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Baltimore Oriole


Baltimore Oriole
: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
: Animals
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: 2005-05-22
: Birds
: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125
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: Yellow Birds [view contributor(s)]
: 2005-05-24 8:07
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This is an Immature Male Northern "Baltimore" Oriole.

I know you all don't like bird feeder shots and the shack in the background, it's not the issue, the bird is. It's not too often one has this species visit their feeders, plus they don't stick around long. Anyway, if anything, judge the bird. :) :) I tried to put the attention on the bird by blurring the background and the feeder, hope that helps.

Description;
Black head, back, wings and tail, orange breast, rump and shoulder patch. The female is olive-brown with dull yellow-orange underparts and and two dull white wing bars.
Voice;
Clear flute-like whistled single or double notes in short distinct phrases with much individual phrases.
Habitat;
Deciduous woodland and shade trees.
Nesting;
4-6 grayish eggs spotted and scrawled with brown and black. The nest is a well woven pendant bag of plant fibers, bark and string suspended from tip of a branch.
Range;
Breeds from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario across to Nova Scotia south to Georgia, Louisiana and Northern Mexico. Winters from Southern Mexico southward.
Info from "The Audubon Society field guide to North American Birds, eastern region."

Hand held
Manual
6m
ISO 200
1/125 at F9.0
In photoshop elements, resized for web, crop, a highpass with a softlight, applied a glausian blur to the background and feeder, frames.

Mike

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Hi Mike!
Very nice shot with vivid colors.Eye contact,details and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Perfect shot Mike.Beautiful bird,colors,sharpness and detail..well done.TFS.

Hello Mike!
Wher did you lost your nice spiders? ;-)
Maybe your bird eat them?

Interesting, nice shot of wonderful bird!

I'm with you for this one, Mike. The bird IS the issue. I love to see birds from all parts of the world, even more when they are unknown in Europe. This is a very good picture of another beautiful bird. Thanks for sharing it.

Beautiful bird, Mike. No macro this time;-)
Never seen this before. Its a beauty. Nice colours. good details and nice composition.
Well done.

Hi mike :)

great shot. love the funny colours, the black mixed with the yellow.

the bird is very sharp. sorry i cant say the same about the wall and feeder ;)

Good shot
Elize

A really unusual bird, that is, I've never seen one before. You've caught it well. The feeder doesn't bother me and I don't think I would have bothered with the blur!

Hmm...it's not a bug, it's not a spider, it's not a s---fly, hey, it's a BIRD!!!!!LOL! Spring on two legs has returned to Tenkummah! All kidding aside, that's a great capture, Mike, as you say, when would you see another? I see in fancy bird magazines people put cut oranges out to attract orioles, me I just watch them do acrobatics on my hummingbird feeder. Very good notes, nice pose, rare shot! Well done! Linda

Nice shot Mike,
Fantastic detail and colours. The added gaussian blur in the BG is perfect.
Excellent capture Mike, Thanks for posting.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-24 14:06]
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Ha! I find it funny that you didn't like the unnatural look of my flash yesterday! :-)

The bird looks great and it's a great looking thing. To be honest I find the OOF feeder quite difficult to look at, makes me think my eyes are fogging and I keep blinking!

Nice job!

A very nice shot.
Excellent detail and sharpness.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-25 3:36]

Hello Mike!
Wonderful bird with clear eyes.Colors,details,framing are perfet.Thanks for sharing.
PT

Hello Mike, Really neat lookin' bird! I like the orange chest colors most of all. This is well composed with good details and sharpness. Excellent note, Great job on this!

Great capture Mike. I agree with your comments about the issue being the bird.
However, just in case I did a workshop (just for something to do :-) ).
Hope you like it.
Execellent baltimore oriole, I have a cool story about one of these I might tell some day.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1102 W: 95 N: 2611] (7555)
  • [2005-05-25 14:59]

Hi Mike
A new one for me - we get three in SA, but I have seen only one of them - beautiful call - I was just going to say he has a juvenile look, then read the note TFS - a lovely young bird - the feeder is part of life today - I feed "my" birds everyday too. Regards
Callie

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 303 N: 4300] (14767)
  • [2005-05-25 21:32]

Hello Mike.
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing. First time I see an Oriole at a feeder. They are beautifull and I like their song.

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