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Copyright: Jane Ogilvie (star05) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 66] (299)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-15
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-18 5:48
Viewed: 4014
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Solitary Vireo---i think by description. Olive green above and white below,with dull yellow flanks.

Habitat: Coniferous and mixed forests.
I spotted it in a crab apple tree..

Field Guide: This species was formerly called the "Blue-headed Vireo." handosme and distinctively patterned, it is known to most people as a fairly common migrant. It is extraordinarily tame and seems to ignore humans near it's nests. Frequently and incubating bird will allow itself to be touched. Like other vireos, it moves slowly and deliberately through the trees, peering with head cocked to one side in search of insects..

The season is changing nights cooler less insects and have a feeling these little fellows will not be here for very long..

robindb, nglen, papon, Arjun, jaycee, jconceicao, CeltickRanger, crs has marked this note useful
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Hi Jane,

The focus on this bird can only be described as perfect. Nice pose, composition and that background really complements the image. Well done.



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-18 8:59]

Hi Jane. This is a bird i have not seen so thanks for posting. It looks like the Blue Tit we have in England. You have taken this with fine detail and natural looking colours in the feathers. With a good POV/DOF. wel ldone TFS.

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  • papon (24)
  • [2008-09-18 9:22]

Hi Jane!!
Very clear and sharp capture of this bird. Well blurred background and a perfect focus on the object.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-09-18 10:12]

hi jane,
Lovely picture of this cute innocent looking bird :)


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-18 10:15]

Hi Jane,

This is very nice!! Excellent pose, focus, colors, details and composition. I love the blowing feathers. I haven't seen a Warbler or Vireo since the heat arrived in Arizona. I know how hard it is to capture one in the open like this and not fluttering around.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-18 10:29]

Hello Jane,
More than excellent photo in splendid colours and great sharpness. Fantastic POV, pose, DOF and composition. Wonderful BG. Very beautiful!

Hello Jane,

Great capture.
Beautuful colours with excellent detail.
Composition and light are good.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-09-18 15:09]

Exceptional image Jane,
Very sharp and detailed, captured in a very nice pose showing off it's beautiful plumage. Nice eye contact!
At first glance I thought this was a female Goldfinch, but the coloring on the head is not the same. Great job!!

hello Jane

excellent close-up shot of this Vireo with fine POV and framing,
excellent sharpness and details of the foreground of the image
and i love the all green blurred background, TFS


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-18 20:59]

Hello Jane,

What a nice portret of the bird. Your photo has a nice sharp image with excelent rendered natural colors. You got a good eye contact with the bird and it atitude looks very natural.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-20 14:03]

Hello Jane, hard bird to catch because it's so small and fast, you've done it perfectly, good job! Thanks!


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