Scarlet Tanager (m)

Posted by Craig Lipski on Sun Sep 17, 2023 9:42 am

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Scarlet Tanager (m)
Piranga olivacea

Striking, (if not outright stunning), in their breeding finery, male Scarlet Tanagers transition from, um, Scarlet to a much more sedate yellow for the off-season.  I caught this one in transitional plumage.

500 4.0 L IS
1/320, f/5, ISO 1600
Evaluative +/-0
Natural light

Full Disclosure: I did get rid of an offending twig in the UL corner.

Comments and suggestions welcome
Good light,

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by david fletcher on Sun Sep 17, 2023 10:14 am
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The large view is a treat and shows off the superb details Craig.
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Sep 17, 2023 10:37 am
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Lovely pose and detail - and I think its rather nice to see the different season plumage colour for a change, Craig.

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by Karl Egressy on Sun Sep 17, 2023 12:05 pm
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Interesting color variation. It must be a juvenile. Great image.

by peter makuch on Sun Sep 17, 2023 2:00 pm
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I like that you included some leaves into this image, not lots but enough to make it not look as a bird on a stick (image) nice details as-well CRAIG.

by paul fletcher on Sun Sep 17, 2023 7:33 pm
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Excellent capture here, Craig, certainly not an image we see very often of a Scarlet Tanager in this plumage.

by gregc on Sun Sep 17, 2023 8:24 pm
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Nice pose, good to see this plumage.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Sep 18, 2023 6:50 pm
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Great to see the intermediate plumage, Craig.
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