Looks like an immature male Rufous to me - just partially moulted from juvenile to adult plumage. Very nicely set up image, but maybe a little too much space behind the bird and missing a "target?" However, this is nit picking - it's a beautiful photograph.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-08-13 7:18]
If this isn't a Rufous Hummingbird, the only thing I can think about is an Allen's hummingbird female, with more green on the back.
Beautiful photo in good colours and sharpness, but I prefer a natural BG. Maybe you can crop a piece of the right side to get a better composition. It's too much centered now.
A wonderful capture Tabatha. These beautiful, active, little birds require a lot of patience to capture their image. You have done so very well and your presentation... detail, composition, DOF, POV, and lighting are all well done. :)
- Mrajan (143)
- [2009-08-13 9:08]
Superb capture of this subject.(Humming Bird).
perfect position.natural colours. and sharpness. one cam imagin of aeroplane. folded legs like wheels of aircraft.the sight the beak pointed towards the aim.the steady body and the tail. great capture. bravo!!!. thanks for sharing
- pirate (7474)
- [2009-08-13 10:57]
the bg looks very natural
the freezing of the wing action is amazing
the centered position may be the best choice as there is only the bird on the picture, but maybe a square format would then be better
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2009-08-15 5:14]
I agree with Nigel, an immature Rufous.
Well captured on a great neutral background. Good sharpness, details and composition.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2009-08-16 19:39]
Super sharp image of this beautiful Hummingbird. The detail is wonderful and the colors are very natural looking. Great photo!!
I was in Phoenix Arizona a few weeks ago visiting my daughter, and had the opportunity to get some really neat hummingbird photos.