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Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): birds i met in USA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-10-08 8:34
Viewed: 1888
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
seen a new bird! yesterday. once again, in my 'treasure island'. around 11: 30 am. after a bad weather & heavy rain for 18 hours, the next morning was bright, sunny. and all bird-watchers know very well that such a situation makes birds reckless.. they become more happy and less alert.

knowing that i had to go for birding. and i met some new birds :)

this bird, i knew was not a Great-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) that i usually get to see over there. Great-crested Flycatchers are slim and tall. but this bird was a bit healthier, calmer but bubbly :)

well, no doubt it was a 'flycatcher'. the shape & size said so. but which one? later, after studying for some time, i came to the conclusion that it might be an Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe). that's my most certain choice.. till now.
but still, i might be wrong. and in that case, i would like to get some expert advice and analysis.

thanks for viewing. happy to share..

PS: except slight cropping, adding border and text, no other editing is done in this photograph :)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-08 8:54]

Hello Ruby,
Very nice photo of this eastern Phoebe. It's still an immature, I think. Beautiful colours and good sharpness. Taken in a nice pose.

Hi dear Ruby
Wonderful capture of this species.Congrats for the search.Great POV and composition,wonderful natural colours and good sharpness.TFS
Have a good week!
Kind regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-10-08 16:55]

Hello Ruby,
I believe you are correct on it's identity, looks like an Eastern Phoebe to me. I had a few hanging around the garden a couple weeks ago and figured they were getting ready to head south for the winter.

I like the way you captured this particular bird out in the wide open, where we can get a great look at it's colors and unique features. Great eye contact and beautiful natural coloration. Did you get to observe it diving down for any insects?

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-10-09 4:27]

hello Ruby,
What a fine bird-picture with superb subtle colors. Love the background too. Very well done and a new bird for your collection.
Kind regards

Hello Ruby,
A great capture with beautiful colors, sharpness & pose. Well composed & presented with a nice POV. TFS & best wishes!


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