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White-necked Jacobin

White-necked Jacobin
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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: 2011-12-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 300 2.8 L IS
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1, Metallic wonders of nature 1, Pretty - Perfect - Picture [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-08 6:58
Viewed: 4568
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my recent 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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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-01-08 7:05]

hello mario

the shot i can call photographer of the year!!!
more than well done my friend.u did a best focus with correct timing and speed.best job.


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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-01-08 7:07]

Hi, Mario

a masterpiece you've got there, .. excellent timing, framing and, detail and colour rendering, .. furthermore shot in full movement; congrats !

Nuri (Belgium)

Hallo Mario
PERFECTION is the perfect word to use here as this is a more than perfect image. Wow! this is awesome photography and I agree 100% with Julkarany and Nuri. Another Wow! Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Mario,
Wonderful portrait of a hummingbird in the air!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-08 8:41]

Hello Mario,
Fantastic photo of this hummingbird in flight. Great sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Excellent POV, composition and blurred background.

unbelivable capture, TFS Ori

Hello Mario,
A top quality image, a perfect capture from all aspects. Congratulations!
Best regards,

Hello Mario,
Fantastic sharp and detailed in-flight capture!! Explicit feather detail and colours with excellent light balance, eye contact, POV and OOF BG. A truly excellent photograph my friend.
Best regards,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-01-08 12:35]

Really don't know what to improve here...
Maybe a flower to the left?
Tfs grzat job

Mario, The colors are so vibrate and the picture so sharp. Very good job.

Hello Mario,
WOW!! This almost looks like a painting and I can only second what Anna has said it is PERFECTION in every way! Absolutely stunning!!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2012-01-08 13:20]

Hi Mario,
Happy New Year!
What a beauty! The light is just perfect, the colors are brilliant, and the details are tack sharp.
Love the mid-air pose. : )
TFS. : )

Amazing action shot of hummingbird in the air. Congratulations.

Hello Mario

Great close-up photo of this species
of hummingbird in-flight, the details of
his metallic colored plumage is great, TFS


OH MY GOSH THIS IS AWESOME..MY FAVORITE TODAY! wow you must have been STOKED to capture this~! WOOT WOOT

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-09 2:29]

This is a wonderful image, Mario!!
All is simply perfect. High quality!! A beauty.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-10 8:27]

Hi Mario,
Excellent portrait of a beautiful bird. Nice colours with excellent detail.
Regards Jiri.

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