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Black Chinned Hummingbird (Female)

Black Chinned Hummingbird (Female)
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Copyright: Wally Rufous (rufous03) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 14 N: 212] (1366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 70-200 f2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-05 7:20
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Black Chinned Hummingbird 3 - 3 inches - A small hummingbird, male green above with black chin and violet-purple gorget. Female green above with white throat and breast, buff sides and white tipped outer tail feathers. Voice: A low "tup". Found in mountain and alpine meadows, woodlands, canyons with thickets. 2 white eggs in an nest of fluffy plant wool and lichens woven together with spider webs placed in shrub or low tree. Breeds from British Columbia south throughout West to Mexico and central Texas. Winters in Mexico

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Wowowow, bellissima foto, Walter!
Dettagli e colori stupendi, bravo!

Ciao e grazie.

Hi Walter,
This is a perfect shot of this beautiful little one, wow! Details are really amazing and I like this composition very much! I tried many time to photograph one in flight like this but I didn't succeed as I would have wanted to... Did you really use the 1/250 speed? Thanks,

Excellent in-flight shot, especially at only 1/250 sec.

Great sharpness and nice composition.

Superb capture Walter.
Interesting technique with your flash correction, speeding up the duration..
Very well done.


I really like this shot. I love hummingbirds. Thanks for sharing.


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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-10-05 11:36]

Hello Walter,
fantastic capture of a moment, very nice colours, nice contrast to the blurred bg.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-05 11:53]

Another hummer success, Walter. This time I've noticed the fill flash.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-10-05 12:56]

Beautiful colours. Very nice details and sharpness. You also had a great POV and timing
gr. paula

Extreme good picture! Strong composition and great colours, beautiful bird to!

TFS Greetz Kristy

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-05 14:18]

Hi Walter,

An excellent capture of this hummingbird,very sharp and detailed,well done and TFS


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-05 14:22]

Lovely composition and colours. Beautiful blurry BG and sharp details. Lovely



Hi Walter
Great shot.perfect moment & POV.
But I also did some changes & hope you like it.
I'm waiting for your coment.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-10-05 17:16]

Hola Walter.- Muy bonita foto de este bello especimen. Muy nitida. Tu foto vale mucho por la dificultad de la toma.
Saludos Luis52.

Hi Walter

Beautiful work. Nicely composed with all the technical stuff looking spot on. :-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-06 2:31]

Another amazing hummingbird in flight (or in hover) in perfect POV, focus, and light. Beautiful composition with lovely colors on the bird, the flowers, and the BG.
TFS. : )

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