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Adult Male Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

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Apologies for yet another Cape Cod bird - an adult Male Baltimore Oriole(Icterus galbula). Orioles are easily attracted to one's chosen "feeding station" by a dish filled with grape jelly (jam) which serves as nectar. It is popular with a lot of other birds too, including the Catbird and the American Robin! The Baltimore Oriole announces his arrival with a very loud squawk before homing in on the grape jelly, which makes him a great subject for photography!

Many thanks for your C&Cs on yesterday's Female Orchard Oriole Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:500mm 7.6m from subject tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Adult Male Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:1 Sep 2011 - 10:18 AM
Tags:Baltimore, Bird, Cape cod, Icterus galbula, Massachusetts, New england, Oriole, Usa, Wildbird, Wildlife / nature
Votes:48
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Alec1
Alec1  7 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2011 - 10:22 AM

Super shot Sylvia of stunning looking bird. Love the yellows and orange they show up so well against the black.
Alec

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding Plus Member 6SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2011 - 10:36 AM

Another superb shot of a stunning bird, SYlvia. A real beauty.
Steve.

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2011 - 10:44 AM

Lovely photograph and very informative narrative,

JOhnjo

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TonyDy
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1 Sep 2011 - 10:46 AM

Super shot, Sylvia.
Tony

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2011 - 11:25 AM

Fabulous shot. I haven't seen one of these all year.

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Joeblowfromoz
1 Sep 2011 - 11:30 AM

What a sensational looking bird and so well captured. Wonderful piece of work..Jo

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2011 - 11:30 AM

What a beautifully coloured plumage this bird has, Sylvia, and so well captured by you and in a very attractive pose.
Ronnie.

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debu
debu  5 India
1 Sep 2011 - 11:47 AM

Lovely detailed image.
debu

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2011 - 11:59 AM

fantastic colours brilliant detail sylvia a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2011 - 12:55 PM

gorgeous looking bird and superb shot

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2011 - 1:40 PM

Fabulous coloured bird. A really great detailed capture of him.......Sandy

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2011 - 2:23 PM

Pleasure all round - jelly for him and a superb shot for you.
Joan.

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
1 Sep 2011 - 3:23 PM

Hi sylvia, great subject, even better capture gray

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2011 - 3:27 PM

He really is the most amazing looking bird Sylvia. A real dandy with that fabulous plumage. Excellent shot.
Ron

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 593 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2011 - 5:15 PM

Superb capture, what beautiful colours. Carole

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2011 - 5:46 PM

A fabulous colour, Sylvia, and a fabulous capture. Carol

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pamelajean Critique Team 9899 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1713 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2011 - 6:54 PM

A stunning subject, lovely detail and excellent composition, extremely striking image.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2011 - 7:38 PM

What a beautiful Baltimore Oriole, I'm lichen this one very much indeed

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2011 - 9:30 PM

What a wonderfully coloured bird Sylvia - very well captured
Helen

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
1 Sep 2011 - 9:52 PM

Wow what a beautiful bird and you have captured it perfectly .
jj

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2011 - 10:46 AM

a truly sensational bird and an expectational shot. I have never seen one like it before

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Shroomer
Shroomer  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2011 - 4:58 PM

Wonderful well detailed capture Sylvia
Richard

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91975 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2011 - 8:34 PM

Gorgeous colours - superb detail - clean bg. Excellent Sylvia.
Brian.

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konu
konu  631 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Sep 2011 - 5:10 AM

nice birdie

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