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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EFS 17-85 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds In Flight Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-12 20:21
Viewed: 3604
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
So tiny, yet feisty.

I've had a tiny visitor in my garden. She loves feeding on my Larkspur, Delphiniums, Maltese Cross and Honeysuckle Vine. She is either a Rufous or a Ruby-throated Hummingbird, it's a bit hard to tell as they are very similar in colour.

Hand Held (no time to get the tripod)
Colour adj

jcoowanitwong, jmirah, dew77, ridvan, angybone, sily, mlines has marked this note useful
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Hi Janice
Very nice of this capture Hummingbird. Like the gold colors. Great job for hand held. These little guys are fast. Good detail.

Hi Janice,
Great to capture this tiny hummingbird in action. Sharp and well seen image. Beautiful natural colors. POV and composition are great.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-08-12 23:42]

Hello Janice,
Beautiful action capture.I liked POV,timing and composition a lot.Have a great week!

Hello Janice,
Well captured with this beautiful Hummingbird in motion!
good pov with vivid colour and details
thanks for sharing
greeting from NZ

Hello Janice, I love this shot, vivid colors with a good sharpness, lovely ligthing into the eye of this fast hummingbird, well done and well seen,
thanks for sharing,
***I come back later for pts***

selam janice, excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely bird nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

Hi Janice,
Fine photo with some lovely colors. I've had a feeder up all Summer but have yet to attrack any Hummers. Yes, I do change the "nectar". Maybe I will get some when the weather cools off. Nice capture of the iridescent feathers. Well done.


coucou janice
eh bien pour une réussite s'en est une, bravo mon amie, les couleurs , détails et tout la composition est super, bravo++++ j' adore
amitiès et merci du partage

Beautiful! Well-done. These are very hard to photograph and you did this tripod-less - even more impressive! Awesome shot!!!

Hello Janice,
Good capture of the hovering little fellow!
The image is well composed, and the action has been captured well...
The typical flight of the bird is recorded well!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-28 21:08]
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Hello Janice

A beautiful shot of this hummer.The pose is classic.Nice catch light in the eye and plumage detail and colour.I see you got good beak detail too.Nicely done.TFS


Magnifique, avoir réussi à prendre cet oiseau en vol avec beaucoup de détails.

Hello Janice nice hummer shot well taken a lot of hummer shots I find are oversharpened but you controlled that well tfs rgds Necip.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-09-21 14:36]

HI Janice!
Beautiful shot, must have been a difficult one to take, but it still looks splendid!

Hi Janice,
which ever she may be,one thing is certain she is a beauty.A nice action shot with good colour and because she moves an expected softness in the focus.When it comes to hummingbirds we here in the west,Canada and the US are spoiled rotten with a good variety of species whereas in Ontario they only have one-the ruby throated hummer.Thanks for this view Janice. Bob

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2007-12-23 13:46]

Hello Janice!

What a great job you did on this one! These birds can move so fast, and you shot this picture by hand! well done!

I love the colors of these birds, and i wish they also lived in the netherlands. Hope to see them on my trip to Costa Rica:)

Great details and DOF. Congrats!


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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-12-29 14:30]

Hi Janice, Nice capture of this little hummingbird. I've not seen one with my eyes but this shows how lovely these birds are. Well presented. TFS. Murray.

Hello Janice
Wonderful capture of a such delicate bird.
Best regards

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