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Violet-bellied Hummingbird

Violet-bellied Hummingbird
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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: 2010-04-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-13 19:03
Viewed: 6063
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From last year vacation in Panama.
Soberenia National Park - Pipeline Road

Hand held, natural light(no flash)

The Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Damophila julie) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is monotypical for genus Damophila. It is found in
Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru; it can occasionally be seen in Costa Rica.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-02-13 19:08]

Hello Mario,
What a fantastic shot of this gorgeous little Hummingbird. The detail is exceptionally fine and the colors simply stunning. Great work!!

What a Beauty!!! nicely captured !!! Well done !!!

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2011-02-13 22:28]

Hi Mario
all perfect: colors sharpness bg catchlight

Very impressive Mario!

Top class photography Mario. Sharp where it needs to be with a good sense of movement.
Good colours and composition. You have a slight sharpening halo around the beak and under the bird which is easy to fix.
A winner! TFS

hello Mario,
Great macro, fantastic moment shot. Amazing photo.

Spectacular capture Mario! From the flawless detail/colors the superior motion of the wings to the brilliance of the background this shot is noting less than breathtaking and deserve far more attention from the members of TN I believe! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hello Mario
Great timing and great details, colors and composition, great shot. Job well done and thanks for sharing!
Regards Hedesan

Great eye light and reflected colours on your humming bird image. A wonderful result of your hand held work

Very good "in flight" capture of that wonderfully colorful jewel of a hummingbird Mario, thanks for this rare sight my friend.

Superb photograph, nicely captured. regards Yiannis

Hi Mario - capturing a humminbird with such clarity deserves Kudos. Colors are vivid and the POV is amazing. TFS

hello Mario
this is SUPER sharpness first class
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou


A great shot.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-14 11:29]

Hello Mario,
Another superb photo in splendid colours and brilliant sharpness and details. The BG is gorgeous too. What a beauty!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-14 15:23]

No comment,this is the pic of a day,simply fantastic.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

fantastic flight shot and apparently the 100-400L isnt a good lens for flight shots!


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2011-02-15 3:03]

Congratualation, perfect focus in the head even with the bird flying, good composition and background. Saludos.

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