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copper-rumped hummingbird?

copper-rumped hummingbird?
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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches, Selen's Favorites, Fauna of NEOTROPIC (Central & South America) Reg. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-12 5:17
Viewed: 7697
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hummingbirds bear the most glittering plumage and some of the most elegant adornments in the bird world. Male hummingbirds are usually brightly coloured. The females of most species are duller.
I saw this bird - and several other species - in the garden of the Arnolds Vale hotel in Tobago. This hotel is really famous for its birds. I think i took about hundred photo's of hummingbirds. Most of them were not sharp. On some photo's I saw just a part of the birdnot and believe it or not: some photo's were completely green which means that I missed the bird completely. I took this photo just before sundown at 6.15 p.m. The photo is not very sharp but that's almost impossible with a handhold 500 mm. zoomlens and a shutterspeed of 1/500.
As I wrote yesterday, I'm not a hummingbird specialist. So, I'm not completely sure that this is the copper-rumped hummingbird. By the way, the names that admiring naturalists have given to hummingbirds suggest exquisite, fairlylike grace andgemlike brilliance. Fiery-tailed Awbill, Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Glittering-bellied Emerald, Shining Sunbeam and Amethyst-throated Sunangel are some of the names applied to birds in this group.
Tomorrow I hope to show you another colourful bird.
Hope you still like it.

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HI Zeno,
wow, that's marvelous - I love this shot so much. Excellent sharpness, colours and light - together it can't be done better ;-)
Thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2006-08-12 5:37]

Zeno, Fantastica immagine, direi che luce, esposizione, tempo siano tutti perfetti!

Excellent shot, Zeno!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-08-12 6:13]

Hi Zeno, you show off the Hummingbird so well, his body is so nice and sharp, and the wing movement is great. Well done,

Hi Zeno

Well done on a lovely shot. Complimentary OOF BG to enhance the image. Nicely composed. Lovely saturation of of colours. :-)

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-08-12 7:37]

Hoi Zeno.
Ook deze staat er erg mooi op. Je moet er wat voor over hebben maar dan zie je ook de mooiste dingen die je treffend op de foto weet te zetten.
Gr. Hans

Hi Zeno,
Another great picture of yours. Greatly capturing this hummingbird. Sharp, clear, and neat. Nice details. Nice blurry BG. Superb action shot.

Ben Lakitan

Amazing capture of this hummingbird! Pose of the bird is beautiful, details are excellent. Great DOF, POV and nice blurred BG that makes your subject stand out very well. TFS!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-12 9:35]

Otra bella captura en vuelo de esta maravillosa ave.
Excelente nitidez con adecuado POV y DOF permiten ver al colibrí en todo su esplendor.
El trasfondo limpio y una adecuada eleccción del encuadre, completan una presentación interesante.
Saludos... Ricardo

Another beautiful capture in flight Zeno of this wonderful bird. Excellent clarity with appropriate POV and DOF allows to see the one hummingbird in all their splendor.
The clean background and an appropriate choosing of the framing, they complete an interesting presentation.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-12 11:28]

Hi Zeno

I definatly think you picked a great hotel after seeing all your great shots.
The POV and composition is superb and the colours are excellent.

Regards Hilary :)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-12 13:50]

Stunning, Zeno! : )
You sure caught all of the magnificent glitter.
TFS. : )

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-08-12 15:13]

A Fantastic shot Zeno , Beautifull colours details light pov bg ,very good ,tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

Another great in-flight shot Zeno.
Sharp enough and the slightly blurred wings are ideal for this group of birds.
Well done.

Another excellent shot of this fantastic bird
Best regards

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-13 5:29]

Hi Zeno
Great inflight shot. Great colours, sharpnes, details, BG, light and POV. Also I like your note.
Well done Zeno


Salut Zeno
C'est encore une excellente prise de vue que cet oiseau mouche en plein vol,C'est fantastique de voir les détails surtout les ailes avec la vitesse qu'elles battent.
Bravo et merci....JP

Yes those creatures are hard to catch, Zeno, and you may have deleted hundred of shots but it was worth it. This one is superb with sharp details, perfect exposure and pleasing background. Well done.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-14 8:45]

Bonjour Zeno, fantastic capture!! great lighting and splendid refects on the bird. The POV and DOF are perfect. Well done, Didier.

Gorgeous colors on this well detailed hummer, the lighting really worked out nice on this fantastic capture. :)

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2006-08-18 13:21]

another perfect shot like the other one...

really so nice..

I love it..

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-03-07 16:15]

Image quality, vibrant colors, eye contact and the light is great. Bravo and TFS

Hi Zeno,
You say you're not humming bird specialist but you seem to be able to get nice photos of them and this is another one. Very nice focus, exposure and BG, and the colors are beautiful! TFS

this is BREATHTAKING!!!!!!!

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