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Copyright: Simon Valdez (Elsimon) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 70] (520)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-13
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-27 7:48
Viewed: 4362
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an adult Rufous-tailed hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl).This picture was taken after a very rainy day, and the hummingbird was stretching and drying his (or her) feathers.

The picture shows the 2 disctinctive features of the species, the rufous tail and an ill defined reflective throat, there is no sexual dimorfism (Van Perlo 2006).

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Hi Simon,

Amazing bird! Good capture.


Hola Simon:

Hermoso colibrí en una pose bastante inusual..bonita composición.

hi Simon

Tell you a secret! Try to scroll up and down quickly and notice the tail will flip.

I like the backlight effect on this capture and a strange green on the body. A good shot showing very unique pose of the bird with your well timed moment. Despite only 1/125s, the focus sharpness is good.

Very skillful in the way you handle the light here. I would probably crop the top a bit to make it less square and balance out, but that is personal preference.

Good work.

tfs, bill

waou!! une merveille!!!quelles couleurs! quel POV!

Hello Simon,
definitely an outstanding eye catcher!
I like the simple matter-of-fact explanation of a hummingbird just drying its feathers.
Creatively seen, perfectly composed, technically well made with the fill flash bringing out the glossy feathers of the throat in a fascinating way while the tail is shining brightly in the backlight.
Thank you! With best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-27 9:30]

Hello Simon,
Fantastic coloured photo in backlight. Excellent POV and pose. Good sharpness and composition.

hello Simon
beautiful picture of the bird
i like the colours and the sharping

greeting lou

Hi Simon,
very interesting capture. Good work.Thanks for shared.Regards

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