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White-Chested Emerald

White-Chested Emerald
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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: 2006-08-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-17 5:10
Viewed: 5434
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today another Whoye-chested emerald, a very common bird in trinidad. I saw this bird in the garden of theAsa Wright Centre in trinidad, a wonderful place for birdwatchers.
This small birdf was enjoying the sun for a moment and was easy to approach.
For more info I refer to the previous posting of this bird.
Hope you like it.

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To falke: sigma 170-500mm.Zeno 2 08-17 08:34
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Fantastica foto, Zeno!
Belle tutte le gradazioni del colore verde!
Ottimi i dettagli e bello il contrasto con lo sfondo.


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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2006-08-17 6:26]
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Oh, what a fantastic photo! The scale of green colors is just amazing. It is so well composed with the diagonal branch and the bird also i that direction but the vertical dark fields in the background giving some tension.

I wish you have shared the exif-info and I would very much like to have your comments on the lens as I am very interested in it.

Where did you shot this photo? I don't know what Asa Wright centre is, it sounds like some kind of zoo, right?

Regards/Bengt Falke

Hi Zeno!
Another excellent bird shot. Good POV, composition and sharpness. Nice contrast, lots of diferrent shades of green in the picture. "Easy to approach" sounds like the paradise. Congratulations,

Hello Zeno,

What a great photo, excllent blured BG, POV, DOF is perfect great colors , just a well crisp, nicly composed photo, TFS Kyle

Hi Zeno,
That is a little beauty. I love the colors and metallic sheen in the plumage. Excellent composition and framing. I really like that OOF backround. Very nice shot.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-08-17 7:48]

Very artistic composition - beautiful, sharp and nice DOF. We went to ASA Wright som years ago - one of the best birding holidays we've had!
TFS, Ulla

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-17 8:01]

Hi Zeno
Beautiful shor again. Great colours, sharpnes, details, light and POV.
Well done


Excellent; this shot shows that you don't have to have humingbirds in flight to appreciate their beauty.
Well exposed and good composition and sharpness.
Great series Zeno, you did well in the Carribean.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-08-17 8:13]

Fascinating picture. Du grand Art!

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  • Glint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 51] (315)
  • [2006-08-17 8:52]

hello Zeno,
this is a lovely image. You have captured the full brilliance of that wonderful plumage. And your composition is very good too.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-17 9:36]

Otra pequeña y conmovedora imagen con bella composición en diagonal y un excelente aprovechamiento de la luz disponible.
Bellos tonos no saturados y adecuado DOF que resalta la silueta del ave y su percha sobre el fondo.
Saludos... Ricardo

Another little and stirring image with beautiful composition in diagonal and an excellent exploitation of the available light.
Beautiful not saturated tones and appropriate DOF that it stands out the silhouette of the bird and their hanger on the backdrop.
Greetings... Ricardo


I being a bird watcher myself loveall shots of birds , so I thank you for the post.

Great job!


Hi, Zeno.
Lovely bird and position. Excellent sharpness.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-08-17 13:03]

Hi Zeno
really good !
I liked the diagonal line where stands the humingbird.
fantastic DOF, POV colours and sharpness.
good work

Hi Zeno,
that's wonderful, what a marvelous bird.
I like the metallic colours and the green/black background, a beautiful arrangement, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Excellent shot Zeno! Great POV, excellent sharpness, brilliant colours and lighting too. This is an excellent composition. I like it very much. Thank you for posting.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-17 16:00]

Beautiful composition, excellent background. The colours are wonderful and it is nicely sharp. Really well done

Hoi Zeno,
Weer geslaagd en weer lekker dichtbij kunnen komen.
Mooi groen is niet lelijk, zowel de vogel als de achtergrond. Goed harmonierend met elkaar.Goede scherpte en details.
Groet, Ruud.

Another wonderful picture of a hummingbird. You captureed the shine and iridescents beautifully. Your BG really makes the bird standout. Excellent.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-08-17 18:06]

Hola Zeno.- Una foto muy bien lograda, los diferentes tonos de color verde se ven exelentes. La pose es muy buena tambien. Luis52

Hello Zeno,
Appealing composition with the strong diagonal!
Macro work is well done... excellent sharpness and fine details, good natural colours!
The subject itself is beautiful, and your photography does him justice!
Pablo -

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-08-18 2:22]

Bonjour Zeno,
Que dire qui ne l'a pas été ? S U P E R B E !!!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-18 2:25]

Fantastic shot, Zeno.
You sure did a great job of capturing the iridescence of the feathers.
Great pose and sharpness. Beautiful colors.
TFS. : )

A perfect photo, Zeno!
Best regards

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2006-08-18 13:23]

you did great pics in Trinidad & tobago...

like a paradise..

I would like to be there :))

Hi Zeno

A lovely capture. I like the iridescent colours. Well shown. Impressive work. Thanks. :-)

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