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Crossbeaked Bird

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I really have know idea what bird this is, so if you happen to know, please tell me...
Image details
Image size
600x900px 309.05 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
300 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Aug 14, 2010, 4:56:07 PM
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lanoo60's avatar
it's a cacique from central america...new world blackbird family...hope that helped
wolfenwind's avatar
i have no idea what it is, but i love the eyes.
OlavAlberts's avatar
Used it here: [link]
Hope you don't mind :)

Nice pic ;)
DaveSchultz's avatar
This is a wonderful composition. The lighting is great, the use of negative space in the direction that the bird is looking is perfect and that smooth background is incredible.
kaede-kit's avatar
Ooh, nice. It's got really interesting eyes.
glassreflections's avatar
Great shot. I have never seen any bird like this..
flyingslow13's avatar
it looks like it will swallow my soul... gorges bird but creepy as hell
meihua's avatar
Seems like others have already let you know it is a Crested Oropendola :D I just happened to know that because there is a nesting pair at the National Aviary and I got to see dad do some tricks for food to bring back to his nest. Great shot, love the bokeh!
DeeOtter's avatar
Well, crested oropendola it is. They make pretty awesome vocalizations.
sebastopolgoose's avatar
IT'S A CRESTED OROPENDOLA. I LOVE OROPENDOLAS :la:
ATrueNorseman's avatar
what a funny bird... its beak is too high!
GargoylesBlood's avatar
:shamrock: "Now this is an interesting bird. I hath never seen one looking like that before." :shamrock:
Mel-L92's avatar
pretty bird, those who said its a crested oropendola are right here's the link for the wikipedia page of the crested oropendola : [link]
Canislupuscorax's avatar
I'm going to cast my vote with those calling it a crested oropendola. Wonderful color on the eye.
Miladii's avatar
Its eye is a beautiful color o:
IceIris's avatar
beautiful bird...well i`m not so sure if it is an oropendola, because these birds have a brown iris; anyway it`s a new discovered species, maybe this bird is special - with blue iris :D
Sinande's avatar
The crested oropendola here boasts sky blue eyes. Maybe LA Zoo faked it =P

BTW, I started looking at pics of other Psarocolius species on Wikipedia, and it seems several of them have blue or grey eyes.
IceIris's avatar
nice...so it`s an oropendola
Scarlett1313's avatar
awesome looking bird!
chees-dobles's avatar
Awwwww
Cute bird :iconiloveyouplz:
number1photographer's avatar
this is great man ;) as crystal as crystal :D

may I ask what lenses did you use to take this shot? Do you usually shoot in RAW's (if so, which resolution do you think is the best?) Personally, I shoot in RAW's (at its highest resolution 5184x3456) cos of a great crop later. Does it mean that I get maximum "noise" when enlaring to a (print format e.g) hm?

I am going to buy some "L" (luxurious) lenses as soon as I put aside some money. I am going for EF 100-400 4.5-5.6L IS USM, but heard of possible successor of this lenses (with much better up-to-date stabilization) what do you think I should do?

great regards
thrumyeye's avatar
I use a Canon 300mm (eventually combined with a 1.4x converter)
I always shoot in RAW at the highest resolution, just like you.

> Does it mean that I get maximum "noise" when enlaring to a (print format e.g) hm?
I'm sorry I don't understand your question...

> I am going for EF 100-400 4.5-5.6L IS USM, but heard of possible successor of this lenses (with much better up-to-date stabilization) what do you think I should do?
I heard that, too..... I think it depends how big your patience is...;)
number1photographer's avatar
hey ;)

thanks for this quick reply, really nice. Let me clarify the question you did not get. I meant, if you shoot for print purposes it is obvious that it is best to make the most of the pixels rate, yeah? So here in Canon 7D we have 18 million effective pixels (the more of them while shooting the higher the resolution, yes?) But on the other hand it is said that the more pixels the more noise appears within a snapshot.. Do you agree with this? To you, does it make much difference if you shoot either High RAW or Medium RAW ?

Anyway, are you into all those printing settings and. I want to get the knowledge how to squeeze the most out of a photography

great thanks for your time
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