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Copyright: Jitka Patakova (jityna) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 119 W: 7 N: 162] (1083)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-16
Categories: Nature
Camera: olympus c-745uz
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hummingbirds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-16 11:57
Viewed: 2311
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My first picture of Hummingbird, I know I didn't catch him in flight, but in conditions that I had (bad light, without tripod) and with the quickness that they move , it's quite good :-)

Some information about this beautiful bird :-)
The Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) is a species of hummingbird is fairly common in the arid brushy deserts and any nearby gardens of the Southwestern United States and the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. Is very small, a mature adult growing to only 3 to 3½ inches in length. The Costa's Hummingbird wings beat 70 beats per second and Like all other hummingbird species feeds on flower nectar and any tiny insects that it happens to find in the flower petals.

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  • Great 
  • Eru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 204 W: 4 N: 87] (2831)
  • [2006-10-16 11:58]

Hello Jitka,

Superb sharpness and DOF here!And colors!



What a cute little bugger! Very nice shot! considering the speed of their wings, you did a great job here!

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  • smena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 154 W: 94 N: 14] (483)
  • [2006-10-16 12:26]

They are all catching them in flight, with flowers and lots of colors around :)
I like very much this background. And the bird shows such a funny expresion that I almost thought it is your pet.
A very nice and delicate photo. Thank you.

Im not sure if I have ever seen a hummingbird stood before, this is a great capture, so small and pretty. Love the colours of its feathers, incredible birds.

wow, he is sweet, i love the shiny green on his wings, very sharp and neat image!
tfs Joke

i like that you didnt catch him in flight...its something different...i always tend to see them in flight either in real life or in photos...although the light is nothing special like you said the DOF and background elements are perfect...great color and detail capture...peace***

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2006-10-16 20:32]

Hi Jitka,
You're right, it's very good ! So perfect definition, nice colors. Very well done. Bravo !

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  • fff Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 600 W: 0 N: 40] (2738)
  • [2006-10-16 21:58]

great photo bye Shimon

Beautiful shot. Very sharp. Bravo!
:) later

beautiful colors and sharpness Jitka :)
excellent macro work :)

HI Jatika
It is indeed a very interesting shot as every one tries to capture the hummingbird in flight and you did the opposite.
the sharpness of bird is fantastic.


points tommorow

There's nothing wrong here, still a well anticipated image. Cheers Jitka.


Et bien Felicitation, Vraiment pas evident et c'est une très bon rendu!
Bravo encore une fois

Nice and Interesting bird shot never seen this little Hummingbird before. Good capture!

WooooW Jitka,This is Awesome!!
Capturing Hummingbirds are so difficult and you captured it perfectly.
I like your focus,sharpness,colors,dof,framing,blurred bg and bird's pose.Bravo!

Hello Jitka

A wonderful shot of a hummer.The colours are well saturated,and the BG is lovely.I like how you matched the frame to the specs of colour on the birds feathers,very well seen.Excellent sharp details.TFS


Hi, Jitka.
I love Hummingbirds and this is just a wonderful close up! Excellent sharpness and details. Nice colors and good POV. I just find the background a little distracting..but overall great shot. Well composed. TFS (",)

Hello Jitka,
Wow, what a nice capture of this little fast bird. It is very difficult to catch them and you did very well. Details, POV, composition and DOF are amazing. I like this exposure a lot. Congratulations!

hi jitka ; such a nice and cute bird nice capture everything is beautiful Thanks for sharing
best regards ridvan

Hi Jitka:
Ah! This is an amzingly beautiful capture and a great stopaction in time. Love the dof:)

Hello Jitka, very beautifully captured. Sharp and well composed. Well done.


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  • gnc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 730 W: 10 N: 104] (1449)
  • [2007-04-21 1:15]

Very sharp details - an excellent macro. And the background tones and shapes complement the bird so well.

A great capture of this beautiful little bird! Well done & great color & detail! Thanks for adding to my "Hummingbird" theme & TFS your good work too. Don

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  • reina Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 9] (256)
  • [2007-06-01 15:12]

Great this picture of the hummingbird, the head is quit big actually, great colours. Regards Reina

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