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Male Rufous Hummingbird

Male Rufous Hummingbird
Photo Information
Copyright: Wally Rufous (rufous03) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 14 N: 212] (1366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark 111, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-12 9:22
Viewed: 3648
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Male Rufous Hummingbird, approximately 2.5 inches overall. Extremely aggressive towards other hummingbirds attempting to feed at the same location
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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2010-07-12 9:53]

hi Wally,
Outstanding picture !!!! all details are perfect and a very dynamic picture with vibrant colors. The action is well freezed !!!

Hi Wally!
Amazing photo! Action well frozen, vivid, natural colors, excellent POV and DOF!!! Very good sharpness and plenty of details!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-07-12 10:47]

Hi Wally
Excellent capture Excellent pov and sharp image.Good detail and lovely colors.I still wonder how you were able to capture it that clear at that slow speed 1/250
TFS Michel

great shot, how many flashes you use to freeze the wings like ths?

nice compostion and colors


Hello Wally,
Wonderful image taken with vivid colors, fine details, excellent POV and DOF.

Hi Wally,
What should I other say as perfect!
The natural colours, sharpnes and composition are great!
Many thanks for sharing it my friend!


Hi Wally

A fine capture of this little beauty. Great composition and sharpness.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-07-19 19:01]

Hello Wally,
Exceptional in-flight shot of this gorgeous male Rufous Hummingbird. I am always amazed at how their ruby red throat feathers actually look black when they turn their heads at just the right angle. Super timing and nicely composed!!

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