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Rufous Hummingbird_01

Rufous Hummingbird_01
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Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-12 22:04
Viewed: 4356
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
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Thanks for the view, and all your latest comments.
Here is an excerpt from wiki...
The adult male, shown in the photo, has a white breast, rufous face, upperparts, flanks and tail and an iridescent orange-red throat patch (gorget). Some males have some green on back and/or crown. The female has green upperparts, white underparts, some iridescent orange feathers in the center of the throat, and a dark tail with white tips and rufous base. Females and the rare green-backed males are extremely difficult to differentiate from Allen's Hummingbird.

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Fantastic pose, beautiful composition an lovely details.
A truly great work, congratulations.
Regards, Felipe.

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-05-12 22:27]

hi Doug,
great shot! really nice timing. fantastic POV, interesting pose, really great 'action' blur. really nicely focused, great detail. and nicely composed too. awesome capture and tfs

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-12 22:54]

Hi Doug,

A very nice upload of this hummingbird,good sharpness and detail,you freezed this small fellow superbly against the oof yellow bg,thanks


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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-05-12 23:51]

Very nice stopped action on this Hummingbird Doug. Wow, shot at 1/250. Your timing was perfect. The pose is awesome. It almost looks like a dive, with the wings down and that tail up. The detail and the colour seen on the bird is very remarkable and I don't know what the yellow is, but it provided an excellent backdrop for this guy.

Thanks, John

Hi Doug,

Good in-flight picture of this Hummingbird. Good POV, composition and sharp details.



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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-13 0:55]

Hi Doug,
Magnificent in flight capture.POV,clear eyes,vivid colors,motion effect on wings are perfect.very well done!
Thanks for posting.

Wow!! I do not know how you managed to get this entralling shot! It is a privileige to see such an artistic shot. Excellent compsoition and colours, specially the wahsed out light yellowish green bg look wonderful.

Hi Doug
Wonderful inflight capture with lovely color and fine detail
Great BG and catchlite in eye. tfs jon

Great shot, nice colours and composition!

Hi Doug,
What a stunner. The front view is very special and not seen that often. The movement in the wings and the shallow DOF created a perfect focus on the wonderful colored body and head. I love the brightness of the BG.

hello Doug

wonderful in-flight shot of this Hummingbird, fine POV
and looking the pose of the wings and the tail the vertical
framing is very appropriate, i love it, wonderful background
with excellent sharpness and details of the Hummingbird, TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-13 10:10]

Hi Doug.
What a terrific picture. Great POV and magnification. Timing is outstanding. Scene at whole as well as the framing an composition are stunning. Bravo. Rare amazing work. My congratulations.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2008-05-13 11:32]

Hi Doug,
Very good in flight shot. Great focus and sharpness on the head.
Great colours and very nice blurred bg
TFS Paula

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-13 12:35]

Hi Doug,
Your POV and the pose you captured are lovely. Background, color tones and lighting are very nice. TFS
All the best,

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2008-05-13 13:02]

Original post, nice expression of movement. TFS Reina

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-13 13:29]

Hello Doug! That's a great shot my friend, everything in it is very good! I love those colors, well done, thanks!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-14 1:00]

Hello Doug,
Wonderful photo of this Hummingbird in flight. The pose with the head to the camera is fantastic. Perfect timing. Great sharpness and colours. Beautiful POV and BG.

Vraiment tres bon ! wow impresionnant. Bravo !

Wow Doug! What a difficult shot that you achieved in an amazing way! This is impressive! I like the movement in the picture, it is very dynamic! DOF and shutter speed are perfect and tones of colors, much agreeable. Well done!

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-15 14:07]

Hi Doug,

What a beautiful in-flight capture of the Hummer.
Its a lovely composition, I really like the way the bird is placed in the frame and its a fabulous pose.
The details are nice and sharp with a great DOF.
Superb colours too.


Spettacolare cattura in volo, eccellente POV, bellissima composizione con una straordinaria DOF selettiva, molto buona la nitidezza e splendidi colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

uuuhh... what a shot!!!
Great action and compo.

wow Doug, this is a super moment you caught here, really awesome, love the movement as well

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-22 19:58]

Hello Doug

Lovely colours and lighting.
The POV is well done.
I really like the OOF BG,it has a wonderful bokeh.
A very cheery and bright image.
Great timing to capture a hummer like this.


Excellent capture,

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-08-11 22:12]

very intresting shot! full of action! nice ambiance. tfs

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