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Copyright: Wally Rufous (rufous03) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 14 N: 212] (1366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 70-200 f2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-24 19:46
Viewed: 3911
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Black Chinned Hummingbird 3 - 3 inches - A small hummingbird, male green above with black chin and violet-purple gorget. Female green above with white throat and breast, buff sides and white tipped outer tail feathers. Voice: A low "tup". Found in mountain and alpine meadows, woodlands, canyons with thickets. 2 white eggs in an nest of fluffy plant wool and lichens woven together with spider webs placed in shrub or low tree. Breeds from British Columbia south throughout West to Mexico and central Texas. Winters in Mexico.

A challenge for next year is to see if I can get a good image of the purple gorget seen on the male. One can see the different color in the black throat area here, but no purple. Not a large area like the Rufous or Ruby throat.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To angybone: replyrufous03 1 03-07 20:38
To pankajbajpai: responserufous03 1 10-25 12:32
To red45: responserufous03 1 10-25 10:34
To Luis52: responserufous03 1 10-24 21:32
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  • Great 
  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-10-24 20:59]

Hi Walter
Whow! this is a fantastic capture...
great composition, colours DOF, POV, sharpness and moment to acheive this picture.
well done.
easy favorite..

Hello Walter,
Great quality, perfectly forzen movement! Simply - fantastic job!
Best greetings,

  • Great 
  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-10-24 21:18]
  • [+]

Hola Walter.- Una bella foto de este hermoso Colobri. Muy nitida y con exelente contraste.

  • Great 
  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-10-25 1:06]

Outstanding inflight shot! POV and DOF is excellent! Sharpness is amazing!

hi walter,
this is a lovely shot, well composed with excellent pov. i wonder how much efforts one requires to take this kind of shot. the sharpness is good. nice dof.

Very nice job on this hummer, Walter,

I like the whole shot set up.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-10-25 4:53]
  • [+]

Hello Walter!

I was looking at your portfolio and you're one of brightest stars on TN. Outstanding quality at every picture. This time is no exception. Maybe more dynamic scene, but also perfect. You made superb work!

  • Great 
  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-25 5:12]

Another great shot of this lovely hummingbird, Walter!
The details are simply amazing, the light is impecalbe and the colors are very beautiful!
Excellent timing here, too, with it closing in on the dinner :)
Great work!

Bravo and TFS

Hello Walter
Very nice shot of bird,
Beautiful colors and composition,


Why does this photo only have 18 points? It's gorgeous!!!
So clean and clear. Great color...great clarity - it's going into my personal favorites folder. :)

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