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Green-breasted Mango - female

Green-breasted Mango - female
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-21 21:16
Viewed: 4273
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One more Hummer from my recent vacation in Panama
Done at Soberania National Park - Pipeline Road

Thanks for your comments or just for looking at my pictures.

The Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) is a hummingbird from tropical America. The scientific name of this bird commemorates the French naturalist Florent Prévost.

Adults of this medium-sized hummingbird species are 11-12 cm in length. Males average 7.2 g, females, 6.8 g. The longish black bill is slightly decurved. The tail in both sexes has dark central feathers. In adult males, the outer tail feathers are deep magenta to wine purple tipped with black. In females and juvenile males, the outer tail feathers are broadly banded in magenta and iridescent dark blue, with narrow white tips on the outer 3-4 feathers.

The species inhabits tropical deciduous forest, open landscapes with scattered large trees, orchards, gardens, and cultivated areas, but its distribution is spotty and often localized.

Like all hummingbirds, it feeds on insects and other invertebrates and nectar. Prey is often taken in mid-air but may also be gleaned from vegetation or stolen from spider webs (a behavior known as kleptoparasitism). Favorite nectar sources include the flowers of large trees such as Inga, Erythrina, and Ceiba or kapok.

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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That's a fantastic capture Mario, great dept of field ,stunning colors and razor sharp frozen in the air body of this fabulous magical little Hummingbird. A shot which deserve much more than 2 points from my site! Congratulation Mario !
Tanks for Sharing !
Best Regards,
George Veltchev

Hi Mario,
i like this picture very much. The bird seems to jump over the white and pink flowers. Good sharpness, lovely colours and a shot taken in full action. Congratulation

hi Mario
great shot with beautifull spring background
regards george

Hi Mario

Great natural light shot of this lovely hummer. Excellent capture with great sharpness and good composition.


  • Great 
  • sotos (313)
  • [2010-04-22 4:51]

Hello Mario
Many fine moment of the bird in flight. right speed in order to demonstrate clearly the body and wings in motion. Also perfect backgroud with flowers.

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-04-22 5:09]

Very colorful and fine capture of the humming bird in mid air with well spread wings, beautiful. tfs.

  • Great 
  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2010-04-22 7:07]

Great photo with colorful flowers, background, sharpness and model. Awesome.

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-04-22 8:09]

Wow! Wonderful composition, perfect focus and great details
Thanks for sharing

Hi Mario
Fantastic shot. Great colors, beautiful OOF flowers in bacground and perfect sharpness. Nothing to critique

Nice details, color, and exposure Mario, those flowers bottom really make this one fly! :)
Well done!

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