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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: 2006-06-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 70-200 f2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/19, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-30 11:34
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Rufous Hummingbird females..(with eggs)sharing a sip of nectar.

3-4". Male has bright rufous underparts and flanks, iridescent orange-reg throat. Female green above with rufous tinge on rump and flanks and much rufous in tail. Voice: an abrupt high pitched "zeee" and various other thin squealing notes. Found in mountain meadows, forest edges. 2 white eggs in a lichen covered cup of plant down and spiderweb attached to a horizontal branch. Aggressive and bold.
There are reports of these little birds spending the winter months in areas of south western British Columbia where people have kept feeders supplied with nectar.

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To wishnugaruda: responserufous03 2 10-30 16:20
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Another great one.
Excellent colours. Especially the blue BG here is amazing.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-30 11:49]

Hi Walter,

I would be very happy to see one hummingbird in front of my camera,but 2 and both in focus is awesome,very well captured with great colors,details and sharpness,well done and TFS,


Hi Walter,
wow - again such a fantastic shot - can I come to visit you and your wonderful hummingbirds sometime? I love to make those shots also!
F19 is wonderful here - I also use f18 and more together with the flash for the hummingbird-moths, good sharpness, thanks.
Today we are preview-neighbours - not an easy life for my post ;-(

Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-10-30 12:00]

Lovely capture with these two hummers :)
sweet moment captured well :D
Vishal Sabharwal

bellissima complimenti. ciao gigicacco

Very lovely capture.
Besides this great composition with double flying subjects, I like very much the light and colour saturation achieved, the BG looks just perfect for my personal taste.
Congratulations for this beauty, Felipe.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-30 13:40]

Cracking shot of the two birds in flight. Perfect focus on both and with a great blurred BG. Gorgeous colours



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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-10-30 14:36]

Hi Walter,
Well captured. POV and composition are great. Well done, excellent
TFS paula

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-30 23:53]

It looks like such a happy scene, Walter, with the two hummers frolicking around. I love the poses and the dynamics between the two.
As usual, excellent focus and light.
TFS. : )

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-11-02 3:34]

Hi Walter,
Beautiful shot, with well timed capture and excellent POV. Colours are magnificent and the composition simple and well balanced
Very well done and TFS

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-02 6:32]

Hi Wally,
How did I miss this one?? Great quality in every aspect. Bravo and TFS

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