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Summer Tanager - First Spring (male)

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Registered: August 2009
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In the years I've been shooting, this is my first Summer Tanager..It was early morning (8:00) with heavy overcast conditions @ F/5.6, 1/60th, and ISO 640.
It's a first spring male with variable amount of red and yellow feathers; may have only a few red feathers on head, or may be entirely red except for the wing feathers.
· Date: Tue April 26, 2011 · Views: 1,445 ·
Keywords: birds summer tanager piranga rubra songbirds wildlife nature spring first male texas
Camera Make / Model: 1D M3
Lens Make / Focal Length: 300mm f/2.8 + 1.4x
Filters / Type Used: N/A
Flash / Type Used: N/A
Event e.g. Grand Prix, Birthday, Sunrise: N/A
State / County / Area Image Taken: TX
Country Image Taken
United States of America
Processing Software Applications Used
CS2 - Viveza 2

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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,729
Tue April 26, 2011 1:40pm

The predominantly reddish plumage set against the near gray of the wooden fencing allows the Tanager to stand out strongly in the image while the texturing from the fencing and that luminous eye adds to the visual impact of the image.


Registered: August 2010
Posts: 59
Tue April 26, 2011 2:05pm

This is one fine capture, beautiful details, colors and setting. Nice work!

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Tue April 26, 2011 3:18pm

Your timing for this pose was brilliant and the details are endless. But his gorgeous colors are perfect - such an attention getter!!! Well done!

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 1,105
Tue April 26, 2011 4:17pm

Another new bird for me, stunning colours and lovely detail.

Registered: October 2010
Posts: 92
Tue April 26, 2011 9:26pm

Excellent photo, the colors and pose go well with the background.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,660
Tue April 26, 2011 9:49pm

I've never heard of these - what brilliant colours! A large beak too.
I love the quizzical expression and pose.
An excellent capture - great colours and perfect exposure.

Registered: January 2010
Posts: 445
Tue April 26, 2011 11:42pm

Just perfect, good details and a great expression

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 184
Thu April 28, 2011 1:42am

Exce;;emt capture. Nice composition and I like the expression on the Tanager. Thanks for sharing. I have been looking for one of these for years with no luck.

Registered: January 2011
Thu April 28, 2011 6:26pm

Wonderful image, I love the Tanager's pose.

Registered: December 2010
Fri April 29, 2011 12:19am

Excellent shot in every aspect.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,850
Fri April 29, 2011 11:25pm

Like Vic I have never heard of these Howard. The pose is well captured as are the bright colours and the contrast against the wood,
Fri March 22, 2013 9:06am

I have six locks on my door, all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three of them.

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