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Copyright: Piotr Angiel (Antarctic) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 83] (891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 D ED
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-22 0:46
Viewed: 3893
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an only bird on the World it can fly back! Hummingbirds are amazing flickers flying so fast it is very hard to take picture of them. I was trying for many days before I got a good shot like this one, when hummingbird was "hovering" for a moment and I had time to take a picture. I took this picture in northern Argentina in Misiones state.

On this photo you can see Versicoloured Emerald Amazilia versicolor, Picaflor esmeralda (Arg, Bol), Beija-flor-de-banda-branca (Br). This is a super small bird: a total length of c. 9 cm (3 in). This hummingbird lives in central and eastern South America. It occurs in many habitants especial at the edges of cleanings in forests or gallery forests.

Technical detail: I was trying to show its move during the flight, that's was my point to use speed lamp and exposure time 1/200.

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Hi neigbour of the day,

Beautifully bird with also beautiful colors.
Very sharp and action in the wings so that you see the speed.
Well done,

regards Gert

Hi Angiel,
What an action shot of this humming bird with sharpness & great details ! Superb :). Cheers & have a nice weekend.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-22 6:39]

Hi Piotr,
Very nice in-flight shot of this hummingbird. Good lighting and details. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-03-23 21:14]

Hello Piotr,
I love the irridescence on the plumage.
The hovering pose is fantastic... and the blur of the wings is very suggestive.
Interesting process you used to achieve that effect.
TFS. : )

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-03-29 19:12]

Great capture, very sharp and detailed with beautiful colours. Wonderful exposure and good use of lighting. Nice job!!

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