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Sword-billed Hummingbird

Sword-billed Hummingbird
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1 D X, Canon 600 mm f/4 II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-13 10:58
Viewed: 1784
Points: 12
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From my trip to Ecuador.
In a rainy day a sow the most spectacular hummingbird from my entire trip. At high altitude, more than 4000m and after 2 hours walk this hummingbird was a thrill to see it and take photos. I will post all my photos with this species.

The Sword-billed Hummingbird is a charismatic species from Andean South America. It is found from Venezuela and Colombia in the north to Bolivia in the south. The species belongs to a monotypic genus, Ensifera, and is quite different from all other hummingbirds; metallic green and bronzed overall, with a black bill that is slightly upcurved and longer than the body length. This is the only bird species with a bill length that exceeds the body length. When seen perched, the species usually holds its bill quite upright, presumably because of balance issues stemming from this long and relatively heavy structure.

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Hello Mr.Peter,
I have seen this species in Animal Planet.Excellent capture.Like it.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful picture,

What a LONG LONG LONG, beak!!!
EXCELLENT focusing, indeed.
Your colours balance perfectly with the B/G.
Thanks for the education.
Mario from a very COLD Calgary in Alberta.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-13 12:08]

Hello Peter,
Fantastic photo in all aspects.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-13 13:25]

Hi Peter,absolutely beautiful another time,no needs comments,the pic tak himself,always a step ahead!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Peter

WOW ! it is the 1st time I am seeing a bird with a such
lon, long, and long beak ! and with its pose and the
way it is framed it gives great dynamism to the photo, TFS


Hi Peter!
Stunning shot as usual and a very interesting kind of humming bird. Perfect POV, superb sharpness and details. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

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