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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Zenith 12 XP, Tair 300mm
Exposure: f/16, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Argentina [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-08 17:43
Viewed: 5507
Points: 35
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
C: Aves
O: Trochiliformes
Chlorostilbon aureoventris

Picaflor Común (spanish)
Glittering-bellied Emerald (english)
This hummingbird is one of most abundant of the Pampas zone. It displays sexual dimorphism: the male is green emerald and with red bill; the female presents gray belly, with the green back more extinguished, in the ocular zone has a dark gray strip.Gray bill. Camera Zenith xp12, lens 300mm, taken at 3.5 meters .
Film Kodak Gold 400

Picaflor Común (Español)
Glittering-bellied Emerald (inglés)


Este colibrí es uno de los más abundantes de la zona pampeana. Presenta dimorfismo sexual: el macho es verde esmeralda y con el pico rojo; la hembra presenta vientre gris, con la espalda verde más apagado, en la zona ocular tiene una franja gris oscuro.

cámara Zenit xp12, lente 300mm, tomada a 3.5 metros de distancia.
Película Kodak Gold 400

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-04-08 17:52]

Hello Herman,
Interesting composition and very special colours. Interesting contrast between the background and the amazingly vivid flowers. The image could be sharpened though. Interesting note.
Best greetings,

Hi Hernan,
Very well captured action of this Hummingbird.
The red plants and the bird very well contrasted against the background. Nice colours.
Well done.
TFS and regards, Ruud

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-04-08 18:47]

hummingbirg "refueling"
- great capture, hernan! :-)
i guess it´s hard to get on those little
flyers decent on a photo.
nice compostion and pov,
the colors are a bit faded though.
well seen & done, thor.

Bonjour Herman
C'est une très jolie prise de vue que ce bel oiseau mouche.Belles couleurs et beaux détails et belle composition.
Bravo et merci.....JP

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2006-04-09 4:29]

Excellent hummingbird shot with lots of details on both the bird and the plant. I like the light of the picture a lot. Excellent exposure of 1/500 sec.
Best regards,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-09 8:17]

Hello Hernan!
Very nice in flight capture.POV,colors,contrast,framing and
composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hello Hernan,
You have stopped the action nicely with good detail. Very Good POV, DOF and framing. Slightly OE, with a bit of a wash on the color sat. though..Well done.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-04-09 10:12]

Hello Herman , A Very nice photo from the hummingbird ,
good compositie ,dof detail the red flower ar beautifull
Greeting Teunie .

Sterling shot this, Hernan. Not easy to take for sure. The focus is somewhat less than perfect though.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-09 16:08]

Hi Hernan
Very nice capture of this hummer in midair doing its action filled "walking in the air" moves.
Scoring out of 10 I'd give it the following ratings-
Composition: 9
Colours: 8
DOF: 8
BG: 10
Exposure: 9
Very well done and thanks for sharing.

Hi Hernan,
A difficult subject to capture in some difficult light. You did a very good job on both accounts. Composition and framing look good also. Well done.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-10 8:45]

Hi Hernan
Great in flight capture.Good details and POV.


Great capture Hernan!!!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-15 14:07]

Hi Hernan,
A lovely capture, good timing! Quite a difficult thing to get right but you've done it very well. I agree with Howard, the colours are a bit strong but still a great shot.

This is a very nice shot Hernan. The red flowers against that neutral background is a perfect setting to shoot the hummingbird.


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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-02 17:51]

Nice capture, Hernan! Excelent timing presenting this nice composition! Beautiful colours! TFS!

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-06-27 2:30]

I like this sohot. Maybe a little shaky, but an unusual POV. Thanks.

Fabulous POV and composition.

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