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Sparkling Violetear Hummingbird in fligh

Sparkling Violetear Hummingbird in fligh
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1 D X
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-09 19:33
Viewed: 1554
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sparkling Violetears measure in length from 5.1 to 5.5 inches (13 to 14 cm) - including their tail of about 2.2 inches (5.6 cm). Its black, down-curved bill is about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long. Males weigh between 0.27 to 0.3 ounces (7.7 to 8.5 grams); females weigh between 0.24 to 0.26 ounces (6.8 to 7.4 grams).They were named for their sparkly bluish purple feathers from their beaks, to their ear feathers, which are long and stiff. Its upper plumage is glossy green and the lower plumage is mostly green, except for a blue belly. Its tail is aniridescent green with a blue band. Males and females look alike.Similar Species: The Sparkling Violetear resembles the Green Violetear; however, the Sparkling Violetear is larger and has a distinct purple-blue chest-spot and chin. Additionally, the Sparkling Violetears mostly occur at higher elevations than the Green Violetear. The Green Violetear also prefers more humid habitats.

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Hi Peter!
Another flawless shot from your series of Hummingbirds. Perfect exposure, beautiful natural colors and a splendid BG. 10 out of 10....Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,


Hello Mr.Peter,
I never try to captured flying birds.Several time tried and got very beautiful picture-Yes,total blank screen!
The way you have captured this fast Hummingbird is really excellent job.Even details and sharpness is really very good.Nice to see it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-10 15:06]

Hi Peter,absolutely great another time,a big standing ovation to you,i like it! Luciano

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