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Copyright: Sandy Garfinkel (messenger1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 39 N: 1513] (7055)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-14
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-24 1:41
Viewed: 900
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A small bird aggressively claims some territory atop a railing inside one of the open-flight rooms at the National Aviary. Dozens of species of birds roam and fly freely through this large room enclosed in glass which contains tropical trees and plants and a large pond.

Pittsburgh is fortunate to have the National Aviary, as pointed out by Wikipedia: "The National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is America's only independent indoor nonprofit aviary. It is also America's largest aviary, and the only accorded honorary "National" status by the United States Congress.The Aviary is home to 600+ birds of more than 200 species, many of which are threatened or endangered in the wild. This is one of the most diverse collections in North America (exceeding, for example, the esteemed National Zoo in DC, and Niagara Falls Aviary).
As a result, the Aviary has many species that are rarely found in other zoos or aviaries, for example: the Bare-necked Fruitcrows, Paradise Tanagers, White-tailed Trogon, Scarlet-headed Blackbird, Yellow-throated Laughing Thrush, Blue-winged Mountain Tanager, Pompadour Cotinga, Blue-necked Tanager, and Lesser Green Broadbill."

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Hi Sandy,
What a remarkably clear shot. So crisp and detailed with great deep colours. Well done with the POV, you captured it just at the right moment. Nice work.

TFS,
Scott.

Bom dia Sandy
Very well captured...and wonderful blue variation in the bird and bg.
Like a play between argent and blue.
Have a good day dear Sandy
Um abrašo
Teresa

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-03-25 12:44]

Hello Sandy
Superb Sharpness, light and colours, excelent composition.
Wonderful bird and a wonderful photo.
Best regards, mb

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