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Black Chinned Hummingbird (male)

Black Chinned Hummingbird (male)
Photo Information
Copyright: Wally Rufous (rufous03) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 14 N: 212] (1366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 70-200 f2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-16 13:50
Viewed: 3854
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Male Black Chinned Hummingbird visiting Indian Paint Brush flowers
Relatively new to the area of south eastern British Columbia.
Black Chinned Hummingbird 3¼ - 3¾ inches - A small hummingbird, male green above with black chin and violet-purple gorget. Female green above with white throat and breast, buff sides and white tipped outer tail feathers. Voice: A low "tup". Found in mountain and alpine meadows, woodlands, canyons with thickets. 2 white eggs in an nest of fluffy plant wool and lichens woven together with spider webs placed in shrub or low tree. Breeds from British Columbia south throughout West to Mexico and central Texas. Winters in Mexico.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-10-16 13:56]

Wow, you have done in again.
Great shot, good timing, sharpness, pov, dof and colours.
Great well done.
TFS paula

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  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2006-10-16 14:04]

Hi Walter,

this again is a WOW photo, another favorite for me.
all is perfect, TFS for this,

Hi Walter,
marvellous capture, again. Superb composition, beautiful gradual fall-off in sharpness at blossoms into the distant background, subtle colours, excellent details, perfect pose. Surprising to see how well the wing motion is frozen at just 1/250 sec. Thank you!
Best regards,

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-10-16 14:29]

Hi Walter

Another lovely shot of a Hummingbird, superb composition and a excellent pose of the Bird Hovering with its wings frozen in place, great colours and BG too.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-16 14:32]

A stunning bird captured with great timing, sharpness and composition. Fabulous colours and excellent DOF



good close up rich in colors and details! Great perspective it is a good shot! Take care Ana:)

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-10-16 15:25]

Hi Walter, magnificant, great sharpness very colourfull! Great job, impressive. TFS Reina

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-10-16 15:32]
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Hi Walter,
will you stop posting these superb images. It makes me jealous. What I like most in this picture is the great light also from underneath.
COmpliments, JAcob

Very nice shot, perfect focus and good colours!
Nice work, bye Tom

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  • Mazer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 3 N: 34] (104)
  • [2006-10-16 20:09]

I love HB, unfortunatley we do not have them here in NZ. I always enjoy a nice image of a HB and this one is great. Good crisp details, well exposed and snapped at the perfect moment, well done.

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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-10-16 22:38]

Hi Walter,
Another very nice picture of Hummingbird. Very sharp, good composition and good use of the flash.
Regards, Francois

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-16 23:08]

Excellent timing and very beatiful photo. Details and sharpness is great.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-17 1:10]

Another fantastic hummingibird shot, Walter.
You just nail them every time.
Congratulations and TFS. : )

Hi Walter,
Beautiful capture.
Great timing and POV. The sharpness is excellent and you managed to freeze the motion well. If there is one thing to improve (and i'm nit-picking) its the red flowers in the background which are a little distracting.
Great shot, bravo!

Hi Walter

Wow...... you really caught the moment here. Perfect in-flight shot. Perfect colours and timing. :-)

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-17 11:39]

Hi Walter,

Again a great capture of this hummingbird,very sharp and detailed and with great color,excellent work,



Its a superb shot. great detail and timing. Love this bird.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-10-17 13:48]

Hello Walter This shot is very nice and so complete ,well taken shot good in pov and very fine details , good job ,Greetings teunie .

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-17 16:38]

Otra muestra de tu talento para capturar imágenes de estas maravillosas aves Walter.
Un perfecto congelamiento en vuelo con increíble agudeza, bellos colores y excelente composición.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Another sample of your talent to capture images of these wonderful birds Walter.
A perfect freezing in flight with incredible sharpness, beautiful colors and excellent composition.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

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