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Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
karenk


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Birds III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Conway, Ar
Date: Jun 19, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2012

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Statistics
Place: 9 out of 110
Avg (all users): 7.0325
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 6.5660
Avg (non-participants): 7.3857
Views since voting: 1296
Views during voting: 285
Votes: 123
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/30/2012 07:05:13 PM
Congrats on your top 10 :)
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06/30/2012 06:07:32 PM
Lovely! These can be so hard to capture!! Congrats on the top 10.

(Was without a computer for a week, so my congrats are a bit belated. :)
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06/29/2012 09:59:51 PM
So many outstanding images, and this is definitely one of them, congrats on your top ten finish.
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06/29/2012 03:07:13 PM
Stunning capture, Karen. Both the motion blur on the wings and the crisp detail on the stopped action body and head work perfectly for me. Congratulations on the top ten.
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06/29/2012 07:06:18 AM
Thanks everyone for all the comments, Harveys right it was taken at a feeder, it hangs right outside of my kitchen window. I love the hummingbirds we get a lot of them. The lines are from the screen in the window since I knew what caused them I did not think of them being a issue next time I will know better. :)
06/29/2012 05:10:41 AM
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

I hereby challenge Harvey to get a shot like this... with or without a feeder... as long as the feeder is not in the shot.


It is a great shot, with good technical ability yet without the banding I'd have given it +1 more at 8.
I have BiF images but they are from much more erratic flight paths than known flight paths. Challenge accepted, but it will take some time before I can get out to a place where our Southern African hummers are to be found, and that's a rather far and expensive trip for me so may take a while to plan and get there :)
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06/29/2012 12:43:01 AM
I hereby challenge Harvey to get a shot like this... with or without a feeder... as long as the feeder is not in the shot.

This amazes me.

My top pick.

Well done, Karen!

(I'd love to know what caused those lines.)
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06/29/2012 12:08:18 AM
Beautiful, beautiful rendering.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2012 11:38:04 PM
Always a tough shot without a feeder... nice.
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06/28/2012 11:26:45 PM
So beautifully done except for the vignette. 7 could have been much higher.
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06/28/2012 01:07:45 PM
Excellent shot
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06/24/2012 12:14:32 PM
I love the droplet on his beak.
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06/23/2012 05:26:43 PM
Beautiful capture. I'm curious what the background is -- the horizontal lines are kind of odd...

Anyway, nicely done! -8-
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06/23/2012 03:04:41 PM
Pretty, delicate photo. The striped background is a negative for me, though.
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06/23/2012 11:50:10 AM
Top 3
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06/22/2012 01:53:50 PM
On images like this, I like the slight motion blur of the wings because it denotes motion. Super job on the sharpness of the eye, head feathers and gorget. We don't have rub-throated HBs in Colorado. We do have broad-tailed HBs. Those have a gorget which is more red. I checked the id books and apps. Your more orange-red colors are accurate. 7
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06/22/2012 06:14:11 AM
Wow. Just wow. Focus perfect where it needs to be, soft where it needs to be. Wing movement enough to suggest movement without being blurred to non-existence. Excellently applied vignette. My one critique is that I can see black & green horizontal lines, but only to the bottom right of the bird. One of my top scorers so far.
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06/22/2012 05:14:59 AM
soft, sharp, motion yet stand still. fabulous. top 3
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06/22/2012 04:53:04 AM
Stunning stop motion and clarity on the eye specifically. Good comp. Not sure about the banding in the BG? What always concerns me about hummer shots is that they are attracted in(to) artificial feeders and thus it is relatively easy to prefocus and snap away. I prefer to see a flower with the bird. Still a 7.
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06/22/2012 12:43:29 AM
And... the ribbon, please...


This is it. Wonderful!


The horizontal lines are the only thing I can complain about. The light... the focus... the stop action... perfect.

Lovely.

You should have burned the lines area... legal in Advanced...


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