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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: 2008-10-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-26 23:15
Viewed: 5746
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I believe this to be a ruby crowned kinglet, but the red top is not apparent.
The tiny size and rapid metabolism of kinglets means that they must constantly forage in order to provide their energy needs. They will continue feeding even when nest building. Kinglets prevented from feeding may lose a third of their body weight in twenty minutes and may starve to death in an hour. Kinglets are insectivores, preferentially feeding on insects such as aphids and springtails that have soft cuticles. Prey is generally gleaned from the branches and leaves of trees, although in some circumstances prey may be taken on the wing or from the leaf litter on the ground.(wiki)

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Merhaba Doug,zamanlama harikası bir kare.Hareket etkisinin šok iyi hissedildiği,nefis bir kare,ellerine sağlık :)

Ciao Doug,
spettacolare momento di cattura, eccellenti POV e composizione per la bellissima dinamicitÓ e lo stupendo BG dalle tonalitÓ autunnali, super la definizione, perfette messa a fuoco ed esposizione, molto belli i colori.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-10-27 2:09]

hi doug,
overall its looking great with brilliant colors. the bird looks great while taking off from the branch. good timing and soft lighting conditions. tfs.

Hi Doug!

I have no idea why this picture have so little comments, I think it's really great! Dynamism, colours, composition... congratulations! Sharp view on head, eye to eye contact while wings are in move is very hard to reach.


A very special blending of colours....definitely that the the straight on look...fantastic Doug!

I must ask..did you use a tablet for signature input? Certainly it isn't a font and I find it impossible to use a mouse that good..

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-27 10:22]

Hi Doug.
Wonderful scene and impressive eye-contact with this cute bird. I like frozen moment, amazing colourful BG and great framing/composition of the picture. My best regards and TFS.

hi Doug,
a good catch with fantastic motion of wings
and fine focused

best sERGIO

What a beauty! Love the way the wings were the only thing in motion. And what a wonderful expression on the face!

hello Doug

excellent shot of the kinglet catched on a great pose and action of the bird, with beautiful autumnla background, TFS


Hi Doug,
They are very tinny and fast little birds. I have seen many this autumn in my apple trees especially in October when they were preparing to hit south. Even if I have tried hard, I never managed a good shot of them. This is a funny capture showing us how fast they can be. I guess that you could have froze the movement using a very, very fast shutter speed but the effect here is nice. Thanks,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-29 9:34]

Hello Doug, fantastic image of that fast little bird, sharp and very interresting, well done!


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-10-29 11:16]

Hi Doug
Beautiful action shot.Very good focus on the eye and good pose for this bird.
Regards Jiri.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-11-03 7:12]

Hi Doug,
Colors and your timing are very nice. TFS
All the best,

Hello doug,
WOW! great action shot, beautiful colors and light,
excellent composition and point of view, great timing
and nice eye contact, adorable.

Really amazing, Doug!
It's so difficult to shoot this little birds but you did greatly.

Sorry for my absense, always little time to surf on TN.


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2010-09-26 23:09]

Exellent image, very nise composition.
very well done

Hallo Doug
This is such a great image, not just because of the movement you captured in the wings but also because of the emotion you captured in the bird's eyes. I also like what you have done to the background and how you have blurred it out. It displays beautifully.

Since you not have been posting on Trek Nature for such a long time, I do not know if you will see this critique or not, but I am going to write it anyway. I have decided to go back to my 1st postings here on Trek Nature and visit the members who welcomed me when I just started and ask the question, where are you and why have you disappeared, as I really, really miss all the older members to the site and you are one of them.

Best regards

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