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Birds Eye View
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-18
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Metallic wonders of nature 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-20 19:27
Viewed: 2902
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The hummingbirds have been back in Ohio from their wintering grounds for a few weeks now, so I thought I would try and get a few shots.

This is actually a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird, but you wouldn't know it from this view. The dark blackish throat turns a brilliant ruby red when the sun hits it at just the right angle.

My intent here is to show some of the fine detail found in it's facial features that you would otherwise miss if viewed full bodied.

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Amazing profile of this hummingbird. It looks like it is a hybrid with a fish. Are those scales?

And I love the blur of flapping wings at the bottom of the photo...


Hi Ron
Great Profile of this Humming bird. Sharpness and detail are very good.
Very nice job on this capture and Thanks Ron for all you great comments.
TFS, Tom

Hallo Ron
This is a great portrait with stunning colours and close and clear detail, especially of the rounded feathers in the neckline. It is captured with accuracy and care. A lovely head shot presented in a most pleasing manner. The detail of the long beak and the glint in the eye is portrayed beautifully. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

Hi Ron,

Top class mugshot with such fine details of this selective focusing. Beautifully framed and exposed.

TFS and best regards,

Hi Ron,

An outstanding close-up, great sharpness and detail and a nice composition.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-21 12:09]

Hello Ron,
Excellent profile of this hummingbird. The clear colours are splendid and the details amazingly sharp. Beautiful plain BG and composition.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-21 16:46]
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Hi Ron,

So that's where all the hummingbirds are! I have seen one in the last week. A beautiful portrait of this Ruby-throated with fine details of his face, eye, beak and feathers. The iridescent colors are wonderful. A perfect background and composition.


What a fine close and shot it is Ron. The green is very pleasing. It is actually very calming. It seems you pick the right time to capture the subject. Perhaps it was also calmed by the color. But mostly I impressed with that being so close in. Perhaps it is just the lens. Perhaps it is the photographer. I choose the later.

Beautiful close-up (that can't be easy to do) and excellent bokeh!

Hi Ron,

Super capture! ... precise, perfect, wonderful appreciation of the movement. Very good colors. Congratulations.


Hi Ron, i am away fom my home now. Therefore i have limited internet connection. This is realy great portrait capture of a hummingbird MF!
TFS and have a nice night!


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