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Green-throated Carib


Green-throated Carib
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Copyright: Maxime Sacre (Max31) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 39] (201)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 75 - 300 mm IS-USM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-19 2:48
Viewed: 6189
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Physical description :

Green-throated Carib is a beautiful hummingbird which is resident in its range.
Adult male has metallic bronze-green upperparts. Uppertail coverts are mostly blue-green. On the wings, flight feathers are deep dark blue, as long as body.
On the underparts, chin and throat are metallic green, followed by bright blue crescent across breast. Belly is black and undertail coverts are metallic blue. Rounded tail is dark blue. Flight feathers are greyish-brown and underwing coverts are green.
Head is metallic green. Black bill is slightly decurved. Eyes are dark brown. Legs and feet are dark grey to blackish.
Both sexes are similar. Female has longer bill than male, and more decurved.
Juvenile resembles female, with head washed with brown. It reaches its sexual maturity at 2 years.

We can find two subspecies:
E.h. holosericeus, living in eastern Puerto Rico and Lesser Antilles except Grenada.
E.h. chlorolaemus, living in Grenada. This one has darker throat and broader blue crescent across the breast.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-19 10:39]

Hello Maxime
What a splendid capture of this beautiful hummingbird. I like a lot the colors and brightness on its feathers. Magnificent POV, DOF and composition.
Very good job.
My compliments and best regards
Maite

Hola Maxime,
Preciosa composición de este pequeño y bello pajarillo que por aquí no tenemo la oportunidad de ver. Bonita luces y colores, saludos
José Ramón

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-20 9:36]

Hi Maxime.
This shot is composed very well and pictured scene is wonderful. I like excellent DOF. Main subject is in focus at whole and BG is smoothed nicely. Great details and colour reproduction too. Well done and TFS.
Alexei.

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