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Inquisitive hummingbird

Inquisitive hummingbird
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Copyright: tom trinko (trinko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-09 10:02
Viewed: 3440
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This hummingbird seems to be examining the leaf for something. It stayed on this branch for maybe 30 seconds to a minute before flitting away. there didn't seem to be any food on the tree as far as i could tell

I've posted two other photos from this occurrence here and here

if you leave a note please let me know what your monitor resolution settings are. i use 1600x1400 pixels at about 100dpi. i've discovered that pics that look great on my monitor look over sharpened and noisy on monitors set to say 1024x760. so if i can find out what resolution most folks set their monitors to i can upload better looking pictures. thanks!

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-02-09 10:17]

This is a very beautiful photo of a Hummingbird. New leaves often have a sweet sticky fluid on them, perhaps this bird was a attracted by this.

I like the composition/crop very much and I think that the solid background enhance the fantastic colours even further.

Thanks for sharing!

Regards from a cold and snowy Sweden/Bengt

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-02-09 10:22]

Presqu'en 3D, ce charmant volatile. Bravo.
Bonne journée.

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2007-02-09 10:32]

Hi Tom,
this is a lovely shot of this beautiful little guy,
excellent details and composition,
Cheers :D

Great shot Tom! I love the amount of plumage detail you've captured here, it's amazing - and you rarely see that much on the common birds posted here, so to see it on something as small and quick as a hummer is incredible!

Composition is good too, although I think I'd be tempted to crop a few pixels off the top and left perhaps. I also wonder whether a fraction more DOF wouldn't go amiss, as the tail feathers are starting to lose sharpness - that said there's still plenty of detail there. Noise is very well controlled, particularly for ISO400.

An excellent capture - and this is my favourite of the three I think, as the eye is clearly in focus and the sharpness is excellent - plus it's an unusual pose :D

FYI: 1280x1024, LCD. Sharpness looks good here. That said sharpness is more dependent on the technology of the monitor and the person looking at it. CRT's tend to be soft, whilst flat panels display every pixel. So something sharpened nicely on a CRT may look unpleasantly oversharp on an LCD. Some people also prefer more sharpness than others. I tend to like a fairly high level, some don't. Best suggestion? Zoom in to 400% at look for haloes along sharp edges - if they're there, it's oversharpened, if not, it probably isn't.

Hello Tom,
What a beautiful capture of this little one. Details and sharpness look perfect to me. No trace of noise at all. I like the texture of its feathers; I feel I can almost touch it. I like this composition and exposure too. This is a great shot! Thanks,

Nice shot excellent feather detail great catchlights and sharpness interesting shot with a clean background well caught in natural light perfect DOF rgds Necip

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-02-09 12:18]

Hi Tom,

awesome photo. The colors are brilliant and the way you got the humming bird is great.


Wonderful plummage! My monitor is set at 1152x864 and it looks great to me.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-09 18:09]

Hello Tom,
Great shot, very good POV and pose. Very well done .TFS..

Hello Tom
Very nice shot of hummingbird,
In intersting position,
Perfect composition,Welldone.
I'll be back :-)

Hi Tom,
A very nice shot on this Hummingbird. Very nice colors and sharp detail. The isolation and seperation from the OOF backround looks excellent. Currenty on the road working off my laptop at 1024X760 and it look good.

Hola Tom,
Una toma muy buena de bella composición, con una nitidez, color y fondo excelentes. Saludos

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