excellent point of view with outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours, not easy to take such perfectly this shy splendid bird, very well done
Best regards

Hello Chris,
excellent capture of this bird, with fantastic clarity, focus and splendid colours!!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-07 5:48]

Hello Christodoulos,
What an amazing colours in this photo, really breath taking. Superb sharpness, details, POV and composition.

Hello Christodoulos,

A pretty little fellow indeed, that no doubt stands out in its surroundings!
An amazing yellow plumage that contrasts well with the black pattern in the wings...
A pleasant composition of high technical quality!

Pablo -

good photograph with great clarity. colorful bird.

Superb point of view, wonderful colours and great detail. regards yiannis

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-06-07 6:48]

Hi Christodoulos,
Wonderful shot. Your used point of view shows of this amazing yellow bird on blue background and this is very impressive contrast. Sharpness details and very nice composition it is perfect presentation foto. Great work! TFS.
Best regards

hello Christodoulos
super sharpness and beautiful colours MAKE,s a Super Picture
thanks greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-06-07 8:21]

Hello Christodous,
Excellent capture of a Golden Oriole, that is a rare vistor to my country and very difficult to photograph.
This is very sharp, well composed and the natural colours superb, especially the contrast of the bright yellow with the blue sky.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-07 8:36]
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Hi Chris,

Incredible shot. How could you come so close? This bird is incredible shy!!
Terrific colors and very good sharpness. This is a photo to be proud of. Not many people have seen this beautiful bird from so close. You were extremely lucky. Congratulations on such a great shot.


Hi Christodoulos,
really beautiful colours! Excellent point of view. Perfect sharpness. Great depth of field. Very good light conditions.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-06-07 9:18]

Hello Christodoulos.
Amazing colors. Wonderful capture of this Golden Oriole. Details are so sharp. Great DOF and POV, nice composition with this plant and blue sky.Best regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos,
A fine capture of this beautiful colored bird. I like the great sharp details on the plumage, the superb blue sky as a BG that makes a great contrast with the bird. Well done!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-06-07 9:49]

Hi Christodoulos,
Splendid lights and colors, interesting species, TFS!

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  • egres Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 144] (754)
  • [2011-06-07 10:20]

Hi Christodoulos
What a beautiful shot of the oriole. Love the posture of the bird and the rich bright color. A perfect composition
Regards from Québec

Hi Christodoulos,

A beautiful picture of this lovely bird. Nice sharpness too!


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-06-07 13:05]

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent colors and sharpness of this photo.Wonderful composition with great details and taken from a perfect POV.TFS.

Magnífico y atractivo travajo y eso que disparaste desde un ángulo bajo.
Bellos colores y el acompañamiento de la morera aún da más vida y alegría.
Saludos Christo.: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Christodoulos,
WOW!... What a colors MF!...And a sky for 100 points!... The POV was very complex, but well resolved I think! Nice shot!
Regards, TFS

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-07 19:03]

Hello Christodoulos!
Wow! Incredible shot! Amazing colors, sharpness and excellent POV.The lightness is also great! Vey nice job, indeed! Impossible to imagine somethink better! TFS
Regards from,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-06-08 4:53]

Hello Christodoulos,
Very striking color-contrast, we cannot miss the shot. An interesting picture of this beautiful Golden Oriole perched on a White Mulberry tree.
Well composed and luminous shot.
Kind regards

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Très bonne valorisation du sujet dans un environnement agréable, sous un bon angle de prise de vue et grâce à la merveilleuse oppsotion de couleurs avec l'arrière-plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ciao Christodoulos, splendid bird in a beautiful natural ambientation, wonderful natural colors, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hola Christodoulos

Una imagen muy bella, una nitidez asombrosa, un ave muy bello, y unos colores extraordinarios. No se que mas decirte, salvo que felicidades y gracias por compartir esta obra de arte.

Un saludo de Antonio

what kind of subject are your favourites Chris ?

excellent capture, nice colors, perfect details, and good control of the light,

congratulations !

ciao, tino

Hi Christodoulos,This is a excellent capture. Very sharp and great natural colors.TFS

Hello Christodoulos,

I am speakless, one word suburp.


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-06-08 13:10]

What a perfect combination of colors! Great capture!

In Israel we rarely see this oriole.

All the best,


Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful Oriolus oriolus with a nice colors and light,
Excellent details and sharp picture of this lovely bird,
I like the pose of the bird and the point of view..
all my compliments

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