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Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)

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Taken on our recent holiday in Cape Cod, USA. This is a first summer (Feb-Aug) male Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) with black throat and lores. Fairly rare and found in scrubby woods and hedgerows with isolated tall trees. Solitary or in small groups, feeding on insects, larvae, fruit and nectar. Adult male a distinctive dark chestnut(incredible difference in colour from the first summer male ), female a greenish yellow.
The background is natural, consisting of distant trees.
Settings: F/5.6 1/500sec ISO125 manual@500mm tripod

Many thanks for your support of my Osprey uploads - very much appreciated as always.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 500mm F4L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:31 May 2010 - 8:58 AM
Tags:Bird, Cape, Close-up / macro, Cod, England, First, Icterus, Landscape / travel, Ma, Male, New, Orchard, Oriole, Spurius, Usa, Wild, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature, Year
Votes:62

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 9:16 AM

Delighted to be first on this cracking shot Sylvia. This bird really is a fantastic colour which you seem to have captured to perfection. Excellent pose and a great BG. Wonderful.
Ron

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 9:24 AM

What a stunner Sylvia. Everything is perfect; the detail, composition and lovely clean bg. Have an award on me.

Paul

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goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 9:31 AM

A lovely pic Sylvia...Bill

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wideangler
31 May 2010 - 9:34 AM

Now that is very special indeed. Great colour, great pose, great detail; the background is perfect, the camera position is remarkable and the presentation is excellent. Can hardly ask for more! Thank you, I enjoyed looking.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 9:39 AM

A belter, Sylvia, fantastic detail and what a great pose for you! Carol

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 9:47 AM

a lovely capture and write up...... x x x

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Goodley
Goodley  4 United Kingdom
31 May 2010 - 10:03 AM

well taken,great colour,great background,very nice,
kev.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 10:14 AM

Stunning capture of this rarity Sylvia and what a great side on proud pose set against a superb bg
Richard

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finepetportraits

I agree! A cracking capture, wow! What a beautiful bird.

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 11:37 AM

what a beauty Sylvia

keith

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 12:58 PM

Beautiful detail and colour Sylvia.

Mike

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 2:33 PM

A lovely colourful alert capture Sylvia. .......Sandy

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Silverzone
31 May 2010 - 3:32 PM

An excellent image. Sylvia

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brownbear
brownbear  5 England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 4:27 PM

Lovely sharp detail, and colours, excellent shot.
Geoff

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
31 May 2010 - 5:54 PM

Superb capture, love the detail in the feathers and fab colours, very well done, i love it!!
Shaun

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andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2010 - 6:47 PM

amazing love it

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 7:12 AM

Fab Sylvia... well deserved GEA

Jon

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 7:55 AM

Excellent - well deserved UA and GEA

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Njfoxon
Njfoxon  4 Canada
1 Jun 2010 - 2:31 PM

This is a super capture Wonderful details

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 3:18 PM

Beautiful detail and pose here Sylvia, congrats on the award and GEA,
Geoff.

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photophantom
1 Jun 2010 - 3:41 PM

a winner Sylvia
Dennis

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 5:25 PM

Stunning shot - congratulations on its awards
Helen

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2010 - 3:34 AM

A super shot with lovely detail and depth of field. The awards are richly deserved.

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bluetitblue
23 Sep 2010 - 6:13 PM

Great image and excelent colours congrats on the award.

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