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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
Views:199
Unique Views:78

Comments

SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding Plus Member 6SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2014 - 11:14 PM

A stunning capture, beautifully timed and framed.
Steve.

handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 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 Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 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 Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
10 Aug 2014 - 11:36 PM

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

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus 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 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2014 - 11:56 PM

A super capture Lillian, glad you had a great timeSmile

Cliff

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 12:01 AM

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

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 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 Plus Member 6Daisymaye 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 Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 1:54 AM

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

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5147 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 43893 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 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 Plus Member 8183 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 5:34 AM

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

ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 6:13 AM

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

Dave

JohnoP
JohnoP Plus 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 Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 6:41 AM

Nice timing, lovely wing movement.

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

Fascinating capture.

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 7:46 AM

That's a cracker!
Great timing.

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus 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
11 Aug 2014 - 9:13 AM

Superb shot Lillian

Hugh

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 462 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 3:28 PM

A lovely shot



Billy

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

stunning capture lillian love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5918 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 4:47 PM

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

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus 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 Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 5:45 PM

A super capture and wonderful colour.
Ju

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96314 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 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 - 7:40 PM

Excellent and brilliantly timed shot

MyaGrin

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

Nice one Lillian, tricky I bet

David

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 8:19 PM

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

Fred263
Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 - 8:20 PM

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

Fred

ade123
ade123 Plus Member 2225 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 8:31 PM

A stunning image Lillian. Top notch photography

Ade

cantona43
cantona43 Plus Member 9920 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 9:18 PM

a stunning well timed shot Lillian
Neil

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 7219 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 Plus Member 8cabbie 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 Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 - 11:05 PM

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

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2014 - 1:24 PM

absolutely stunning

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 12:51 AM

Fantastic timing,

Aidan,

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 - 2:21 PM

How stunning... Grin
IB

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