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Vermilion Flaycatcher II

Vermilion  Flaycatcher  II
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Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-11 15:49
Viewed: 3647
Points: 56
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Vermilion Flycatcher (Female)

Scientific classification.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Subclass: Neornithes
Infraclass: Neognathae
Superorder: Neoaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Tyranni
Infraorder: Tyrannides
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Pyrocephalus
Gould, 1839
Species: P. rubinus

Binomial name
Pyrocephalus rubinus
(Boddaert, 1783)

Female on nestThe Vermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus, is a small passerine bird that can be found in the southwestern United States, Central America, and northern and central South America, and southwards to central Argentina. This is the only species in the genus Pyrocephalus.

The species grows to about seven inches in length, and is strongly dimorphic; males are bright red in color, with dark brown plumage. Females have a peach-colored belly with a dark grey upperside, and are somewhat similar to Say's Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe).

These tyrant flycatchers feed mostly on insects such as flies, grasshoppers and beetles. These are usually taken from mid-air, after a short sally flight from a perch.

The Vermilion Flycatcher is a favorite among birders, but not generally kept by aviculturalists, as males tend to lose their bright colors when taken from the wild and kept in cages.


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Hola Luis,
There are several Flaycatcher species here. One of them, Muscicapa striata similar to your Flaycatcher. This is also very beautiful passerine bird. You captured and presented with a great capture. Nicely composed and focused. POV and colors also great as like sharp details and eye contact. Gracias y saludos

Vermilion is a colour so I am assuming that is what is meant by the proper name. Vermilion is also a city nearby where I grew up as a child....and as a child I adored birds much...so much more than most boys whose concerns were much different...I was a small Daniel Boone...but alas as I type that I know how Daniel died....it is good we are together now eh? I want to share a video with you. I wrote the song and recor4ded it in 1982...and on very poor gear..it was a pro-Mexican song which I meant to be so....as I was poor I felt I would have also left to get a job anywhere..please click and see:
The Taste that Will cure Ya!
Your good American friend

Hello Luis,
Great capture, excellent composition, good point of view and lovely light, fantastic sharpness and depth of field, nice natural colors and excellent details.

Hi Luis, Great capture of this flycatcher. I like the wonderful sharp plumage detail seen well with this fine POV. Lovely pose and nice rich color also. Well done.
Tfs Richard

Bellissima cattura, ottimo POV, molto belle composizione e posa secondo canoni perfetti, molto buoni i dettagli del piumaggio, bellissimi e naturali i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hello Luis,

Superb picture of this beautiful bird. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. Great natural colours.

Las bordas Luis jejeje. Destacaría un gran encuadre, que aunque a veces parece que sea un tema poco importante, da mucho juego en algunas tomas como en este caso; y si además el resto de parámetros : luz, etc. están correctos, dan como resultado lo que nos sueles presentar :-)
Abrazo y buen fin de semana: J. Ignasi

Hello Luis uncle,
You have captured the eyes very nicely. I like the angle and the focus of the shot. Vignesh

What can I say Luis, except that you are a master in bird photography! TFS indeed my friend.

hello Luis

loevly image of this beautiful bird, fine POV and framing,
lovely pose of the bird, i love his pose, great sharpness and details
and a lovely catch-light at the eye, TFS


Olá Luis,

Excelente captura.Boa definição e enquadramento.Gostei imenso.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-12 7:53]

Hello uis,
This is a very pretty Flycatcher very well captured. Beautiful colours against the light blue sky and great sharpness. I don't like barbed wires but birds seem to love them! :-)
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-12 8:29]

Hello Luis,
Very beautiful sharp photo in great natural colours. Good POV and composition.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-12 8:48]

Hola Prima,

I think I have seen this bird here and confused it with the Say's Phoebe! A lovely capture showing the Flycatcher in wonderful details and nice natural colors. I love the pose on the wire. Spring has definitely come and summer will be in Tucson this week.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-12 10:02]

Hello Luis, Very nice shot and information note. Excellent focus and good composition. ganesh

Hola Luis,
Very fine image of the Flycatcher with such sharpness, beautiful colour and details
the exposure and focus is spot on
well done
muchas gracias

Hello Luis a beautifull capture fine pose and lovely detail good angle have a good weekend tfs rgds Necip.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-12 15:19]

Lovely shot of this Flycatcher!
You must have got close to her seeing as you used a 200mm lens!
Brilliant diagonal composition.
Superb DOF too.
Brilliant sharpness.
Well done!!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-12 20:21]

Hello Luis

What a lovely little bird.The POV is excellent.
Excellent focus and rich detail,the plumage is well defined.
Very well illuminated with lovely rich colours.
Nicely composed in the frame.


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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2008-04-12 22:42]

Hi Luis, I like the soft fluffy bird on the hard wire. The clarity is superb. Good work, Murray.

Hi my dear friend Luis,
Another splendid shot of a bird with excellent details, DOF and POV!
Greetings from Cyprus,


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-13 8:16]

hello Luis
successful capture of this cute flycatcher
i like POV, BG, colours, sharpness and note

I completely understand why the males would lose color in captivity - I would lose color too. :)

A great shot well composed. The line of the fence is a great prop here. Good details, nice and clear and clean. Well done! :)

Hi Luis,
Interesting bird with very big head. Light in the eye, composition, details and POV very good. TFS,

Hola amigo.
Realmente no me canso de mirar tu galería (cuando tengo tiempo, es cierto) y me sorprendes cada vez con tus preciosas imágenes.
Nitidez y grandes detalles.
Nota interesante.
Saludos amigo, JL.

This is a very beautiful shot, Luis...
Very well captured, my friend..

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-15 12:24]

Hi Luis

What a lovely capture of the Female Vermillion Flycatcher, its apretty little bird and I'm sure its overlooked as its mate is so striking.
Nicely composed with a fine pose and a great POV
Very nice details and lovely colours.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-04-15 14:19]

Hola Luis,
precioso trabajo,
bello impacto visual la alambrada con este ser tan hermoso sobre ella,
buen disparo,
un abrazo amigo.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-18 0:36]

Hi Luis.
I like the superb picture. It is simply blameless. Composition is spot on, lights and colours are delicate and pleasant, sharpness and details of the bird are great and DOF is precise. Bravo and TFS.

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