Hooded Oriole

Posted by James Vellozzi on Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:30 am

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When I traveled to TX in April 2017, I brought some fruiting Holly in my suitcase. Though the weather was awful, in and out clouds, and extremely windy, I still managed to get a few shots that were sharp. This was taken off a ranch while driving around on my own. Once I found a pair I set up along side a road. Was a lot of fun.
Nikon D800 500 VR, ISO 320, 1/800 F6.3, Bean bags and car as a hide. Thanks always  for looking and image critique. Clicking on image may reveal better details.

Does this image need to go brighter?

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by SMB on Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:59 pm
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Pretty industrious! Not sure I would have room in my luggage for tree branches!
Beautiful image. The orange and red on a soft green BG makes for a very pleasing shot.

by Denis55 on Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:31 pm
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Excellent shot and setting,James!

by Mike Danzenbaker on Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:26 pm
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Brightness looks fine to me on my monitor, as does the photo overall. Light is perfect. The only nit I might pick is that this seems an unlikely perch for this species. Does this plant occur within its range?
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by Ron Day on Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:22 pm
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Great image - the brightness is fine!

by balaramraj on Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:14 pm
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Nice setup for this beauty ! Love the colors on the Oriole and berries.

by joem on Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:36 am
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Beautiful bird & top work getting this shot James.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:43 am
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The soft light really works well here, great pose, perch and BG, too. Brightness looks good on my monitor.
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