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Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Female)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Female)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-23 13:37
Viewed: 1714
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hummingbirds never cease to amaze me as they zip in and out of flowers sipping sweet nectar. This is a female Ruby-throated hummingbird which incidentally is the only species of hummingbird found in Ohio.

The hummingbirds have pretty much left for the year and will not return until next spring. The males are the first to arrive and immediately stake out their territories.

Rosie puts sugar water in the feeders around the first week of May, it usually doesn't take long before the first one arrives. This year I saw one within an hour after she filled them.

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Ciao Ron, great capture of fantastic hummingbird on beautiful flower, fine details, wonderful bright colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-09-23 13:44]

high standard action capture !..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-23 14:42]

Hi Ron,very difficult to comment a pic like that.This is a masterwork!!! What a sharpness,timing,quality....absolutely perfect,2 points are not enough....a big and long standing ovation to you! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ron
i have seen this shot near mine yesterday just before i go to bed and this morning it was disapeared, i am very happy to see it again today while it's a so beautiful shot of a lovely subject, with excellent sharpness and colors
Have a good night

Looks like you have re-posted the picture, Ron.
As I had stated earlier, this is the best image of a Hummingbird in hovering action I have ever seen here on TN since Howard Cheek quit posting some years ago.
With no noise in the BG, it is also an enchanting composition with the red flower.
Thank you once again.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-09-23 22:15]

Hello Ron

Amazing, it is a masterpiece. Fantastic composition, excellent sharpness and details, brilliant colors and a very nice bokeh.



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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-09-24 1:00]

Hello Ron,
Superb photo! Incredible sharpness and details. Very beautiful natural colours. Perfect POV and composition. Great DOF and OOF BG.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-09-24 1:49]

Hello Ron,
Breath taking photo! The clarity and sharpness are fantastic. What a beauty!

hallo Ron
This is very nice to see
so good sharpness nice light and beautiful colours
BG is also nice for this picture
thanks gr lou

Hello Ron,

Beautiful picture of this Hummingbird. Nicely freeze. Good sharpness and details with splendid light. Good work.....
Thanks for showing,

Spectacular sharpness with the wings just showing a bit of movement. Nice light too. The flower colour helps lift the duller bird and makes it pop from the BG.
Maybe cloning out the flower head at the bottom right and top left, as well as the twig on the bottom left would help 'centre' the attention on the bird. Or cropping them out.

GREAT moment capture.

Hi Ron,
I admire his picture. Great timing and perfectly executed shot. Thanks for sharing. JC

Hello Ron

Great action shot of this Hummingbird, with wonderful light,
great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, beautiful background, TFS


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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2015-10-02 2:46]

Hello Ron.
Fantastic photo.Congrats.
Thanks for sharing.
With best wishes,Mishe.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2015-10-07 8:34]

Hola Ron, una foto perfecta; me gusta la composición, enfoque, entorno , fondo y la bella especie...saludos.

Hello Ron, I like very much this picture, excellent timing, focus and details, congratulations!

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