Young male Baltimore Oriole In an Olive Tree

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedMay 18, 2012
TakenMay 17, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/100 sec at f/14
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm

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Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth...Psalm 115: 15

This young male Oriole is losing his old feathers now, but new ones are growing in and then he will look as bright and vibrant as the adult male..Today he chose to rest in the Olive tree when I shot this picture and he appeared relaxed and satisfied with his world.

7 responses

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (17 May 2012):

    Awesome capture of this young male Oriole!!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (17 May 2012):

    Still looking gorgeous, though!! Lovely tones and lighting in this shot, too. You have an amazing series of bird images here, I enjoy them so much!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (18 May 2012):

    He is so very pretty. Such a wonderful capture.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (18 May 2012):

    You take such wonderful bird shots Andrea!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (18 May 2012):

    NICE!! I am certainly envious of your oriole shots. We just don't see many of those around here.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (18 May 2012):

    Thank you all for your kind words...Donald, we don't see that many orioles at one time here either...We am still waiting for the adult female to arrive and so far as I know there is only one adult male and a young male who is coming to the feeder as of now. .What they love to eat is grape jelly and a half an orange which should attract them....It amazes me how they find their way each May to our feeder and when the weather gets cold they are gone until next year..How do they remember the route and how do the new ones know where to go?

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