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Copyright: Luis Raza (LuCho-Man) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 165 W: 16 N: 95] (1073)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL, Canon EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 II USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-26 11:38
Viewed: 6841
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 94
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Here I'm showing you a 'colibri' a bird which moves it's wings faster that any other type of bird.

We were in a small town called Mindo, it's the perfect place to witness nature in all of it's sences, here I was in a 'colibri sanctuary' where you could see dozens of this beautiful and delicate animals, you could litteraly touch them.

Taking this picture took me ages, I took about 200 pictures of them, it's sooo hard! they stay still for less than a second and then they just dissapear. I had the chance of capturing it still.

I hope you like it and I hope you respect copyrights too lol ;)

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-08-26 11:40]

Beautiful capture! lovely colors and great details. TFS

Fantastica captura y dificil al mismo tiempo, el fondo perfecto, buen trabajo.



hi luis,
congrats for this shot in flight ! lucky and good timing !
i can imaging that it wasn't easy, but the results is fantastic.the focus is spot on, great eyecontact and interesting blurring of the wings.natural colours and lovely BG.
great work !
tfs - carole

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2007-08-26 11:55]

Your effort was rewarded. You nailed this one. I have tried to photograph them in the back yard and no luck so far. Very, Very impressive.



wonderfull & rare capture. It's a good shot with nyce colours, contrast & light.
Greeting, Iulian

Beautiful capture! lovely colors and great details exelleny shot Luis.

Hi Luis
Beautiful capture, amazing colours, the time spent was well worth it.

Have a great day


Best wishes

great capture Luis
good POV and colors
very special view of motions


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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-08-26 12:33]

Beautiful capture, in wild colours.

Sensacional captura. O desfoque do BG está firme contrastando com as cores do colibvri.
Parabéns por esse trabalho, porque é difícil focar o colibri por esse ângulo.
Um abraço

Hi Luis, outstanding shot, great colors and perfect focus, I love the light into the eye, very nice composition well framed,
thanks for shared,

Hi Luis.
WOW,great shot,nive colours and details,well done.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

Helo Luis
Very very beautifull...

Great perseverance to capture this picture - well worth the 200 previous attempts! Bravo!
Thanks for sharing

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  • mansua Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 613 W: 31 N: 23] (2117)
  • [2007-08-26 14:22]

Que más se puede decir, excelente foto.
Felicitaciones Luis.

Hi Luis,

I like this a lot. Good capture with nice colors.



Is that the same thing as a hummingbird, or a different species??
Fantastic color, clarity, sharpness, focusing, and framing. Though I think it would look better with the bird less centered, this is a good picture.
Thanks for sharing,

Beautiful !
Best regards, Daniel

You area very fast shooter....
I like this photo...
Perfect focus and speed...

très belle prise de ce petit oiseau mignon comme tout
bon cadrage et DOF

Hi Luis
Stunning capture! Love the colours and detail. Your patience paid off. Well done!


Olá Luis,

Maravilhoso e muito difícil de ser realizado este seu trabalho!

(*) amanhã.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-09-01 4:00]

Well, 1 out of 200 is not bad at all, considering the difficulties, Luis. Excellent capture, one of the best of this subject I've seen so far. Beautiful in the way it stands out against the soft backdrop. The silky appearance of the wings is terrific.
Very well done, TFS

Hola Luis,
Me encanta el colibri, sus colores son preciosos y me alegra que tu esfuerzo haya resultado, buena foto con fondo de campo muy bueno.



PD el clima de ustedes y el nuestro debe estar bastante cercano. Ya me estoy retando para ir a tomar colibries, en el jardin de mi casa hay un par, pero son demasiado quisquillosos.

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  • Capra Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 1] (319)
  • [2007-10-14 20:38]

incredible shot and colors and details

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  • eBirdy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 1 N: 60] (1528)
  • [2007-10-16 10:32]

Hermosa captura de uno de los seres más sorprendentes y bellos sobre la tierra - en mi opinion claro!-

sharp and full of action
great colourful shot!

Hola Luis,

A nice picture that is very difficult to take.
It is a bit dark and soft. There are no Exif details on the foto, this would be nice. Maybe you could use a flash?


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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2007-12-13 0:33]

hi luis;
bravo.very nice and sharp and vivid capture of a flying supersonic bird.tfs

Smooth flight. Good capture in excellent light.

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  • mark25 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 412 W: 7 N: 1012] (5621)
  • [2008-04-15 12:19]

congratulations on the effort :) this is, without doubt, a beautiful, well-timed, well composed capture of this cute bird :)

and yes, i do respect copyrights :)

thanks for sharing :) a very good photo :)

muhammad muhsin

Olá Luiz,
Grande captura, com magnífico POV, grande nitidez e ótima luz. Bela composição.

Amazing. Such a beautiful presentation. Bill

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-05-30 16:11]

This photo is worth waiting for. Great capture. Nice eye contact. Great rich colours. Nice composition. TFS. K2

Hello Luis!

Absolutely amazing capture! Great colors, detail and DOF.


Foto increíble, una de las que cada uno que es amante de la naturaleza y de los pájaros sueña con sacar por lo menos una vez...
Enhorabuena LuCho-Man, y ¡siga luchando!
Una pregunta: ¿era roja la flor que iba a chupar el colibrí?
¿Es el reflejo de la flor ¿roja? que se ve sobre el pecho plateado de esta avecilla maravillosa?

Hello Luis,
A wonderful shot--congratulations on such a clear capture of this hummingbird in flight. I hope to capture one of my own soon, but they are so quick!
All the best,

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2008-07-05 4:10]

Uma captura belíssima, Luiz !
Magnífica foto, bravo!
Um abraço brasileiro,

Thanks to the Front Page for re-puiblishing this cutie .

Lovely catch. Dark colors , composition, sharpeness and exposure . All perfect . A lovelu post .

Esta foto está simplesmente maravilhosa, Luis! Cores lindas e muito boa nitidez!

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2009-05-01 3:37]

nice capture
good effort
nice to see
well done

A simply fanstastic capture.

That is just beautiful. I've never seen such a bird; it looks similar to a hummingbird. Good job, beautiful color.

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  • scubli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 76 N: 441] (1733)
  • [2010-03-01 21:21]

Hi Luis,

A excellent shot of the Colibri bird. Great colors and details.
It's really hard to get a good picture of the Colibri, congrats.
Did you knew that Colibri birds use a bag of liquid inside them to hold their balance ? \

Best regards,

tout simplement MAGESTUEUSE PHOTO!!!!!!!!!!

Un régal des yeux! MERCI

Fantastic!!!!!! OMG
This photo is sooo dificult!



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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2011-10-30 7:42]

Hi Luis,
An excellent shot of the Colibri bird. Great colors and details.
It's really hard to get a good picture of the Colibri. Very Well done & TFS.

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