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Just a shower!

By Lillian  
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

Tags: Rain Costa rica Wildlife and nature Violet Sabrewing Humming bird

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Comments


10 Aug 2014 11:14PM
A stunning capture, beautifully timed and framed.
Steve.

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10 Aug 2014 11:17PM
This is a wonderful photo Lillian. Such quick birds, so,hard to capture.

Peter
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
10 Aug 2014 11:21PM
Welcome back Lillian,
Hurricanes here !! Excellent Humming Bird image beautifully captured. Get well soon and back on track !!
Ron
10 Aug 2014 11:36PM
Welcome back, super image to return with, great timing,
Fred.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
10 Aug 2014 11:48PM
Welcome home Lillian and with such a lovely image. Have a good rest now.Smile
Joan
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 20 10 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2014 11:56PM
A super capture Lillian, glad you had a great timeSmile

Cliff
Irishkate Plus
5 33 94 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 12:01AM
Wonderful Lillian - such gorgeous birds.
Welcome home.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
11 Aug 2014 12:53AM
Good shot,
and good to see you back Lillian.
Yes,us ''oldies'' do take a bit longer to get over jet lag now !!
Mick.
11 Aug 2014 12:57AM
A beautiful capture Lillian. Good to have you back and can't wait to see your beautiful Costa Rica images.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
11 Aug 2014 1:54AM
Superb bird capture, and in the rain-- impressive!
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
11 Aug 2014 3:55AM
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.
What a wonderful capture Lillian.. superb timing on your part. Take it easy getting over the dreaded jetlag..Sad

Lynette Grin
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 5:27AM
A stunning capture Lillian, and I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
11 Aug 2014 5:34AM
A superb capture, Lillian. Back to reality for you now Wink Carol
ugly Plus
8 5 57 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 6:13AM
Very nice timing.
Good camera control.
Very well taken.

Dave
JohnoP 10 2
11 Aug 2014 6:23AM
Welcome back Lillian! Superb shot....enhanced by the rain....I love rain shots! Smile John
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 6:41AM
Nice timing, lovely wing movement.
11 Aug 2014 7:22AM
Welcome back
Look forward to your images
11 Aug 2014 7:36AM
Fascinating capture.
11 Aug 2014 7:46AM
That's a cracker!
Great timing.
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 7:46AM
Brilliant aerial capture Lillian, look forward to more.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
11 Aug 2014 8:48AM
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 9 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 9:13AM
Superb shot Lillian

Hugh
CaroleS Plus
5 412 3 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 12:48PM
What a beauty Lillian, the blur of those fast wings and that gorgeous colour!
Carole
11 Aug 2014 1:03PM
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
A lovely shot



Billy
stunning capture lillian love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 4:47PM
Cracking shot !!....perfection in tight focusing, with lovely rich colours !!
11 Aug 2014 5:02PM
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 Plus
4 18 3 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 5:45PM
A super capture and wonderful colour.
Ju
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 7:23PM
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 Junior Member 3 8 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 7:40PM
Excellent and brilliantly timed shot

MyaGrin
johnjo58 5 2 5 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 8:04PM
Nice one Lillian, tricky I bet

David
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
11 Aug 2014 8:19PM
Welcome back Lillian. A superb shot of the bird.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
Outstanding IF capture, Lillian. Perfectly presented.
Hope you feel better soon.

Fred
ade123 Plus
3 262 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 8:31PM
A stunning image Lillian. Top notch photography

Ade
cantona43 Plus
10 923 4 England
11 Aug 2014 9:18PM
a stunning well timed shot Lillian
Neil
Mike_Smith Plus
8 281 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 9:26PM
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 9 29 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 9:58PM
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
11 Aug 2014 11:05PM
Can't believe I missed this one yesterday Lillian. Welcome back. Cathy
12 Aug 2014 1:24PM
absolutely stunning
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
15 Aug 2014 12:51AM
Fantastic timing,

Aidan,
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 2:21PM
How stunning... Grin
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