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White-necked Jacobin 2

White-necked Jacobin 2
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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
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-16 18:54
Viewed: 5409
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks everybody for the comments of my previous posting.
Mark Mowbray made a remark about the lens I used. It is true, Canon 100-400mm is too slow for this type of pictures and I had to work very hard to get just couple of good images. Next time Iíll try with my new 300mm f/2.8 and I hope with more success. Could be next March. Anybody interested to join me for a week in Panama?

From last year vacation in Panama.
Soberenia National Park - Pipeline Road

The White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora) is a large and attractive hummingbird that ranges from Mexico south to Peru, Bolivia and south Brazil. It is also found on Tobago and in Trinidad.

The White-necked Jacobin is a widespread inhabitant of forest, usually being seen at a high perch or just above the canopy.

The approximately 12 cm long male White-necked Jacobin is unmistakable with its white belly and tail, a white band on the nape and a dark blue hood. Immature males have less white in the tail and a conspicuous rufous patch in the malar region. Females are highly variable, and may resemble adult or immature males, have green upperparts, white belly, white-scaled green or blue throat, and white-scaled dark blue crissum, or be intermediate between the aforementioned plumages, though retain the white-scaled dark blue crissum. Females are potentially confusing, but the pattern on the crissum is distinctive and not shared by superficially similar species.

These birds usually visit flowers of tall trees and epiphytes for nectar, and also hawk for insects.

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Hi Mario,

Fantastic shot of a bird in flight.
Beautiful bird with metallic colors & greatly captured with fine clarity.
Welldone & TFS.


thanks for this very striking capture, bravo, Ori

World class photography Mario.The 100-400 is definately up to taking images like this although you will most likely obtain more results with the 300 F2.8. Better than this..... I dont think :)

A beautiful hummingbird in a perfectly captured in-flight motion Mario, the natural pattern and colours are a joy to watch. TFS indeed!

Perfect Mario. Just Perfect

congratulations ! very nice bird, and fantastic capture !

ciao, tino

Wouah,fantastic details,lovely colors and background too.I think it'very difficult take
a bird in flight.

Ciao Francesco

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