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Copyright: Catia Martire Centonze (micica) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 64] (408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-12-19 12:06
Viewed: 3487
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Violetears are hummingbirds of the genus Colibri. They are medium to large species found in the highlands and mountains of Central and northern South America.

Violetears have ample rounded tails and short or medium bills. Three of the species have mainly green plumage. The males have a violet patch running back and down from the eye, which is erected when they are excited, and a glittering throat patch. The female plumage is generally like the male’s, but the ear and throat patches are smaller

One species, the Green Violetear, although a mostly a resident breeder in Central America and the Andes, shows seasonal movements and wanders to the United States and even Canada.

Violetears build substantial cup nests into which two white eggs are laid. They have loud persistent songs, often repetitions of double notes.

These birds come readily to artificial nectar feeders, and show no fear of humans. They are aggressively territorial, and spend much of their time at feeders or flowering shrubs chasing other hummingbirds with their ear patches erect, rather than feeding.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-19 12:11]

Hi Catia. This is a very colourful littlebird which you have taken. I like the way the feathers shine and with good detail. Just a little sof around the tail end. But still a nice picture. well done TFS.
Have a nice weekend.

Ciao Catia,
bella e simpatica immagine di questo grazioso colibrì, ottimi POV e composizione, la definizione è buona anche se la DOF lascia un po' scoperto il becco, mentre la parte posteriore non ha importanza, mi sono permesso ancora una volta di farti un WS che spero ti possa essere utile (prova a dare un po' di più contrasto e agire sulla maschera di contrasto per dare "sharp"); questa immagine comunque è complessivamente più che buona.

Buon weekend

Hello Catia,
Una bella imágen de éste colibrí, muy bien compuesta, unos colores muy buenos.
TFS. Regards. Ferran

hello Catia

very nice shot of collors
a beauty!!
greeting lou

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-12-21 13:29]

Hi Catia,
I love the iridescent colors on this tiny hummingbird.
Just delicious.
Merci pour le partage. : )

This is a very colourful littlebird which you have taken.

Ciao Catia, questo piccolino dai fantastici colori me l'ero perso, stupenda la messa a fuoco sull'occhietto vivace, ottimo lo sfondo, brava, ciao Silvio

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