Red-Eyed Vireo

Posted by paul fletcher on Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:34 pm

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Canon 90D
Tamron 150-600 @ 300mm
F 7.1 @ 1/800
ISO 4000

Spring and summer resident- migrates to the Amazon Basin of
South America for the winter. This individual was down lower in the forest, feeding on berries, although usually they are up high in the
forest canopy. To see the red iris, the light has to be stronger than
what it was when the image was taken; immature birds have a brown iris that turns red upon maturity.

Certainly an interesting species, considering the great distance they
travel during Spring and Fall migration, and I was fortunate on that
day to have an opportunity to photograph one.

Province of Ontario, Canada, image-September 2021.
Thanks to everyone for viewing
Click on for best image.

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by david fletcher on Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:27 am
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Excellent eye contact Paul. Am impressed with your knowledge too.
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by Alan Bryant on Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:22 am
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Love it when the small birds come out into the open like that.

As said clicking on the image brings out the details!. Nice image Paul
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by Karl Egressy on Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:25 am
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Nice pose, eye contact and lovely natural environment captured, Paul.

by Todd Bauer on Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:46 am
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They don't pop put into the open very often. Nicely done.
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by John Meade on Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:09 pm
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I love the inquisitive pose the bird has. The surrounding leafs really show the dense type of habitat they prefer to live in. Great work, Paul.

by peter makuch on Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:55 pm
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a good one and completely in the open to get the best view of this vireo, nice work PAUL.

by Cindy Marple on Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:53 pm
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A lovely pose with nice eye contact, out in the open is a treat for these small birds. Pretty image.

by Carol Clarke on Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:54 am
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You have done a great job in isolating this little beauty in all that foliage, Paul!

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:16 am
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Great angle and a treat to see one at eye level.
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