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Ruby-throated hummingbird

Ruby-throated hummingbird
Photo Information
Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1D MIV, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-16 10:03
Viewed: 2488
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It has been a long time since my last posting but I do intend to come back on a more regular basis.In the past month I had the chance to update my photo library with image that hopefully you will find interesting.This image was taken in Cap tourmente during the spring migration.
From Audubon:
Male has brilliant iridescent red throat.Immature male lacks red throat.Female green above ,with white throat and breast,buff side,and white-tipped outer tail feather.

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This is a fantastic image Michel, no doubt ... breathtaking colors, clarity and superb out of focus background! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-16 10:34]

Hello Michel,
How nice to see a new posting from your hand.
Wonderful photo in superb quality! Breathtaking beauty.

Hallo Michel
Welcome back, I missed your great bird photos. Looking at this beautiful Ruby-throated hummingbird with all the lovely colours in its plumage is really a treat and you spoil my eyes with this image. Not only is it a lovely bird, but your presentation is just as pleasant and it is with great pleasure that I add a well deserved smiley, not only for the 2 points but also for the real smile it is giving you. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Michel, nice see you again on TN, capture of lovely hummingbird in nice pose on fantastic lighting BG, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-09-16 12:19]

Hello Michel,
You did a great job of photographing this pretty little Ruby-throated male. Excellent detail and gorgeous coloration. I think our hummingbirds have left for the winter as of this past week.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-09-16 12:22]

Hello Michael,
Excellent photo of this Hummingbird. Great sharpness, composition, clear colours and POV.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Michel.
Splendida foto di questo colibrì con dei colori molto vivaci,eccellente la nitidezza ottima la composizione bravo.
Ciao Marco.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-16 13:55]

Salut Michel,on a attendu vraiment beacuop pour voir cette merveille..ehehe..mais finalement la voila',un vrai fantastique capture,quelle espece et quelle qualite' des details,aussi les couleurs metalliques sont extraordinaires! Mes compliments et belle semaine,Luciano

Hello Michel
Amazing bird and beautiful photo with excellent composition, nice BG and wonderful colors.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-09-16 23:38]

beautiful bird, with excellent features. good clarity. tfs.

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2012-09-17 8:27]

Hi Michel
A lovely shot of the Ruby Throated Hummingbird. The exposure is spot on and shows up the red and green iridescence of the feathers very well.
TFS Deon

Hello Michel,
Incredible colors and very good focus. The details and contrast against the blurry background is terrific.
This is really a beauty. As usual a masterpiece from a close range with excellent sharpness and very good details.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Michel. Oustanding. Impressive focus and stunning details against the blurred BG. Splendid colours.


perfect catch..
well exposed....
splendid posture......
ciao sERGIO

Hi Michel,
Welcome back! Great capture of this Ruby-throated hummingbird.
Super nice colors and sharpness. Congratulation.

Hello Michel,
Amazing photo with stunning sharpness and colors. Well done.

Michel, I'm thrilled to see you back!
I'm hoping all the stalwart photographers of the best era of TN will come back sooner or later and your coming back strengthens my conviction.
This is an adorable and technically excellent picture of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
Best regards and looking forward to seeing you regularly here.


Hello Michel,
I just missed this amazing picture.
what a perfect colour, sharpness and a grand composition.
best wishes.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-09-20 5:36]

Bonjour Michel,
Je vois que tu nous reviens avec de superbes images. Celle-ci est particulièremet bien réussie, la pose de l'oiseau est très vivante et le jeu des couleurs très attrayant.
Bien vu!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-09-25 12:42]

Hi Michel,
Amazing capture,gorgeous light and colours with excellent details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-09-25 14:10]

Hi Michel
What a lovely bird! it is new for me.
Excellent capture, with great blurred BG, which makes the subject stand out perfectly. Fine details of the plumage and nice lighting.
Congratulation on this neat composition!
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Michel
Wonderful capture of this beautiful species.Great POV,wonderful composition,colours and light,and excellent sharpness also.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

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