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Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds In Flight Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-07 3:50
Viewed: 4922
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I spotted this hummingbird in a park in San Josť. As its name suggests, this species has a rufous tail. The rest of the plumage is mainly bronzy-green. The sexes are simular but the female's throat and chest are more mottled. It is an active and agressive species that is commonly seen in open scrub and areas of habitation including gardens in San Josť. It is widespread and common on both the Caribbean and Pacific slopes in lowlands and foothills.

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Hoi Zeno,
Wonderful how you've captured the Hummingbird drinking out of the flower with the flower being used as shed.
Composition and exposure are excellent and the movement in the wings is lovely.
Very beautiful colors and color contrast and the soft background is very pleasing.
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

Nice action shot, Zeno!

hi zeno!

wow!stunning colors!and great compo!great BG!

Nice shot Zeno, really hard to capture, it's fast!!
Well done and TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-07 18:51]

Hello Zeno

It looks like this hummer is using the flower as a parasol.Excellent focus and sharp detail.The colours are outstanding.The red of the flower is striking.Nice catch light in the eye of the bird too.The OOF BG is well done and even though it is also green ,the hummer stands out very well.TFS


Hello Zeno,
Beautiful image.
Nice colours.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-10 11:48]

Hi Zeno,
Splendid shot of this Hummingbird in flight. Perfect moment and action freezed. Lovely colours and sharp details with the red flowers presenting a nice tone. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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