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Copyright: Angelina Deans (angybone) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1047 W: 14 N: 2372] (7684)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Olympus Zuiko 40-150 f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-14 7:25
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These little guys not only have amazing speed but amazing brakes as well.
I took almost 100 photos this morning but my settings weren't right so I ended up with very dark shots. Did finally spot several males but they were being extremely aggressive toward the other hummingbirds and moving way to fast for me to focus on.

This is another Black-chinned female. :)
My ruby-throats aren't around lately.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-14 7:34]
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Hi Angelina. I wish we had Hummingbirds in England. this is very good .great timing of the little bird in flight. good colour and detail.with light in the eues . well done TFs.
Nick.. have a good weekend

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  • eBirdy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 76] (522)
  • [2007-07-14 7:35]
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Hi Angelina,
Very nice and difficult frozen view of this beautiful hummingbird...
Ans yes, we are really lucky they have good brakes otherwise I think we wouldn't enjoy hummingbirds company anylonger...;-) Marta

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-14 7:41]
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Hello Angy,
Great capture of this hummer with landing gear down! Nice and sharp and with good BG.
Not often we see the feet in hummingbird shots.
Is this a female Ruby-throated?
TFS and have a good weekend.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-14 7:46]
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Perfect timing! and the tail brakes are indeed very clear to see here
I think I might have reduced the noise in the BG a little, but it is a fine capture nonetheless -- no doubt about it

Hi Angelina,
Great close up, of this lovely hummingbird
good thinking title, very sharp hard to get it
well done. TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-14 7:50]

Hi Angy,

I love the position and the title! It does look like he is applying the breaks and you froze him well. Nice catchlight in the eye. Good colors, details, and background.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-14 8:06]

Hi Angelina

great frozen action here. Great POV also. The blurred wings add movement.


Outstanding POV...One of your best "Hummer" captures...Great detail and color...A really fantastic capture...TFS

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-07-14 8:37]

AWESOME shot,nice action capture!!

Hi Angelina
Wow frozen to perfection. Love the square on capture showing so much detail.
Wish we had them over here.
Loved it

selam, Great shot and very good composition nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done ! Regards ridvan

hi angelina,
nice capture, well composed shot, the bird in flight has been captured well, well saturated colours, nice composition,
tfs & regards

Yes! Tis the return of the Fairy Queens! I love these shots as you well know....There is a story behind sprites. They will save you from danger, but if you do not kiss them to thank them, they will be mischievous with you for a long time....'Tis all in your photos....

Hello Angelina,
You're getting really clever at this now!
Action is beautifully stopped but keeping a tad of motion blur, nice...
Well composed with good colours!
Pablo -


Nice image of the hummer. One of my favorite birds.
Great capture.


Hehehehehehe........lol..........Great shot with great title Angelina.
Thanks for sharing.
Kindest regards and have a nice weekend,

nice colors good focus nice action. too bad it's at a feeder. also i think the bird could be sharpened a smidge more. nice catchlight in the eye

Hi Angelina,
Amazing POV and composition of this beautiful Hummy. Just excellent. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-14 10:24]

Hello Angelina,
WOnderful capture of this beautiful Hummingbird at the feeder. I love the way you've captured the stretched out little feet.
Grat sharpness and nice colours.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Angy,
Another perfect photo of the braking bird!
best pov with clarity, nice colour and details
very pleasing and eye catching shot
well done, Angy
best wishes

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-14 10:45]

Hi Angy,
a superb capture.
Very sharp and detailed.
Brilliant freeze-moment capture.
Well done,

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-14 13:45]

Hi Angelina,
I think the exposure is excellent. The light on the hummingbird is perfect. Great color of feathers and nice catchlight in eye. Focus is excellent. My only nit would be the noise in background, but this hummer looks great! I like the outstretched feet.

Dear Angelina,
This is another OUTSTANDING image you have posted.
Your work is getting better & better by the day.

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-07-14 14:53]

Hi Angelina,
Awesome shot of this hummingbird! Such rich color tones, perfect timing.

A touch noisey here Angy but an otherwise fine photo!

Hello Angelina,
Wow, amazing you can get shots of hummingbirds at all, amazing shot with the little guy ready to sit and have a snack. :o) TFS

I like the effect of the shutter speed you used. It stopped everything except the motion of the wings. The BG may be a little noisy. Interesting feeder. I haven't seen one like this. Very nice image. Reid

excellant shot.what wonderful moment you have captured.great pov with nicely composed and well sharp,well done

Muy bien cogido el pajaro. Le has cazado en el momento justo.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-15 7:28]

Hi Angelina,
Fantastic in-flight shot of the Hummingbird with an apt title. The action has been freezed eloquently with impressive sharpness and clear details. The motion-blur on the wings presents a nice effect and the BG enhances the subjects well here. Excellent POV and a superb composition. Kudos.

Hello Angy,
perfect foreground of this "hummingbirdess"..., I don't know the speed of the wings, but must be very high if 1/2000 is not enough. All the particular of the body are neat and sharp.

Absolutely stunning detail! The composition is wonderful as is the contrast between the brightness of the feeder and the coloring of the humming bird. A true action shot (as these birds can't afford to rest due to the much needed calores they need to survive). Terrific!

Hello Angelina,
You are becoming an expert with those little ones :) This is a beautiful movement that you captured well with good details and compo. The image is a little noisy but I guess it comes from the ISO you used... This is very nice anyway with great catch-light. Thanks,

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-07-17 18:18]

Hello Angelina,

What a great picture ... timing is perfect,colors and details too ... TFS

Hi Angelina
Nice capture of this quick moving tiny hummingbird. The colours, detail and lighting are all great. I know how hard it can be to get a good image of these little cuties. You did a great job.
TFS Janice :)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-23 8:17]

Hi Angelina,
I liked this one a lot. Your timing was very good, and the pose looks lovely :o)
Best wishes,

Nice shot and a good pov. Enough interesting the position of the paws of the hummingbird.

Hi Angelina, I linked to you though "K9madtex" this is a stunning shot, excellent POV and the detail is spot on with a great eye catch as well, very nice indeed congrats Rick :) (Very impressive gallery too) :)

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