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Hummingbird showing his tail feathers off

Posted by
aaanouel (Heredia, Costa Rica) on 26 October 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Not so easy to catch them posing like this, but to honest, we realized the tail was open when reviewing the captures later.
In this occasion we used 18-250mm (375mm equiv. APS-C sensor) zoom for first time, but soon realized it was not enough for birding, so I rushed to buy Sony HX100V (30X) again, LOL!. Now HX100V is our A65 perfect partner for SuperTele and Macro shots.

SONY SLT-A65V 1/125 second F/6.3 ISO 200 375 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


26 Oct 2012 10:35am

@Tinx: Wonderful shots in your portfolio, congrats Tinx! Txs4Sharing

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

So ein hübscher kleiner Vogel mit seinem gefächerten Schwanz !

26 Oct 2012 10:50am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

A remarkable bird! Bravo for this shot!

26 Oct 2012 11:48am

@Patrick M.: Thanks Patrick, m'glad you liked it.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

a m a z i n g shot, BRAVO*****

26 Oct 2012 11:58am

@Dimitrios: Thanks Dimitrios And thanks again for your kind comments on our portfolio captures. Txs4watching /// Have a happy Saint Dimitrios Day!

k@ from Paris, France

What a poseur, and look at this tail, superb dof & colors.

26 Oct 2012 1:15pm

@k@: Est exactement ce ce que nous avons dit en passant en revue les saisies dans l'appareil-photo plus tard. Merci K. (Google Trans.)

Christine from Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, France

J'adore ! Il est vraiment superbe cet oiseau.

26 Oct 2012 5:24pm

@Christine: Thanks Christine.

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Une vraie merveille avec la lumière dans sa queue en éventail. Splendid shot. ***** Bonne journée et merci pour le watch, j'en fais de même.

26 Oct 2012 7:41pm

@Tede: Merci pour votre sorte exprime Tede, améliorent même si venant d'un grand tireur. Txs4watching

Baldwin from Venezuela

Fantastica foto de este hermoso colibrí !!! Los colores son espectaculares ...

26 Oct 2012 8:29pm

aaanouel from Costa Rica

Tuvimos bastante suerte B., realmente no esperaba que mostrara la colita de esa manera, lo descubrimos después al revisar las fotos. ¡Buena sorpresa!

27 Oct 2012 12:42am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Very nice capture!

27 Oct 2012 4:41am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Wow.... Proficiat with this Image.

27 Oct 2012 5:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


27 Oct 2012 5:52pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

27 Oct 2012 6:42pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Félicitations pour le Color Spotlight. Belle journée.

27 Oct 2012 8:10pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight! Great capture, indeed!

27 Oct 2012 8:29pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Superb capture. Even if spotted after shooting it. I don't think I've ever seen the tail feathers spread out in a relaxed position like that, even though I have seen hummingbirds still, not in flight. This is truly amazing.

27 Oct 2012 9:01pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Congratulations on the spotlight! Bravo!

27 Oct 2012 10:56pm

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Wonderful picture!

27 Oct 2012 11:05pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is a fantastic image ... congratulations on the Spotlight!

27 Oct 2012 11:32pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

incredible bird! great shot!

28 Oct 2012 12:28am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the color spotlight

28 Oct 2012 7:33am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

congrats on the spotlight! wonderful colours and really exotic!

28 Oct 2012 8:20am

yvan from Slovenia

Wonderful shot and great colours, bravo!

28 Oct 2012 2:01pm

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Stunning. Wow, that tail!! Lovely! Congrats on the spotty!!

28 Oct 2012 2:22pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Congrats !! Great to catch a hummingbird sitting still.
May be he wanted you to photograph him and show him off to us :-)

28 Oct 2012 2:59pm

Baldwin from Venezuela

Felicitaciones AA ... tu primer Color Spotlight y empezando ;-)))

28 Oct 2012 6:41pm

@Baldwin: Que sorpresa, ni siquiera sabía que Color Spotlight existía, jejeje. De hecho, me he enterado por Uds. porque no he visto ninguna notificación al respecto... ¿ni sé donde se puede ver esto?, tu debes tener varios, don't you?

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your well deserved SPOTLIGHT!

28 Oct 2012 7:28pm

aaanouel from Costa Rica

Thanks to Aminus3 staff for selecting our shot for a Color Spotlight Distinction and to all of you for your kind words...
(I didn't know Color Spotlight existed, even the less expected to get one of them, LOL!)


29 Oct 2012 1:37am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Spotlight !

29 Oct 2012 9:46pm

Lopamudra from Kolkata, India

OMG! thats marvelous...

30 Oct 2012 4:55am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

je découvre cet oiseau où ses plumes en éventail me plaisent

31 Oct 2012 4:58pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

Magical :)

1 Nov 2012 9:46am

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1/125 second
ISO 200
375 mm (35mm equiv.)