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Male Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)

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Adult Male Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) - L: 7.25" WS: 9.5" WT 0.67ozs. Uncommon in scrubby woods and hedgerows with isolated tall trees. Solitary or in small groups, feeding on insects, larvae, fruit and nectar. Smaller than other orioles and sometimes mistaken for a warbler. Male a distinctive dark chestnut and female yellowish-green overall. A pair was nesting in our friends' garden - the male was very shy but I managed the above shot.
For more on these birds, please follow this LINK

Back after a few days away. Many thanks to you all for your super response to my Female Orchard Oriole and a special THANK YOU to PhillipMinnis for the GEA - all very, very much appreciated 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:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Male Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:15 Jun 2011 - 3:21 PM
Tags:Bird, Cape-cod, Icterus-spurius, Male, Massachusetts, New-england, Orchard, Oriole, Usa, Wildbird, Wildlife / nature
Votes:45

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 3:34 PM

Very well exposed and detailed Sylvia and a great neutral bg to set him out
Richard

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franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 3:34 PM

Another cracker Sylvia, I am really enjoying these unusual birds.

Fran

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 3:54 PM

An excellent imagbe, Sylvia, what a pretty bird. Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 4:06 PM

Beautifully captured shot of this attractive wee bird, Sylvia.
Ronnie.

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Imagephotographics

Excellent capture - well done !

Chris

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 5:05 PM

first class capture

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Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
15 Jun 2011 - 7:17 PM

Beautiful capture Sylvia.

Jane

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 8:40 PM

A handsome bird - what a sharp beak. Looks good on the lichen perch Sylvia.
Brian.

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tomcat e2 Member 95951 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 8:46 PM

Nailed right on the eye SylviaGrin

Adrian

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 8:55 PM

Happy to make this 30 Sylvia - beautiful image.

Mike

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2011 - 10:53 PM

Lovely shot of this beautiful bird - love the perch and even toned b/g - Ina

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
15 Jun 2011 - 10:59 PM

hi Sylvia this is a great shot of this pretty bird regards gray.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2011 - 12:48 AM

An excellent capture, beautiful detail and colour. Stunning Sylvia...........Sandy

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2011 - 5:49 PM

A cracking capture Sylvia, it looks like he's got his beady eye on something

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