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Motion Blur
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-30
Categories: Birds, Rain Forest
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches, Birds of Ecuador [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-04 3:53
Viewed: 6211
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rainbow-bearded Thornbill (female)
Chalcostigma herrani

Photographed in Yanacocha Reserve in the Cloudforest on the slopes of Volcan Pichincha, at around 3500 mt altitude.

Class AVES
Species Authority (DeLattre & Bourcier, 1846)

This species has a large range, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 76,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population size criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e. less than 10,000 mature individuals in conjunction with appropriate decline rates and subpopulation qualifiers), even though the species is described as 'uncommon' in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e. declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
*Source: Birdlife International

Distribution Status in Latin America:
Native- Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

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Hello Selen,
I like her almost dominant behavior. Blurred wings are effective.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2008-01-04 4:10]
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Hello Selen,
very nice capture of this fast flying rocket. The motion creates a lively picture. Was it just to strech the wings or did it become airborn? For me it is also difficult to leave gear behind even when walking in this higher altitudes. Some dedication :-)
regards, Jacob

Hi Selen,
Love the POV, color, and exposure..perfect :)
Beautiful hummer, gee wiz I wish we had this one.. All I've ever seen is the Black-chinned here :(

Bonjour Selen
Très belle prise, expositiion bien maitrisée, très bonnes couleurs et cadrage.
Amicalement Robi

Hello Selen
What a good looking bird, captured and presented very well.

merhaba Selen hanım,
bu eski arkadaşa tekrar dönmenize sevindim. çok güzel kuşlar. harika bir zamanlama ile harika bir çekim olmuş. renkleri de kendileri gibi kıpır kıpır. elinize sağlık. selamlar.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-04 4:49]

Hello Selen,
A wonderful species I have not seen before. This excellent image shows this beautiful bird very well, thanks Selen.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-04 5:01]

Hello Selen,
Brilliant capture of this lovely Thornbill with wings in motion. Excellent focus on the little face, great sharpness and beautful colours.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-04 5:09]

Hello Selen,
The blurred wings emphasize their motion, but you captured most of the body of this Thornbill with great sharpness and from a fine POV. You can even see the tongue sticking out beyond the bill. Nicely composed with good colours too!
Well done and thanks,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-04 5:41]

Hello Selen,
This is amazing! Perfect sharp focus on the head. Excellent colours, POV and pose.

Hello Selen
Very intersting shot of this Rainbow-bearded Thornbill,
Perfect shutter speed ,colors and BG,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Best wishes for 2008

Hello Selen.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

hello selen
magnifique ce petit oiseau en vol, j' aime ce flou dû aux mouvement, belles couleurs, bravo et merci a toi des bons voeux

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-04 7:51]

Hi Selen,
beautiful pic of this cute bird, accurate focus and great colors

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-01-04 8:28]

Hello Selen
What a cute little bird and magnificent capture. Great sharpness, POV, DOF and colors.
Congratulations and TFS

A pleasant composition Selen, the fill-in flash provided good illumination and a glint in the eye, without causing any unpleasant reflections from the head and breast feathers. The focus fades gradually from the sharply focused beak to the beating wings, altogether a nice combination. TFS.

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2008-01-04 8:37]

Yes, this is really a magnificent photo where she really shows off! Amazing colours and I think the unsharp wings adds to the action a great deal. Fantastic eye!


Merhaba Selen,
Excellent and superbly done on this wonderful motion photo of Thornbill!
the blur on the wings and perfect sharpness with wonderful colour on the body, just perfect!
my compliment to this
wishing you well

Awesome shot!! Love the wing blur and the tongue sticking out. Nice tight focus on the eye and body.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-04 9:52]

Hi Selen.
I am grateful to your charming model. It posed you amazingly and allowed to you use a flash. Amazing "studio" work. Great scenery, excellent reflection of the motions. Crisp sharpness of the bird Majestic colours. Bravo.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-01-04 10:02]

Hi Selene!

Fantastic, colourfull bird catched in very unique pose. I like motion blur and pose. BG is slightly messed, but overall it is great picture!

Hello Selen,
splendid, realy splendid
Very sharp clear and neat, all is perfect,

Hello Steve,
Sharp details of this bird with the blurry wings signifying movements. Brilliant capture of this one in motion.
p/s: Thanks for naming my BIRD.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-05 0:29]

Hi Selen,
Just marking this wonderful post for now and will be back with a proper critique later.

Merhaba Selen, splendid bird with wonderful colors, I like a lot blurred wings, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-05 6:40]

Hello Selen, that's a very good capture, the details are sharp, the movement blur gives life to that composition and the exposure and colors are fantastic. Well done, thanks !


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-05 13:41]

Hi Selen. You have captured a very good inflight shot, with fine detail and colours. such a cute little thing well done TFS. good notes too

Hello Selen,
What a little cutie, stunning colours, excellent detail, really sharp around the head, and the soft wings work very well you can almost hear her belting out a little tune, love it, all the best Rick :)

Refreshing to see a spring shot in our dreary winter! This makes me want to see summer now! Very good focus and speed settings Selen!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-01-06 4:34]

Bonjour Selen,

Bravo pour cette belle prise d'action. La pose de l'oiseau est parfaite et dynamique. Bravo pour les couleurs et le focus bien réalisé.

Merci pour le partage.

very nice shot, i like the eye we can see well

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-01-06 7:38]

Hi Selen

I think this works really well. The body is in perfect sharpness and has some wonderful colours. The wings have just the right amount of blur to give some extra life to the shot.



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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-01-07 3:22]

Merhaba Selen hanım renkleri ve kompozisyonu ile harika bir kare olmuş ellerinize sağlık başarılarınızın devamını dilerim.

Excelente trabajo amiga Selen.
Perfecto encuadre y bonitos y cuidados tonos y texturas.
Cordiales saludos, tfs, JL.

A great moment on this beautiful bird! The reserve sounds like an amazing place to visit! Any quetzels around there?

Many thanks

derinlik kuşun hareketi ve renkler harika ellerine saglık selen

bonjour selen
tres bien!on voit souvent des colibris sur TN mais rarement posé comme ici,surtout sans mangeoires!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-03-01 14:29]

Hola Selen,
bello trabajo y excelente foco y pov,
perfecto trabajo,

very beautiful and cute, TFS Ori

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