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Red Legged Honey Creeper

Red Legged Honey Creeper
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: FinePix HS20EXR
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-30 2:50
Viewed: 2733
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Was so thankful to catch this bright one showing off his light sided under wing! Another way i could tell just who he was!

The Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus) can be found on the Osa Peninsula and can often be seen wandering through humid forest canopies and open areas with its other Honeycreeper relatives the Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza), the Shining Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes lucidus) and the Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana)

I'm a novice "birder", as one can at first glance mistake the Blue Dacnis or the Shining Honeycreeper for a Red-legged Honeycreeper. At least I did, but all you have to do is look for the distinctive red legs or the long decurved bill and also the Red-legged Honeycreeper has this bright color on the underneath portion of the wing.

Red-legged Honeycreepers extract nectar from the flowers of Inga, Calliandra and other legume plants. They also eat small insects, arillate seeds and many other fruits in fairly open edgy areas.

This lil guy was captured underneath this large tree in Butterfly World. He was so fast and so vibrant, was determined to get a picture, and I DID! ENJOY!

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Very nice close-up capture of this attractive bird, Brenda.
Thanks for sharing it.

spectacular little bird in blue dress, dear Brenda! Yes...you can!
George Veltchev

Hello Brenda,
Superb capture with such exceptional details and fantastic blue colors.
The scenery is great. The razor sharp details and splendid composition are great.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Brenda, great capture of lovely bird, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and fantastic colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-10-31 8:12]

Hi Brenda.
I am very grateful to you for your high estimation of my pictures. Thanks a lot. I have watched your nice gallery with great pleasure too. You managed to catch this beautiful bird at bad light conditions very well. Pose of the bird, its colouration, surroundings are reflected with nice details and delicately. My kind regards and best wishes.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-31 11:08]

Hi Brenda,
Really beautiful bird and excellent colours.
Very useful and informative notes.
Regards Jiri.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2011-10-31 12:34]

Hi Brenda. Thanks for you kind comments on my bird picture. Along with the green star. Well i can see you also like taken bird pictures. Coming from Florida you will see many with bright colours. You have captured this Honey Creeper with go detail an colours.
Well taken TFS.

Hi Brenda,
I am a novice photographer as well. Good capture, a little bit on the soft side, but hey we all have to learn. Excellent eye contact.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-11-03 16:57]

Olá Brenda,
Bela foto com cores atraentes e nitidez muito boa, cores firmes e belo trabalho de macro meus parabéns por esta bela foto.

Bonjour Brenda,
La profondeur de champ ne me parait pas excellente à moins que l'image soit très légèrement floue à cause de l'utilisation du téléobjectif sans trépied, mais le sujet est tout de même relativement bien valorisé.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-08-05 12:17]

Hi Brenda,

I saw many honeycreepers in Brasil, but I didn't see the one with the red legs. Great twinkling in the eye and fine colors. This is a wonderful bird. TFS.


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