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Finding the right Flower

Finding the right Flower
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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-02
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-03 8:24
Viewed: 8831
Points: 107
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Hummingbirds are very small birds with a high metabolism. A great deal of energy is spent flying, so they must feed almost constantly. Hummingbirds can consume up to 50% of their weight in sugar (nectar solution) each day. They usually feed on nectar and insects. Hummingbirds actually lap up the nectar with their tongues.

Hummingbirds are able to perch and will do so at feeders regularly. Because they fly so much, they have poorly developed feet. They can barely walk at all. The hummingbird is much more comfortable in flight.

The flight of hummingbirds is amazing to watch. They are able to fly up, down, forward, backward and sideways. They can stop in midair. Hummingbirds are famous for their aerial display. Some displays are courtship displays; other displays are aggressive. Hummingbirds fly great distances when they are migrating.

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Hi Jane.

A timely shot :)

jean paul

Hello dear Jane
Perfect moment to shoot,
Great focusing,lighting and composition,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-03 8:47]

Hi Jane
Excellent capture.Sharp image whit lovely colors and details.

Wow Jane,
Lately I have not find the time to check TN, but your impressive capture can not be ignored, just wonderful!
Great POV and composition, very well done


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-03 9:16]

Hello Jane,
Vey well-timed and a wonderful capture of this little Hummer collecting nectar from a beautiful flower. Excellent sharpness and fine colours that look lovely against the blue sky. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Jane.
Perfect moment
wonderful capture

Hello Jane,
I loved the pov and pose of the Hummingbirds just like the fighter doing the refuelling from the tanker in flight!
good clarity with timing and coloration!
well done

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-03 9:59]

Hi Jane

Great POV. Good focus and exposure.



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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2007-10-03 10:00]

Absolutely top league!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-03 10:07]

Hello Jane,
Great capture of what looks like a hovering female Rivoli's Hummingbird.
Excellent POV and central composition with the flower and blue sky BG.
Well done and TFS!

Hello Jane
An absolutely great pov...youve frozen time wonderfully.

hello jane,
this is an excellent shot, liked the pov and the composition very much, lovely colours, the sky makes a fine bg here,
well done,
tfsd & regards

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-10-03 10:36]

Hola Jane. Un gran momento logrado en esta fina foto. Exelente composicion Jane. Luis52.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-10-03 10:55]

Hello Jane,
Most of all I like your position when you made this photo. On my screen the flower and Hummingbird are a bit noisy, but the colours are beautiful. The composition, focus and BG are great.

Hello Jane,
very nice shot. you manage such a good action photo by compact camera. Composition, BG, focus, action very nice. good notes. thanks.
best wishes


Great shot of this hummers.
Love this.
Great blue background.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-03 15:38]

Hello Jane ! Where were you to take this shot ? Incredible POV, very well focused picture and stunning composition ! Well done !


Hello Jane this is a wow shot excellent timing and well composed wish we had them here best rgds Necip.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-10-03 19:02]

Hi Jane,
Very nice inflight capture of this hummingbird feeding on this colorful flower. Thanks for sharing

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-10-03 22:34]

hi Jaycee
superbe image de ce minuscule oiseau, le pov est original et rappelle les avions au décollage. Les trois couleurs donnent un bel effet graphique.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-04 1:12]

Hi Jane,
Just marking this shot and will come back later with a proper critique. Sorry madame, tied up with an important assignment.

Hi Jane,
A beautiful capture of this humming bird. Lovely details and an excellent composition. I would say it is rather very difficult to capture shot. But you have done it very smoothly. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Jane,
This is a wonderful and original pov. You did capture the moment so well. Sharp image and nice color clarity.

very nice angle on this...there is a dynamic added effect when shooting this way. The angle is a plus as are the colors...

You're finally finding your hummingbirds. I knew they'd show up!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-04 8:33]

Really lovely composition, Jane!
And the colours are really fabulous

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-10-04 19:39]

Hi Jane,
A great capture with a different POV. Excellent color and detail. Very well done.


Bonjour Jane, très jolie photo de ce colibri pris du dessous, le ciel bleu est magnifique et fait bien ressortir l'oiseau et la magnifique fleur
Bravo et merci de partager,

bravo+++ magnifique capture de cette oiseau en plein repas, les couleurs sont jolies et bien nettes
merci a toi du partage

Hola Jane.
Linda fotografía. La combinación de colores, es perfecta. El concepto de la imagen, el angulo de toma de la misma, son espectaculares.
Lastimosamente el trabajo de edición que se realizó,me parece ambicioso pero no bueno y hace que se vea forzado el cuadro. Así mismo, pienso que cuando se realize un trabajo de edición en la imagen, mínimo deberia decirse en la nota, para que la comunidad pueda apreciar en su dimensión real el trabajo realizado.

Very vivid colours of the flower. And nice pose of the bird. Well presented.
Best wishes,

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-10-05 13:37]

Hi Jane,
Veri nice colours and nice details and good manage of light (not easy - cause clear bright sky).
Thanks for sharing.


Hi Jane, splendid action shoot with inusual POV, excellent sharpness and great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-05 20:52]

Hello Jane

What an interesting POV.The composition is well done.The colours are very good.The pose you captured is excellent.Great timing.TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-07 1:51]

Hi Jane.
What an extreme POV and wonderful in-flight picture. Great use of all features of your camera. Excellent exposure, perfect nice rich colours and superb details/sharpness of ntire image. Bravo and TFS.

Hi Jane,
A very nice and unique POV on this shot. One that you do not see often. I think it is great. Nice vibrant colors and good detail in this shot. Well done.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-10-07 18:41]

selam , excellent shot and very good composition of this bird .nice pov with splendid colours.well presented pose
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

Hello Jane,
This is a very original POV, it looks like it is flying with the flower in its beak :) Tones of colors are very nice and so are composition and exposure. Well seen and thanks for those interesting notes.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-10 10:58]

Wow Jane what a stunning POV! Well focused, great shutter speed and lovely colours



Hi Jane,
You've captured the decisive moment here! Good focus and exposure, excellent composition and point of view. Well done!

Hi Jane,
I love these birds, but we don't have them here in Germany ;-( Must be amazing to see them "staying" in the air, fantastic, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-02-08 23:40]

hi Jane,
this is a great and unusual image of a beautiful little hummingbird, it must be very difficult to tka this shot I think but you did it very well, great picture Jane

Hi Jane,
Very beautiful and stunning shot with excellent details. TFS.


Hi Jane,
Superb shot of this beautiful bird in all aspects.
TFS and regards,

Hi Jane,
Stunning capture of this beautiful bird in a lovely posture. Your capture is excellent in all respects. TFS.
Greetings from N Cyprus,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-04-05 12:02]

details and exposure are good.Hi Jane
Excellent capture.Sharp image whit lovely colors and details.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-04 5:40]

hello Jane
good timing and capturing of this cute bird
i like composition, POV and colours

Hello Jane,
This super photograph deserves more than 100 points in one go only. Cheers & TFS.
Regards-Dr Subhash Ranjan

Great timing, Jane.
It´s not an easy work :o)
Congratulations and TFS.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-25 5:34]

Hi Jane,
this is a really excellent and superbs shot. Very fantastic and amazing shot. Well depicted in such a great shot. the colour is great and the blue background is lovely.
Brilliant execution and well balanced shot in fantastic execution.


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  • shree Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 13 N: 71] (276)
  • [2009-07-29 2:39]

Lovely shot, Jane! It's winning point is its POV... Simply great. Perfect timings and nice composition, TFS!

Hello Jane,
Moment captured is marvelous.timing of shot is everything.colors and is outstanding.

Hi Jane

This is a beauty of a image taken from an unusual but very good POV.
The colors are all beautiful and the blue sky compliment the effect.
Great work again;)

Well done and TFS
Kind Regards

That's beautiful, perfect timing! I love hummingbirds!

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