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Green-and-white Hummingbird (first on TN

Green-and-white Hummingbird (first on TN
Photo Information
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
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches, Birds of South America, Birds of PERU [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-17 2:38
Viewed: 6542
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The first photo of this species presented in TN. Green-and-white Hummingbird is found only in Peru. Hope you like this cute little fellow

Green-and-white Hummingbird
Amazilia viridicauda

10-11 cm, bill 2cm

**Locally fairly common but patchily distributed on east slope of Andes, 1000-2750 m. Found in canopy of humid forest and at forest edge; more closely associated with forest than very similar White-bellied Hummingbird. Where the two overlap, reportedly is found in more humid sites, with White-Bellied locally restricted to drier habitats. Underside of tail uniformly dull bronzy green. Pale undersurface of tail of White-bellied usually visible, with a good view, but may be pale gray (not strikingly white).

**Source: Birds of Peru (Princeton Field Guides)
by Thomas S. Schulenberg, Douglas F. Stotz, Daniel F. Lane, John P. O'Neill, Theodore A. Parker III

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-10-17 2:56]

Merhaba Selen hanım.
TN de ilk olan bu gzel kare için tebrikler. Müthiş detaylar ve kompozisyon.
Elinize sağlık.


Hi Selen.

A stunning first and congratulations on a great image, beautiful colours and detail. Love the POV and diagonal line, excellent separation from the OOF background, really nice work, t.f.s

Cheers Rick :)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-17 3:50]

Hello Selen,
Congratulations on capturing this endemic Peruvian Hummingbird, the Green-and-white, with such sharpness and from a great POV against a fine neutral BG. The composition and lighting are great too.
TFS this beauty and have a great weekend,

Hello Selen,

Another fantastic picture.
Nice colours with good detail.
Composition and light are excellent.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-10-17 4:53]

merhaba Selen hanım
enfes bir kare olmuş keyifle izleniyor ellerinize sağlık.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-10-17 5:35]

Hi Selen
Beautiful first presentation of that specie.Good POV and very sharp image.Nice color for that OOF BG that goes well with your subject colors.
TFS Michel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-10-17 6:54]

hi selene,
yes, this is very cute hummingbird, well composed and captured. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-17 7:12]

Hello Selen,
I've only seen photos of this bird on a feeder. Excellent sharp photo in beautiful colours and against a great blurred BG. Lovely diagonal composition.

Hi Selen
Beautiful perfectly sharp image with fantastic OOF, homogenous background and good diagonal composition. Good job. Nothing to critique ;-)
Best wishes

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-17 9:42]

Hello Selen,
This is a fine capture of this cute Green-and-White Hummingbird endemic to Peru. I like its pose and details are very sharp. Beautiful colours and well composed too.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-17 10:44]

Hello selen,
Very good picture of this Hummingbird. The photo is very sharp, well composed and good DOF. Great background.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-10-17 11:45]

Hi Selen,how is nice this pic! I like all,the point of view,the colors,the details and the background,very perfect work,thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
TN de ilk kez sahne alan bu güzelim dostumuzu harika kompoze bir halde nefis detaylar ile zeminin güzel renkleri ile son derece şık vaziyette yakalamışsınız. Biz de zevkle seyrediyoruz. Teşekkürler ve tebrikler.
İyi bir hafta sonu dileklerimle,


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-17 12:49]

Hola Selen,
preciosos tonos dorados,
fino foco y bg, de lujo,
saludos amiga.

Well, it is cute indeed Selen, expertly captured from a lateral viewpoint in sharp focus and with fine exposure against a perfect, OOF BG. And a first in TN as a bonus! TFS this beautiful image my friend.

Çok güzel bir kuş ve çekim Selen hanım. Elinize sağlık.

merhaba Selen hanım
çok güzel bir kare ile Peru'dan bir başka güzel. hem endemik hem TNdeki ilk fotoğrafı. kutlarım. sade arka planı, netliği, renkleri ve diğer özellikleri çok güzel bir çalışma. elinize sağlık, iyi geceler.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-10-17 21:53]

Hi Selen,
Outstanding shot of this elegant and graceful Hummingbird and the fact that this is the first posting on TN makes it even more special. Very neat and sharp image with great colours and details on its plumage. Nice pose captured with perfect lighting and DOF. I just love the BG. Very nicely composed.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-10-17 22:09]

Hi Selene,
Congratulations on being able to catch this fine bird from Peru.The bird looks very beautiul with fine pose.The catchlight in the eye looks wonderful.The Bg compliments the green colours on the plumage.
Thanks a lor ofr bringing this beauty.

Hi Selen,
Your south american pictures looks like not have end!! and this is good!! Inever see this species in photos. The pic is very well done, with nice soft tones and BG

Merhaba Selen, superb diagonal composituion with lovely bird, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Clear, sharp and very colourful capture Selen! And my best congratulation because showing this species for the first time in TN gallery!
Beautiful work! :>
All the best from Lodz,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-18 15:41]

Congratulations on posting the first shot of this species!
It's a very nice photo too.
The colours are beautiful.
Great sharpness.
Superb BG.

Well done!

Ah que bella captura Selen, un placer observar tus fotos.

Oct 19, 2008

Hi Selen. This image was captured to perfection for this beautiful small bird.So sharp and very well metered shallow depth in that diagonal perch. Top class work. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Sunday. Regards. Jusni

Hi Selene,

Congrats for being first on with this endemic of Peru. You have got it with all its glory. TFS this beauty with us.

You do real nice work on the hummingbirds Selen. The DOF is great.
Have a nice week.

A fine find, Selen. You controlled your exposure perfectly to make this lovely hummingbird the star of the show in your composition. The head-on point of view and use of the diagonal of the branch are skillfully done, too.


P.S. -- I like your creative intro.

Ciao Selen,
complimenti per la splendida cattura per la 1th su TN, eccellenti POV e composizione con la prospettiva diagonale e lo stupendo OOF BG, ottima nitidezza, bellissimi i colori e la luce.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-23 8:18]

Hello Selen! Very nice shot of that great Hummingbird, very sharp, nicely composed and a perfect pose of the subject. Well done, thanks!


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-10-23 15:21]

Hola Selen. Muy hermosa la postal de este bello especimen. Hermosos colores los de su plumaje y la pose le da un valor mas a la fotografia.
Saludos Selen.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-12-24 9:45]

merhaba selen hanım
güzel ve sevimli modele başarılı bir çekim sunmuşsun
fon, poz, renkler ve netlik nefis
eline sağlık

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