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Another great kiskadee

Another great kiskadee
Photo Information
Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Brazil, Birds in Brazil, Mocambo Park, Nature in Patos de Minas 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-26 12:47
Viewed: 4658
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Below, the same note I published yesterday.

We call this bird "bem-te-vi". It is an onomatopoeia. When people listen to the bird's voice, they think it sounds similar to words which, in Portuguese, can be understood as “I saw you well” or “Honey, I saw you”. Therefore, the "bem-te-vi" offers us, Brazilians, a suggestive singing.

Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Lanius

The great kiskadee is a large member of the flycatcher family. It is about ten inches in length. It has black and white stripes on the crown and sides of its head. It has a white line above its eyes. Its chest and undersides are a bright yellow and its throat is white. Its back and wings are brown and its bill and legs are black.

The great kiskadee lives in open woodlands, streamside thickets, groves, orchards and parks.

The great kiskadee can be found from extreme southern Texas south to Argentina.

The great kiskadee eats insects like beetles, wasps, grasshoppers, bees and moths. Despite the fact that it is a flycatcher, it also eats berries, seeds, mice, frogs, fish and lizards. It also will dive straight into the water to catch fish.

Kiskadees are monogamous. A male will mate with only one female. Mating season begins in late March. The female great kiskadee lays two to five creamy-white and brown speckled eggs in a domed nest made of sticks, grass, moss and bark. The nest has a single entry hole and is lined with soft material like wool and feathers. The nest is usually built in a thorn tree or bush. Both parents defend the nesting territory and care for the young.

The great kiskadee is named for its loud "kis-ka-dee" call. It travels in pairs and aggressively protects its nesting territory. One of its most feared predators is the coral snake and the kiskadee will stay away from anything that has the same color pattern as the coral snake.

ISO 400
Post process on Photoshop CS2

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-09-26 12:50]

Hi Livio Soares de Medeiros ,
it is an amazing shot...
colors of the bird seems wonderful...
a great pose...
very very beautiful bird...
I love it :)))

It's a beuty, Livio.
The composition are very good and very good pose with the bird on the stone by the water. Very good POV, nice colours and god details.
Excellent work.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-09-26 13:58]

well Livios,
nice to see you again, I see you have a new camera, wow,I am impressed, and what a clear shot, good composition, good colours, well a fantastic photo, much succes with this camera.
gr. Jaap

Hi Livio,
Excellent capture. The detail and colors are great. The water makes a nice contrasting backround here, Well Done!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-09-26 21:45]

Bel oiseau avec de belles couleurs. La lumière et la netteté sont parfaites.

Félicitations pour cette belle composition.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-09-26 23:24]

This is an even better photo of the kiskadee Livio. I love the angle of his head looking right at you. The sharpness and colours are good, especially against the water. Good job.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-27 5:56]

Hello Livio!
Very nice capture.Colors,details,POV,sharpness,colors,catchlight in eyes,pose of bird and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Another good one Livio. Good composition nad well exposed.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-09-27 16:47]
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Estão por toda parte... são muito expertos e bravos, já vi enfrentando grandes aves. Ao mesmo tempo são ariscos a aproximação não é muito fácil.
Uma boa "pose", boa nitidez, contraste e cores. Ficou uma excelente foto.

Una foto exelente, perfectamente enfocada y el verde del agua no puede enmarcar mejor al pajaro.

Muy buena foto!

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