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Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird
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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-21
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-09-22 8:15
Viewed: 2552
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm not sure which hummingbird this is.

Hummingbirds are very small birds with a high metabolism. A great deal of energy is spent flying, so they must feed almost constantly. Hummingbirds can consume up to 50% of their weight in sugar (nectar solution) each day. They usually feed on nectar and insects. Hummingbirds actually lap up the nectar with their tongues.

Hummingbirds are able to perch and will do so at feeders regularly. Because they fly so much, they have poorly developed feet. They can barely walk at all. The hummingbird is much more comfortable in flight.

The flight of hummingbirds is amazing to watch. They are able to fly up, down, forward, backward and sideways. They can stop in midair. Hummingbirds are famous for their aerial display. Some displays are courtship displays; other displays are aggressive. Hummingbirds fly great distances when they are migrating.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-22 8:33]

Hi Jane,
What a great shot of this Hummingbird from a fine POV. I love the eyes watching you and the details are pretty good. Nice light and beautiful colours too. Pity about the noise in the background though. Without it this would have been a real winner!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-22 8:55]

Hi Jane,
Wonderful shot of the Hummingbird with fabulous colours and sharp details on its plumage. Awesome eye contact and you have captured a fine pose here. Superb lighting and a great BG here. There is a bit of noise but that can be removed easily. I like your front-on POV to portray it and the superb composition. Kudos.

Hi Jane, great POV for this wonderful bird in beutiful pose with perfect focus and excellent sharpness, good colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Dear Jane
Very intersting POV here,
Perfect details,composition and BG,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-09-22 9:29]

Hello Jane,
Good light, details and beautiful colours in this photo. Lovely pose. The noise is a pity. Great focus.

Hi Jane,
I think it's a Ruby-throated Hummingbird, but I'm not sure...
This is an excellent picture. Your point of view os excellent. Colors are beautiful. Depth of fiel is perfect. I tried to denoise the background (Workshop) May be you will like...


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-22 10:01]

Hi Jane.
Despite some noisy BG your picture of this fine bird is great. Amazing lights, colours and crisp sharpness of the bird image. So impressive, colorful BG. I also like vertical strong cropping. Nice, non ordinary shot. My compliments and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-22 10:18]

Hello Jane,
Judging by the amethyst colored throat and head I think you have captured a male Costa's Hummingbird.
Despite the noise this is a sharp and well exposed shot set in a pleasing composition.
TFS and have a nice weekend,

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-09-22 10:36]

Back later, cutting grass

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-09-22 10:41]

selam jane , excellent shot and very good composition of this bird despite alitte noisy bg .nice pov with splendid colours.well presented pose
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

This is a very unusual looking hummingbird. You angle is very nice Jane. I can see you used some bobshannon.org -techique on it perhaps without knowing:-) Very good save.

Hello Jane,
Very good pose of the Hummingbird with good clarity, nice colour and very details in it!
good exposure and focus too
well done and well seen indeed

You got a hummingbird! Are they just moving in for the winter?
What a great shot!

Bonjour Jane, c'est vrai que le bacground est assez bruité mais ca reste une bonne photo avec de jolis détail et un très bon point de vue, j'aime bien la manière dont il te regarde,

Hi Jane,
A beautiful humming bird along with a equally beautiful POV. But the noisy BG looks a bit distracting but it doesn't matter as it can be PPed. Very good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-24 5:43]

Heelo Jane ! Great shot, lots of details, very good pose of the bird. What happened with all the noise ? Anyway, good picture.


Hi Jane,
This is my first time to see a hummingbird picture at perch position. Nice pov and composition. Very well done image.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-24 10:19]

Hi Jane . Cute little hummingbird you have captured here.you have captured good detail and colour. with a nice pov/dof. a bit of noise but that can be removed . well done TFS. good notes too.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-24 10:24]

Hello Jane

Excellent close up of this cute hummer.The colours are natural and well saturated.The hummer is well placed in the frame.The plumage detail and texture shows well.TFS


Magnifique, avec un peu de bruit mais tes photos de ces oiseaux sont superbes.

Hi Jane.
Beutiful photo,nice shot.

Anna's Hummingbird

Hello Jane awsome capture superb sharp detail and the pov is really hilarious love it adding to fav best rgds Necip.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-10-04 15:29]

Hello Jane,
Thanks for sharing this nice capture, it shows the beautiful sheen in it's nicely colored plummage.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-04-04 9:02]

Hi Jane! Today jane's day:)
Superb shot of this beauty in all aspects! TFS.

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