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I Lift My Wings In Flight

I Lift My Wings In Flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-22 6:57
Viewed: 3693
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird - Hummingbirds are small, colorful birds with iridescent feathers. Their name comes from the fact that they flap their wings so fast (about 80 times per second) that they make a humming noise. Hummingbirds can fly right, left, up, down, backwards, and even upside down. They are also able to hover by flapping their wings in a figure-8 pattern. They have a specialized long and tapered bill that is used to obtain nectar from the center of long, tubular flowers. The hummingbird’s feet are used for perching only, and are not used for hopping or walking.

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Hi Bill,
Excellent shot of this tiny Hummingbird.
Great composition,lighting and POV,

A theatrical moment well captured, Bill.
I love the posture of this little Hummingbird.
Great composition and colors.

Hi Bill,
excellent pose of this interesting bird. Great point of view. Great composition. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Amazing bird and great photo Bill! The composition, the BG, the colors and the sharpness for one more time are excellent.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-22 9:18]

Hello Bill,
Very nice photo of this hummingbird in an attractive pose. Very beautiful colours in nice sharpness and an excellent composition.

Hello Bill,
I can only raise my hands in pleasant surrender to a great bird photographer. And an informative note too. What a pleasure to view! Well done and best wishes.

Hello Bill,
A very nice and lovely capture of a interesting little bird.
The details, colors ,exposure and focus are great.

Hello Bill,
lovely capture of this hummingbird with good sharpness and beautiful colours. Well chosen POV and a nicely blurred backgound.
Best wishes,

Hi Bill, great action shot here my friend, superb sharpness with good clarity, lovely OOF background, splendid work here Bill and well done,
Best regards,


Hello Bill
I do not know much how to define it, but the textures of the feathers are a bit mushy. Either way, it certainly is an eloquent and vivid picture. This tiny bird has made ​​a great pose for you! Good job!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-22 15:56]

Hi Bill,need great class and experience to do a fantastic work like that,magnificent capture whit impressive sharpness,colors and a very brilliant brightness too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Bonjour Bill
De biens étranges et incrpoyables couleurs et une posture originale.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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