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Hummingbird in the nest

Hummingbird in the nest
Photo Information
Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nests of Birds, Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches, Birds in Brazil [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-09 16:38
Viewed: 5889
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's a hummingbird, and shooting this was hard. The nest is well hidden and protected among the leaves. Light conditions were very bad, so that getting focus wasn’t an easy task. Once more, thanks to Eduardo, a friend of mine who got a ladder for me to climb on in order to take the picture.

What I find amazing is how well constructed the nest is. It seems to be comfortable, warm and cozy. The ideal procedure would be to take a shot day after day, to keep up with the hummingbird’s growth, but I don’t know if this will be possible, for here where I live summer rains occur almost every day. Despite that, I intend to try to take other pictures of the little bird. At first, I thought there were two siblings, but I was mistaken. The creature’s size is approximately 5 centimeters.

The mother can be seen on www.treknature.com/gallery/South_America/Brazil/photo6295.htm

milloup, Luc, mumek, mogens-j, Fisher, LCannon, JeanMichel, christophe, gerhardt, thiagobr, hummingbird24, elif has marked this note useful
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Well, you certainly got a great result as a reward for your efforts ;-))
Tack sharp, good POV, light and colours. It's interesting to notice how the bill at this stage has very little resemblance with the bill of the grown-up hummingbird ;-)

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (853)
  • [2005-01-09 17:29]

Very nice shot.Good composition, beautiful colors, excellent details.Good note.Thanks for posting

Livio, it has been such a pleasure to follow your improvement. Looking at your pictures I cannot belive that you are the guy who talked about giving up the photography a couple of month ago;-).

Great capture with excellent dof, great colours and nice composition - congratulations. - Very good note too.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-01-09 21:53]

I'm looking forward to more pictures in this project. WOW, excelent capture. I've never seen the humming bird nestling stages. This is going to be interesting.
Well done.


Super fine picture Livio. This unique shot is also very interesting in what it tells about Hummingbirds. Thank you for the informative note and pic!

You got it Livio. Well done. May this little chich one day give you great photo's to post on this site. Good work

My first question was "How did you ever get this shot?" but you answered that with your note, thank you for that. I imagine not too many people have seen a sight like this. The sharpness and focus is wonderful, you did well for such hard conditions.

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ***
Color: ****
DOF: ***
POV: ****

Very cute, great job.
Well done.

Better and better, Livio. This one is a rare subject on TN, and a very good photo too. This critter must be just a few days out of the egg. Were you able to catch parents bringing food? With the beak open, it should occur regularly. You might have a chance to see it progressing if you're around.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-01-10 15:13]

I like it very much, Livio.
A great moment catched.

a little tenderness in ruffian's world, Very great shot Livio,in a friendly way Christophe

un poco la ternura en el mundo de rufián, el Muy gran tiro Livio, de una manera amistosa Christophe

Excellent moment captured here. Sharp details and a nice compo. Well done Great shot.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-11 21:26]

Wonderful work here Livio. The sharpness here is excellent and the detail can clearly be seen. Good composition too.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Aaah, how nice, new hummingbirds have to grow up, wiating for their parents, a very nice one, Livio !

I have been fascinated with hummingbirds for so long yet never even caught a glimpse of a baby or its nest. what a joy this photo is! I also didn't know that their beaks were so small at birth. Amazing. Thankyou for taking the time and effort to capture this event. Also, kudos to Eduardo.

I am updating all my "comments" to "Critiques" so that you will receive the points I thought I gave you....

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-04-23 6:57]

hello Livio,
ıt is very nice baby bird in its special bed :))you really took a excellent photo.
Best regard.

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