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Blue Honeycreeper

Blue Honeycreeper
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Copyright: SCOTT JOHNSON (squirrel400) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 1 N: 65] (323)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: NikonD200, nikon 24-120 VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-10 17:55
Viewed: 5190
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens Ohio USA ... in the Rainforest ..

Not a local critter ..

Certain of the 35 species of coerebine honeycreepers are called sugarbirds. Many feed on nectar, in tropical forests and gardens. All are small, most are brilliantly coloured, and many have thin, downcurved bills; the tongue is brushy and may be double-tubed.

The red-legged, or blue, honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus) of Cuba and Mexico to Ecuador and southern Brazil is 13 centimetres (5 inches) long; the breeding male is shiny blue, with black upperparts and mask. The nest, typically a cup made in a forked twig, usually contains two eggs.

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Hi Scott,
Beautiful shot great colors and nice composition with the angle branch, very sharp and great colors. TFS. Best regards/lawhill

Nice bro
what a beauty , nice colours..
no equipment details ???

amazing bird, or rather a jewel, TFS Ori

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-08-10 23:37]

Hi Scott,

First of all,welcome to TN,
this is a nice picture of a colorfull bird I never saw before,well captured with a nice POV,although a pity that the picture has not the 800 pix which are allowed on this site,anyway tfs and haope to see more shots,


AMAZING Scott!!!!!!!
great colors,compo,BG!excellent close up!

Hello Scott,
A little late, I know, but a warm welcome to TrekNature.
What a great colorful bird image to start of with.
Pity the image size is a little small, but nevertheless details are wonderfully visible.
Composition, sharpnes and lighting are excellent and the soft background, against wich the bird does stand out perfectly, is very pleasing.
Hope to see more of these beautiful images from you in the near future.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice Sunday,

Hi Scott
What a brilliant blue this little Honeycreeper is. I wish we had this species in Canada, he's a little cutie. Excellent POV and DOF. Lighting and colours are wonderful.
TFS Janice

This is beautiful-the color and the sharpness and the composition. What a beautiful blue!

Only one word to express my view: OUTSTANDING register.
A few notes on the: "Blue Honeycreeper" would have been great. Minor issue. I'll look it up on the internet.
Welcome to TN.
Friendly greetings from Calgary from Mario.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-08-12 20:26]

Hi Scott. Welcome to TN. This is a superb photo of this colourful little bird. Well taken and presented. TFS. Murray.

  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-14 14:01]

Now this is nature photography -- fine colours, excellent details, no silly setups or studio work

Hi Scott,
welcome to TN family with a nice capture of colorful honeycreeper. great details, and sharpness. colors, composition, POV very nice. thanks.
best wishes

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-08-20 15:57]

HI Scott!
Great POV and compo, astonishing colors on this little fellow!Awesome shot.

Hi Scott,

Thanks for showing me this fantastically beautifull little sugarbird/sunbird. So, so beautifull. Your picture is very good. The pose is fantastic, as is the BG. Well done.


Hey Scott,
What a colourful image. My only critic is that the detail of the black feathers on the top side of the bird is lost and the head feathers have no texture or detail either, but still quite a nice image.
Cheers Steve.

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