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Scarlet Tanager

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by Allen_Woodliffe from Chatham CA on 12 May 2013
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One of the most impressive woodland songbirds of the eastern part of North America is the brilliant red male Scarlet Tanager. The contrasting black wings make this such an easy species to identify, and in good light, it virtually glows in the deciduous woodlands where it occurs. I was fortunate to come across an amazingly cooperative individual a few days ago while I was birding at Rondeau Provincial Park, my favourite place to explore. Rondeau is a 3254 ha natural environment provincial park situated on the north shore of Lake Erie. This bird was not bothered by me photographing it at all...on several occasions it landed directly overhead less than a metre away, too close to photograph it.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Focal: 400 mm
  • Shutter speed: 0.003125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 9
  • ISO: 400
tagged: 'scarlet tanager' 'migrant' 'neotropical migrant' 'woodland species' 'rondeau provincial park'

20 comments


Allen_Woodliffe posted 2014-02-24 1:43pm

Thank-you Sandra for your visit and comments. One doesn't see this species often, but on a good day they can be quite noticeable.

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Sandra Piche posted 2014-01-06 11:16pm

Stunning capture, Allen. I've been to Rondeau several times but have never been so fortunate as to capture, so much as spot, such a beautiful species as this. Keep up the good work! :)

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Allen_Woodliffe posted 2013-07-05 12:45pm

Thank-you so much Kent and Natty77.....it is always great to hear from you.

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Natty77 posted 2013-07-02 1:43pm

Awesome shot :)

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Kent Wirtanen posted 2013-06-13 12:27am

Excellent capture, Allen...never seen one of those before.

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Allen_Woodliffe posted 2013-06-07 9:00pm

Thanks so much to all who have visited and provided such encouraging comments.....I know this brilliant bird has its admirers!

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Lady_Jane posted 2013-06-02 8:37pm

I gotta go to Rondeau Provincial park some day.... must be interesting to explore. Great shot of the Tanager!

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Isabelle_V posted 2013-05-28 1:21pm

amazing colors and capture Allen~

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GRAMNEK posted 2013-05-27 8:30am

An explosion of red! Beautiful capture, Allen.

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Monica E. posted 2013-05-24 8:25pm

Fabulous shot! His colours are amazing.

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