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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.


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

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

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

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
10 Aug 2014 11:21PM
Welcome back Lillian,
Hurricanes here !! Excellent Humming Bird image beautifully captured. Get well soon and back on track !!
10 Aug 2014 11:36PM
Welcome back, super image to return with, great timing,
9 10 10 England
10 Aug 2014 11:48PM
Welcome home Lillian and with such a lovely image. Have a good rest now.Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2014 11:56PM
A super capture Lillian, glad you had a great timeSmile

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 12:01AM
Wonderful Lillian - such gorgeous birds.
Welcome home.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
mikbee 11 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 !!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
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
13 47 13 United States
11 Aug 2014 1:54AM
Superb bird capture, and in the rain-- impressive!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 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.
What a wonderful capture Lillian.. superb timing on your part. Take it easy getting over the dreaded jetlag..Sad

Lynette Grin
NDODS 7 5.1k 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 11 199 20 Greece
11 Aug 2014 5:34AM
A superb capture, Lillian. Back to reality for you now Wink Carol
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 6:13AM
Very nice timing.
Good camera control.
Very well taken.

JohnoP 12 2
11 Aug 2014 6:23AM
Welcome back Lillian! Superb shot....enhanced by the rain....I love rain shots! Smile John
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 6:41AM
Nice timing, lovely wing movement.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 7:22AM
Welcome back
Look forward to your images
11 Aug 2014 7:36AM
Fascinating capture.
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
11 Aug 2014 7:46AM
That's a cracker!
Great timing.
Mollycat Plus
4 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

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 9:13AM
Superb shot Lillian

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 12:48PM
What a beauty Lillian, the blur of those fast wings and that gorgeous colour!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
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

stunning capture lillian love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 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 6 26 3 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 5:45PM
A super capture and wonderful colour.
tomcat 12 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

Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 5 8 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 7:40PM
Excellent and brilliantly timed shot

johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 8:04PM
Nice one Lillian, tricky I bet

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
11 Aug 2014 8:19PM
Welcome back Lillian. A superb shot of the bird.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Outstanding IF capture, Lillian. Perfectly presented.
Hope you feel better soon.

ade123 Plus
5 285 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 8:31PM
A stunning image Lillian. Top notch photography

cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
11 Aug 2014 9:18PM
a stunning well timed shot Lillian
Mike_Smith Plus
10 486 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

cabbie Plus
11 31 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

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 11 222 2 Ireland
15 Aug 2014 12:51AM
Fantastic timing,

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 2:21PM
How stunning... Grin

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