Day 110


Hi Everybody!

It’s been a busy morning but I managed to capture what I less expected, a bird!

The vermilion flycatcher is a small bird, about 12 cms long and generally inhabits  open areas. They are found in the south of the United States, Mexico, and South America, including Galapagos’ islands; when there is winter season in the south, they emigrate to Colombia and Venezuela.

The male spends about the 90% of the day perched, looking for his prey.

He often seeks to initiate copulation by delivering a butterfly or any other colorful insect to the female, afterwards he starts permorming a spectacular fluttering while singing.

Male flycatchers have a brilliant red crown and underparts, and a slate black mask, upperparts and tail;  they have a large head, broad shoulders, pointed wings, and weak legs and feet. Their tails are rounded or shallowly forked; the males tend to lose their bright colors when they are in captivity.
The female vermilion flycatcher looks very different to the male, she’s got a pale, greyish-brown head, back and wings, a blackish tail, and a pinkish throat.

Exif Data: Nikon D5000 ; lens: Tamron AF 55-200; 200 mm, ISO 1000;  f/5,6 ; 1/500 sec.

Feel free to leave feedback, critiques or suggestions.

Regards.

Hola a todos!

Hoy ha sido un día muy ocupado, pero me las arreglé para tomar la foto, aunque el elemento principal fue lo que menos esperé, un ave!

El Mosquero Bermellón, o Petirrojo es un ave pequeña, de más o menos 12 centímetros de larga, que habita en campos abiertos.  Pueden ser encontrados en Argentina, Perú, Uruguay, Estados Unidos, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela y México. Cuando hay invierno en tierras del sur, normalmente migran hacia Venezuela y Colombia.

El macho pasa casi el 90% del dia posado en algún lugar, donde pueda atrapar facilmente su presa.

Para aparearse, atrapa una mariposa o algún otro insecto grande y colorido que le regala a la hembra, luego procede a hacer un espectacular vuelo mientras canta.

Los machos tienen una corona roja brillante, al igual que su parte inferiorm mientras que su parte superior y su “antifaz” es café oscuro, casi negro. Tienen además una cabeza larga, hombros anchos, alas acabadas en punta y piernas débiles. La cola es redonda o ligeramente hendida; cuando están en cautiverio pierden el brillo.

La hembra tiene una apariencia muy diferente a la del macho, su cabeza, alas y parte superior tienen unos tonos grisaceos muy pálidos, una cola blanca y su parte inferior es rosada.

Datos de la toma: Nikon D5000 ; lente: Tamron AF 55-200; 200 mm, ISO 1000;  f/5,6 ; 1/500 sec.

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.

Saludos!

Pablo.

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20 thoughts on “Day 110

  1. Nice composition! The colors are good too. I would have added some contrast and a little bit of sharpening too. Also there’s a little bit to much noise :P.

    I really enjoy your blog it’s nice to have someone who is doing the same project!

  2. The only red bird I have seen here is the cardinal. We see some yellow finches, blue jays and blue birds, but otherwise the birds are very brown, very gray and very black. I find myself envious of the color that surrounds you, Pablo, and of the way you capture the beauty of everything around you and present it to us. Thank you.

    1. Thank you Cindy!
      It’s quite funny because here we have lost of different birds, this one looks pretty normal to me, because I’m used to see it, but I wish I could see more the cardinal, they can also be found in Colombia, and in this area, actually some days ago I sw one, but they are not as easy to find as this one 🙂

    1. Hey Denzil.
      I do not have any background in wildlife biology, but lately I’ve been very interested in nature, specially in what I can find in this area, so I’m going to different places to get to see new things and I read and ask about them.
      I’ve also loved your photos, they are amazing!

  3. Absolutely stunning!! I’m very impressed with your photography. The subject matter, cropping and composition are fabulous and the colours are so vibrant! You are very talented.

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