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Summer Tanager - female

Summer Tanager - female
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-18 17:32
Viewed: 5542
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my 2007 holiday in Mexico.
For Everton De Melo (demeve) who posted recently some very interesting birds from Yucatan - Mexico.

Summer Tanager
Piranga rubra Order PASSERIFORMES - Family THRAUPIDAE

The only entirely red bird in North America, the Summer Tanager is a bird of southern forests. It specializes in eating bees and wasps, both in the summer and on its wintering grounds in Central and South America.

Medium-sized songbird.
Male entirely red; female dull yellow.

Size: 17 cm (7 in)
Weight: 30 g (1.06 ounces)

Sex Differences
Male bright red, female greenish yellow.
(from "All About Birds")

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Hello Mario
This is really a special and handsome looking bird. You have captured it in a most pleasant pose, displaying all its lovely features. The details of the plumage is greatly captured and displayed. Focus and sharpness is splendid, camera work just great! Thanks for sharing, this very admirable bird.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2009-03-19 12:12]

Hi Mario
very nice colors
very good sharp and detail
very well done

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-05-03 19:05]

Wonderful image Mario!!
Love the gorgeous yellow coloring and fine detail. Great eye catch light!! Beautiful bird!! TFS.
I would love to get a 400MM lens someday, right now I only have a 75-300 4.5-5.6 IS. I usually use my 200MM 2.8 IS because I can use it in lower lighting situations. The only drawback is that I have to be really close in order to get good detail.

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