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Direitos de Autor: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2007-09-22
Categorias: Birds
Exposição: f/4, 1/160 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2007-10-26 8:43
Visto: 3126
Pontos: 48
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
Hummingbirds are very small birds with a high metabolism. A great deal of energy is spent flying, so they must feed almost constantly. Hummingbirds can consume up to 50% of their weight in sugar (nectar solution) each day. They usually feed on nectar and insects. Hummingbirds actually lap up the nectar with their tongues.

Hummingbirds are able to perch and will do so at feeders regularly. Because they fly so much, they have poorly developed feet. They can barely walk at all. The hummingbird is much more comfortable in flight.

The flight of hummingbirds is amazing to watch. They are able to fly up, down, forward, backward and sideways. They can stop in midair. Hummingbirds are famous for their aerial display. Some displays are courtship displays; other displays are aggressive. Hummingbirds fly great distances when they are migrating.

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Very neat capture Jane. So are they still around? Doens't ever get cold down in AZ? A good framing and composition. The foliage compliments it well. Some fine detail in the feathers..as close as you can get.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-26 9:12]

Hi Jane . a good close up of this hummingbird. good detail in the feathers and natural colours. with a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS. good notes too.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-10-26 9:17]

Hi Jane,
We may have autumn colours and greens but you have the Hummingbirds, the Quails and the Roadrunner in your vicinity which I envy! Fine profile of this Hummer amongst the leaves. I wonder what species it is!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

smart shot..with the bird static on the vegetation..speeds are then sensible to get a crisp shot
slightly noisy but what the heck 12x zooms arent prime lenses
i am going to take the plunge into the canon pool soon and the S5 will be my choice
mainly based on this shot

Hello Jane,
Another lovely captured of this beautiful Hummingbird with good exposure and focus!
good clarity with details too
well done
have wonderful weekend, Jane!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-26 9:52]

Amazing that you can capture these little ones from so far away.
Great colours and composition

Hello Jane , very good shrpnss and comp. TFS. and good luck .

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-10-26 10:01]

Hello Jane,
Nice capture of what looks like a female Anna's Hummingbird, pretty sharp and well composed in the foliage. Nice lighting too.
Tfs and have nice weekend,

Hello Jane
I wish I had some of these fantastic birds in my area but I guess for now I will have to make do with another lovely presentation from you Jane!..Lovely details but perhaps in my mind your focus has edged slightly more to the leaves just below the hummingbird..that said..thank you for sharing this wonderful bird as our winter approaches in the uk.
Best regards

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-26 11:32]

Hello Jane,
a superb shot of this pretty, little Hummingbird.
+++ Great definition and sharpness, the feathers are full of detail. Nice colours aswell. Perfectly composed with a good POV.
--- Slight OE in the BG but other than that... just perfect :)
Well done,

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-10-26 16:42]

Hi Jaycee,
WoW, very nice hummingbird! Colours are fantastic... bright and vidid! Excellent details on your hummy! Back ground is very beautiful and well coloured!
regards, (and thanks for your support) :-)
Have a nice week-end!


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-10-26 20:34]

Hi Jane.- I have been out for a few days, and I had no time to see great photos from all of You. This one is so nice and clear. Thre is no more hummingbirds here, I guess they allready goning south. Luis52.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-26 21:37]

Hello Jane

A very good POV for this hummer.The bird is well placed in the frame with excellent plumage details.Very good eye contact with nice catch light too.Great job to see it there in the foliage.TFS


Hi Jane,

A pretty picture. I like the composition and the pose of the bird. Well done.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-27 1:25]

Hi Jaycee,
Just acknowledging this wonderful shot. Will come back with a proper critique in a while.

Hi Jane,
Great detail, DOF, POV, and composition..
I like all these leaves along the branch the Hummer is resting on as well :)
Have a great day,

Hello Jane,
Sorry I'm late in posting my return critique on your work.
This is a pretty large picture of an otherwise small bird. Very good portrait in a fine posture from an effective point of view.
TFS and best regards.

Hi Jane, superb hummingbird in great pose with splendid details and great sharpness, beautiful composition, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-27 6:13]

Hi Jane
Nice capture.Good POV and lovely colors.I also like the composition
TFS Michel

Now you know I'll love these sort of shots! My sweet darling hummers! Do take care of them this winter. I miss them already. ha ha

Great shot!!! Its marvelous to capture them NOT moving!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-27 8:55]

Hi Jane

The colours and the composition here are lovely. Beautiful pose captured. Excellent details and great POV



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-27 10:23]

Hello Jane ! What a capture ! Hummingbirds are the most difficult birds to photograph I think, they're so fast and so small. Well done on the composition and the technical side. Well done, thanks !


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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-10-29 7:34]

Hi Jane, wonderful shot of the Hummingbird, they are so small but you managed a super close up with good focus and clarity. Lovely detailed markings and all nice and sharp. Great pov and dof. Great composition.

Hello Jane. I can see a few hummingbirds in your gallery. Small and beautiful captured well in sharpness and detail. The clear background around the head is perfect in this natural habitat. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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