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Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D700, 80-200 f2.8D ED AF Nikkor+1.5X Kenko
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-16 18:22
Viewed: 3467
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From My archives.

Hummingbirds are birds that comprise the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) range. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5-cm Bee Hummingbird. They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–90 times per second (depending on the species). They can also fly backwards, and are the only group of birds able to do so. Their English name derives from the characteristic hum made by their rapid wing beats. They can fly at speeds exceeding 15 m/s (54 km/h, 34 mi/h).

PD.- The Black background is the color of the wall of My Mother house, and I did a little workshop here, to correct this color.


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Hola Luis

Una fantastica imagen, con muy buenos detalles y perfecta composición. Realmente buena.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-02-16 22:22]

Hi Luis,
Very good photo of this Hummingbird in action, TFS!

Splendid capture of this very fast little bird.
Good detail and lovely flash work against the black background.
Well done and TFS

Ciao Luis, fantastic Hummingbird in great contrast against dark BG, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Luis
A great photograph of this hummingbird hovering in the air. I am sure they arn't easy to capture but you sure make it look easy. Fanastic sharpness and composition, your point of view is just great, lovely colours too. I also like the light in the image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Luis, my friend,
This is such a beautifully "frozen" feeding hummingbird capture in spite of the rather slow shutter (1/200 sec), even the wing feathers look motionless. your ventrolateral POV shows the feet, abdomen and face in a perfect manner. Just wish to see your usual blue BG here...

just perfect!

Hello Luis,
Splendid capture with excellent details and fantastic sharpness.
It is a wonderful capture. Perfect focus, perfect composition and
amazing clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

hello Luis

the Hummingbird it is superbly focused with
great sharpness and details of its plumage,
that catch-light render the photo more beautiful,



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-17 15:07]

Waaw Luis.I'm jealous of this pic! What a timing and what a fantastic focus,sharpness and colors,i wish to do the same one day..eehe...Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-02-19 14:17]

Hola Luis,
Que tal?
Muy linda tu foto del colibrí. Imagino el trabajo que tuvieste para hacerla, pero resultou bien, con excelente nitidez y luces.
Te felicito amigo!
Que tengas un buen fin de semana.
Abrazos desde Brsil,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-02-24 11:10]

Hola Luis,
What a nice timing!
Your point of view, sharp detail and color is excellent.
Best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-02-24 22:05]

Hi Luis.
Great shot from your archive. You have used flash light perfectly. Details of the bird, freezing at whole are amazing. Captured moment is perfect, wingspread of the bird is very nice. I also like wonderful POV. Bravo.
It is funny I have shared almost similar picture :).
My warm wishes and TFS.

Excelente de nuevo Luis. Estupenda "congelación" a solo 1/200.
Independientemente de tu habílidad con una cámara en las manos,
ese objetivo da la impresión de ser fabuloso. La luz es estupenda, pero lo que
sorprende es la buena captura de los grises.
Yo estoy entreteniéndome con este nuevo juguetito de cámara compacta, que como
característica sorprendente es que monta un zoom de 800 mm. y bastante efectivo... casi brutal :-)
el problema es enfocar y buscar ... misión imposible, pero husmeando en ratos libres me lo paso genial.
Saludos Luis, y no trabajes tantooo.

hi Luis,
it's a beauty! good capture of this tiny bird while in flight.
loved it!

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