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Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris T Pehlivan (CTP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 300D, Canon 75-300mm 4.5-5.6 USM III
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-06 11:18
Viewed: 3614
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of my shots from Willowbrook,IL's Waterfall Glen Preserve.I took this blue bird from a distance in the woods and I know bg is little noisy but when tried to clean with neat image it was taking bird's body details so i decided to left alone and post this original version.
Special Thanks to shyanni for ID:)
I hope you like it:)
Cheers and Have a Excellent Day,
CT of Chicago

Passerina cyanea(indigo bunting)

Geographic Range
Indigo buntings (Passerina cyanea) breed throughout eastern North America from the Great Plains eastward, south of the coniferous forest region. There are also some breeding populations in the western United States, including Utah, Arizona and California. Indigo buntings winter in the coastal regions of Mexico, Central America, northern South America and the Caribbean.
Indigo buntings breed in brushy and weedy habitats along the edges of farmed land, woods, road, power lines, railways and riparian habitats. They also breed in clearings in open deciduous woodlands, in weedy or abandoned agricultural fields, and in swamps. During migration they look for open grasslands and leafy trees similar to those in their winter habitat. In winter, indigo buntings choose open habitats, such as weedy fields, citrus orchards, savannas, weedy croplands and low second growth.
Physical Description
Adult male indigo buntings are brilliant blue during the breeding season, with a darker almost purple crown. Females and young are brown with buff wingbars and only a tinge of blue on their tail and shoulders. Indigo buntings are small birds, from 11.5 cm to13 cm long and weighing 12 to 18 g. They have short, conical beaks and black or gray legs and feet.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-10-06 22:03]

Hi CT,
Very nice composition, colour and background.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-10-07 2:11]
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Hello CT!
Very nice photo.Colours and POV are great!
Thanks for posting...

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-07 8:11]
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Hello CT!
Very interesting bird.It's new to me.Colors,POV,catchlight in eyes are wonderful.Yes,it's a little noisy;).TFS....:-)


Good POV, nice colours. Shame the focus was off. TFS.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-10 4:25]

I love the look of your blue bird Chris. Wonderful colours and those fluffy feathers make him look cute. It could be sharper, did you use a tripod? I don't often, and I get shots like this too. So I am aiming to use one more now:( Good composition though. TFS.

Just to help out with the ID, this looks like an Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea).

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-03-13 18:33]

selam dostum
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