Audubon's Oriole

Posted by Gene Gwin on Fri May 12, 2017 7:59 am

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Photo taken at Laguna Seca Ranch in South Texas this week.

Nikon D810, 300mm lens, 1.4 TC, 1/1250 sec at f/6.3, ISO 640.

Audubon Oriole is a tropical species with a small overall range and is uncommon even in South Texas.  They tend to forage on the ground, so it's always a bonus to get them on a perch.

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by Jakejacoby on Fri May 12, 2017 9:50 am
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Gene: This is a very cool bird and an excellent photograph...

by david fletcher on Fri May 12, 2017 1:15 pm
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lovely. the extra colour from the berries a nice touch
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by Ron Day on Fri May 12, 2017 3:41 pm
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Wow, Gene, another beauty! Great pose, perch and background! Excellent

by Sandy R on Fri May 12, 2017 4:32 pm
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Perfectly-positioned in the branches. Great mouth-open pose, and very nice feather detail.
There is one odd little green area above the middle berry, and another to the right, that could be cloned out.
Really nice image!

by Denis55 on Fri May 12, 2017 6:29 pm
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Sweet pose and setting,Gene!

by James Vellozzi on Fri May 12, 2017 9:03 pm
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Awesome Gene..
This was another species I wanted so so badly.. looking back now, I got nothing on my trip that I wanted or needed..
What about if I come in Late June when school lets out.. the hot days may bring in Buntings and this bird no? Is this bird common on the ranch?
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by WILDSUDIPTA on Fri May 12, 2017 9:52 pm
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Very nice Gene....is it a lemon tree ?

by Karl Egressy on Sat May 13, 2017 12:30 pm
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I really like this image, it's a beauty.

by c.w. moynihan on Sat May 13, 2017 10:29 pm
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Congrats on the special image.

Cuz I'm free as a bird now and this bird you cannot change !

by Carol Clarke on Tue May 16, 2017 5:18 pm
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Beautiful image Gene! Well deserved EP!
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by Joe Subolefsky on Wed May 17, 2017 10:37 am
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Outstanding. Love the fanned tail and eye.

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