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Rose-breasted Grosbeak - male

Rose-breasted Grosbeak - male
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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: 2011-06-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon300mm f2.8+1.4X+Kenco 2Xconv's
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-06 14:20
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Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Other Names
•Cardinal à poitrine rose (French)
•Picogrueso pechirrosado (Spanish

I did a little experiment in this picture. I staked Canon 1.4X and 2.0X Kenco teleconverters to my Canon 300mm lens. The equivalent focal length is actually 840mm and the max. aperture supposed to become F/8. For a some reason the camera did not senses the 2.0X Kenco ,the EXIF data is incorrect and the MAX aperture is shown F/4 !!!!. The camera autofocus well and rather fast in relative good light and the details in the picture acceptable. What is stranger is that the camera over expose with aprox. 2/3 stops. instead of underexpose.

The male Rose-breasted Grosbeak, boldly patterned in black, white, and rose, is easily identified. The drab, striped female, however, is more of a challenge, resembling a large sparrow or finch. A common bird of forests and second growth, the grosbeak's song is like that of the robin, only as sung by an opera singer, being mellower and more sweetly melodic
(from "All About Birds")

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2011-06-06 19:10]

Bonsoir Mario,

You have got some relatively good result for such an optical experiment. Resolution is impressive exposure shows excellent details in dark as well as bright area. We must admit that you started with some top notch equipement. Honestly it is as good if not better than my D300 with the Sigma 150-500. Good experiement to share, TFS.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-06-06 20:11]

Hi Mario,
Nice photo of this beautiful bird.Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.Good the eye's contact And nice background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-07 9:30]

Hi Mario,

Great shot with extreme sharpness and superb colors.I like the red breast of this beautiful bird.


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