|Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul)
|Date Taken: 2013-11-26|
|Camera: Canon 1 D X|
|Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-04-07 18:27|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|From my trip to Ecuador.|
Rufous-tailed Hummingbirds are nectar-feeders, feeding on Heliconia, banana, and coffee flowers (Greenberg et al. 1997). Since nectar is low in protein, they also feed on small insects (Remsen et al. 1986). This species is also a common visitor to human-made feeders filled with a sugar-water mixture.
This species is extremely aggressive and territorial (Stiles and Skutch 1989). They dive at other hummingbirds or large insects (such as butterflies) that invade their feeding area. While aggressive, they sometimes form loose nesting colonies. Like many (if not most) other hummingbird species, since their metabolic rates are so high, Rufous-tailed Hummingbirds go into a torpor state at night and on colder days to conserve energy.
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a real masterpeace of this little hummingbird in flight. Great colours and sharpness and it seems to look at you!
Well captured...but why placed in centre of the frame!
- [2014-04-08 4:03]
Your series of hummingbirds is really wonderful; Peter; as in the case of this Rufous-tailde Hummngbirds. Perfect sharpness with bird-fly in flight; on a background perfectly gone. Congratulations!
Judicious use of fill flash. Magnificent capture of a Hummingbird in flight.
- [2014-04-08 15:11]
Hi Peter,absolutely great! A very difficult in flight capture and a great result with impressive details and very bright metallic colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Excellent photograph of Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, excellent sharpness and details, outstanding composition, excellent lighting and background.
Thanks for sharing,