Baltimore Oriole's Arrival

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© Andrea Petersen
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Ye shall not need to fight in this battle; set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord, with you...fear not, nor be dismayed... for tomorrow the Lord will be with you...2 Chronicles 20:17

The Baltimore Oriole, a migrating bird from South America returned here for the season a couple of days ago...They usually arrive a little earlier than this...It is only in the 40's today with the threat of snow flakes on Monday..

This brave colorful bird looked slightly cold when I shot this picture. We made sure to put out some grape jelly and a half an orange...We also saw its female mate who wasn't quite as cooperative as the male to take her picture...He stood very still for me as I shot this picture through the window....and I was able to hand hold my camera without the tripod. I normally try to use the tripod when taking pictures of birds as they like to move around quickly as a rule.

Focal length 300mm~ macro range
F-Number F/10
Exposure time 1/100 sec.
ISO 800
Manual setting

Thank you so much Winky Vivas for the courtesy of the spotlight.

78 responses

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2011):

    Oh Andrea, what a beautiful little bird he is! You really captured him so perfectly. I am glad to hear you put some extra nourishment for him, as he will need it if he's a little chilly....especially at night. Very spectacular capture and composition. Bravo!!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (14 May 2011):

    Such a brightly colored and beautiful little bird! A superb image, Andrea!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (14 May 2011):

    Beautiful.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (14 May 2011):

    What a grand catch.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (14 May 2011):

    Fantastic! What a portrait of him!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (14 May 2011):

    a beautiful bird,very nice capture.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (14 May 2011):

    Thank you everyone for your kind words...The birds really bring such color
    and purpose to life...I love them. They are all beautiful in their own way.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (14 May 2011):

    Excellent capture, Andrea! I'm impressed that this was hand-held!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2011):

    Amazing!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (14 May 2011):

    The bird is so beautiful, I wish that we got them here - if they are here, I have never seen them. I know that they were appreciative for you to put out nourishing food for them!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (14 May 2011):

    What a beautiful capture of this incredibly handsome bird!! They travel so far and it is so thoughtful of you to help them out.. marvelous shot, Andrea!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (15 May 2011):

    WOW!! I think this is one of your most incredible bird shots! He is so so beautiful!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (15 May 2011):

    What beautiful color he sports... nice catch light in the eye too. Great job!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (15 May 2011):

    wonderful shot!

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (15 May 2011):

    excellent photo!like it

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (15 May 2011):

    Excellent!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (15 May 2011):

    Great shot and I'll stop talking about Yankees!!! :))) for now!!!!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (16 May 2011):

    Beautiful indeed!

  • Pratibimb - The Reflection

    Pratibimb - The Reflection said (16 May 2011):

    Great Capture

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (16 May 2011):

    Beautiful so well done !!!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (16 May 2011):

    Fantastic!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (16 May 2011):

    love this puffy little guy.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (16 May 2011):

    It sure is "fabulous" a real winner Andrea

  • miguel ramos

    miguel ramos gave props (17 May 2011):

    Superb detail, great photo

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 May 2011):

    Fabulous indeed.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (17 May 2011):

    wonderful bird, excellent capture, Andrea!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi   gave props (17 May 2011):

    Knock-you-off-your-feet focus and presentation.

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (18 May 2011):

    Beautiful!

  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (19 May 2011):

    remarkable captures of amazing beauty, i love your bird shots!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (19 May 2011):

    Very nice capture!

  • Loraine Reynolds

    Loraine Reynolds said (20 May 2011):

    Beautiful!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia said (20 May 2011):

    WOW! amazing capture...............

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (21 May 2011):

    beautiful!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (21 May 2011):

    Wow what a gorgeous plumage, a very handsome bird, love that orange..

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (28 May 2011):

    A masterful capture with the most delicious orange I've ever seen on a bird

  • Ratko Nedovic

    Ratko Nedovic gave props (29 May 2011):

    Good shot.

  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    wonderful shot!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   said (28 Mar 2012):

    Back to vote!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    My vote!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    BTV!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    BTV!!

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Voted!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    BTV!!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    BTV!! an absolute favorite!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (1 Apr 2012):

    Indeed FABULOUS. Voted.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (1 Apr 2012):

    BTV!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    Perfect detail, colourful bird ! Great close up of this beauty, Andrea ☺

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer gave props (4 Apr 2012):

    This little bird is looking fine in a beautiful set of colorful plumage......V

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    BTV.................So nice ... so beautiful..... You deserve appreciation.....

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    My vote!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (7 Apr 2012):

    Gorgeous colours!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (9 Apr 2012):

    A fantastic image! I love the subject, colors, lighting, and DOF. Outstanding work in every way possible. Got my vote!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    superilus-selge

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   said (9 Apr 2012):

    Back to vote!

  • Jeremy Barton

    Jeremy Barton (Deleted) gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    Beautiful bird and capture

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (10 Apr 2012):

    great capture...so beautiful! my vote.

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (10 Apr 2012):

    Very cute! Got my vote.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (11 Apr 2012):

    BTV!

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    Excellent! The color is simply amazing!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (12 Apr 2012):

    Superb! Voted!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   gave props (13 Apr 2012):

    Beautiful nature image!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (13 Apr 2012):

    Back to vote!! Excellent!!!

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (13 Apr 2012):

    Voted ... So beautiful. Great image

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    My vote,yeah!

  • P L.

    P L. (Deleted) said (14 Apr 2012):

    Voted:)

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (16 Apr 2012):

    This IS fab. voted.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (16 Apr 2012):

    VOTED

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (17 Apr 2012):

    Fantastic! What a portrait of him! voted

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (17 Apr 2012):

    Back to vote!

  • Ken O'Brien

    Ken O'Brien gave props (24 Apr 2012):

    Love it,such a wonderful colour.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (27 Apr 2012):

    Back to Vote: Yeah Rad!

  • Richard Hawkins

    Richard Hawkins gave props (29 Apr 2012):

    great color and clairty voted yea

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (4 May 2012):

    You have some beautiful birds in your neighborhood! And a beautiful shot! Missed this somehow so back to vote.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 May 2012):

    Back to vote : )

  • vonAsh

    vonAsh gave props (9 May 2012):

    Stunning capture! I love the vibrant color and sharp focus on the oriole. Simple and beautiful!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (9 May 2012):

    Cute, voted!

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (14 May 2012):

    BEAUTUFUL

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