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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-03
Categories: Birds, Rain Forest
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches, Birds of South America, Bayram's Favorites-1, Birds of PERU [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-18 5:24
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 84
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Thanks for looking and thanks for your comments.
Have a great weekend

The Green Violetear
Colibri thalassinus

It is an attractive hummingbird that is a resident breeder in highlands from south-central Mexico, (the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt), to western Panama and in the Andes from northern Venezuela to Bolivia. It shows seasonal movements and wanders to the United States and even Canada.

The male Green Violet-ear is grass green above and becomes a bronze color on the rump and uppertail coverlets and is 11 — 11.5 cm (4.25 — 4.5 in) in length.The tail is square and slightly notched with a broad dark blue subterminal band. It has a large violet central breast spot on the upper breast and a violet-blue band along the chin that often connects to the the violet-blue "ear," giving the bird its name.The female is similar to the male, but averages smaller and slightly duller, with a narrower violet band on the chin. The juvenile is a much duller version of the adult. Its plumage is generally olive green overall with dull gray wash to the underparts. The violet breast spot is either indistinct, incomplete, or absent. A molting juvenile may show bright metallic color in patches, particularly on the throat or breast.
Source: wikipedia

Exposure Time: 1/64
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 400/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-06-03 11:17
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode
Flash: Canon 430EX Speedlite Flash

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-07-18 5:39]

Kuş da, hareketi de çok nefis görünüyor Selen hanım. Elinize sağlık, selam ve sevgiler.

hola Selen, excelente fotografia.
El efecto dinamico conseguido es un espectaculo.
Muy buena exposición y tonos de color muy atractivos.
Enhorabuena, un saludo

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-18 6:34]

Hi Selen

Stunning capture - the blur on the wings is great, plus excellent detail on the body and eye. Lovely colour too.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-07-18 6:55]

Hello Selen,
Great shot, fantastic colors and sharpness great BG TFS,regards/Siggi

Spettacolare immagine di questo colibrì, eccellenti POV, DOF e composizione con BG scuro, perfetta esposizione per ottenere una straordinaria definizione e allo stesso tempo il movimento delle ali, splendidi i colori con i riflessi luminosi. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Selen,

Well done with this photo. You have really displayed this bird well. To get the movement nicely into the frame and the flash firing at the right time is extraordinary. Nice DOF and exposure.


great wingmania, TFS Ori

pięknie udało Ci się sfotografować mały klejnocik dzieła stwórczego.
Excellent capture, you did a great job.
Best wishes

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-07-18 9:20]

Hi Selen!

What Can I say? Another superb pictures of flying gem. This time it looks even better frozen during flight. It looks like small angel with many wings and with amazing colours.

çok güzel yakalamışsın selen ellerine saglık

Hello Selen
I just love pictures where flash and shutter speed are combined skilfully to create a picture such as this that has super sharp details on the head (Which i find most birds hold dead still in the hover stage) and then such beautiful body and wing motion. I personally love experimenting with it albeit with less exotic species!!..Just what my garden can provide!!
This a Top Rate Classy Capture.
All the Best

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-18 10:36]

Hi Selen. Amazing just about sums this up. The way you have use the light from the flash to gine the birds feathers a shine. the colours are beautiful which you have captured so well with fine detail.very well done TFS. good notes too .
Have a nice weekend.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-18 10:53]

Hello Selen,
Very unusual, but brilliant photo. The contrasts in this photo are stunning. High quality in all aspects.

Hi Selena.
Picture first class. Splendid sharpness and colours and also beautiful flight humming-bird's . Congratulations.
I greet Robert.

Hi Selen,

This is a truly masterpiece photo that is very hard to capture. The true colours and the wings makes it very unique shot.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-07-18 13:24]

Hola selen,
interesante y bella captura,
detalles espléndidos y tonos...

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-07-18 13:35]

Bonjour Selen
Excellente capture et effet des ailes, très beau sujet superbement présenté. Félicitations.
Amicalement Robi

On the road now with slow connection. Just marking up the best ones this time.

harika, çok çok güzel bir uçuş sahnesi. yanardöner nefis renkleriyle harika bir model. elinize sağlık Selen hanım. selamlar.

Merb Selen, Superb shot, the sharp focus, colour contrasts, quality flash control, timing, composition, DOF, shutter, all help to put together an excellent quality image. Very well done, I do envy your great adventures in exotic locations. Iyi hafta sonu Selamlar Necip

hello selen,
stunning capture, i always wonder how some members shoot this kind of great pictures, shooting flying birds is really tough and you have done it so well,
tfs & regards

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-07-18 19:50]

Hola Selen.
Una verdadera obra de arte en este hermosa fotografia Selen. Excelente trabajo realizado aqui para lograr esta fina imagen.
Saludos Selen.

Selam Selen hanım, nefissss... 4/4 lük bir kare. Aynı zamanda sanatsal bir çekim. Kanat hareketi ancak bu kadar detaylı verilebilirdi. Elinize sağlık. İyi bir hafta sonu dileklerimle...

I never knew you had this one. I absolutely love the wing flutter and your exposure. This turned out very artistic.
Have yourself a great day.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-19 2:36]

Hello Selen,
Wonderful in-flight capture of this glistening jewel. Great focus on the eye and I like the way you've caught the wing movement. It looks really good against the dark background!
TFS and have a nice weekend, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-19 2:47]

Hello Selen,
A real in-flight beauty!
This Green Violet-ear must have been hovering in one place for you to be able to capture him so sharply with only the wings showing movement at 60th sec! Excellent POV
Great use of flash to bring out the colours and aid the sharpness.
TFS this delight,
Have a good weekend,

Hi Selen,
I don't know how you do it at 1/60th, it's not generally the s-speed most photographers would try to capture a hummer inflight with..
But the result speaks for itself.
At this slow speed you even have the "faint" latent wing image above the bird that adds something different..
Tell me you shot this handheld & I will have to kill myself ;-}}
Very well done,

Stunning capture. Excellent capture, you did a great job.
Best wishes

Hello Selen!
Simply amazing shot! These birds are so fast that I can not imagine better picture of flying hummingbird - it looks like a specimen with 4 wings ;>
Great DOF and colours. TFS and I am waiting for the next picture from your American trip!
Regards from Lodz,

Hi Selen,

Firstly, very apt title. Quite a bit of a special effect in the shot. This piece is quite as attractive as any other north/south american hummngbirds that you have covered while in flight.


Merhaba Selen,
sorry for my delay, my friend!
another great posting of this magnificent bird with the awesome colouration!
the image is sharp with nice colour and details
well done
take care and regards

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-21 6:27]

Hello Selen, very nice shot of this flying Hummingbird, the wings effect is fantastic, good use of the fill flash, well done! Thanks,


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-07-21 13:39]

Hi Selen

This is very artistic with the dark BG and the flashes of colour with the motion of the wings. It is very beautiful



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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-22 0:42]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Bu ne inanılmaz güzellikte bir foto! Siyah bir artalan önünde enfes renklerle bezeli bu kuşun hareketini de içeren bu müthiş göz temasına ve detaylardaki mükemmelliğe ne denebilir bilmiyorum. Keinlikle başköşelik bir çalışma. Hemen favorilerim arasına alıyorum. Başarılı çalışmalarınızın devamı dileklerimle.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-24 8:08]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Harika bir fotograf.Canlı renkler,kontrast,kanatlardaki hareket efekti,göz teması mükemmel.Ellerinize sağlık!

Pose 5/5
Difficulty 5/5
Light 3/5

Overall 4/5

Well done.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2008-07-29 13:42]

Hello Selen,

Wow! Another wonderful picture of this lovely green violetear!

You choose 1/60s (wow!!!) and that gave him three and more wings!!! :-)

Even with this slow speed, all the body is in focus! Nice tail and body position from the "colibri"...

The dark bg enhances the bird and I like the fact that even with this black bg we can easily see the beak!

Great job and TFS!


hi selen!
A very beautiful picture!
well done!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-08-16 7:06]

merhaba selen
çok güzel bir türü uçar vaziyette oldukça net kadrajlamışsın
poz, ışık, renkler, netlik ve detayları nefis
eline sağlık

Belle composition très harmonieuse.
Bonne journée.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-08 11:41]

Hi Selen

As i had a look through your photostream, this photo jumped straight out of the monitor :)
The colors and iridescence of the feathers of this hummingbird are simply outstanding and your flash work made sure that they would grab the attention of every watcher.
Add to that a very nice dynamism given by the motion of the wings and a nice, even BG and you have a splendid result.

Bravo and TFS

Hello Selen,
Just beautiful..............just beautiful. TFS

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