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Long-tailed Sylph Hummingbird in flight


Long-tailed Sylph Hummingbird in flight
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1 D X
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-22 20:15
Viewed: 1800
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my trip to Ecuador.
There are over three hundred hummingbird species in the world, all in the Western Hemisphere. The Long-tailed Sylph is one of the most beautiful. I had never imagined there could be such a hummingbird until I saw it in the valleys of the Andes Mountains at the Equator. The Equator was not hot and steamy here as I'd always pictured it, but cool and lush—and home to most of the world's hummingbirds.
The male Long-tailed Sylph can measure over 7 inches from the tip of its bill to the end of it's shimmering green tail. The Andes, which reach over 20,000 feet (6,200 m) in Ecuador, bisect the country into eastern and western slopes, and each have their own resident bird species. The Long-tailed Sylph occurs on both slopes but is more common in the east, which drains into the Amazon basin. It prefers elevations of 5,200 to 8,500 feet (1,600 to 2,600 m).

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FANTASTIC CAPTURE........

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2014-06-23 11:16]

magnificent take !.. exceptional timing, expo and colour palette

Bonsoir Peter,
Cette publication complète bien ta précédente sur le même sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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