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*** Humming Bird ***

By cats_123  
Taken in the Bella Vista Cloud Forest in Ecuador. Light was very poor so am pleased with the result. This was at the max range of the Sigma 70-300 lens..but I was standing only 10 feet away - hand held - so glad I went for this one before we went away!

There were lots of humming birds around at the sugar water feeders, their wings sound like bees buzzing..wonderful colours and fascinating to watch. this one was still for about 3 secs!! Smile

I believe its a Buff-Tailed Coronet

Thanks for looking, please try LARGE if you have time

f/5.6
1/60
iso 1600
300mm

Tags: Close-up and macro Humming bird Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Buff-tailed coronet Boissonneaua flavescens

Voters: LynneJoyce, KarenFB, Alan_Baseley and 16 more


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Comments


LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2010 8:02AM
A beautifully composed image - I love the diagonal of the twig.

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Ray42 8 3 England
23 Jul 2010 9:44AM
An excellent shot - I would be very pleased with this too if it were mine
23 Jul 2010 10:03AM
nice details
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
23 Jul 2010 10:13AM
Beautiful capture. Well done.
Ron
Cor 7 Belgium
23 Jul 2010 10:28AM
Excellent ( With 1600 iso! Bravo )+++++
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metro074 6 8 Australia
23 Jul 2010 10:53AM
Stunning! He has eye on you!!
Carol
23 Jul 2010 1:40PM
Very nice.

Regards
David
banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3465 Canada
23 Jul 2010 2:53PM
Congratulations on getting a shot at all under the circumstances!

I have loaded a mod with a few suggestions.

Removed noise using Noise Ninja; removed the bright areas by cloning; used a curves adjustment to improve contrast and reduce glare. Re framing, - avoid using the same tone for a frame as the shot, it detracts from the subject, - try a plain white or off white, or even black border.


Hope the mod works for you,


regards


Willie
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
23 Jul 2010 3:17PM
many thanks, Willie....much improved after your mod Smile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
1 Aug 2010 4:24PM
A fine shot of this colourful bird, it must have been a real pleasure to see one in the wild

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