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Ruby topaze hummingbird

Ruby topaze hummingbird
Photo Information
Copyright: Pat Diederen (Patleboss) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 566 W: 14 N: 1085] (5950)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, 70-300 Sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-05 15:47
Viewed: 5180
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bonjour mes amis, me voilà revenu de vacance ou j'ai eu la chance de trouver un petit nid occupé par une charmante demoiselle Colibri Emeraude

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Stunning portrait, the catchlight is perfect, colours and focus, first class. excellent image. TFS regards h

Hi Pat,

Just beautiful what a great capture, wonderful detail in those feathers, stunning colours, really beautiful,

Cheers Rick :)

Bonjour Pat,
Compliment for this truly fine shot in such closeness!
the exposure and focus is extremely well done and the image is so sharp with good colour and details
many thanks for the sharing

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-05 19:18]

Hi Pat,

Beautiful close-up of this hummingbird's face. A wonderful eye and lovely irridescent colors.


Hello Pat,
great close up of this lovely little hummingbird, fantastic vivid colors and superb details, those feathers really shine, excellent sharpness and depth of field, beautifuil catchlight, great pose.

Hello Pat. excellent mugshot. Flawless detail of the head and beak. Very nice crop and framed. Regards. Jusni

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-05-05 23:41]

Hi Pat, very nice detail seen on this Hummingbird. You caught it with great light giving good colour and a great catch light in it's eye.

Thanks, John

Hello Pat,
This is a fine pose and excellent details in the subject!
Good portrait qualities, and the yellow spots in the plumage come out very well...
A fine composition, based on a different point of view!
Pablo -

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-06 2:00]

Gorgeous portrait of this stunning little bird!
Razor-sharp details and excellent clarity.
Beautiful colours and light.
The beak is huge!
Perfect DOF and parallel POV.
Very well done, Pat!


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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-05-06 3:07]

Salut Pat,
Quelle chance tu as eu de trouver un nid de colibri. La photo est net et bien composé.
Merci pour le partage,

Bonjour Pat,
Compliment for this truly fine shot in such closeness!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-05-06 6:20]

Amazing and wonderful portrait of this lovely hummingbird, Pat!! The closest I have ever seen, and perfectly sharp. I like a lot the details on the plumage with that beautiful emerald color. Fantastic framing and composition.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-06 9:16]

Hi Pat,
Wonderful shot of this Hummingbird showing off its looooong bill. Very neat and sharp image with nice colours and perfect use of flash lighting. The glint on its eye looks marvellous. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-06 12:06]

Hello Pat,
Surprising close photo of this tiny bird in a great composition. Sharpness, colours and POV are excellent.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-06 12:14]

Hi Pat. A fine close up of the Hummingbird on its nest. good detail and natural colours.good use of the light with a nice POV/DOF./ well done TFS.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-05-06 13:01]

Bonsoir Pat,

Très beau portrait de ce splendide colibri. Très bonne netteté et superbes couleurs. J'aime beaucoup les plumes irisées du cou.
Bonne soirée,

Splendida immagine con il primo piano del colibrì (molto confidente), eccellenti POV e composizione con la postura del becco verso l'alto, straordinaria nitidezza e "texture", magnifici i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Wow, Pat, this is a wonderful shot!
The light, and the reflection in the eye are superb! I love the composition with the beak creating its own diagonal line!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-07 11:50]

Hello Pat,
What a beautiful little Hummingbird portrait from Cuba! Excellent focus and very impressive sharp details. Lovely metallic colour of its plumage too and a fine composition.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
P later

salut Pat

quelle beau portrait de ce colibri, excellent POV, DOF
et cadrage, j'aimes la pose de sa tête,
excellente netteté et détails, superbe image, TFS

smileys demain

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-05-07 18:12]

Exelente imagem uma técnica muito boa e apurada esta de parabéns por esta bela foto.

Hallo Pat
Time is limited at the moment but I could not pass without leaving a few words of appreciation for your posting. I like the way you have captured this lovely bird and it is indeed a fine shot. The face turned sideways displays the shape and profile of the bird so well. It is a pretty bird with beautiful colours. I especially like the metallic green patches between grey feathers in the neck. This is a lovely close-up, with fine detail. The glint in the eye and the very sharp beak adds a special touch to this photo. This is a lovely presentation. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Very good details Pat, you must've been very close :)
Great catchlight produced by your flash also.
Well done,

Hello Pat a fine portrait head shot the details are nice and good light. TFS rgds Necip.

Hi Pat, splendid portrait of lovely hummingbird with fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-05-09 7:27]

Salut Pat
Excellent portrait.J'aime bie le PDV ,l'image est bien en focus et le détail du plumage est excellent.Beau arriere plan flou
Merci Michel

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-10 5:28]

Salut Pat! Wow, quel portrait mon ami! Hyper net, exposition parfaite et sujet impressionnant! Bravo et merci!


Hi Pat,
A nice portrait of this ruby hummer. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Coucou Pat, encore une très jolie photo de colibri,bien nette avec beaucoup de détails dans le plumage,j'aime beaucoup la pose,bravo.
Bisous, titine

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-31 19:17]

Hello Pat

What an amazing close up of this hummer.
The focus is spot on with amazing sharpness.
The feather detail is lovely.
Wonderful eye detail and glint.

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