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is this violet crowned woodnymph (Thalurania colombica).
A well known lady remarked I should upload something from Costa Rica. This is for you my dear.

Many thanks to all of you especially to Julia and Brian for their kind user awards. Ronnie says Mrouw!

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 - 1:53 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Tiny, but Dressed to Kill!
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:25 Apr 2014 - 11:12 PM
Tags:Bird, Colibri, Costa rica, Hummingbird, Thalurania colombica, Violet crowned woodnymph, Wildlife / nature
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2014 - 11:20 PM

WOW, the iridescence and eye detail are astounding.

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stuart1963
stuart1963 Plus Member 3269 forum postsstuart1963 vcard United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 - 11:20 PM

a beautiful bird beautifully capturedSmile

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Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 1:18 AM

That is one bright coloured bird, the likes of which I've never seen. Exceptional Annette.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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terryxc
terryxc  2 England
26 Apr 2014 - 1:36 AM

Beautiful capture, stunning bird...

Terry.

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44035 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom111 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 4:08 AM

A most beautiful and certainly impressive capture of this stunning bird. Both the colour and the detail are spectacular. "Great photography Annette"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 5:49 AM

A stunning bird, Annette, perfectly captured. Carol

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 - 7:43 AM

Great photography. Stunning image. Well captured.

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 8:08 AM

Great picture - thanks for showing us.

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3241 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 8:20 AM

A Beautiful coloured and detailed image of a lovely birdSmile
NettaSmile

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96344 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 8:23 AM

...and what a gem of an image you have chosen from the Central Americas

A wonderful, vivid capture Annette

Adrian

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2273 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 8:24 AM

Wow.....impressive plumage...great photography

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 - 9:02 AM

Fantastic shot Annette, beautiful colours.
Brian

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8692 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1197 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 9:36 AM

The birders will appreciate the feathers, I am appreciating the composition! Beautifully poised, balanced in various ways - off-centre on the diagonal branch and with that serendipitous green lichen echoing the breast feathers.
Moira

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 10:15 AM

I always admire Mother Nature for providing the beautiful creatures and colours that we see around but there are times when she exceeds herself and this gloriously plumaged bird is one such.What a fantastic range of brilliant colours this bird displays. Stunning Annette.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 11:00 AM

Out of this world!
I've never seen such a vibrant colour - stunningly beautiful.
Sorry I've just given away my UA. well deserved GEA.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 11:00 AM

brilliant detail annette wonderful colours and comp a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 11:49 AM

Superb shot
Ju

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 12:16 PM

Wow.... a true jewel.

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 593 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 12:35 PM

Super shot Annette.
Carole

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 12:43 PM

Your title describes it's iridescent plumage so well: fabulous colours and detail captured, Annette.
One to be proud of.......I would be were it mine.
R.

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26 Apr 2014 - 1:23 PM

absolutely gorgeous !!

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7348 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 2:42 PM

Exquisite work, Annette. Fabulous plumage detail, patterning, colours and iridescence and fine sharp eye. Posing on the diagonal on a beautifully detailed mossy perch and composed to perfection, with clean, soft, complementary background tones. Many congratulations on a well deserved GEA and other awards Smile
Sylvia

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91975 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 4:26 PM

A beauty Annette - colour ,detail, and superb composition.

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christinecilia
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26 Apr 2014 - 4:53 PM

stunning colours beautiful shot well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 5:22 PM

He is gorgeous - well deserved awards Annette SmileSmileSmile
Helen

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 557 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 5:39 PM

Excellent photography and a wonderful subject.
Alun

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Glostopcat
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26 Apr 2014 - 6:58 PM

What a stunning shot Annette, the colours are so bright and vibrant and the detail in the plumage simply glorious

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 8:59 PM

Beautiful - such electrifying colour.
Joan.

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JohnoP
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26 Apr 2014 - 9:45 PM

Love everything about this image Annette.....the feather detail is superb...and those colours!!! Smile John

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Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 - 10:43 PM

Stunning shot. Cathy

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2014 - 10:41 AM

wow, a little jewel of a bird.
Very well done Annette.

B.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51313 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2014 - 11:53 AM

A beautiful bird, beautifully composed and beautifully captured, Annette.

Dave

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senn
senn Plus Member 4senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2014 - 8:40 AM

wow ! I missed this jewel

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch Plus Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2014 - 9:40 AM

Ornitholical imagery at its very best.

Simon

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Buddhadev
Buddhadev  3 India
15 May 2014 - 7:18 AM

Lovely...
Smile

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