<< Previous Next >>

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird
Photo Information
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
Categories: Birds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Metallic wonders of nature 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-10 11:15
Viewed: 3735
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a shot of an Anna's Hummingbird that I took out in Arizona of the same bird just moments apart. I used flash to bring out the iridesent colors of it's head.

The amazing thing about it's feathers was that if they were turned just slightly one way or the other, the coloration was completely different. As you can see the feathers took on a dark, almost blackish color when the bird turned his head to the side.

The only thing I didn't like about the shot on the left which showed the bright ruby red coloration, was that the beak seems to have gotten lost in such a straight head on shot.

marianas, siggi, boreocypriensis, nglen, eng55, CeltickRanger, tkp1165, goatman04, Dis. Ac., Argus, nasokoun, maurydv, jaycee, Noisette, Miss_Piggy, MMM, loot, SelenE, Adanac has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To marianas: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:44
To siggi: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:42
To boreocypriensis: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:39
To nglen: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:36
To eng55: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:35
To euroblinkie: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:33
To CeltickRanger: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:32
To tkp1165: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:28
To goatman04: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:27
To Gert-Paassen: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:26
To Argus: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:25
To nagraj: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:24
To nasokoun: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:22
To maurydv: Anna's hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:21
To PeterZ: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:20
To sandpiper2: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:18
To Noisette: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:15
To jaycee: Anna's Hummingbirdtuslaw 1 12-11 19:14
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Wonderful collage !!
Great pairs of little birds.

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-10 11:43]
  • [+]

Hello Ron,
great presentation of this Hummingbirds. Perfect colors, focus, exposition. Excellent work. great POV for this wonderful bird in beutiful pose with excellent sharpness, tfs
Best regards Siggi

Hi MF Ron,

Impressive work and great usage of the flash bringing up the colours nicely.
TFS this Arizona beauty MF! Have a nice night!


  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-10 12:22]
  • [+]

Hi Ron. What a beautiful pair . Both taken with fine detail and sharp focusing . Your use of the flash has given natural bright colours. The red feathers show up so well. Well taken TFS.

  • Great 
  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-10 12:29]
  • [+]

Hi Ron,
Very beautiful collage.Both frame is well caught and composed.I liked the presentation a lot.
Thanks for posting..

hello Ron
this is a GREAT picture
very good sharpness and nice light
beautiful colours
i love Hummingbird,s i have many seen in costa rica
greeting lou

hello Ron

amazing the difference of coloration of the same bird
in two different moments of shots, the 2 photos shot
with fine POV, fine focus excellent sharpness and details,
it is true that if the bird of the left side was turned his head
we would see his beak, but like is on your photo he is showing
us his beautiful glance and eye-contact, TFS


Hi Ron
Great presentation with the two shots.Both or Excellent photos with great detail and natural color. Amazing how different the color just by the turn of his head. Great job Ron and TFS

Hello Ron,

An outstanding capture with striking colors, details & composition. Very well taken & very nicely presented. TFS & best wishes.



Hello Ron,

an anmazing colloge from this bird.
Exellent pov and details.
Fine colours and gote note.


  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-10 23:23]
  • [+]

Hello Ron,
A superb double showing how the iridescent colors can vary according to the angle as shown by these two sharp views of a male Anna's Hummingbird. It looks like the the beak is shiny so that it has the red reflection in the straight frontal view.
This is a great contribution that is a joy to view.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Beautiful capture, lovely colors shown with flash. tfs.

hello Ron
very good presentation gives exceptional characteristics, beautiful poses and colours splendid!
keep photographing! TFS

Hello Ron,
a fantastic double picture of this Anna's Hummingbird taken from an excellent POV with superb sharpness and marvellous colours, well composed
Best regards

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-11 11:08]
  • [+]

Hello Ron,
Excellent photos of this hummingbird. Very beautiful colours and fantastic sharpness and details in both photos. Good POV, compositions and contrasting BG.
Have a nice weekend,

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-11 15:28]
  • [+]

Hi Ron,

A wonderful collage of this Anna's Hummingbird. Isn't it amazing how the colors change as they move around. I don't know if that only happens in Arizona or not. Both pictures are excellent. I hope you saw a Roadrunner while you were here!


hello Ron
before i read the note, i have not know that it's the same bird, the colors of his head are so different seen from another POV, thanks your beautiful collage, we can good compare the two version
on booth image, the bird is very sharp with wunderful details on his plumage
Have a great WE

Hi Ron

Yeah, great couple of shots to show the difference between male and female, well done. Excellent composition, sharpness and details.


Hallo Ron
Thanks for all your frequent stops at my gallery. It is much appreciated.
Thanks for sharing the beauty of Anna's Hummingbird and doing so in a duo. It is great to look at both the photographs showing different sides to the bird, different features and different colouring in the plumage. One cannot think that both images are from the same bird. This just proof that one can achieve so much in a scene or pose just by taking a shot from another viewpoint. Anna's Hummingbird is a striking bird with some lovely glowing colours and your photography shows it well and with great clarity. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Wonderful study of this beautiful hummingbird and fun to see that it was in the wild of Arizona(I've only been able to get them at my feeders). Do you see them at all in Ohio? Excellent clarity of its little feathers and it is interesting to see how they change color in the light. Thanks for a happy view for this morning.

  • Great 
  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-14 8:01]

Hi Ron
Beautiful montage.Both are sharp image whit great detail.Also I like on both of them the pose.Colors are outstanding
TFS Michel

  • Great 
  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-12-15 20:43]

Hi Ron

This is a great assembly of the 2 different views of Anna's Hummingbird. I especially
like the one on the left where you used the fill-in flash to bring out the iridescent red
colours of the facial and head areas. You're right, it's a pity that the detail of the beak
got lost in that shot although the one on the right made up amply for the loss. You have
captured good details of the plumage on either shots. The colours are nice and natural.

Well done and TFS.

  • Great 
  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-12-29 12:23]

Hi Ron,
Using flash in hummingbirds bring out their colors very well. Very nice portrait with good details.
Best wishes,

  • Great 
  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2010-01-29 16:59]

Hi Again,
And this tow iamges are wonderfu as well, Really good shots of different angle and perspective. I love the bright red on its head, it only appear very briefly. I see a few, they are just so fast, hard to capture. Thanks for the effort.

  • Great 
  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-01 18:47]

Hello Ron,
What incredible images with sharpness and colours being outstanding.

Calibration Check