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Say's Phoebe II

Say's  Phoebe II
Photo Information
Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite photos, Superb Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-30 7:58
Viewed: 4024
Points: 102
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Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

This is the second and last photo of this beautiful bird. It was very nice for Me to get very close to him (Only 3 Mts.) to take this photo last Sunday.
Hope You like it.


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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To izler: Thanks.Luis52 1 02-06 10:34
To jusninasirun: Gracias.Luis52 1 01-30 18:05
To Alex99: Gracias.Luis52 1 01-30 17:21
To Argus: Un Par de "Madrugadores"Luis52 1 01-30 10:07
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Hi Luis,
Excellent image.
Never seen before, this fellow. Oh it is your second post.
Probably missed something. Well check this out ASAP.
Background is matching and can be called outstanding!
Nice simple compostion.

Hola Luis,
what a lovely and beautiful bird species. You capture perfectly it on branch and with fantastic colored plain BG. Sharp focus, great composition and POV. Eyes contact great and splendid colors. I like very much your this work. gracias y saludos

hello luis,
nice capture of Sayornis saya, good lighting, well composed shot, the details of the plumage look nice, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-30 8:08]

Hi Luis,

I can't believe he let you so close and sat still for two shots! This is beautiful. A wonderful pose, beautiful colors and sharp details. The background is superb.


Hello Luis

Excellent shot. POV is great and the background is perfect. Perfect sharpness and exposure.

TFS and Best

Hola Luis.
Una preciosidad, ¿cómo no?
Parece que el pajarillo tuviera los brazos (las alas) atrás como un niño al que le están llamando la atención por desobediente (je).
Magnífico trabajo.
Saludos, Jl.

Thank you Luis for another perfect Phoebe. You did a fine job with exposure and focus. The fine feathers show well. It's a lovely colored bird and you achieved very natural color in the pleasing light. Nice pose and BG also. Well done

Hola Luis
What a good looking bird you have here.
Well presented one.

Hi Luis,
Excellent capture, very nice compistion. like the wings on the two side- looks as if the bird has a jacket on. Nice background to complement the photo.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-30 9:35]
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Hola Sr. Luis,
Excellent capture, a beautiful portrait of Say's Phoebe that is technically excellent and well composed from a fine POV. Great pose and eye contact.
Es el mismo pajaro que antes, no?
Prefiero esta pero los dos estan muy buenas.
Gracias y un gran saludo,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-30 10:02]

Hi Luis. A very nice close up shot of the cute little bird. you have captured it with fine detail and sharpfocusing. good natural colours.and a good POV. well done TFS.

Hola Luis,
This is a real fine close up of the bird!
the exposure and focus is spot on with perfect sharpness, beautiful colouration and details all round!
you had done a great job and thanks for your effort and sharing
muchas gracias

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-01-30 10:38]

Hi Luis
very good sharp and detail
this is beutifull bird
have a nice day

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-30 11:03]
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Hi Luis.
So close distance is great for small bird picture. You have used this chance greatly. Simply perfect picture in every respect. All is wonderful. Image of the bird, twig and amazing BG. Bravo.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-01-30 11:35]

Wonderful shot, great quality and bright colors, nice composition and background

Usted captura perfectamente en rama as some say! And disparo bien compuesto as well...Very nicely done Luis....Your images continue to grow in learning and good style.

Hello Luis another excellent composed shot with good detail wonderfull work, excellent colours tfs rgds Necip.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-30 13:42]

Hola amigo Luis,
otra preciosa captura, perfectos tonos y sensacional pov...
el color el ave idéntico al bg,
fino trabajo hermano,

Hola Luis,
That tele-close up is perfect my friend, lighting and focus very effective, and the resulting degree of plumage and coloration details quite high, not to mention the perfect POV and BG. Thanks amigo!
Best regards,

Hi Luis
Un très bel oiseau, j'aime beaucoup la lumière sur son bec, son cou et cette petite lumière dans l'oeil est un plus. Tout est complet pour moi. Excellente composition.

Merci et au revoir...JP

hello Luis

very beautiful composition with the smooth colours,
wonderful background and excellent details if the
bird's plumage, i love his pose but for the framing
i would prefer a little bit less space at his back and
a little bit more space at his front where he is looking



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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-01-30 17:35]

Hi Luis,

Another great one of the phoebe, I really love the colours on that bird. Very well capture, having the branch coming through gives a nice 3D dimension to this superb image. Again, fantastic background! Congratulations!


Hello Luis,
This is wonderful bird captured in flawless details. Well isolated from busyness of the background. Very well lit to expose the details and the perch is superb as the plumage displayed. Please allow me to add this to my personal theme.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-31 0:31]

Hello Luis,
This is quite outstanding, I love the pose of this bird looking very proud. Very sharp details and lovely colours. A beautiful background too in this brilliant composition.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-31 0:34]

Hello Luis,
nice close-up, I like the pose captured, details and colors are great,
nice luminance,
best regards, Dejan

Hi Luis,
First time I've seen your work and I do like it a lot, what a little stunner, lighting is excellent brings out the fine detail in the plumage, positioning is spot-on, a well composed shot, really nice work all the best Cheers Rick :)

Hi Luis

Another beauiful shot of this beautiful phobe. Great light showing off him great warm tones. Excellent sharpness on a good background.


Hi Luis,
Great image, well focused with sharp details..
Very good color, DOF, POV, and well seen from this complimentary BG :)

Hello Luis,

Great picture of this bird. Very good composition and POV. Very good sharpness and beautiful colours.

Nice shot. I like how he is sitting right on the end of the branch. Makes for a nice composition and pose.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-31 7:05]

Hello Luis
Sorry I miss your posting.Well composed image.Good POV and sharp image with nice details.I like the pose of your subject.Also beautiful color.
TFS Michel

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-31 12:46]

Hola Luis,
Que lindo pajarito, muy bien compuesto
great POV.. Felicitaciones


what a marvelous bird. I've never seen one in person.
Great sharpness and wonderful details. A beauty!

Elegante Luis, con excelente luz y enfoque y unos coloridos fabulosos. Un poco más y el sol te hubiese ganadio la partida jejeje, aunque no lo consiguió. Estoy de viaje, por lo que comento poco.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi

Magnifique, quels superbes détails avec des couleurs extraordinaires et un Bg fantastique et une excellente composition.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-02-01 3:57]

Bonjour Luis,

Superbe oiseau et parfaite composition.
Merci pour le partage.

Hi Luis, elegant bird with splendid colors, great details and excellent sharpness, lovely blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-01 11:07]

Hello Luis,
Amazing photo of this Say's Phoebe in an excellent pose. DOF and sharpness are perfect. Very beautiful BG and composition. Very good light and colours.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-01 17:17]

Hola Amigo,
Wow, Luis is is incredibly well done image, with truly amazing plumage details and colors in a wonderful composition. Thank you my friend.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-02 8:34]

Hello Lius ! Very nice picture of this Phoebe, the details are crisp and the pose is fine. I like the composition, the exposure and the beautiful background, very well done, thanks !


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-02-02 13:26]

Hi Luis

This is so beautiful. The colour pallete is wonderful with the soft pastels. Great light and nicely composed. Sharp and spot on DOF. Great work



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-02 16:16]

Hello Luis

A lovely capture of this cute little bird.The POV and DOF are excellent.
The OOF BG is beautiful,and the focus is sharp with lovely plumage detail.
Very good lighting,the colours are vibrant.
Nice job.


Isn't he a beauty? Look at those pastel colors! This is a superb specie. Maybe that he lives here as well? Everything is wonderful in this capture, colors, details, composition and POV. This is very nice! Thanks,

Hallo Luis
A very elegant bird, presented in a fine manner. Good focus and sharp details. This is an elegant looking bird. It looks very prim and proper to me. I like the small eye, small beak and the orange coloured feathers is a colour I am not used to seeing often. Perfectly framed and pleasing to the eye. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hola Luis,
what a splendid bird realy well captured with a perfect focus and splendid colours, lovely background and splendid composition,

Hola Luis,
Beautiful bird indeed. Sharp and close.
The tones of the background are so tuned in with the ones of the bird: Brilliant.

Hi Luis,
Great portrait with excellent composition and BG. TFS, Regards,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-02-04 19:34]

This is a cute little bird. And what pretty colours he has. It is a little bit too centred, but it seems to be just sitting waiting for you to take his photo. I like your background too - it emphasises his beauty.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-06 1:11]

Hola Luis,
Color tones, pose you captured, POV, composition and lighting look very nice. Gracias
Un saludo,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-02-06 9:26]
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selam luis
congratulations its successful capturing of this cute bird
composition, POV, blurred BG, lighting, colours and details are great

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-02-08 13:40]

Qué foto más preciosa, Luis!! El pájaro es muy lindo y captado con tan buen enfoque y en semejante composición sobre ese excelente fondo queda como una auténtica belleza.
Una foto realmente buena. Me encanta.
Muchas gracias por compartirla.

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