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Female Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)

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Female 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 a shot which I will upload next week.
For more on these birds, please follow this LINK

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my Muskrat - really appreciated as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 May 2011 - 3:07 PM
Focal Length:500mm 8.6m from subject tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Female Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:10 Jun 2011 - 8:19 AM
Tags:Bird, Cape-cod, Female, Icterus-spurius, Massachusetts, New-england, Orchard, Oriole, Usa, Wildbird, Wildlife / nature
Votes:69

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 8:22 AM

Superb image.
Carole

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 8:26 AM

A wonderful image, Sylvia, love the large beady eyes, very well captured. Carol

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 8:28 AM

Such wonderful detail

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 - 8:28 AM

What a superb image, Sylvia, wonderful detail, colours and presentation.
Roy

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debu
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10 Jun 2011 - 8:53 AM

Very nice detailed image.
debu

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 11:33 AM

A super looking bird Sylvia, cracking detail and colour,
Geoff.

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tim g
tim g  10 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 - 11:34 AM

A fantastic capture.

Tim

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 12:16 PM

Outstanding shot Sylvia.

Fran

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Mark639
Mark639  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 1:39 PM

Great shot, and what a colour!

Mark

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 1:45 PM

She is a lovely bird and you've captured her beautifully........Sandy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 2:13 PM

Superb shot, Sylvia.
Ronnie.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6526 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 2:40 PM

A beautiful colour and nice pose. - gary

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 3:46 PM

top shot Sylvia

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 6:13 PM

Excellent shot of the bird Sylvia with superb detail in the plumage.The BG is perfect.
Ron

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 7:19 PM

This your best yet Sylvia. Superb detail and exposure and great timing showing the tongue
Richard

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 7:54 PM

Excellent timing Sylvia and a wonderfully detailed image.

Mike

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2011 - 8:04 AM

An excellent shot Sylvia - a very good comp and excellent detail and timing

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2011 - 9:02 AM

A beautiful image Sylvia - superb detail showing the tongue and the food.
Brian.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2011 - 5:41 PM

A terrific shot of this beautiful little bird, is that a damselfly she's snacking on?

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2011 - 11:27 AM

Very nice indeed, Sylvia. Congratulations on your GEA.
Terry

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vandalp
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14 Jun 2011 - 8:35 PM

Fantastic shot Sylvia, how do you always manage to get such lovely settings for your shots.
Vanda

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