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Hummingbird Garden

Hummingbird Garden
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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: KODAK Z612, 35-420mm Schneider Kreuznach Variogon
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches, BIRDS OF AMERICA, Birds / Aves, Birds in Flight 2, Flying images 2, Birds In Flight Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-05 2:54
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird-female
Archilochus colubris

Dedicated to Angelina and her garden

The Hummingbird
by Fiona McKimmy

Came the Spring, I picked a corner and
set my mind to making a flower
garden in the midst of this mass of
weeds unattended through
Winters toughening of the soil.
I tilled, and pulled, and turned, and broke, and bled...
The soil was perfect now...
But,alas! The puppy was fervent in her efforts to help me dig!
So I cut, and I sawed, and I nailed,
and created the most beautiful little picket fence with a gate...
and planted a tree...
and planted my flowers...
and tended and watered and weeded
and nurtured all through the Spring and Summer months...
To this day, this perfect Autumn morning,
while standing in my doorway,
sipping that first cup of coffee...
I saw the fast beating wings of that little faerie,
flitting from flower to flower...
was all worth it in that one moment.

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird

The Hummingbird Web Site

Hummingbird Legends

I just read that Hummingbirds are native only to the Western Hemisphere and that they don't exist in Europe, Asia or Africa. Is this true?

Exposure Setting: Manual
Lighting Conditions: Mostly Cloudy/Rain
f/stop: 4.8
Shutter Speed: 1/800
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 840mm[35mm]-equivilent
Auto Focus: Normal/Center-Zone/Continuous
Compression: Standard
White Balance: Daylight
Color: Natural
Sharpness: Normal
Tripod: No
Flash: Off
Megapixels: 6.0
Dimensions: 800 x 601
File Size: 189 KB
Date: August 29, 2007

Brightness adjusted, sharpened, 50% Neat Image noise reduction and resized for posting.

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tres belle présentation, la composition fleurale est bien coloré et ce petit oiseau arrivait au bon moment
bravo, merci du partage, bien a toi

Hi Jim,
Very nice floral composoion with this little bird, well framed and colored, Pleasant for eyes

A beautiful shot - love the surrounding...the flowers. I can't get mine to partake of the flowers. Guess I offer the easy access feeders they prefer. ha ha
This is a great shot...wonderful colors, great pov. I'm really really really really impressed with your work these days. (Maybe a tinge jealous too)

Beautiful frame-filling colors in this garden scene Jim. Nice details and light, a very pleasing image.
Hey, your garden looks great. I've the same problem with my dogs, have to fence in the flowers. I must say mine are in poor shape now, haven't given them the attention they need..Too much rain this past summer as well :(
Well done.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-05 5:23]

Hello Jim,
a superb shot.
A bit noisy but excellent sharpness and detail.
Lovely colours and BG.
Well done,

Bonjour Jim
Une merveilleuse photo que ce petit colibri, les couleurs et le cadrage sont tous très bons.Très beau BG mais la photo manque un peu de clareté sur le sujet pour les details.
Bravo et merci...JP

Dedication time!And a nice one at that. You have adopted or found the painting look. Colors are dazzling. Super catch Jim!!!

bonjour jim
il reste un peu de bruit dans les parties vertes de la photo mais il y a de tres jolies couleurs et le colibri est relativement net.

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  • juanit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
  • [2007-09-05 10:47]

Hi Jim

What a stunning picture with all those vibrant colours.Excellent capture,composition and POV.The details and lighting are great.

Hi Jim, splendid flower compositiion around your lovely little bird, excellent light and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Quelle capture réussir à prendre cet oiseau en plein vol. IL y a un peu de bruit mais je comprends bien qu'il est très difficile de faire ressortir la scène sans aucun bruit.

Nice capture in a good colorful setting. These quick little guys are not easy to photograph. They're really aggressive too. Today, two ruby throats were fighting over the feeder that's right in front of the me on the porch. The ran together and actually fell to the ground and wrestled around in the leaves. Your image is excellent. Well done.


Hola Jim,
Preciosa imagen de bella composición, excelente la captura al vuelo entre las flores de bellos colores, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

Oh my goodness! I didn't see the little hummer until I opened the image. It is a great capture and a wonderful colorful shot. The image did clean up nicely in the workshop.

Evelynn : )

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-05 23:03]

Hello Jim,
FIrst I was struck by the beautiful colours of these flowers then I discovered the little Hummer! Considering the busy background your focus on the Hummer is very fine. Lovely colours and well composed.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Jim,
The capture is very good composition, POV and focus wise. But only nit is a bit noisy. But Marie has made it OK. Any way a nice try. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Jim.
What a delightful place for him to hang out amongst all these beautiful flowers full of pollen and nectar. Well seen and taken of him busy in there, using the colours in the garden around him looks wonderful, his own little world of food.
For me, I would be inclined to crop in on the left a tad just to remove those tiny pieces of blue flowers just poking into the frame, they keep catching my eye and then of course the attention gets taken away from the hummingbird which here totally deserves all the attention.
Wonderful image

Hi Jim,

A nice image of the hummingbird and of the flowers, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


This is a superb capture Jim and those tones of colors are beautiful! I also like this POV and composition a lot. A picture doesn't need to be very close to be beautiful. I enjoy this flourish environment a lot! The background is a little noisy but this is a minor nit for such a pleasant picture. Thanks,

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