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The Baltimore Oriole in-flight

The Baltimore Oriole in-flight
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3388 W: 70 N: 9898] (37233)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-13 20:29
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hello friends, today in afternon i have done
my best in-flight photo, the Baltimore Oriole

photo shot with my Fujifilm bridge camera
in RAW, ISO400, Flash, Flash correction + o.7

from All About Birds website :


« With its brilliant orange and black plumage,
the Baltimore Oriole's arrival is eagerly awaited
by birders each spring migration. Its preference for
open areas with tall trees has made it a common
inhabitant of parks and suburban areas.

The "orioles" of the Americas were named
after similarly-appearing birds in the Old World.
The American orioles are not closely related to the
true orioles in the family Oriolidae. They are more
closely related to blackbirds and meadowlarks.
Both New and Old world orioles are brightly
colored with red, yellow, and black; have long tails
and long pointed bills; build hanging, woven nests;
and prefer tall trees around open areas. »



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I am so happy! My favorite bird. I saw them in Ohio as a child but never after age 7 in 1952....besides an occasional glance here and there in a magazine...this is my first real look from a professional. How lucky for you! Your best ever!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-13 20:49]
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Hi Asbed,

You are so right - this is your best yet! I think there will be many many more best yets for you. I have never seen a Baltimore Oriole "in real life" but you are showing me just how beautiful he is. Excellent details and wonderful colors of the entire bird. The wings are magnificent. Background and composition are lovely. I'm so proud for you - you should be very happy. Congratulations, friend.


Hi Asbed,

Congratulations on this excellent in-fligth shot of a beautiful Baltimore Oriole, wonderful colours and detail, love the excellent wing spread, a beautiful shot well taken,

Cheers Rick :)

Hi Asbed a fine capture of a beautiful oriole from nice POV,
excellent clarity and details.
TFS and greetings from London.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2009-05-13 22:22]

Hello Asbed,
A beautiful bird well caught in flight. This capture of a Baltimore Golden Oriole is sharp, taken from a fine POV with fine timing and well composed against a superb OOF late spring BG of blue sky and emerging leaves.
Thanks for sharing this,

Great capture Asbed. Not only did you get the shot with the wings out, you got the tail feathers out too. Perfect. Trevor

hi Asbed
beautiful subject, with the feathers stretched out in all their length,photo that shows the beauty of birds, the charm to fly,
very fine photo

Hello Asbed,
another splendid picture of a bird in-flight taken from an excellent POV with good sharpness, great timing to capture a great posture of this Baltimore Oriole, very well composed.
Best regards

Ciao Asbed, fantastic flying bird with wonderful colors, great capture with fine details and excellent sharpness, splendid focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-14 12:55]

Hi Asbed. Yes this is a very good inflight picture of the Baltimore Oriole . Your timing has the wings wide open with ood detail .and the golden yellow of the feathers. All with good notes well done TFs.

Hello Asbed
You are right, This is your best in flight, to date!
Now you have hit a special capture such as this one is, you will have gained a certain knowledge about how to approach future in flights.
The wings spread and tail feathers balancing the flight of this gorgeous Oriole are captured in stunning detail, the colours are perfect as is the sharpness.
Excellent Camera Work and I still dont have a clue how you achieved this with your camera!!
All the Best

bonjour Asbed
tes photos d'oiseaux en vol sont de plus en plus beaux et prennent les couleurs du printemps, les feuilles aux arbres egaillent l'image, même les oiseaux sont plus colorés, merci pour cet oriole en vol

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2009-05-14 16:42]

Salut Asbed,
en effet, très réussi Bravo !

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-14 20:57]

Hi, dear Asbed.
Only half an hour I have come back for a shot business trip and in a few minutes I got to University on lecture. And I was very glad to see your link and to watch your amazing in-flight shot. It is wonderful in every aspect. First of all it is fine timing and superb sharpness of the bird image. Exposure of the shot and reproduction of the bird's colouration are spot on too. Even compose of the shot is great desptire the fact that you have pictured the bird in fast flight. Bravo. My kind regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5086 W: 166 N: 13015] (48464)
  • [2009-05-15 8:48]

Hello Asbed,
Indeed a very good photo. Great sharpness and natural colours in a fantastic composition. Excellent timing.
Have a good weekend,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2700 W: 278 N: 4891] (19776)
  • [2009-05-17 18:53]

Fantastic stop action work Asbed!!
Love the fully extended wings and the way they are illuminated in the sun light!! Great capture!! TFS.

Bonjour Asbed,

La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de cet oriole de baltimore en vol. Les branches cadrent bien l'oiseau. L'image est claire et nette. La qualité de la lumière rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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