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Copyright: Lawhill Russo (lawhill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 2 N: 565] (2054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikkor 70-200mm f:2.8 D VR
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jmp *2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-11 17:25
Viewed: 3926
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yellow legged Honeycreeper (male)

The typical honeycreepers are small birds in the tanager family. They are found in the tropical New World from Mexico south to Brazil.
They occur in the forest canopy, and, as the name implies, they are specialist nectar feeders with long curved bills.
The four Cyanerpes species have colourful legs, long wings and a short tail. The males are typically glossy purple-blue and the females greenish.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-07-11 17:54]

Beautiful image of that bird.Excellent POV & sharpness.The details in the plumage is outstanding so are the colors.Loveley composition , congradulation.
TFS Michel

Very fine Honeycreeper Lawhill.
Good lighting,focus, POV.
Well done.


Hi Lawhill,
excellent capture of this very beautiful colored bird. As like coloration and sharpness, composition, details on feathers, POV, frame very nice. Thanks for sharing.
Well done

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-11 18:29]

Hello Lawhill,
Fantastic close up of this very beautiful and atractive
bird, it has amazing colors. Great POV and composition
the photo is also very sharp and well focused..
..Well Done!

"I'll Be Back"

You have it down to an almost grab shot with what would take anyone else hours to set up and wish for. As per your usual...a remarkable capture. I am always impressed...never fails...


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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-11 19:41]

A stunning brilliant blue! Great POV and nice glint of light in eye. Excellent details in plumage and feet. Good composition nicely framed.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-07-11 20:27]

Hi Lawhill, this bird has some incredible colour. You've done a great job with this sharp shot. The composition with him on the angled branch is good and the depth of field is very good. Your detail is terrific. Love that eye.

Thanks, John

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-07-11 20:47]

great focus good colors nice focus nice background.

Really sharp colours!Exposure is surprising to me... flash and 2.8 for a 1/250 to me would mean a way over exposure. Must test this setting sometime.I think the flash fill worked great for the details.
Good work as usual

hi lawhill,
nice shot of this beautiful blue bird, the colours are saturated cwell, nice pov, lovely contrast between the bg and the bird, nice composition,
tfs & regards

What magnificent colours this glorious looking bird has Lawhill. The image is magnificent too with such good sharpness and detail. A very impressive bird and an impressive image of it.

amazing pic, what do u need a frame for such a striking pic ? Ori

you did a great photo

Hi Lawhill
very noisy, but not really disturbing, giving nice texture recalling my old Kodakchrome 200.
Brilliant colours and nice catchlight in the eye, very nice full framed compo too

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-07-12 0:44]

Hi Lawhill,

A nice capture of this bluebird with white shoes,well captured with good POV and dof,well done and tfs


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-12 1:08]

Hi Lawhill,
Splendid shot of this beautiful Honey Creeper. Brilliant colours and sharp details on its plumage with neat focus. I like its pose too. Excellent POV and the BG highlights the subjects well. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

spectacular colours,beautiful capture with great pov and sharpness,nice composed

Hi Lawhill.
Stunning image, composition, DOF, colour and detail are all amazing. The flash has bought out the intense blue beautifully and not over-exposed, well done.

New Zealand

Hi Lawhill,
Excellent capture of this beautiful (hummer) like bird. Very beautiful colors and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-12 4:06]

Hi Lawhill,
Lovely capture of this charming bird. It has great colors. Focus, composition and details are very good. TFS

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-12 7:34]

Hi Lawhill,

I have never seen a Royal Blue bird before! The colors are magnificent! Beautiful feet and even the claws are unusual looking. Fantastic details from head to toe. I love the composition on the diagonal branch.


bonjour lawhill
toujours ce leger grain dans le BG mais l'oiseau est tellement beau que cela passe presque inaperçu.
bon POV e tDOF.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-07-12 11:20]

Hello Lawhill,
Fantastic photo of this Honeycreeper. POV, focus, sharpness and eye-contact are excellent. Great colours and composition.

Hi Lawhill,

What a beauty
Never seen such a blue bird
SUPERB sharp details, POV, colours and lighting

TFS Thijs

What a stunning combination of black and blue on the plumage of this beautiful bird, Lawhill!
Very apt point of view from which you have captured this beauty extremely well.
Nikon D200 seems to be working at its best in your hands.
Well done and thanks for sharing the image.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-07-13 16:18]

Hi Lawhill,
wow this is quite the color on this bird, no hiding with that plumage.
You captured this fabulous bird very well, the sharpness and the details are wonderful.

Hello Lawhill,
A very pretty bird photographed very nicely, Honeycreepers are beautiful birds. The lighting worked out great in this image as the vivid blue is so intense. :)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-15 19:55]

Hello Lawhill

A brilliant coloured bird well captured .The pose is very good.Excellent focus.The plumage really shows well.Nicely placed in the frame.Great job.TFS


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-16 13:43]

Hi Lawhill,
Really a beautiful bird! Perfect colours and great details!
TFS, José M.

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