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Trust II "The arrival"

Trust II
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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/16, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-11 9:51
Viewed: 3438
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Female Rufous Hummingbird as it arrived and settled on my wife's finger.
-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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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-11-11 11:29]

Hi Walter,
Great capture of the Hummingbird.
Really nice details,colors and sharpness.
Thanks for the informative note.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-11-11 11:59]

Very beautiful! So sharp and clear. It looks like the little guy really likes his custom perch...;-)

Thanks for sharing,


  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-11-11 16:11]
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Hi Walter, this is an excellent shot. Lovely details and composition. The only thing I don't like here is the finger, I think it would be good without. However, I'd like to say I'd give my right arm to have it sit on my finger but if that were the case I'd rapidly run out of perches!

Well done.

Walter this really is amazing the trust of this hummer. A quality shot that is recognisably your style of composition. Beautifull detail very nicely done best rgds Necip.

Hi Walter,
excellent details and marvellous colours on this Rufous Hummer in action.
Very surprised to find it tamely resting on your wife's finger, with wings apparently standing still.
Way out of the ordinary, and very pretty.
Thank you! Best regards,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-11-13 1:29]

The details are stunning, as usual.
How do you get them to alight on your wife's fingers?
Just amazing!
Fantastic pose and gorgeous colors.
TFS. : )

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