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Cuban Emerald 2

Cuban Emerald 2
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Metallic wonders of nature 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-16 21:40
Viewed: 5438
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my vacation in Cayo Gulliermo – Cuba, during a visit to “El Baga Nature Park” in Cayo Coco.

The Cuban Emerald (Chlorostilbon ricordii) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Bahamas, Cuba, Turks and Caicos Islands, and United States. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montanes, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, and heavily degraded former forest.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Merhaba Mario,ne güzel hareket halinde yakalamışsın.Kanatların açılımı,konmaya hazırlık ve güzel renkler,ellerine sağlık :)

Hi my king of the hummingbirds ...
Mario, I'm jealous again, I love your birds so much and I must tell you, I haven't seen a single hummingbird in the last 20 years.
The last time I saw them I spent my holidays at Colorado Springs and there they loved to drink at the flowers on the porch. It was amazing and it's my big wish to go to a place where I can watch those marvelous animals.
I have seen a documentation about Mantis - and they showed a Mantis catching and eating such a poor hummingbird, unbelievable!
So I hope your birds will be safe ...
Bye and thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

A beautiful jewel of a bird captured expertly in mid-air Mario, you've succesfully "frozen" its high wing beat, even capturing the tiny alula at the elbow, good job indeed!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-18 8:07]

Hello Mario, a very nice shot of that beautiful Cuban Emerald! Great timing, perfect exposure and sharpness, well done!


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-11-21 6:29]

Hi Mario
very nice image
well done.

Hello Mario,
nice capture of this hummingbird, excellent
sharpness and depth of field, beautiful colors
and light, lovely details and nice

Very nice! I shall have to go to Cuba.

Hello Mario,

Excellent pov on this wonderful hummingbird. 1/2000s was a good choice to get the wings frozen like this. The only thing is that I'm suspecting that you passed a noise reduction software on the feathers of the body. Am I wrong?

Nice pic!



Hi Mario, This is an excellent shot of Cuban emarald in flight. Photo is sharp with excellent composition.
Best wishes.

Dr.Parameshwar D.S.

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