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Many thanks to Kate for the generous UA and to all of you for the great response on the tiger heron.

here is another hummer for you: Thalurania colombica , zafiro coroniazul or Violet-crowned Woodnymph is the name. Hope you like him, I'll upload the female another time.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Mar 2014 - 1:37 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:A blue flash
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:5 Apr 2014 - 8:30 PM
Tags:Alajuela, Bird, Costa rica, Humming bird, Thalurania colombica, Violet-crowned Woodnymph, Wildlife / nature, Zafiro coroniazul
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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2014 - 8:42 PM

This is absolutely stunning, Annette!
Excellent photography

Richard

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2014 - 8:45 PM

A splendid capture of this handsome bird
Ju

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2014 - 8:47 PM

Incredibly timed capture. Well done Annette.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2014 - 8:48 PM

A fantastic shot of this hovering hummingbird, the colours are simply stunning and you've timed this one to perfection

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2189 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2014 - 9:13 PM

Waaw !!Yes I do like this AnnetteSmile
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2194 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2014 - 9:15 PM

Impressive photography Annette....perfectly timed

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TonyDy
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5 Apr 2014 - 9:20 PM

Beautiful shot, Annette.
Tony

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2014 - 9:23 PM

Excellent and fantastic capture,
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rontear
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5 Apr 2014 - 9:28 PM

A stunner Annette.Smile
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2014 - 9:33 PM

"A fantastic shot of this hovering hummingbird, the colours are simply stunning and you've timed this one to perfection"............I have to agree with what Ed has said exactly; Could not put it any better myself.
R.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2014 - 10:40 PM

Excellent timing and caught to perfection.
A beauty.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2014 - 10:53 PM

A superb capture .

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
5 Apr 2014 - 11:01 PM

Stunning capture (and at 1/250s!)

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2014 - 11:44 PM

You caught the irridescence and echoed it in the bokeh--- This is beautiful!

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 672 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2014 - 11:54 PM

wow!!!

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debu
debu  4 India
6 Apr 2014 - 4:47 AM

So cute! lovely one.
debu

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 6:02 AM

A fantastic capture, Annette SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 7:27 AM

Excellent in-flight photography Annette.

Albert

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 7:50 AM

WOW!

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ddolfelin
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6 Apr 2014 - 8:18 AM

What a treat to see this bird!
Beautifully done.

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Alan_Baseley
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6 Apr 2014 - 9:29 AM

Superb capture Annette,
Alan

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 10:20 AM

Stunning capture Annette. Perfect timing.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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digital_boi
6 Apr 2014 - 10:32 AM

wow special Annette

Graham

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JohnoP
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6 Apr 2014 - 11:57 AM

Stunning work! John

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christinecilia
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6 Apr 2014 - 5:55 PM

wowGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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6 Apr 2014 - 11:32 PM

Now that is really something!

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
7 Apr 2014 - 10:25 PM

Superb shot. Cathy

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sparrowhawk
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8 Apr 2014 - 5:38 PM

oh wow love it

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2014 - 8:03 PM

WOW -- I know how difficult this is. What a great shot, Annette.
-=\Walter

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2014 - 8:18 PM

Superb shot. paul

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
18 Apr 2014 - 5:28 PM

Superb image Annette.
Brian

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2014 - 12:16 PM

Stunning detailed capture AnnetteGrin

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johncob
johncob  4 United Kingdom
6 May 2014 - 6:01 PM

Brilliantly caught. Regards

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