Rufous Hummingbird II
- reina (2032)
- [2006-10-17 15:43]
Hi Walter, very attractive picture. Bright, great sharpness and nice pose here. I really like the way the colours come out, I think your background does a good job here.
WEll done, Reina
- Juyona (16891)
- [2006-10-17 15:48]
Hola Walter, perfecto y maravilloso, GENIAL. SALUDOS
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2006-10-17 15:48]
Perfecta imagen. Un espectáculo para los sentidos.
- Ghauri (284)
- [2006-10-17 15:51]
excellent timed shot.. good colors. love it.
that's soooo wonderful - I love this moment, how did you do that?
It's perfect - nothing else must be said, excellent thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- shal (2140)
- [2006-10-17 16:00]
brilliant composition and fill flash technique,
great results, I guess I must try this :)
- GLEM (10)
- [2006-10-17 17:14]
je suis toujours admiratif devant ce genre de cliché en plein vol de ce petit oiseau; c'est un moment unique et la faute n'est pas permise.
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2006-10-17 18:06]
Excellent capture Walter!
Easily good enough for National Geographic.
We used to see a lot of hummingbird shots on TN in the early days, not so many now.
This is as good as any I've seen.
Really an exquisite hummingbird shot. Very sharp and detailed, the flash is not overwhelming. Was this really just 1/250second? The wings are almost completely frozen. I like the flowers dropping down from above and the hint of greenery. You did lose abit of the iridescence in the gorget with the flash, but I can't think of anyway that could be remedied without losing some other aspect of the shot. Very, very nice.
- greenpinkorange (1789)
- [2006-10-17 23:12]
Good choice of using a high fstop!
Thanks for sharing. Clearest flight ones i've seen so far.
- fthsm (3689)
- [2006-10-18 0:33]
Again and again perfect :))
- manyee (23770)
- [2006-10-18 2:47]
Superb capture, Walter. : )
I particularly enjoy the body curve and wing position on this one.
The uplifted beak exposes the beautiful colors on the throat.
Focus and exposure are spot on.
The colorful sharp flowers add to the lovely composition.
TFS. : )
- clnaef (6814)
- [2006-10-18 2:51]
Excellent réflexe pour cet oiseau qui semble suspendu à la fleur.
- Xplorator (7719)
- [2006-10-18 3:47]
"Your Cat Name Man" is back with a vengeance :) to steal the title for best hummingbird shot on TN. Hey Walter, excellent dynamics you captured here!
Another one of your beauties, Walter.
I can't fault this except to add that a small disadvantage of flash is that the BG can be bit too dark, as if it were a night shot.
TFS, regards, Ivan
- rimas (5094)
- [2006-10-18 12:23]
Perfect moment and fantastic job.
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-10-18 12:27]
High quality shot with beautiful colour tones. Stunning work. Thank you! :-)
- Hil (5035)
- [2006-10-18 14:13]
What a beautiful shot, superb composition and the pose is just wonderful, nice sharp details and the colours are just perfect with a stunning BG.
TFS Hilary :o)
Like the other one on hummingbird, very good picture. Very sharp and good composition. I try a few times taking pictures of hummingbird with no good result. I look at the technical fact you give about using the flash, I'll try it.
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2006-10-28 22:57]
Hello Walter ! Very nice picture of Hummingbird, it must be very hard to get a picture like this. Well done and thanks !
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2006-11-09 4:18]
Bird itself is gorgeous
Pic is crisp clear, brilliant colors, excellent POV, pose and composition. Good DOF.
1/125 would have give a little more motion blur on tip of wings and give a less frozen effect.
I love the pic the way it is anyway
- radz (436)
- [2008-09-29 19:45]
AWESOME!!Details and colours are come out very well.