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Dear Brian, here he is, a ruby throated hummingbird , minute and the size of a medium butterfly (2-4 "!!) AKA Archilochus colubris

Many thanks to Prabhas for his generous award and for all your kind comments and votes.

V2 is what you get most of the time, hummingblur!

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:22 Feb 2014 - 3:06 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:2000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:a tiny flying emerald for Brian
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:24 Feb 2014 - 3:09 AM
Tags:Archilochus colubris, Bird, Colibri, Costa rica, Hummingbird, Ruby throated hummingbird, Wildlife / nature
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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 3:45 AM

Too Good

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debu
debu  4 India
24 Feb 2014 - 4:07 AM

Superb in flight captured.
debu

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 6:05 AM

Fantastic captures, Annette Smile Carol

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 6:11 AM

Amazing capture Annette well done Smile
Rob

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ade123
ade123 e2 Member 2205 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 7:03 AM

A lovely capture Annett
Ade

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 7:07 AM

Difficult subjects!
Good pictures.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 7:24 AM

Wow!

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Ted447
Ted447 e2 Member 180 forum postsTed447 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 7:25 AM

Very nice image. Ted. GrinGrin

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2212 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 8:49 AM

Lovely AnnetteSmile
NettaSmile

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 11:57 AM

Superb Annette.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 12:14 PM

Good inflight captures Annette !!
Mick.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 12:14 PM

Incredible imagery Annette...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
24 Feb 2014 - 12:18 PM

Two excellent in flight captures- like both of them ES v1....GrinGrinGrin

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 12:19 PM

absolutely stunning wish I could do that. Lovely.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 12:24 PM

Cracking Annette, deserving awards !!
Ron

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
24 Feb 2014 - 2:35 PM

two lovely shots. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 3:36 PM

V1 is an absolute winner Annette. V2 is about what mine look like 95% of the time.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 4:47 PM

Very well captured in-flight shots, Annette.
R.

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 6:01 PM

A super capture Annette
Ju

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 6:39 PM

Congratulations on this in flight capture.
Joan.

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AlexAppleby
24 Feb 2014 - 7:12 PM

Wow - what a lovely shot. I stalked a hummingbird for 5 days once, and didn't manage to get anything as good as this! Very well taken!

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digital_boi
24 Feb 2014 - 7:17 PM

V1 special Annette and I also like V2

Graham

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
24 Feb 2014 - 7:42 PM

WOW! you done it Annette, superb shot. I know just how hard this is. I tried for hours only got rubbish images.
Brian

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philgood
philgood e2 Member 2philgood vcard United Kingdom
24 Feb 2014 - 7:44 PM

Just plain lovely Smile

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
24 Feb 2014 - 9:21 PM

Love V1 Annette. Super shot. Cathy

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4261 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 9:59 PM

Well done indeed - cracking shot
Jason

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101505 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2014 - 10:34 PM

Superb stuff.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2014 - 2:54 PM

V1 is a real stunner, you obviously pulled out all the stops to capture this one, as your perseverance has certainly paid off

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