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Long-tailed Sylph

Long-tailed Sylph
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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
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches, Birds of South America, Birds of PERU [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-18 12:42
Viewed: 5167
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Long-tailed Sylph
Aglaiocercus kingi

Class AVES
Order Apodiformes
Family Trochilidae

Aglaiocercus kingi has a large range in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 440,000 km2. It occurs from 900 up to 3000 m in a range of habitats including scrubland, clearings and gardens; it is sometimes found in grasslands and humid forest edge, but rarely in mature forest. Andean populations make seasonal altitudinal migrations (Schuchmann 1999).

Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru; Venezuela

*Source: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/150953

nglen, siggi, MMM, rousettus, pekkavalo1, eqshannon, marhowie, eng55, Juyona, fartash, matatur, fiyo, maurydv, izler, uleko, boreocypriensis has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-18 12:46]

Hi Selen . You can see where this beauty get its name. The colours are so bright you have used the light so well. A ice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-18 12:50]

Hello Selen,

Excellent capture of this Aglaiocercus kingi. Good pose and composition, Very sharp details, good eye contact and amazing colours.

Best regards Siggi

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-11-18 13:22]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Sizin bu kuş karelerinizin yeri ve seyri bir başka. Ortamın doğasına uygun enfes bir dikey kompozisyonla, detayları kusursuz bir kare. Görmeyi çok istediğim türlerden biri. Sayenizde canlısına olan özlemimiz azalıyor.
Emeğinize sağlık.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-11-18 13:35]

Hello Selen
What a great capture.It is funny I was just looking at some comment from Arthur Morris on those type of bird.Excellent POV and sharp image with fantastic colors and plumage detail.
TFS Michel

merhaba Selen hanım
kolibri serisinden nefis bir kare daha. bunları görmek, hele güzel çekimlerle daha bir güzel. elinize sağlık. iyi geceler.

Hi Selen,
Great picture of this magnificant bird. Nice POV, composition with a long straw is excellent highlighting the long tail, details are sharp and colours and lighting very good.

Merhaba Selen, elegant bird with fantastic colors, splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

You really love the birds...I can tell...I can just picture you in your full trek outfit with gear...tromping where big men are afraid to go...and it gets you this!!! this is just so nice...no museums no zoos...just pure and simple nature captured well!

Hi Selen,
Special image here, the vertical framing is perfect for this..
And this beautiful, long-tailed, iridescent bird has co-operated so well :)
Great detail/DOF, and flashwork.
Well done,

hello selen,
beautiful capture, the tail of Long-tailed Sylph is very long, what a suitable name this bird has got :-0). liked the colors and the details of the plumage very much, good vertical composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Selen

Wonderful illumination with vivid colours.
Excellent sharpness and detail.
The POV is terrific ,this is a new one for me.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-18 23:01]

Hi Selen,
Outstanding shot of this beautiful Long-tailed Sylph with such amazing colours and details on its plumage. Very neat and sharp image with superb lighting. Great pose captured. Excellent DOF, POV and composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-11-18 23:48]

hi selen,
beautiful and colorful bird, excellent capture with fine details. tfs.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-19 0:59]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Çok güzel bir kuş,güzel bir fotograf.Renkler çok güzel,dik kadraj da bence uyun olmuş.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-11-19 1:06]

Hola Selen,
estupenda captura y bello pov.
tonos y nitidez excelente...
saludos amiga.

Hello Sellen,

Beautiful vertical composition with a nice pose of the bird. Good sharpness. Excellent light and splendid colours.

Dear Selen
Vey nice shot of this wonderful Long-tailed Sylph,Perfect details,colors and BG.Welldone my friend.


Hi Selen

Great shot of this long-tailed hummingbird.
Good use of fill in flash. Great sharpness.


Hi Selen
Beautiful capture with fine detail and lovely vivid color.
Nice framing and catchlite in eye.
tfs jon

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-19 9:42]

Hello Selen,
What a splendid shining details on this side of the bird. I know that the back is totally shining blue/green, which is also very beautiful. Excellent sharpness. Very good composition.

A gem of a bird captured expertly from a good lateral viewpoint in fine focus and exposure Selen, an eye warming vertical composition indeed!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-19 14:31]

Wonderful bird, great capture and a beautiful image! Very well done on the composition and technically it is very good! Thanks!


Excellent macro shot and very good composition of this bird. Nice POV and background with splendid colours.
Best wishes,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-11-20 7:17]

How beautiful!!!
It's really a marvellous capture for the bird is really amazing and the shot is so perfectly executed that it stands out greatly. I love it!
Thank you very much for sharing this marvel, Selen.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-11-20 8:10]

Merhaba Selen hanım, renkleriyle adeta görsel bir şölen yaratmış medeliniz, çok iyi fotoğraf, tebrikler.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-20 12:26]

What a beauty!
It's metallic plumage is stunning!
Very well taken with great clarity and a brilliant composition.
Nice light.
Superb sharpness.

Well done Selen!

Merhaba Selen,
un'altra splendida immagine dal Perù, eccellente composizione verticale con la bellissima posa che esalta la bellezza di questo uccello dal piumaggio lucente catturato con straordinaria definizione dei dettagli.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-11-21 8:58]

merhaba selen hanım
tür nefis çekim de öyle
poz, bakış açısı, ışık, renkler, netlik ve detaylar nefis bir fotoğraf sunmuşsunuz
ellerinize sağlık

Wooooow, Selen, that's a fantastic shot of this wonderful bird, I love the glittering colours and simle everything here!
I never saw such a bird in real, must be amazing, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-23 12:18]

Hello Selen,
What a little beauty this is and I love its pose! Lovely colours and excellent details too! Brilliant work!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Merhaba Selen hanım, nefis bir nektar kuşu. Kopmpozsiyon harika.
Elinize sağlık.

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