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Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)

By teocali
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.

Tags: Wildlife First Usa New Year Wild England Male Bird Cape Close-up and macro Orchard Ma Landscape and travel Cod Wildlife and nature Oriole Icterus Spurius

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Maiwand 11 3 73 England
31 May 2010 9:16AM
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.

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harrattp 11 11 4 England
31 May 2010 9:24AM
What a stunner Sylvia. Everything is perfect; the detail, composition and lovely clean bg. Have an award on me.

goso 11 2 1 Australia
31 May 2010 9:31AM
A lovely pic Sylvia...Bill
31 May 2010 9:34AM
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.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
31 May 2010 9:39AM
A belter, Sylvia, fantastic detail and what a great pose for you! Carol
lianna 8 13 United Kingdom
31 May 2010 9:47AM
a lovely capture and write up...... x x x
31 May 2010 10:03AM
well taken,great colour,great background,very nice,
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
31 May 2010 10:14AM
Stunning capture of this rarity Sylvia and what a great side on proud pose set against a superb bg
31 May 2010 10:36AM
I agree! A cracking capture, wow! What a beautiful bird.
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
31 May 2010 11:37AM
what a beauty Sylvia

Greyheron 16 282 7 England
31 May 2010 12:58PM
Beautiful detail and colour Sylvia.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
31 May 2010 2:33PM
A lovely colourful alert capture Sylvia. .......Sandy
Silverzone 10 2 England
31 May 2010 3:32PM
An excellent image. Sylvia
brownbear 8 2 England
31 May 2010 4:27PM
Lovely sharp detail, and colours, excellent shot.
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
31 May 2010 5:54PM
Superb capture, love the detail in the feathers and fab colours, very well done, i love it!!
andymark 8 1 England
31 May 2010 6:47PM
amazing love it
1 Jun 2010 7:12AM
Fab Sylvia... well deserved GEA

Ray42 10 3 England
1 Jun 2010 7:55AM
Excellent - well deserved UA and GEA
1 Jun 2010 2:31PM
This is a super capture Wonderful details
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
1 Jun 2010 3:18PM
Beautiful detail and pose here Sylvia, congrats on the award and GEA,
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
1 Jun 2010 3:41PM
a winner Sylvia
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2010 5:25PM
Stunning shot - congratulations on its awards
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2010 3:34AM
A super shot with lovely detail and depth of field. The awards are richly deserved.
23 Sep 2010 6:13PM
Great image and excelent colours congrats on the award.

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