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Chestnut-Breasted Coronet

Chestnut-Breasted Coronet
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-03
Categories: Birds, Rain Forest
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches, Birds of South America, Green Birds, Birds of PERU [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-18 8:51
Viewed: 6050
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 66
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Chestnut-Breasted Coronet
Boissonneaua matthewsii

The Chestnut-Breasted Coronet (Boissonneaua matthewsii) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montanes and heavily degraded former forest

Class: AVES
Scientific Name: Boissonneaua matthewsii
Species Authority: (Bourcier, 1847)

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Hi Selen,
excellent details of this beautifull bird, perfect colours, nice composition, interesting BG. Well done!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-06-18 9:21]

Hi Selen,

Another beaty from south america,well captured with good use (just enough) fillfash,great colors and details,tfs


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-18 9:45]

Hello Selen,
WHat a superb capture of this magnificent bird, the metallic colours of the plumage are so beautiful and the details are razor sharp!
The fill-flash has really worked well here. A fine background too and well composed.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-18 9:46]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Harika bir fotograf.Renkler,detaylar,gözdeki canlılık 4/4 lük.Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-18 10:01]

Hi Selen ,This is such a beautiful bird. And big eyes for its size. It looks so elegant and shape. You have fine detail and natural looking colours. well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-18 10:11]

Hello Selen,
Another beauty from Peru. What an amazing photo! The colours are perfect and the details excellent. Very good composition, POV and BG.
And there is another one in front - very good blurred.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-06-18 11:17]

Hi Selen
Beautiful closed up.Very sharp image with amasing detail.Colors are beautiful so is the pose.
TFS Michel

Splendida cattura di questo bellissimo uccello, eccellenti POV e composizione verticale con la posa diagonale, straordinaria definizione dei dettagli del piumaggio, fantastici i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-18 13:15]

Hello Selen,
A beautiful portrait of this Hummingbird from Machu Picchu (did you have time to see the famous ruins?:)). Nice POV and pose.
Superb sharpness and excellent use of flash.
A great image and thanks for sharing it,
Best regards, Ivan

Selam Selen hanim ne kadar güzel renkli bir nektar kuşu türü. Renkler ve detaylar harika. Trochilidler bildiğim kadarı ile ayakları indirgenmiş olan ve en küçük kuş türlerini içeriyor. Sanırım bu da oldukça küçük boyutlarda. Elinize sağlık. Harika, alfa kalite. Teşekkürler.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-18 14:20]

Hi Selen

Wonderful shot of this beautiful hummingbird. Great detail and pose.


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-06-18 14:20]

Hi Selen,

Stunning capture of the Hummer
Its a very nicely composed shot and I like the pose as its a nice change to see the hummer in a resting pose.
Nice sahrp details and a great catchlight in the eye.
The colours are lovely and good use of the fillflash.


Hi Selen,

Excellent capture of this Chestnut-breasted Coronet. Good pose and composition, pin-sharp details, good eye contact and amazing colours.


Best wishes



That's an excellent portrait! Excellent colors and detail, very good pose and a great catch light in the eye. Overall, very nicely done! TFS.

Best Regards,


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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-06-18 17:55]

Hi Selen
Fantastic shot with stunning color and splendid sharpness
tfs jon

Hi Selen,
Excellent image!
One of the best hummer stills I've seen in awhile :)

Hello Selen,
Great close up of this lovely little bird, beautiful
vivid shiney colors, fantastic catchlight, superb
details, excellent sharpness and very good depth of
field, very nice oof background and great pose,
outstanding capture, well done.

Hi Selen,

Simply are stunning portrait shot of this beautiful hummingbird, the colours, the detail, framing composition all perfect, very nicely done, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

Merhaba Selen,
Beautiful image of the Coronet with excellent sharpness!
wonderful colouration and superb details in the shot
well done

great sharpness! well focused shot with great colours!

Hallo Selen
A remarkable photo filled with a rainbow of colours A wonderful composition with the exposure masterly done. This is absolutely splendid. The colours in the image are complementing each other nicely. I really like the green metallic shine of feathers, and the catchlight in the eye gets a definite plus.The details are really super. This one will be going straight to my favourites. A good close-up, presented in a lovely manner. Kind regards

Hi Selen

Brilliant shot of this beautiful hummer. the flash worked perfectly here.
Stunning sharpness and plumage detail. Good composition.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-19 11:22]

A really beautiful bird that you have captured very well!
This is so sharp and amazingly detailed.
Stunning colours and excellent lighting from your flash.
Brilliant composition and POV.
Excellent DOF.

Very well done!!!!

Renkli canlı pırl pırıl net bir fotograf ellerine saglık Selen

Merhaba Selen,
It´s superb, magnific portrait on this tiny bird. Perfectly taken for me. Congratulations. TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-19 21:10]

Hello Selen

Wow,exceptional clarity and detail.
The focus is razor sharp.
Wonderful plumage detail and colours.
The pov is exellent.
Masterfully done.


Hi Selen,
What a beauty you have captured for us. Excellent photo, the fill in technically perfect and classic composition along with pose of the bird makes this pic complete. TFS

amazing portrait, TFS Ori

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-24 11:16]

Hi Selen,
Outstanding shot of this beautiful Chestnut-Breasted Coronet with such amazing colours and details on its plumage. Superb lighting and exposure and you have captured a fine pose here. Immaculate sharpness. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-06-24 14:49]

Hello Selen,
Simply incredibly beautiful, into my favorites it goes. Thank you Selen.

This is like the perfect reportage photo Selen.
The colours are brilliant, and all the details show up so well.
The eye contact was right on.
I bet the bird is smaller in real life than on my monitor.
Trying to catch up to your photos.
Keep safe

And here I am again :)
And again a wonderful capture of very colourful species. I always wanted to see hummingbirds in the wild, but till now I can do it olny thanks to pictures like yours :) Many thanks for showing so beautiful creature in so great way :)
All the best,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-07-14 9:13]

Hi Selen

Just lovely work showing this beautiful little Coronet.

I just love the luminous qualities you managed to capture in its plumage. The composition is great with this bird placed near the diagonal of the vertical frame. The colours ooze saturation and the exposure with the fill-in flash was spot-on which also provided a lovely highlight in the eye.

Good work and TFS.

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