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Mom takes care of me

Mom takes care of me
Photo Information
Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Nests of Birds, Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-07 14:12
Viewed: 4650
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
She’s a hummingbird, and she's taking care of her little sons.

Shooting this was quite difficult, due to bad light conditions. Getting focus was hard, and I had to use flash, for the nest is well hidden among the leaves.

Eduardo, a friend of mine, took a ladder and I tried to shoot the offspring (I could see two siblings; the worried mom was around all the time), but that wasn’t possible: I got no focus at all, even after trying several settings in the camera.

It’s summer here in Brazil. Despite that, in the region where I live, things are often rainy and the weather is frequently cloudy. As soon as a sunny day comes out, I’ll try to shoot the little creatures in the nest.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-07 14:19]

Nice one Livio. Great detail in the shot. I hope you come right and get a shot of the babies, looking forward to it.

What species of Humming bird?
Excelent capture. Maybe some cropping. Well done on the shot. I did a workshop. hope you like it.


Boa macro. Nunca consegui pegar um ninho... Eh.. Eh...
Eu faria um corte, 1/4 em cima, provavelmente valorizaria mais sua foto. O pássaro "subiria" um pouco e ficaria perto do Ponto de Ouro ou Seção Aurea (pesquise sobre). Suas fotos são lindas mas a maioria centradas! Quando a macro "enche" a foto aí sim...
Boa foto.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-08 12:16]
  • [3]

Very good shot and story. Good quality and very interesting subject.

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (853)
  • [2005-01-08 14:51]

Very nice capture Livio.Nice colors and details.Very interesting note

  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-09 2:49]

Isnt it the best time of our lives when our parents are looking out for us. Excellent composition and setting.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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