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Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-15 15:23
Viewed: 6627
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spring migration just started here in S. Ontario.
Kinglets are part of the first wave.

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula, is a very small passerine bird found throughout North America. It is a member of the kinglet family. The bird has olive-green plumage with two white wing bars and a white eye-ring. Males have a red crown patch, which is usually concealed.
The Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a very small bird, being 9 to 11 centimeters (3.5 to 4.3 in) long, having a wingspan of 16 to 18 centimeters (6.3 to 7.1 in), and weighing 5 to 10 grams (0.2 to 0.4 oz).
The kinglet is migratory, and its range extends from northwest Canada and Alaska south to Mexico. Its breeding habitat is spruce-fir forests in the northern, mountainous, United States and Canada. The Ruby-crowned Kinglet builds a cup-shaped nest, which may be pensile or placed on a tree branch and is often hidden. It lays up to 12 eggs, and has the largest clutch of any North American passerine for its size. It is mainly insectivorous, but also eats fruits and seeds.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Hello Mario.
This is a fine bird with beautiful orange color on the head. Well captured image with vivid plumage details and fine perch.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-04-15 23:36]

Wow Mario
tiny bird, almost macro photography, great capture

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2012-04-15 23:41]


A tight crop of the subject that shows god detail and sharpness. The POV, DOF, BG and colours are all good.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-16 1:18]

Hello Mario,
Very beautiful photo in excellent sharpness, details and very nice natural colours. Great pose with eye contact. Good DOF, blurred background and composition.

Hello Mario.
Great capture of this wonderful bird.
Perfect POV and composition,wonderful colors and great sharp details.
Thank You,
Best regards

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-04-16 3:49]

Splendid capture, Mario!!
Great POV and good sharpness; excellent light and beautiful colours; perfect contrast with a blurred background; very nice eye contact. Well done!

Hello Mario,

A flaming beauty indeed. Given the size of the bird you were really close, yielding agate pointed DoF. Love the natural colours, sharpness & the mood enhanced by the catchlight.


Hello Mario,
Very cute little bird with an amazing cap.

hi Mario,
such a cute bird! look at the eye! and that crown too...
so sweet! :)
thanks for sharing this beauty. well captured one. good clarity... well, seems it was shaking its tail, that part got blurred :)
and did you say, Ruby?

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-16 5:58]

very cute and lovable bird with fine colors, beautiful capture. tfs.

Bonjour Mario,
Très bonne valorisation du sujet dans une belle attitude et sous un bon angle de prise de vue par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

wonderful model, wonderful shot. congratulations, Mario.
many thanks for sharing. best wishes

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