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Soft Landing

Soft Landing
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Copyright: Ryan Thayne (euryan) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 1 N: 40] (250)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 3, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8, Fuji Velvia
Exposure: f/5.6
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-17 13:23
Viewed: 4464
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This hummingbird was photographed in Utah's beautiful Wasatch Mountains. I had hiked up a small canyon and found some beaver ponds. Around the ponds and streams were some flowering bushes that had attracted dozens of hummingbirds.
For a long time I tried to photograph them with little success. Every time I got the camera pointed at one of them they would fly somewhere else.
Finally I decided to just pick a branch where I had seen one of them land before, set up my camera and just wait. That's how I got this shot. I sat there for an hour and during that time a hummingbird landing there twice, each time for about 10 seconds.

I believe this is a Broad-Tailed Hummingbird.

I scanned this with a Nikon Coolscan 5000 ED.
Adjusted the levels in Photoshop, and cropped it a little.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-04-17 13:38]

Nice colored picture of this hummingbird. I like the POV. Perhaps you could, next time, upload your picture larger then this one so we can see more of the details.
Gr. Hans

I liked the color of the bird.Well captured with wing's action.

Have a nice day
See ya

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2006-04-17 13:53]

very beautiful shot against lovely green BG..

I like the way you have taken the shot with the birds wings moving.Detail and colour are excellent.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-04-17 14:25]

beautiful capture, ryan! :-)
excellent pov & composition,
very nice colors and bg.
well seen & done, thor.

Very nice Ryan. Great colours and Dof. Also good composition and frame.
Good job, regards

Hi Ryan

Welcome to TN

Nice shot. Well composed with good saturation of colour. :-)

héhé ta photo me fait pensé à celle que j'ai posté la semaine dernière.... très joli image mais un peu petite

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