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Just a touch of red

Just a touch of red
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Copyright: Angelina Deans (angybone) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1047 W: 14 N: 2372] (7684)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Olympus Zuiko 40-150 f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-09-07 6:35
Viewed: 3306
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a photo from last month I pulled out of my folders. I've been wanting to get a better shot of this but haven't managed. This is a juvenile ruby throat. Isn't it interesting how very small that patch of red initially is. He was still quite a bit smaller than the mature males buzzing around, but he managed to take control of a feeder for a while. :) Tough little booger!

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hello angelina,
fine capture of the juvenile ruby throat, nice dof, well composed shot, the twinke in the eyes looks beautiful,
tfs & regards

Hi Angelina,
Patience really pays!
I like so much this picture you wee able to catch of the bird.
Despite the present shadows, its very good the red spot seen on its feathers, it really stands out on the image.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Angelina, great pose of this ruby throat with his beak open, fantastic colors and lovely background, it is a realy nice composition,
cheer and thanks for sharing,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-07 8:32]

Hello Angelina,
Wow, this is lovely! I like the glimpses of light hitting the Hummer to bring out its lovely details and colours and it looks great with the beak open. I love the pose and the background is nice and soft. Excellent capture!
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Angy,
Good pov with great exposure and focus on the bird especially the red patch on the throat!
good clarity, natural colour and details
well done always

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-07 9:22]

A delicate composition with good strong colours and the perfect bokeh to allow your subject to stand out

Nice shot of this tough little guy. Tough enough to sit on a rose thorn. I had two ruby-throats fighting so hard that they fell down and wrestled around in the leaves! :-) Very nice image and composition. Good expression from the little HB. Well done.


This is still a nice shot, if a bit soft. I love the red throat. I think all hummers are pretty tough!

Evelynn : )

Hello Angelina
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Great focusing,BG and composition,Welldone.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-07 10:06]

Hi Angy,
a lovely shot of this hummingbird.
Nice colours.
I love the spikes from the perch.
Well done,

Very lovely Angelina. Again it stands out in it's fairyland quality...some nice combination of words to describe are not at the tip of my tongue. Suffice it as very good.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-09-07 11:12]

Hello Angelina,
Beautiful photo of this Ruby troat with its open beak. Very good details and colours.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-09-07 12:06]

Hi Angelina
Nice capture.I never saw that bird before.I like the colors and catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

Hello Angelina,
Another great one.I love the britness colours and te bird pose.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-07 14:20]

Hi Angelina. you have captured a nice pose in this one. it shows the red of so well. good detail. and a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.
Have a good weekend.

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-09-07 14:52]

This is really beautiful! I don't mind that the sharpness is not perfect as you have managed to capture sucha a great pose and a lovely glimpse in the eye!

Best regards/Bengt

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-09-07 21:58]

Hi Angelina. I really like this birds. They are very small and hard to cath. You did a very nice work here on this hummingbird. Saludos Luis52.

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-09-07 23:21]

Hi Angy,
Lovely photo. Like the POV. Nicely done against the neutral BG. Thanks for sharing.


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  • martic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 1 N: 159] (1327)
  • [2007-09-07 23:54]

Hello Angelina,
Really good shot well composed with a nice BG and colors, good POV
Thank you

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-08 2:02]

Hola Angelina,
precioso trabajo,
hermoso encuadre,
bello encuadre y bg,

selam angy, excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely bird.nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

Hi Angelina,
I think that's why it is named ruby throated. By the way my wify's nick is Ruby. So when I hear or see the name ruby it feels nice. Very nicely composed shot of this tiny beauty. Thanks a lot for sharing.

This looks fairly big compared to others to me, but I guess you just got closer.. Nice work capturing the beak open Angelina.Really focused where it should be. TFS

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-09 4:42]

Hi Angelina,
Wonderful shot again and the red patch on its throat looks awesome. Very impressive sharpness and a nice moment captured at it sings out. Superb natural lighting and against the neutral BG it stands out well and looks majestic. Excellent POV to portray this scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Great capture of the juvenile ruby throat. Technically the open gap on the left side of the frame is disturbing when the bird is facing the opposite direction.

Hello Angelina,
A lovely bird!
Stands out well as he is posing on this thorny branch...
Well done on close-up work, attractive colours and details!
Pablo -

Hello Angelina,
It is so cute! For a reason, it looks like a young one. This bird seems to be coming from a cartoon! I like this composition and beautiful catch light. You did great too by catching it with its beak opened. This pale background is very nice. Thanks!

Beautiful shot! Well done, despite it being somewhat soft in focus. Getting it in the 1st place is the feat I admire!
Cheers, Klaus

bonjour Angelina

une photo superbement composé, s'il y avait lieu, si tu le pouvais
tu aurais dù donner l'espace du côté où regarde l'oiseau
car je pense que cela aurait donner plus de dynamisme à l'image



Hi Angelina.
Beautiful light coming in on him, shows up the colours wonderful. Bit of a prickly perch he chose but such a wonderful pose captured.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-09-12 8:52]

Hi Angy,

I must catch up on all of your posts!! Lovely shot of this hummingbird. Love the pose and the opened beak. Interesting to see how small the red patch is on a juvenile.


just a touch of red is correct to Angelina! You're very soft background allows us to focus in on the bird and the thorny branch that the bird is resting on!


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-09-13 14:08]

Hello Angelina
What a curious and beautiful bird! I find interesting those red plumes on its throat. I like a lot the composition.
My compliments and thanks for sharing.

This fellow is probably an 'alpha' male.
Great imaging my friend.
He is smiling at me; I see it in his eye.
Mario getting ready for the INTENSE, INTENSE cold.

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