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The Warmth of Incubation
The Warmth of Incubation

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Challenge: The Five Senses (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Location: Upper Beaver Meadows, Rocky Mountain National Park
Date: Jul 21, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2011

Broad-tailed hummingbird, female, incubates eggs in her nest of spider web, aspen bark and lichen.

Place: 33 out of 78
Avg (all users): 5.6382
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1944
Avg (non-participants): 5.7759
Views since voting: 390
Views during voting: 255
Votes: 152
Comments: 10
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08/03/2011 11:05:06 AM
I am incredibly jealous. A wonderful opportunity, wonderfully shot.

Is this handheld or tripod-based? I see this is at 1/60th with a 400mm lens. I can't imagine her being patient and trusting enough to let you set up a tripod, but I can't imagine getting this crisp a shot at that speed without it.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2011 07:56:36 PM
Back to comment: Neat shot that we don't see very often. I like the catchlight in the eye and the composition. Nicely done.
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08/02/2011 11:41:21 AM
I have never seen a hummingbird's nest. This is so neat! I can feel the warmth of the parent bird! :-)
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07/31/2011 09:32:12 PM
What an amazing shot!
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07/30/2011 08:24:12 PM
Lovely, lovely image. Congratulations for knowing where this lovely bird lives and for cherishing the moment.
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07/30/2011 11:42:31 AM
Flip the photo horizontally so bird is facing left
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07/29/2011 01:18:35 PM
Cute, rare humming bird that is not in motion. It would look cool if you could get this pic while the sun is rising/setting for the pinks/reds to add to the warmth.
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07/28/2011 10:43:13 AM
A lovely nature shot. I once came nose to beak with one of these, who'd built their nest on a low branch of a tree I was passing. SO tiny!
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07/28/2011 05:41:28 AM
looks like it's a little out of focus, but definitely an 8
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07/27/2011 05:27:59 PM
As someone who enjoys photographing birds, I'm jealous! There is a bit of noise, but still nice to see.
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