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Great-tailed Grackle


Great-tailed Grackle
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 578 W: 64 N: 2210] (7389)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-01-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC RX10 IV, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar 8.8-220
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-22 1:30
Viewed: 210
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trying my hand on bird shots in Costa Rica:
This male Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus, Maria mulata, Langschwanz- Grackel. Icteridae) caught my attention at the water taxi landing of Sierpe (Puntarenas) by its loud noise - and on camera by its beauty. The species is a frequent sight from the Southern United States all the way down down to the Pacific coast of Ecuador.
Technical stuff: I had to darken the background in PS.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 89 N: 15135] (63415)
  • [2018-02-23 5:09]

Hi Dietrich,a very angry moment for this grackle that you caught in a perfect way,not easy a brightness like that on this dark plumage and difficult light,very well done and very interesting species from Costarica! Have a nice weekend,Luciano

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