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Baltimore Oriole (Male)

Baltimore Oriole (Male)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-30 19:47
Viewed: 3266
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Took this shot of a male Baltimore Oriole while up at Magee Marsh this past spring. The Baltimore Oriole is one of the more colorful birds to visit Ohio each year.

Arriving in late May they construct a sock-like nest in which they raise 4-5 young. Incubation period takes from 12-14 days and the young are fledged in two weeks.

Orioles can be attracted to feeders using orange halves, grape jelly or sugar water.

For more info on Baltimore Orioles click here

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-30 23:14]
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Hello Ron,
An impeccable shot of the Baltimore Oriole!
The diagonal positioning of the split branch that it is posed on making this a fine composition. The colours, sharpness and POV also add to the appeal of this image.
Thanks and have a good Sunday,

  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-10-31 0:00]
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Well composed shot with impeccable position of the Bird nice warm colors and great detail Ron! The chosen f/5, with the focal length of 200mm and the powerful 5D MarkII created a magical image!
George Veltchev

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-31 1:07]
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Hello Ron,
very beautiful capture of this bright feathered bird. So lively with the texture of the tree trunk adding natural composition. The pose by the bird is so cute.
You have composed the background so pleasantly giving a lively scene to enjoy.


Hi Ron. This is such a beautiful bird with bright colors. You have done well with the capture with such a well defined details especially around the head and beak. Love the framing and very good contrast with textured trunk. Very good work with the lens and thanks so much for sharing. Greetings from rainy Malaysia - Jusni

Hello Ron,
I like your picture, it's well composed with a nice pose of the bird. And the bird stands out nicely from the BG.
It's pretty sharp with good details and with amazing colours.
Well done.


Hello Ron,
This is a wonderful capture of this very lovely bird.The colors,light and sharpness are excellent.TFS.

Hi Ron,what a beautiful orange and what a nice position too,a very artistic way to show us this beauty of nature,great sharpness and colors in a difficult light.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hello Ron,
Great presentation of this Baltimore Oriole in a lovely pose. Good sharpness, details and very beautiful bright colours. Excellent DOF, POV and diagonal composition.

Bonjour Ron,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet sous une belle lumière, par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Woww.. superb, just superb my friend. Your choice of background have worked very well. The oriole is perfectly sharp and isolated against the green background. Composition also great! Well done MF Ron!
TFS and have a nice new week!


Hello Ron,
Very pretty capture, with fantastic colours, excellent diagonal composition and great sharpness. Thanks for the info about this lovely bird. Cheers,

Hello Ron,
Fantastic capture with superb details and excellent colours.
Superb vivid colours and very good focus.

Hello Ron,
Impressive image with this beautiful coloured bird. Excellent composition and fine details, too.

Hello Ron
Baltimore Oriole is what a beautiful bird with colorful plumage and lovely face. We have only Golden Oriole here. But it is very different with yellown body and black wings.
you greatly captured it, with great sharp details, POV/DOF and coloration. you nicely composed the shot with old trunk diagonal position. thanks for sharing. best wishes

Hola Ron

Gracias por tu comentario

Que bonitos colores para este pajaro, contrastes perfectos en toda la imagen, y una perfecta profundidad de campo. Imagen muy bella.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2010-11-01 4:55]
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Great colors and sharpness. And of course a very handsome bird. TFS.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-11-01 6:34]
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Hello Ron,

This is a very nice picture, what a wonderful plumage of these bird.
I like it the position and presentation excellent.
Compositon and presentation are very nice.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

Hello Ron
what a beautiful bird, i love his vivid colored plumage, the sharpness is amazing especially the head is well detailed, fine pose and very good light
a reakl beauty, TFS
Have a good night

Absolutely one of my favorite birds...even as a child....this looks like a Cibachrome print...they are very gorgeous. A PERFECT shot and with such grace and color!

Beautiful color and a very attractive composition make this one a winner. Very nice!


Hola Ron.
Beautiful and fine photo of this colorful Baltimore Oriole ("Calandria" in Spanish) We also have them around here and is also nice to hear them singing.
Nice pose, light and sharoness.
TFS My friend.
Ps I will put some oranges in my garden to catch them in a photo.

Hellow Ron,
Razor sharp image with spot on exposure.Vibrant oranges contrasting strongly against the black head and neck, well done.

hello Ron

very beautiful close-up photo of the
male of the Baltimore Oriole, shot with
fine POV and framing, beautiful light,
excellent focus sharpness and details,
beautiful eye-contact and expression
of his eye, TFS


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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 60 N: 95] (267)
  • [2011-01-14 9:42]
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Just Stunning! So sharp with perfect clarity and bokeh, and a great composition with striking colors!


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