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A Vermillion Flycatcher rests on a branch at Big Bend National Park, Texas.

Canon EOS-1D Mark II; Canon EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6 L
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Given 2005-03-13
Vermillion Flycatcher by *FideNullo is a flutter of scarlet life against a cold grey sky. ( Featured by superkev )
jennalynnrichards Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the one spot of red standing out in the gray-blue background.
musicfreak007 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
beautiful shot
DSharpshooter Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009   Photographer
this looks perfect.
Emprison Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Wow sticks out like a sore thumb.
FluffnRipples Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Great tones and composition! =)
InkInfected Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
I absolutely love this! It's like, unimprovable. :D x
Ievuz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing shot ;}
AncientCat Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
demony Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
vermillion... my favorite color. :flame:
in spite of the spiky tree, very charming...
Sgraphicart Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
Burnin-Heart Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007   Photographer
This is honestly very very beautiful. :D
illusionz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
Nice Snap! Loved the contrast and the DOF you've obtained using the branch in the foreground.

Why is it sitting in such a strange pose though?
FideNullo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
He wasn't sitting like that, I just got lucky. He put his wing up like that for about a quarter of a second, and I just happened to bush the button at the right time. :-)
MissCarissa Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
The contrast is stunning. Gorgeous shot.
FideNullo Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
walter-zy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
Fantastic shot my friend...just fantastic!!!
FideNullo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
Thanks, I got lucky. He just happened to wave as I pressed the button. ;)
walter-zy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006
You are so welcome my friend ....
movieaddict Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
beautiful bird n photo
ak-attack Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome depth of field!
quietwarmth Featured By Owner May 11, 2006
Great use of colour.
PhoeniX252 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
Its just so vibrant against the dull sky, I even love the flash of blue in the corner too :D Fantastic capture :+fav:
mrshan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006  Professional
biala-sowa Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005
If I send a link and all could I use this image for a small watercolour please?
FideNullo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005
Yes, be my guest. Will you let me know when it's finished? I'd like to see it. :D

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biala-sowa Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005
yes of course!
thankyou very much.. and merry christmas!
Murderdoll17 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
whoa! amazing shot:clap::+fav:
MrStickman Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot! I love the fact that there is a bit of action. It's also very nicely composed.
(I'm also jealous of your camera! :D)
agunawan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005   Photographer
wow.. excellent capture
the colours are wonderful
WickedNox Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing capture :clap:
FideNullo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
Thank you! I got a little lucky on this one... ;)

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WickedNox Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
indeed! and I just noticed you took it in Texas! I haven't been to Big Bend yet but I want to really bad! not much scenery in Fort Worth
FideNullo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
Big Bend is a must, at least once or twice. Go in March, because that's when the wildflowers are blooming. If you go in July or August, I can't promise that you or any of your party will survive. And think "primitive"! :faint:

I think I've exhausted all the scenery in San Antonio. About once a year, I make a drive out West, and make a big circle from here, up to Colorado, out to Vegas, and back down through Arizona and New Mexico. Next time I want to hit some national parks in Utah. Hey, I can write it all off as a business expense... Might as well add some miles to the trip. ;)

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WickedNox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
oh yes, well I would never go in the summer, too damn hot :faint: :giggle: but I will definitly try next spring :dance:
I haven't been to Colorado but I have heard it's amazing!
have you been to California? I grew up there and OMG, some amazing places to see, driving up Pacific Coast Highway is a must, it's breathtaking! If you get a chance, take a trip from San Diego up PCH to San Fran, it's heaven!
one of my favorite places is called Big Sur, where the redwoods meet the ocean :faint:
FideNullo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
The Redwood National Forest is tops on my CA list of photo excursions! I have never been to California, save for two days in Burbank, but I don't count that. The PCH has long been on my list of drives. Not only am I a photo-geek, but I'm also a gear head. I love road trips, especially in small European cars that were made for twisty roads just such... I can't wait for that trip. Some day... :please: But first I have to find another little car to fix up! :faint:

So what brought you to Texas?

-- D
WickedNox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: ya Burbank isn't all that scenic :giggle: I also reccoment Muir Woods in San Francisco across the Golden Gate, it is an amazing place, redwoods everywhere and there is a trail that takes you to the top of the mountain to see the ocean. :faint:
there is always renting a car ;)

as for coming to Texas, it's a long story, bascically had no choice. we became homeless for a bit and only family we had was here in Fort Worth, who said they would take us in 'till we got on our feet. It was tough but things happen for a reason, I believe. I do however miss the mountains and coastline of Cali deeply :tears:

Where in Texas are you?
FideNullo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
Wow, I'm sorry to hear about the tough times that forced you to move. It's good that it all worked out. So do you think you'll ever move back to California, or has the native Texas charm persuaded you to stay? ;)

When my photo business is a little more financially "stable," I want to take about two weeks off just to drive through California, hitting all the best spots. I have heard tale of a place called Mammoth Lake, I believe, where there are four or five lakes up in the mountains that drain into each other, like a chain. And, that there is a certain place you can go where all of the lakes are visible at once. That is the place I want to find first!

I'm in San Antonio, myself, but I have friends everywhere. I am the road trip king. In fact, I am thinking of heading back out to Big Bend later this month to try and get some photos of the Mars event on the 27th. I also have another night exposure that I want to try with the mountains. We'll see if it pans out this time -- I've been trying to get this shot done for about ten years. Everything has to be just perfect to pull it off. :faint:


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Liquid82 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005
O to jest bardzo ladne :D
mp3ror Featured By Owner May 29, 2005
Nicely done.
vickibruce Featured By Owner May 22, 2005
Stunning colour
What a beautiful bird & you have captured it with such grace & elegance :D
pinecherry Featured By Owner May 20, 2005
that's gorgeous yo
ivekvatrozic Featured By Owner May 13, 2005   Photographer
Beautiful!!! :-)
srixtoja Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
This is one of the better bird shots I've ever seen! *favourites* and i love birds! lol how long did you have to wait before it put out it's wing to say hi?
FideNullo Featured By Owner May 9, 2005
Thanks! I didn't have to wait at all for him to do his little pose. He was only on that branch for about twenty seconds total, and his wing was up like that for about a quarter-second. I totally got lucky on the capture. However, I had been stalking that little bugger for two days. He and his his mate kept flitting through the campsite, but never landing anywhere accessible. Finally he gave me a break.

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IntenseBliss Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
Nice shot! The red & black of the bird contrasting the blue-ish/white background is making the photo kindly vivid and pleasing to the eye.

Most critiques are probably positive (which they should be) but to throw in a negative. It is difficult to capture the personality of the bird. Part of the great things about animal photos is that we can often place upon them a very human characteristic (be it: Sadness, Joy, Heroism, Tiredness and so on) whether it is conscious or unconscious to the viewer. Nothing immediately comes to mind with this photo. Maybe if you had the fortune of capturing the eyes more clearlying (and gain more of a facial expression) this aspect may have been better.

But again, good work! May you continue to capture the beauty of the world we live in but rarely pause to look at.
photographicmemory Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulation's on the daily deviation. It was well deserved. I had bookmarked this photograph a while back before it recieved the daily dev and meant to come back and comment.

Anyway, I love this photograph. The muted blues and the bright red of the feather's look amazing together. Everything about this is perfect; composition, DOF. Really I have no critique to give. Excellent work! :clap:
In-Apt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
This is what dreams are made of.

Brilliant composition, moment (great capture), and color saturation.

what an effective photograph!!
SkippyJr Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005   Filmographer
Nice capture of nature,
I liked this work.
praetorianguards Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2005
man, i want you camera. hahaha. nice shot. good composition, contrast of color, love the focal.
Cialis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005
thats soo beautiful... i can hardly contain myself
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Camera Data

Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/664 second
Focal Length
400 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 7, 2005, 9:34:20 PM