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Baltimore Oriole (32)
Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
This is an Immature Male Northern "Baltimore" Oriole.

I know you all don't like bird feeder shots and the shack in the background, it's not the issue, the bird is. It's not too often one has this species visit their feeders, plus they don't stick around long. Anyway, if anything, judge the bird. :) :) I tried to put the attention on the bird by blurring the background and the feeder, hope that helps.

Description;
Black head, back, wings and tail, orange breast, rump and shoulder patch. The female is olive-brown with dull yellow-orange underparts and and two dull white wing bars.
Voice;
Clear flute-like whistled single or double notes in short distinct phrases with much individual phrases.
Habitat;
Deciduous woodland and shade trees.
Nesting;
4-6 grayish eggs spotted and scrawled with brown and black. The nest is a well woven pendant bag of plant fibers, bark and string suspended from tip of a branch.
Range;
Breeds from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario across to Nova Scotia south to Georgia, Louisiana and Northern Mexico. Winters from Southern Mexico southward.
Info from "The Audubon Society field guide to North American Birds, eastern region."

Hand held
Manual
6m
ISO 200
1/125 at F9.0
In photoshop elements, resized for web, crop, a highpass with a softlight, applied a glausian blur to the background and feeder, frames.

Mike

Altered Image #1

Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
lasso tool
Edited by:hummingbird24 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 851 W: 141 N: 19] (64)

I used the polygonal lasso tool to remove the bird and part of the feeder, then used the Gausian blur tool, (filters) to blur the BG.
Re inserted the bird and feeder and there you are.
It is merely a personal taste kind of thing, myself I like the natural and original look, cause that is the way it is captured, but others...
Anyway here you go, it could even have been blurred more, if wished.

Anna-Lu