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Oriole against grey sky
Oriole against grey sky
aznym


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Sri Lanka
Date: Oct 30, 2010
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2010

This branch is like a popular watchtower for many birds. The woodpeckers have done a lot of damage to it and the top is missing now.

I have been watching the Orioles in flight since I moved here 4yrs ago. I always look forward to seeing their yellow feathers glow while they shoot through the air.

Statistics
Place: 47 out of 99
Avg (all users): 5.6759
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 5.5111
Avg (non-participants): 5.7500
Views since voting: 488
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 145
Comments: 7
Favorites: 2 (view)


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11/06/2010 11:49:48 AM
Beautiful capture. Lovely color and contrast against a stark sky. Sharp. Wonderful.
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11/03/2010 06:50:04 PM
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11/03/2010 11:25:21 AM
Great capture, wished I could zoom in to see more detail, nice comp, 6.
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11/01/2010 07:37:18 PM
Love the colors, but I think you could have cropped away some of that negative space...
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11/01/2010 02:40:43 PM
Wow - a Golden Oriole - very uncommon on these shores.

I actually quite like the starkness of this picture with the grey sky, dead tree trunk and splash of colour on the bird but to actually score well you really needed a lot more bird and a lot less sky. Pity you couldn't have followed it to where it landed and do a close up :- )
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11/01/2010 12:58:31 PM
Simple but I really do like this allot. 8. There's a mood to this with no clutter in the image. Liek it loads
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11/01/2010 10:28:30 AM
Brilliant flash of color.
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