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The pensive bird

The pensive bird
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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: 2005-01-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Brazil, Nature in Patos de Minas (fauna and flora) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-01 7:13
Viewed: 4291
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pitangus sulphuratus

This bird is called bem-te-vi. According to a Brazilian website, its name in English is great kiskadee. As a grown-up, the bem-te-vi’s size is approximately 15 centimeters. In fact, its name is an onomatopoeia. When people listen to its voice, they think its sound is similar to words in Portuguese, since they can be understood as “I saw you well” or “Honey, I saw you”. Therefore, the bem-te-vi offers us, Brazilians, a suggestive singing. If you wish to hear it, go to www.saudeanimal.com.br/bemtevi.htm

The bem-te-vi can be easily found here in Brazil, even in urban areas. At least here where I live.

They feed mainly on insects, but also on fruits, other birds’ eggs and flowers.

I took this photo in a place called Lagoa Grande (Big Lagoon). It’s not a difficult job to find this species there.

red45, willie, gerhardt, sAner, carper, naki, pompey, PDP, pgmoni, marhowie, Junim, sandpiper2, JeanMichel has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-01 7:33]
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And where is todays insect Livio :-) ? Nice photo, beautiful bird. I'm not sure about composition and BG. I don't like blue balustrade and I think there is too much space on the left - only my opinion. I like Portugeese language - it seems to be very melodious. Maybe some day I'll try to learn it [after English and Spanish ;-)].

Very nice colors on this bird Livio. Good clear detail and pose. Very well done

Nice shot, the bird is coming out very well one the blue BG, but I don't know if your choosed the better POV, being a bit more on the back could have been better.
Well done.

I kinda like the composition. The bird is placed nicely in the larger compo. I find the blue a colorfull and nice contrast to the bird and not really distracting. I miss some eye detail though but its a minor nit. Well done.

  • Great 
  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-03-01 11:20]

It looks very interesting.
The photo is very good. I like the composition and really nice color. Well done!

  • Great 
  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-03-01 14:33]

Nice shot Livio.
Lovely bird, good colours and feather details.
Thanks for sharing.

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-01 16:28]

Interesting and 'modern' composition. Nice shot of this bird which as you say, looks pensive. Nice colours and note, well done Livio.

Poor, lonely bird! It looks so lost in thought!
Good job!

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-03-01 21:23]

Spécial les jeux de couleurs, un belle oiseau et un beau plumage. Félicitations !

Great lookin' bird Livio! Well done.

  • Great 
  • Junim Gold Star Critiquer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 1] (6)
  • [2005-03-02 11:51]

Olá livios,

Saindo das borboletas, mas continuando nas "asas"da natureza né?
Muito boa composição, efeito de fundo e cores do modelo que pouso pra foto.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-02 11:51]

Great colors, good composition, excellent details. This is a very nice bird.

Quite a nice shot of this bird you've posted several times - and always nice shots. Again there is blue paint on the rail. Do you paint everything blue in Brazil? (LOL) :)
Good composition, well done Livio.

Birds are my favorites on TN, and this one is no exception. I like that, this time, it's on another background, on an urban spot. You've choosen the right one here. I like your composition and the pose. Having a large water space and reflections in front is very appealing to this shot. Well done, Livio.

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