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Turquoise Tanager

Turquoise Tanager
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-22 1:53
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We were in a small village Casimiro de Abreu, north of Rio on a fazenda. Behind the fazenda was a big garden. In that garden were many birds. The owner loves birds very much and every day the woman of the owner put some fruit on the branches of the trees and bushes. She can identify all the birds, except for one bird. During years she is trying to identify this bird.
So she asked me to put this bird on internet and wait for the reactions.
The drawing on the wings is like a Paradise Tanager. But that's the only correspondence.
Maybe somebody can help.

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To cuckooroller: Unknown TanagerPeterZ 1 08-22 03:05
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Interesting bird shot, Peter!
I don't know so much about South Americas bird and can't help you with ID.

Hi Peter,
Put her mind to rest. This is a Turquoise Tanager (Tangara mexicana). Most of the races of this Tanager have a yellow belly, and if she has searched for it on internet she may have been misled by looking at the races outside of SE Brazil. This is race brasiliensis, and it has a white belly. An adult. Nice bird.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-22 3:44]

Hello Peter,
Fine capture of a Turquoise Tanager with good sharpness, fine pose and POV, great neutral natural BG and excellent composition.
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)
  • [2007-08-22 7:43]

Hi Peter,
Outstanding shot of this beautiful bird with such lovely colours and sharp details on its plumage. Superb lighting and you have captured a fine pose set against the smooth BG. Excellent POV and DOF here. Good to see that it has been identified by our valued member Steve. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Peter,
Fine sharp detail and great color on this Tanager image.
Well composed with good light.

Hello Peter lovely detail, great colours and contrast nice pose and eye contact, great dof and nice light with good eye catchlight tfs rgds Necip.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-22 12:13]

Hi Peter
Well composed image.Colors and details are excellent.Nice POV and DOF .I like the catch light in the eye.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-22 13:04]

Hi Peter. A very good close up shot of the colourful bird. you have captured the detail so well. sharp focusing. with a nice POV/ DOF. very well done TFS.

Hi Peter.
Nice photo,very charpand good BG.

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  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 78] (360)
  • [2007-08-26 6:50]

Hi Peter
Good capture and mystery solved.
Its colors makes it less attractive then others,
but it is a beautiful bird and you did a good job here.


Hi Peter,

Impressive capture of a handsome tanager! the colours and sharpness are nice and appealing. Great composition and exposure too. Well taken mF!
TFS and have a nice night!


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