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The Tiny Tyrant King
The Tiny Tyrant King
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Challenge: Free Study 2008-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Camas, WA
Date: Apr 20, 2008
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Animals, Birds
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2008

Went back and forth between this shot and a closeup of a Rufous Hummingbird who was sitting on the perch. This is shot with my 300mm f/4L. This year's crop of hummingbirds are much braver than last year.

The title is meant to be a play on two things. 1) The idea that birds are descended from dinosaurs (so this little guy is a long lost relative of T. Rex, the Tyrant King) and 2) Hummingbirds hate each other. National Geographic said it best when they noted that 90% of the Hummingbird language is curse words.

Processing is pretty typical with me going pretty crazy with the saturation cheese whiz (as usual).

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 468
Avg (all users): 6.9241
Avg (commenters): 8.2308
Avg (participants): 6.8889
Avg (non-participants): 7.0270
Views since voting: 4711
Views during voting: 2483
Votes: 145
Comments: 19
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/08/2008 12:08:06 PM
Excellent! You've captured him perfectly. I like how his feet are opening up to grab the perch.
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05/08/2008 02:22:42 AM
Picture perfect and every so sweet.....
A great result for a great image.......
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05/08/2008 01:03:57 AM
You just beat me Doc! Well done...I was almost at 7 for most of the last few days, and dipped under 6.9 in the last minute...I made way for you! Congrats on yet another accolade/HM
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05/08/2008 12:10:28 AM
Talk about a difficult shot to get. Great job
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2008 11:01:10 PM
Amazing :-)
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05/07/2008 10:13:27 PM
What a capture!! Love these jewels. Love how your captured the colors and detail!
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05/07/2008 03:34:34 PM
Great catch and beautiful colors. I love how it appears to be looking at you too.
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05/07/2008 12:41:39 AM
Love the jewel colors.......
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05/06/2008 09:56:40 AM
What a great capture and a hard shot to get especially nas well as you did. Hummingbirds are also my favorite. Fabulous job. Great colors and clarity.
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05/06/2008 09:07:19 AM
And he's looking at you! I never cease to be amazed by Hummingbird shots, and this is a particularly good one in color and composition. I suspect I would have played with toning down the red in the feeder to better match the bird's head, but then I don't always know when to leave well enough alone ;-)
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05/06/2008 12:22:36 AM
Great "action" shot. I do like being able to see just a touch of motion in the wings. The green, yellow, orange colors in the background really compliment well too. 10 pts here. -BB
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05/04/2008 01:09:39 PM
excellent shot... my top pick so far at 10
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05/03/2008 11:32:50 PM
Very nice hummingbird capture. Great detail on the feathers and terrific colors. This is in my top ten. Good luck!
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05/03/2008 08:02:56 PM
gorgeous capture
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05/02/2008 11:48:26 AM
he is so beautiful lovely capture how did you light it?
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05/02/2008 12:08:42 AM
very nicely captured
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05/01/2008 04:47:25 PM
Beautiful colours both in the bird and the background. Would prefer a real flower, but I'm assuming this was taken where the only thing attracting the birds was the artificial flower and nectar?
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05/01/2008 04:19:54 PM
Look at the little claws! Awesome shot.
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05/01/2008 11:32:02 AM
I love this picture.
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