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Taking a break



Male hummingbird taking a break during his constantly territory patrol
Chihuahua, Mexico

Male hummingbird taking a break during his constantly territory patrol
Chihuahua, Mexico
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24 Comments | Report
carolyns PRO+
 
carolyns February 23, 2014
Stunningly beautiful!!! What a GREAT image!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates February 23, 2014
Wonderful capture!
1quietlady PRO
 
1quietlady February 23, 2014
Wow! Great detail
BrianpSlade
 
BrianpSlade February 24, 2014
Lovely DOF with superb clarity...well done and congrats!...Brian
herman-anwar
 
herman-anwar February 24, 2014
sharp and clear, love the detail...
lito
 
lito February 24, 2014
Congratulations! But how did you know it is a male hummingbird? Teach me...
GordonD PRO
 
GordonD February 24, 2014
Beautiful congratulations :)
klukowski Premium
 
klukowski February 24, 2014
Beautiful!!
Mel_Henderson PRO+
 
Mel_Henderson February 28, 2014
OMG. This is amazing!
cilla8 PRO
 
cilla8 March 03, 2014
Amazing...Congrats on award!!
SarahJanePhotography
 
SarahJanePhotography March 09, 2014
Nice detail and DOF.
LesleyRoy
 
LesleyRoy October 24, 2014
This was definitely my favorite image even though some of the others were spectacular. I felt as if I could almost hear the bird thinking. The colours blended so beautifully. Lesley
mafe
 
mafe October 26, 2014
Good job!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography January 10, 2015
This is fantastic! Perfect colors & detail! One of the top contenders of the "Birds of a feather" photo challenge! :)
Batesrc2 PRO+
 
Batesrc2 January 11, 2015
Thanks fora adding this to the challenge.
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Batesrc2 January 11, 2015
Thanks fora adding this to the challenge.
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel February 14, 2015
Nice, vivid, and beautiful entry.
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 February 16, 2015
Awesome details!
dareco PRO+
 
dareco February 25, 2015
voted
hiyahercfarm PRO+
 
hiyahercfarm February 12, 2016
Absolutely beautiful! Great capture!
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laurenkaymyers July 29, 2016
Great shot. Excellent detail and composition. Love it!
Redjule PRO
 
Redjule November 10, 2016
Terrific capture!
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Alfredo_Jose April 06, 2017
Amazing shot, excellent details! Thanks for sharing!
podesta
 
podesta May 16, 2017
Perfect capture

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken on the mountain of Chihuahua, Mexico; in what is called "Sierra Taraumara" That area is full of deep canyons and the wildlife there is amazing, no to many people go walk in those forests.
Time
I remember was morning, at the first lights of the day; the hummingbirds were flying arround a group of flowers for the first meal of the day.
Lighting
I was not pian too many attention at the light. I was in the deep of a forest, was a cloudy day and the sun wasn't rise yet over the mountains. My priority was to freeze the fly of the hummingbirds.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D800 with a 300mm f2.8 lens, 2X teleconverter and a tripod.
Inspiration
I love hummingbirds, their different shapes and colors and especially how they can fly. Their unpredictability in flight and the amazing speed in beating wings are for me a fascinating challeng.
Editing
I don't like post-processing, I like to take photos with my camera and my eys, not with a computer. The only things I do on my laptop are the same that you can do with a film like cropping, redimencion, ecc.
In my camera bag
Because I'm traveling hitch-hiking around the world and I don't have any fixed home I can't bring with me a lot of equipment. I had (I have been robbed) a Nikon D800 with a 16-85 f3.5 and I still have a 300mm f2.8, a 2X teleconverter and a tripod.
Feedback
To photograph hummingbird in wild the only advice I can give is to be patient and spend time to observ where the birds go to eat. For what I saw they usually frecuent the same flowers regularly.

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