fbpixel

Oddball


Posted by Craig Lipski on Tue May 19, 2020 10:56 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours

Reply to topic  
 First unread post  | 6 posts | 
Image
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (m)

Pheucticus ludovicianus


5.16.2020
Livingston Co, MI

Head / face markings say female or "1st winter male".  Breast says male, so I'm going with a late-blooming young male.  The breast and underwing markings are yellow.  I've seen yellow House Finches and very orange Tanagers, but I've never seen this on a Grosbeak; Xanthrochroism is a condition in which some colors, often red, are replaced by yellow (think of the yellow Cardinals that sometimes make the news.)  

5DIV
500 4.0 "Classic" + 1.4x II
1/400, f/8, ISO 1600
Natural light

Comments and suggestions always welcome.
Good light,
Craig

User avatar
Posted by:
Craig Lipski
Forum Contributor
Location: The bustling metropolis of Fowlerville, Michigan
Member #:00495
Posts: 4159
Joined: 20 Aug 2003

   

by david fletcher on Tue May 19, 2020 11:46 am
User avatar
david fletcher
Lifetime Member
Posts: 21385
Joined: 24 Sep 2004
Location: UK
Member #:00525
Excellent pose and details Craig. Interesting if anyone can help with your thoughts on the colouring. Thanks for sharing that info.
Make your life spectacular!
 

by Ron Day on Tue May 19, 2020 2:45 pm
User avatar
Ron Day
Moderator
Posts: 14344
Joined: 05 Sep 2003
Member #:00819
A first for me too. Thanks for sharing this unique image, Craig.
 

by Tusar Bhowmik on Tue May 19, 2020 3:57 pm
User avatar
Tusar Bhowmik
Forum Contributor
Posts: 988
Joined: 06 Apr 2014
Location: Jalpaiguri-India
Excellent pose, eye contact and bg.
 

by Isaac Grant on Wed May 20, 2020 2:40 pm
Isaac Grant
Forum Contributor
Posts: 137
Joined: 16 Feb 2017
Member #:02161
Super cool looking Grosbeak. I have seen thousands of these birds but never one with orange instead of red. Awesome!
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Thu May 21, 2020 7:00 pm
User avatar
Cynthia Crawford
Moderator
Posts: 14195
Joined: 10 Jun 2006
Location: Vermont
Member #:00733
Wow- very interesting! Reminds me of how some waxwings have different colored tails according to what they eat, but this seems like something totally different. Doing a google search shows several similar variants. Black-headed grosbeaks have more of an orange breast. Hybrid? Very cool!
Cynthia (Cindy) Crawford-Moderator, Photo & Digital Art
web site: http://www.creaturekinships.net
"If I Keep a Green Bough in My Heart, the Singing Bird Will Come"  Chinese Proverb
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by:  
6 posts | 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group