Pretty One

© Thomas E. Hinds

Pretty One

Uploaded: October 22, 2013 18:49:31


Western Tanager

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000


Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 23, 2013

Excellent capture of this beautiful bird, Tom. Love the details and colors. #1549631

Eivor Kuchta October 23, 2013

Beautiful, Thomas! Those birds are so pretty! I was so happy when a few of them visited my backyard in the spring, but they didn't stay for long. #10879163

Julie Burnett October 23, 2013

Oh what a beauty! I would LOVE seeing one! Fantastic capture, Tom!! #10879243

John Connolly October 23, 2013

What an amazing bird and capture Thomas! This is a phenomenal wildlife capture! #10879313

Terry Cervi level-classic October 23, 2013

What a gorgeous bird, Tom!! Your shot of him is gorgeous!! #10879684

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe October 25, 2013

I saw one of these once. Colorful bird, and you captured it beautifully, Tom! #10880673

Colette M. Metcalf October 25, 2013

Gorgeous capture!!! #10880764

Marijana Fajgl level-classic October 25, 2013

What a beautiful bird, Thomas! Fantastic capture. #10880957

Thomas E. Hinds October 25, 2013

Thanks, Tammy, Eivor, Julie, John, Terry, Phyllis, Colette, and Marijana! All of your great comments are appreciated. This tanager was captured during one of my trips through Bosque del Apache earlier this year. I remember the first one I spied as a new westerner a few decades ago. I was in awe of the bird back then -- and still am each time I see one now days. #10881056

Ray level-classic October 25, 2013

Excellent capture of this beautiful bird, Thomas! Color and detail are wonderful. #10881092

Thomas E. Hinds October 27, 2013

Thanks, Ray! #10882422

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 28, 2013

I would so love to catch a glimpse of this beautiful bird. Once, a very long time ago, I saw a scarlet tanager and never forgot the thrill of the sighting. The western is just incredible with it's vibrant coloring. Super shot, Thomas! (Hope you and Bootsie both are faring well!) #10882932

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe November 29, 2013

Congrats on your SF, Tom!!! #10909517

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic November 29, 2013

He is so beautiful! Congratulations on your SF Thomas! I would love to see one of these beautiful birds! #10909643

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 29, 2013

Gorgeous finalist, Tom!

Debby #10909797

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 30, 2013

Congrats on your great finalist, Tom. #10910141

Julie Burnett November 30, 2013

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Tom!! #10910214

Val Feldman level-deluxe November 30, 2013

Good Grief, Mr. Tom - what a fantastic month you've had! Wonderful work! Warmest congratulations on each and every SF and Finalist and the best of luck in the upcoming round! (And a couple pats on the head to Mr. Bootsie, please!:) #10910649

Jill Odice level-classic November 30, 2013

Congrats on this well deserved Finalist THomas!!! #10910849

John Connolly November 30, 2013

Congratulations on your finalist Award, Thomas! #10910944

Marijana Fajgl level-classic November 30, 2013

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Thomas. #10910981

Ray level-classic November 30, 2013

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Tom! #10911332

Thomas E. Hinds November 30, 2013

Thanks to Val, Phyllis, Amanda, Debby, Tammy, Julie, Val (again, sorry I missed the original, LOL), Jill, John, Marijana, and Ray! #10911390

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic November 30, 2013

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist,Tom!! #10911745

Barbara Mason level-classic December 01, 2013

Again Congratulations Tom - a beautiful bird, a well deserved Finalist !! #10911869

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe December 01, 2013

Huge congrats on all your gorgeous finalists, Tom!! Incredible detail in this beauty!! #10912150

Thomas E. Hinds December 01, 2013

Thanks so much, Ujjwal, Barbara, and Ellen! #10912659

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 03, 2013

Congrats on your super finalist Tom!

jo ann c.

Emile Abbott level-deluxe December 04, 2013

Gorgeous capture of this colorful bird, Tom and congrats on your finalist. #10914669

Thomas E. Hinds December 04, 2013

Thanks to you, Jo Ann, and to you Emile, for stopping by and commenting! #10914972

Mary K. Robison December 05, 2013

What can I say, Tom? Except, Congratulations on this colorful, beautiful Finalist! #10915726

Thomas E. Hinds December 06, 2013

Thanks, Mary! #10916377

Merna L. Nobile December 15, 2013

Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, November, 2013. Merna

Thomas E. Hinds December 15, 2013

Thank you, Merna! #10922651

Jean Lechleiter level-classic February 10, 2014

Congratulations on this most beautiful finalist!! #10972586

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