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My 800th Post

My 800th Post
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Milestones, Birds In Flight Part Two, ManYee's Favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-11 17:22
Viewed: 4452
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Anna's Hummingbird
Calypte anna

Anna's Hummingbirds are iridescent bronzy green above and grayish white below, with a varying amount of green wash at the flanks. Males have a deep rose-red crown and gorget that extends to the sides of the neck. Females may have some red feathers at the throat, but none on the crown. Wings and tail are dark, with the female's tail feathers tipped with white.

Cool fact:
Originally found only on the Pacific slope from Baja California to San Francisco, Anna's Hummingbird has increased its population and expanded its breeding range in recent years to Vancouver, British Colombia, east to southern Arizona. This expansion has been abetted by the introduction of exotic flowering plants, especially Eucalyptus, red-hot-poker (Tritoma) and tree tobacco (Nicotiana glauca), and by the proliferation of hummingbird feeders.


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Hi Manyee,

Congratulations on your 800th post
beautifull compo with great sharpness and lovely catchlight
Superb POV and colors

TFS Thijs

Hi Manyee
Congratulations on your 800th. this is great number posts. I wish many hundreds on TN. very nice selection for celebration with excellent shot. TFS, have a nice week.

Hi Manyee,
Very nice shot. Great composition and details.


What a wonderful way to celebrate your 800th anniversary! This is a wonderful shot. You've captured great detail in a nicely composed image. These guys are on my 'to do' list for this year. I only managed to snap a few shots of hummingbirds last year, just before they left south. Hopefully this year I'll be able to snap a few as good as yours. Excellent work and once again, congratulations !

Best Regards,


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-05-11 22:05]

congratiolation Manyee,
with your 800th shot. It's a fantastic one a great capture, good pov fantastic quality veryh good photojob here, have a nice day.
gr. jaap

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-05-11 22:56]

hi Manyee,
fabuleuse 800ème images, un oiseau célèbre et une qualité de haut niveau. Excellent POV, netteté et jeu de couleurs.


Hi Manyee,
what an accomplishment.
This is a very good photo of one that is a bit rare here. You have the wings stopped real good. Nice details on the iridescence.
TFS and congrats!

Wow, 800 posts already, Manyee?
Hearty congratulations on reaching this mammoth landmark.
Your work has always set high standards for others and all of us have learnt a great deal from your work.
This 800th post of a Hummingbird is testimony to your gifts as a brilliant nature photographer.
It is a great capture with high technical excellence.
Thanks and looking forward to your 1000th!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-12 3:50]

Hello manyee, Beautiful just beautiful. My compliments and congratulations to you. Superb shot and lovely blurred wings and the color of the flower. Ganesh

Hi ManYee,
800 - WOW!
You've been a member here for almost as long as I have..
Very nice hummer inflight to mark it with.
Love the birds beak fully inside this bright red flower, wings forward.
What flower is this BTW..I have some here, still don't know what to call em".
Well done and thank you in advance for the next 800 :)

Hi Manyee

Congratulations on 800, a big achievement.
Catching these guys in flight is hard, you've done well, they are such small birds.
Great composition.


Hi Manyee,
Wow, 800th upload!! That surely shows your enormous dedication to this site and to photography.
And, what a photo it is. The hover moment of the hummingbird is perfectly captured. The bright red flowers contrast pefectly against the clear blue sky. I love the way the light has reflected of the back of the bird and iluminated the green color of the feathers.
TFS and congratulations.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-12 6:55]

Hello colleague Manyee,
800 Postings in 3 years! Wow. That's more than 1 in 2 days. Amazing. Congratulations.
This is an excellent photo in perfect clear colours and great sharpness. POV and composition are wonderful.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-12 8:00]

800 posts, Manyee! That's a real achievement!
To mark the occasion this shot of a female Anna's Hummingbird hovering at a beautiful red flower. The technical qualities are superb as is the composition and lighting.
TFS this beauty and I hope to see many more images from you!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-12 8:02]

Hello Manyee,
Wow, I though I'd posted a lot by reaching 400 and then you have posted twice as much!!
Congratulations and I admire you for remaining here for so long and for posting so many excellent images! I look forward to you reaching 1000!!
This is a beautiful composition in red and blue and with a beautiful little Hummingbird in action. Great focus on the eye and fine details. Very well done!
Many thanks and all the best wishes, Ulla

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-05-12 10:04]

Merhaba Manyee!
Bunun 800. fotoğrafınız olması yanında oldukça başarılı bir kare olmasından dolayıda kutluyorum. Yeni karelerde görüşmek umuduyla. Hüseyin

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-05-12 14:20]

Salut Manyee,
Très belle capture d'un oiseau pas très facile à photographier.
Belle couleurs et composition.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-05-12 18:33]

Bonsoir Manyee,

Superbe photo,les détails sont extras et le focus est très bien réalisé à la tête.
Merci pour le partage.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2008-05-13 10:09]

Bonjour chère Manyee,
Woooooooow ! 800th post and what a master piece !!!!!!!! Everything has been said by our TN friend before me... So bravo mon amie et j'attends la suite ;-)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-13 12:45]

Hi Manyee,
Congratulations on your 800th posting! I liked the pose you captured a lot. Sorry for being late- happy mother's day to you :o)
All the best,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-13 15:16]

Wow what an incredible shot Manyee,congrats for those 800 pictures! Great moment, very good sharpness and lovely composition, thanks!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-14 3:32]

Hi Manyee.
You have gifted us huge gallery of amazing picture. This one (800th post) is great continuation of your fruitful photo efforts and TN participation. Superb scene and great quality of the shot. I like low POV, perfect exposure parameters and freezing of the bird, vibrant colours and excellent DOF. Bravo and my congratulations. Best wishes.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-05-14 5:19]

Hi Manyee,
Congratulations on your 800th posting.
Very beautifull composition.
A super job, as always.


Hi Maynee,
800 posts! This is very impressive and you chose a beautiful one for the occasion, congratulations! I never succeed photographing those fast little creatures. This is very nice with strong contrasted colors, beautiful catch light and details. Thanks,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-05-15 11:14]

Congradulation for your 800th posting.You had chosen a beautiful image,excellent POV and very shqarp and detail picture.Colors are lovely
TFS Michel

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-05-15 14:40]

CONGRATS on your 800th Manyee. And what a photo. You managed to focus so well on his face in the flower, and on that brilliant sharp eye too.
Well done

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-05-15 22:28]
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Hi ManYee

Wow, the BIG #800. There are only 3 other busy bodies that has crossed this amazing barrier on this site. So, at this moment, you are 1 of a very small, but exclusive group of members on TrekNature. The over 800's club (chuckle). Great stuff my friend and very well done. What makes this so praiseworthy is the fact that 99.99% of these photos are top quality material and not just any shots that was dumped onto the site just for the sake of posting another shot. Although you have been slightly less active recently there must be valid reasons for it, but I am convinced that we will still see lots and lots of your great stuff in the future.

Like this shot - caught in the act. Anna's Hummingbird doing what it does best, sucking nectar on the wing, and flawlessly presented by this frozen moment. Perfectly etched against the blue sky with pin-sharp details, catch light in the eye, lovely colours, spot-on exposure, and an excellent composition.

Very well done and TFS.

PS. Although I am not a mother (at least when I last checked) I thank you for sharing this milestone by means of this dedication to all Mothers. They (all you Mothers) thoroughly deserve it.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-05-15 22:38]

Congratulations on your 800th! It's a beautiful post. The details are outstanding, especially around the eye with just the right blur of the wings. The exposure is exceptional. I love the iridescent green and deep red colors. Beautiful blue sky background also.

Hi Manyee,
CONGRATULATIONS for reaching the 800th mark. A lovely capture of this beautiful humming bird. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-05-16 16:58]

Hello Manyee,
I should be beaten and flogged, I miss this great accomplishment. WOW, 800 postings by an incredible gifted lady. This image is outstanding Manyee, lots of vivid color and razor sharp details. Please forgive me for being so tardy.

800? Wow, Manyee. Quite a feat. And a wonderful shot to mark the occassion - a real "stop action" shot -- sort of like looking at #800 in a body of work. Well done, and keep up the dedication.

Hi Manyee,
An incredible capture to mark your auspicious 800th upload. Congratulations.. Looking forward to the 1000th in the not too distant future. Thanks for your support throughout the years.
T H Su

Congratulations on your 800th post Manyee. Always a pleasure to view your wonderful images. Hopefully we will see a lot more from you. Every post you make I feel I know a little more about you. Take care.
Paul :)

Hi Manyee, Canon must use your shots for marketing their S3..S5 series cameras. but then it might affect their DSLR sales coz
you haven proven beyond any doubt that S3 IS can produce pics which can compete with or even outperform the best DSLR/lens combinations!!! Well done again!
I dream of taking a shot like this....

Hi Manee
Really an amazing shot for your 800th. Very good gallery ! I like the way you captured the vibrations of the wings.

Hallo Manyee
This is a fantastic photo with details clearly visible and well displayed. Great focus, great sharpness and great framing. Image presented in a superb manner. This is a very nice shot of a beautiful bird that we often see but one of those that one never seems to get bored off. The colours and patterns on the plumage are really a special selection of colours. Thanks for this contribution.
Kind regards

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