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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: 2006-01-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-14 23:23
Viewed: 3663
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the greatest things about shooting this species (which, unfortunately, I don't know how to indentify), is that the bird allows us to get close and to take many shots.

So far, I've already seen it thrice. In all of the times, it allowed me to take lots of pictures. The human presence doesn't scare it off at all.

When I go out in order to shoot, I go by motor cycle. Before taking one of the shots of this very same bird - landed on another tree -, I almost fell off the motor cycle when parking it, in my hurry to take off the helmet and take the camera. Despite my awkwardness, the bird didn't fly away.

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Hi Livio,
I can't help with the ID, but you have captured it very well. The composition and framing look great. He is sitting pretty on that branch with the nice blue sky backround. Nice sharp detail! Well done!

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-01-15 0:30]
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Glad you did not fall off your bike. Good photograph. Seems like you used fill flash. If so, it was a good idea. TFS

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-15 1:24]

What a wonderful and interesting bird that you have well captured ! I like the low point of view and light. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Livio and thanks for sharing.

Hi Livio,
Very good shot on this bird,
The sharpness and POV are excellent,
Well done and thanks for sharing!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-15 7:40]

Hello Livio!
Very nice capture.Lighting,POV,sharpness,
clear details,simple BG and composition
are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-15 9:39]

Hi Livio,
I wish I could find a bird that would be that nice...;-( To just sit there and let me take pictures till my heart was content...;-)
Very nice capture here!
The bird looks excellent!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-15 10:26]

Belle prise Livio,les détails sont excellents et le regard de l'oiseau superbe.

Merci et bonne semaine.


Nice capture Livio,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are spot on. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, Have a great week.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-15 11:53]

Agree Livio - best birds are less shy ;-) This one looks little dirty ;-) Very nice POV and even twig is with similiar colour. Nice picture my friend!

Livio, this is an excellent Picture. Great sharpness and excellent POV. A very nice composition. Well done. Thanks for posting.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-01-15 15:33]

Livio, I do like how you have shot him from below. And I am so pleased he waited for you to disembark, etc... He looks good showing up against the sky, nice and sharp. Well done.

Well captured, you are lucky that they stay and let you photograph... well done!!!

Great capture Livio. You know, it looks just like our mockingbird here in Texas, but the feathers are colored different. I will send you a similar shot and you compare..they are the same I think. Well done my friend.

Nice composition on this well defined subject, did you use a flash on this, it seems so. Well done Livio. Be careful riding that motorcycle around. :)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-01-16 18:03]

Great shot of that bird, sharp and well exposed with the fill in flash. Thanks !


I very much enjoy the POV you have managed in capturing this wonderful bird, Livio.

Details, exposure, catchlight, pose and BG compliment each other well.

Another wonderful photo from you.

Thank you!

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