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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-17 12:05
Viewed: 2924
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A flash of green and red, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is eastern North America’s sole breeding hummingbird. These brilliant, tiny, precision-flying creatures glitter like jewels in the full sun, then vanish with a zip toward the next nectar source. Feeders and flower gardens are great ways to attract these birds, and some people turn their yards into buzzing clouds of hummingbirds each summer. Enjoy them while they’re around; by early fall they’re bound for Central America, with many crossing the Gulf of Mexico in a single flight.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-17 12:23]

Hello Bill,
Very nice photo of this male hummingbird in flight. Excellent sharpness, details and the moving in the wings is pleasing to see. Beautiful colours, also in the blurred background. Fine composition.

Will you LOOK at that eye! WOW so so gorgeous, awesome capture. So can appreciate the feather detail and color is just perfect. My favorite today!!

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2012-08-17 20:43]

Hi Bill,

Superb in flight capture of the this little gem. Tack sharp focus in wonderful light, producing choice hues and impressive plumage texture. The well engineered & contrasting bokeh frames & accentuates the hummer's features well.



Fantastic bird and fantastic photo Bill! The timing, the composition, the BG, the lighting and the sharpness are excellent!!

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2012-08-17 22:42]

Hi Bill
Well timed, with excellent focus and exposure. The highlight in its eye really brings this image to life. TFS Deon

Hi Bill,
Excellent photography.Right time right moment.Wonderful color and great sharpness.
Really love it.
Thanks for sharing.


Hallo Bill
Great details captured of this Ruby-throated Hummingbird in flight and boy its throat is beautifully seen. The clarity of the feathers in the throat and on its head is super. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Bill,
excellent photo of this small bird in flight. Excellent point of view. Nice presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-08-18 8:50]

Hi Bill,

Excellent shot of this flying hummingbird. Pleasing colours and impressing sharpness. The blurred background is superb.


great flight capture, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-18 15:05]

Hi Bill,not easy to comment a fantastic pic like this,magnificent in-fly capture whit great details and bright colors,impossible to make better!! 2 points are not enough! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Bill,
Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and details. This interesting species of bird has wonderful colors. The contrast against the green background is superb. Very nice composition taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-08-20 5:53]

Hi Bill
Beautiful close up image.Excellent POV and sharp image.Colors are warm and natural I also like that nice blur BG.
TFS Michel

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-12-29 2:24]

Hello Bill
to me this a real beautiful shot and a great composition. the sharpness and fhe action is so excellently preseved.
what a view.
congratulations for such a splendid shot.
well done indeed


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