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Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1D MIV, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-01 18:23
Viewed: 2762
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was taken on my last day at pointe pelee in 2011 about 30 minutes before we put away all our gears.That is one thing that I find amasing with bird photography you never know when it will happen we had been looking for that specie for 4 days without luck and at the last minute it just happen to be there waiting for us.
From Audubon
7 1/2'' (19cm) In breeding plumage male brilliant scarlet with black wingsand tail.In non breeding plumage ,female and male olive green;male has black wing.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-11-01 18:38]

Hello Michel,
Congratulations on this fine looking photo of a male Scarlet Tanager in it's breeding plumage. I too got my first photo of one this year up at Magee Marsh and was as thrilled as you were.
You captured this particular bird in an attractive relaxed pose which gives it a very peaceful appearance. Love the vivid rich colors and wonderful detail. Nice catchlight in it's eye!!

Hello Michel
Beautiful species and impressive photo with very good composition, fantastic colors and good sharpness.

Ciao Michel, lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-11-01 23:53]

beautiful bird. interesting species. good light and closeup. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-11-02 3:03]

Salut Michel,un rouge magnifique bien saturee' pour avoir des excellentes details of plumes aussi,tres jolie espece et parfaite prise de vue aussi.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-02 7:57]

Hello Michel,
Excellent photo of this Scarlet tanager. Very difficult to get the right exposure on this bright orange/red colour. But here I can see detailed feathers. Nice frontal pose with eye contact.
Have a good weekend,

Hi Michel,
amazing colours of this bird. Nice point of view. Perfect composition. Very good presentation.
Have a nice weekend,

hello Michel
very good sharpness composition
the details and light are very good
i like this beautiful orange colour very much
thanks greeting lou

Hi Michel this is really a gorgeous bird and feathers details is amazing.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-11-02 10:46]

Wow Michel, hermoso migratorio que no he podido captar en una buena foto; hermoso color y detalle del ave...saludos.

Ciao Michel. Magnificent colours very good details in the great compo. Impressive focused eye. Best regards.


Hello Michel,
A fantastic close-up with such beautiful colors, details & pose. Well composed & presented with an attractive POV. TFS & best wishes!


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-11-03 4:53]

Hi Michel,
Excellent capture ..
Beautiful colours, great sharpness and a fine composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-11-03 5:00]

Hi Michel,
Excellent colours of this bird.
Perfect composition and details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-11-03 5:32]

Bonjour Michel,
On ne peut pas dire que cet oiseau a un plumage discret, mais il semble bien s'en acommoder, surtout si cela est pour la saison des amours..il faut bien briller un peu. Très joli contraste de couleurs sur ton image. Et un regard bien sympathique de l'oiseau vers le photographe.
Bien vu.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-11-03 12:05]

Hello Michael,
A beautiful picture of this wonderful bird. The colors are superb. Excellent details showing off the plummage and the face. I love the composition and background.Regards Siggi

Hello Michel,
Brilliant capture of a very interesting and nice species. Excellent colors, good details and sharpness. The focus and WB is at the highest quality range. I like very much the red shinning colors of this bird.
Thanks for sharing!

what a beautiful passerine bird with red plumage.
great capture from frontal view. splendid colors and great pose, focus.
thanks for sharing this great post, Michel.
best wishes my friend

Hello Michel,
beautiful close-up, sharpness and fantastic colors!
congratulations and thanks for sharing
good week
hello Vanni

A masterpiece, Michel. I like your observations in you note; you can never tell in nature photography.
What beautiful colours this Tanager has!
Thanks for sharing this gem from your archives.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-07 23:05]

Hello Michel,
A striking bird, well taken from a fine POV with excellent clarity and natural colours in a good composition against the contrasting neutral BG.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-14 5:48]

Hello Michel
how I love to see this lovely bird. The colors are amazing and you presented it so lively with the sharpness and smooth background.
exciting shot indeed.


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