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Violet Sabrewing...Hummingbird
Caught out in the rain...this is the largest of the Hummingbirds...15cm.!
taken on my travels around Costa Rica...did not want to come home!!
to all this rain!
Was a difficult task getting these really 'fast' birds in flight
This was up near the rain forest..where it did rain,
but was exhilarating after the heat of the coast.

Sorry will not get around to see all your images, as so much processing and still with jet lag
never suffered with such before, but all I can say is
well worth the trip there.

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Jul 2014 - 8:45 PM
Focal Length:214mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.2
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Just a shower!
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:10 Aug 2014 - 11:06 PM
Tags:Costa rica, Rain, Violet Sabrewing Humming bird, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

Comments

SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2014 - 11:14 PM

A stunning capture, beautifully timed and framed.
Steve.

handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2014 - 11:17 PM

This is a wonderful photo Lillian. Such quick birds, so,hard to capture.

Peter

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2014 - 11:21 PM

Welcome back Lillian,
Hurricanes here !! Excellent Humming Bird image beautifully captured. Get well soon and back on track !!
Ron

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
10 Aug 2014 - 11:36 PM

Welcome back, super image to return with, great timing,
Fred.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2014 - 11:48 PM

Welcome home Lillian and with such a lovely image. Have a good rest now.Smile
Joan

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2014 - 11:56 PM

A super capture Lillian, glad you had a great timeSmile

Cliff

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 12:01 AM

Wonderful Lillian - such gorgeous birds.
Welcome home.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 12:53 AM

Good shot,
and good to see you back Lillian.
Yes,us ''oldies'' do take a bit longer to get over jet lag now !!
Mick.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 12:57 AM

A beautiful capture Lillian. Good to have you back and can't wait to see your beautiful Costa Rica images.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 1:54 AM

Superb bird capture, and in the rain-- impressive!

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 3:55 AM

Great to see you back after your travels, Lillian, and I bet you have brought back some stunning shots, just like this one.
The head pin sharp and the blurred wings showing just how fast they beat.
R.

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
11 Aug 2014 - 4:44 AM

What a wonderful capture Lillian.. superb timing on your part. Take it easy getting over the dreaded jetlag..Sad

Lynette Grin

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 5:27 AM

A stunning capture Lillian, and I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 5:34 AM

A superb capture, Lillian. Back to reality for you now Wink Carol

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 6:13 AM

Very nice timing.
Good camera control.
Very well taken.

Dave

JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
11 Aug 2014 - 6:23 AM

Welcome back Lillian! Superb shot....enhanced by the rain....I love rain shots! Smile John

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 6:41 AM

Nice timing, lovely wing movement.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 7:22 AM

Welcome back
Look forward to your images

M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 - 7:36 AM

Fascinating capture.

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 7:46 AM

That's a cracker!
Great timing.

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 7:46 AM

Brilliant aerial capture Lillian, look forward to more.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

digital_boi
11 Aug 2014 - 8:48 AM

fine motion blur on the wings Lillian they are so fast not easy so well done and welcome back to the wind and rain

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 9:13 AM

Superb shot Lillian

Hugh

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 12:48 PM

What a beauty Lillian, the blur of those fast wings and that gorgeous colour!
Carole

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 1:03 PM

Welcome back Lillian, glad you had a good holiday...but you could have left all that rain behind! Sad Wonderful shot here, showing the rain coming down too Wink
Trev Smile

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 3:28 PM

A lovely shot



Billy

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
11 Aug 2014 - 3:41 PM

stunning capture lillian love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4594 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 4:47 PM

Cracking shot !!....perfection in tight focusing, with lovely rich colours !!

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 5:02 PM

What a wonderful feeling it must've been to see this and other images for the first time on your computer Lillian. This is really gorgeous, and I'm glad you're back safe.

John Smile

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 5:45 PM

A super capture and wonderful colour.
Ju

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 7:23 PM

This is a gem of a capture Lillian

So delicate and angel like

Missed a lot of you recent stuff, but been away too

Adrian

Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 - 7:40 PM

Excellent and brilliantly timed shot

MyaGrin

johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 8:04 PM

Nice one Lillian, tricky I bet

David

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 8:19 PM

Welcome back Lillian. A superb shot of the bird.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 - 8:20 PM

Outstanding IF capture, Lillian. Perfectly presented.
Hope you feel better soon.

Fred

ade123
ade123 e2 Member 1163 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 8:31 PM

A stunning image Lillian. Top notch photography

Ade

cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9885 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 9:18 PM

a stunning well timed shot Lillian
Neil

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7122 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 9:26 PM

Hi Lillian, sounds like you have enjoyed your trip, a cracking humming bird shot i can imagine these been very difficult to capture

Mike

cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 - 9:58 PM

Welcome home Lillian looking forward to some cracking images from your trip, in the meantime will have to view the one and a fine capture at that

Bob

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 - 11:05 PM

Can't believe I missed this one yesterday Lillian. Welcome back. Cathy

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2014 - 1:24 PM

absolutely stunning

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 12:51 AM

Fantastic timing,

Aidan,

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 - 2:21 PM

How stunning... Grin
IB

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