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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: 2006-05-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 70-200 f2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches, Birds in Flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-30 11:01
Viewed: 4930
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Male Rufous Hummingbird braking backward as he checks out the camera. Very bold and aggressive little birds and quite vocal during the mating season.

3½-4". Male has bright rufous underparts and flanks, iridescent orange-reg throat. Female green above with rufous tinge on rump and flanks and much rufous in tail. Voice: an abrupt high pitched "zeee" and various other thin squealing notes. Found in mountain meadows, forest edges. 2 white eggs in a lichen covered cup of plant down and spiderweb attached to a horizontal branch.

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To manyee: replyrufous03 1 10-01 14:40
To Valf: replyrufous03 1 10-01 00:15
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To Hil: replyrufous03 1 09-30 23:36
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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-09-30 11:10]
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Hi Walter
Wath a beautiful moment.
Great picture, with very good sharpness, colours and a quit bg.
TFS paula

Hi Walter,
wow, that's wonderful, what a great shot with excellent sharpness and brilliant colours on this flying bird. I like it very much.
Your name sounds a little German ;-)
Many greetings to you, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-09-30 11:24]
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Bonjour Walter,
Un excellent instantané ! Superbe prise de vue. Félicitations.

Bonjour Walter,
Belle prise. Mise au point parfaite.
Son aile floue pour donner du mouvement.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-09-30 11:34]
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WOW WOW,WHAT a awesome inflight shot!!Excellent lighting and POV!!TFS!!!

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-09-30 11:34]
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Hi Walter,
a superb shot. I think it's amazing that even with 1/250 sec you can still make a sharp image of these really fast rockets. Compliments, Jacob

Nice action shot, Walter.
Pose, details and colors are really nice!

Second post also great!

Hi Walter,

Again a superb shot of a beautiful Hummingbird.
Sharpness , details, POV and colours are Perfect

TFS Thijs

amazing photo

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-09-30 12:54]
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Hi Walter, great art!! A splendid BG and an amazing subject !! I am surprise to see a lot of details around the head and however a relatively slow speed (1/250 sec!). I think it almost mark time!! Best regards, Didier.

Fantastic shot Walter.
Interesting object and pose. Excellent capture with good details.
Yes, I like it! Very well done
Regards, Krzysztof.

Excellent catch Walter!
Very sharp around the eye with nice catch light!
Perfect DOF and POV!


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  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2006-09-30 13:20]
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hi Walter,

this is an AMAZING photo. one favorite.
the sharpness is perfect, the detail perfect, BG is perfect, about the POV and pose WOW.
from what distance have take this?


Excellent shot Walter! Is that really a shutter speed of 1/250? The fill flash really makes this bird stand out.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-09-30 14:16]
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Great shape, really sharp and excellent POV. This is superb



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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-09-30 14:20]

Hello Walter , A Great shot , good colours details compositie ,sharp pov and bg ,tfs Greetings Teunie , and welcom to tn ,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-30 14:28]
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Otra gran captura con la sensación que el colibrí flotara dentro de la imagen.
Espectacular definición y agudeza, con un perfecto fondo (es natural o PP?) y un encuadre algo pequeño pero efectivo.
Este es el mismo equipo que utilizaste para tu presentación anterior?.
Gracias por compartirla y saludos... Ricardo

Another great capture with the sensation that the hummingbird floated inside the image.
Spectacular definition and sharpness, with a perfect background (it is natural or PP?) and an framing something small but effective.
Is this the same equipe that used in your previous presentation?.
Thank you for sharing and greetings... Ricardo

Hi Walter another great work Perfect natural looking color with good contrasting bluish background. really is a unique sht with the pose captured.

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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2006-09-30 17:46]

Hi Walter, una imagen preciosa. Buen POV and DOF. Saludos and TFS.

Jose Luis

Hi Walter,

Perfect timing. good colours and very sharp too. TFS


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-30 18:57]
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Hi Walter,

What a superb action shot, the pose is great and shows us how the Hummingbird uses its tail to brake, the detail is lovely and sahrp and the colours are wonderful.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-30 22:44]
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Hello Walter

A beautiful image.Excellent timing on this one.The DOF is perfect,the clarity is sharp as a tack.The colours are well saturated,and the dark BG makes your hummer stand out.Terrific! TFS


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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-09-30 22:53]
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Hi Walter,
Very good picture, they are not easy to take. The photo is very sharp and good composition.
Regards, Francois

What an amazingly gorgeous capture! Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing

Another superb capture of a hummingbird, Walter.
I love the pose of the body. A very unusual POV.
You caught the light on the throat just right, to catch the sheen on those beautiful red feathers.
Sharpness and exposure are just perfect.
TFS. : )

Hi Walter

High quality shot. Beautiful colour tones and perfect composition. Thank you! :-)

bonjour walter
bienvenu sur tn,vous aviez deja fait une belle entrée avec votre precedente photo,mais la c'est remarquable.


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  • pic Silver Star Critiquer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 5] (191)
  • [2006-10-02 13:56]


It's simply perfect... Congratulation

I've FAVED. this one.
O.U.T.S.T.A.N.D.I.N.G. work.
Said it all.
By the way, I'm new to photography, computer & TN.
Even your note is interesting.

Walter this is such a perfect shot.
You captured this quick moving little hummingbird so well. The colours are sharp and vivid and the dark background is a nice contrast. Just beautiful!
TFS Janice

Spectacular stop action. The slight blurr and mid-air pose keep a sense of motion, while the clarity of the beak and head plummage slow it down for the viewer. Well done.

Realmente expectacular. Uff . Enhorabuena y saludos,

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  • LBO Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 3] (143)
  • [2006-10-23 16:49]
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My friend valf said me that you are using a flash to shot birds. The results are very impressive.


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