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hermit hummingbird in Costa Rica and thanks to my teacher Ralph Paonessa

hermit hummingbird in Costa Rica and thanks to my teacher Ralph Paonessa
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139 Comments |
DonTX
 
DonTX April 08, 2013
This is absolutely incredible! Incredible focus and colors.
LadyM
 
LadyM April 08, 2013
wow this is just stunning!
Blue-Maddness PRO+
 
Blue-Maddness April 08, 2013
Amazing!!
jyl8833
 
jyl8833 April 09, 2013
Love it!
JoeS
 
JoeS April 11, 2013
Awesome! This is really good. voted
iamtherie PRO+
 
iamtherie April 11, 2013
This is stunningly beautiful
Jamie_Engel
 
Jamie_Engel April 12, 2013
great capture
srimanta
 
srimanta April 15, 2013
fantastic shot... excellent colour and composition and DOF....
Duval
 
Duval April 23, 2013
lovely !! ;-D
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger April 24, 2013
Great shot. Birds are one of my favorite subjects and I know these fast moving guys are hard to capture.
janoogee
 
janoogee May 05, 2013
Incredible colors, focus, just perfect. Amazing image.
beetlestone
 
beetlestone May 05, 2013
Fantastic close up!
PhotoLux
 
PhotoLux June 07, 2013
Incredible shot. Awesome.
tissa7
 
tissa7 July 22, 2013
amazing detail!
Sandyfriedkin1942 PRO+
 
Sandyfriedkin1942 July 22, 2013
WOW! Absolutely Magnificent.
ArtQ
 
ArtQ July 22, 2013
Congrats on your finalist award in Magnified Contest
maureenlight
 
maureenlight July 22, 2013
Congratulations! Best shot of the bunch. Incredible capture.
necobaker
 
necobaker July 22, 2013
WOW!!!! I love love hummingbirds, this is absolutely beautiful.
Valeta PRO+
 
Valeta July 22, 2013
unbelievable capture! Thank you for doing what it took to get this close in.
catharina_linden_9074
 
catharina_linden_9074 July 23, 2013
das ist aber auch ein tolles Foto. Glückwunsch!!!
Motojojo
 
Motojojo July 23, 2013
This shot deserves a "Magnificent capture" but for some reason I can't award that til I upgrade. It is truly an incredible shot!
iamasmith
 
iamasmith July 23, 2013
Absolutely awesome. The best shot of a Hummingbird I have ever seen.
BarbaraT
 
BarbaraT August 01, 2013
wow! What an amazing photograph. Such color and clarity. Congratulations.
SaraD99
 
SaraD99 August 01, 2013
This is SO AMAZING! Along with being an incredible photo, it also tells the story of how plants and animals have evolved to help one another. This plant seems to have evolved into just the right shape for the hummingbird to help it pollinate. Great skill!
jvillainc Platinum
 
jvillainc August 01, 2013
GREAT shot! Congratulations!!
bsturgis2
 
bsturgis2 August 01, 2013
Wow this is incredible!!
cjmclean
 
cjmclean August 01, 2013
Well YES!!! Amazing shot! Definitely the winner, congratulations!
michmcbowen
 
michmcbowen August 01, 2013
Beautiful! Congrats!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair August 01, 2013
Great work!
SusanB
 
SusanB August 01, 2013
OH WOW! JUST AWESOME! CONGRATS! FABULOUS!
donna6167
 
donna6167 August 01, 2013
Congratulations on a well deserved win!
johnpa53
 
johnpa53 August 01, 2013
congratulation on your win. well deserved:-)
Juliamclean PRO
 
Juliamclean August 01, 2013
Wow....awesome shot....congrats!
Mark7D
 
Mark7D August 01, 2013
well done great shot :)
believeit2receiveit
 
believeit2receiveit August 01, 2013
Congratulations on your win! Well done ... well deserved!!
CathyHubbard PRO
 
CathyHubbard August 01, 2013
Congratulations, this is a magnificent photo!!
GordonD
 
GordonD August 01, 2013
The detail is utter genius, congatulations, super impressed!!
debhall Platinum
 
debhall August 01, 2013
WOW!!! An Absolutely Outstanding Shot! Congrats...well deserved.
scarlettnjo
 
scarlettnjo August 01, 2013
Congratulations!! Breathtaking!!
ChrisKIELY
 
ChrisKIELY August 01, 2013
Congratulations on your win - this is outstanding, exquisite, brilliant - totally amazing and incredible!!
KathyHolliker PRO
KathyHolliker August 01, 2013
Agreed!
seatonimages
 
seatonimages August 01, 2013
Congratulations, well deserved.
KathyHolliker PRO
 
KathyHolliker August 01, 2013
WWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!!
davidsloan
 
davidsloan August 01, 2013
Its all been said, you just could not improve this photo, it has everything going for it . Just perfect in every-way.
Thimbee
 
Thimbee August 01, 2013
Totally beautiful! Congrats
LaurieS
 
LaurieS August 01, 2013
congrats on the win. beautiful photo
precise
 
precise August 01, 2013
Beautiful
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography August 01, 2013
Great shot, congrats!
SammyNJM
 
SammyNJM August 01, 2013
incredible!
kchased
 
kchased August 01, 2013
excellent work! Congrats
terrycharbeneau
 
terrycharbeneau August 01, 2013
WOW
hmwilsonphotos
 
hmwilsonphotos August 01, 2013
Congratulations on winning this contest - great shot!
anneschlueter PRO+
 
anneschlueter August 01, 2013
Great shot! Congratulations!
JBdesign
 
JBdesign August 01, 2013
WOW capture.......congratulations on your win : )
Acadienne Platinum
 
Acadienne August 01, 2013
Congrats on your win. Great shot for sure.
jleiweke
 
jleiweke August 01, 2013
Congrats!
mclaybaugh PRO+
 
mclaybaugh August 01, 2013
awesome capture!!!!!
photofairy Ultimate
 
photofairy August 01, 2013
Incredible!
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle August 01, 2013
Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on your win!
sonya_corley_939
 
sonya_corley_939 August 01, 2013
Such a clear and beautiful image, congrats :)
parulparmar
 
parulparmar August 01, 2013
Speechless....truly a great capture!
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom August 01, 2013
congrats on the win. amazing shot.
AlanJakarta
 
AlanJakarta August 01, 2013
Superb closeup. Congratulations on being the Winner.
brodia65
 
brodia65 August 01, 2013
Stunning capture! Congrats!
Acewolf Platinum
 
Acewolf August 01, 2013
Just ridiculous. This shot is fantastic.. great capture.
catharina_linden_9074
 
catharina_linden_9074 August 02, 2013
super cool Glückwunsch!!!!!!!
Ceylon73
 
Ceylon73 August 02, 2013
Beautiful detail .. congrats on your win !!
Joecas
 
Joecas August 02, 2013
Congratulations!Amazing capture!wow
Joecas
 
Joecas August 02, 2013
Congratulations!Amazing capture!wow
herman-anwar
 
herman-anwar August 02, 2013
amazing color and amazing detail...salute and congrats...
AnthonyQuirke
 
AnthonyQuirke August 02, 2013
Super capture, congrats:-)
dalepausinga PRO+
 
dalepausinga August 02, 2013
Beautiful photo great capture and congrats
Krishna_Kumar
 
Krishna_Kumar August 02, 2013
Congratulations! :-) .. awesome pic!
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson August 02, 2013
Congratulations with your win with this stunning photo! Brian :-)
debbiecram
 
debbiecram August 02, 2013
Congrats on the win,,,very nice!!!
Monty
 
Monty August 02, 2013
Congrats on the win. Nicely captured.
CassandraHoffmann
 
CassandraHoffmann August 02, 2013
Congratulations on your winning shot :)
Ujjwal
 
Ujjwal August 02, 2013
Stunning capture and detail.Congratulation.
Lionel
 
Lionel August 02, 2013
Stunning image,tack sharp! Congratulations Johanna
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana August 02, 2013
Nice work! Congratulations!
Amiqdadi
 
Amiqdadi August 02, 2013
Congrats, great capture
mailsmc
 
mailsmc August 02, 2013
Wonderful shot!! Congrats on your win!!!
QHfilly
 
QHfilly August 02, 2013
Perfection :)
Jeanne713
 
Jeanne713 August 02, 2013
Fabulous shot! Congrats!!
DianeCArtography
 
DianeCArtography August 02, 2013
Wow, awesome capture! Congrats!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions August 02, 2013
congrats
ArtQ
 
ArtQ August 03, 2013
Congrats!
kkat Platinum
 
kkat August 04, 2013
Magnificent!!! Super Shot- Great details!! Congratulations!!
pixellimagery
 
pixellimagery August 04, 2013
WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Congrats congrats!!!!! :-D
Marshal PRO+
 
Marshal August 05, 2013
Bingo! DAMN good shot! Congrats!!!
Casper
 
Casper August 05, 2013
Congrats, superb. Good luck with the Tamron lenze
meshersmith
 
meshersmith August 05, 2013
Wooow, excellent shot, amazing details, love Polen on his head, the eye is perfect, awesome DOF and POV, congratulations on a very very deserve won!!
WayneRoss
 
WayneRoss August 06, 2013
National Geographic quality!
gopalakrishnan
 
gopalakrishnan August 06, 2013
great capture
parthgupta
 
parthgupta August 06, 2013
How beautiful is this photo...
Congrats on winning the competition!
dianarainbow Platinum
 
dianarainbow August 06, 2013
Jaw dropping......oh yeah!
julieklene
 
julieklene August 07, 2013
incredible photo! absolutely gorgeous! congratulations!
SarahKeates
 
SarahKeates August 07, 2013
Brilliant! Congrats!
Greatgreyowl
 
Greatgreyowl August 08, 2013
verry neat, not something I see every day.
PhilipCarnevale
 
PhilipCarnevale August 09, 2013
Outstanding photograph! Great job and congratulations
adoptedone
 
adoptedone August 12, 2013
Wow. Amazing! Congratulations on a well deserved win!
carlosalbertopereirafeitosa
 
carlosalbertopereirafeitosa August 13, 2013
Maravilha de composição, foco e nitidez.
kmiatke68 PRO+
 
kmiatke68 August 25, 2013
WOW....just wow!
NinaKling
 
NinaKling September 18, 2013
Congrats - great shot
johngreene
 
johngreene September 18, 2013
WOW! This is stunning! Please tell me what lens you used for this shot ? Thanks John Plan to buy a Sigma 150-500MM next week my first big zoom lens.
Would be trilled if i could get a photo half as good as this one.
Timbo
 
Timbo September 22, 2013
What can I say that haven't been said already.... but simply an outstanding shot..... Well done.".. and voted.....
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 September 30, 2013
Such an awesome capture! congrats on your win!
smswolf
 
smswolf October 05, 2013
This photo is stunning !!!!! congrates well Deserved !!!!!!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 09, 2013
Congrats on your win !
HelenRea
 
HelenRea November 08, 2013
Simply fantastic image Kasper! :)))
jeffphotog
 
jeffphotog November 20, 2013
What an amazing capture--just stunning.
jeancarlozuniga
 
jeancarlozuniga November 23, 2013
I am from Costa Rica, and this is one of my favorite birds. Great shot, absolutely amazing.
danielmartin
 
danielmartin November 24, 2013
Very well captured and soooooo beautiful!
Morphine
 
Morphine December 03, 2013
I cannot even Fathom reaching this level of breathtaking ability.Speechless.
lito
 
lito December 10, 2013
Just so incredible!
angiemaestrado
 
angiemaestrado December 20, 2013
Amazing!!!
sunnysideup
 
sunnysideup April 03, 2014
Great shot. Great composition, vibrant colours, perfectly sharp... Love it!
geoffs
 
geoffs April 06, 2014
OMG AWESOME!!! I only wish...:)
Elyzabeth PRO
 
Elyzabeth May 01, 2014
Congratulations my dear friend!!!! Very well desereved!
borderlight
 
borderlight September 28, 2014
Amazing capture!
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography May 06, 2015
Outstanding and deserving of all awards!
modelmeemaw Platinum
 
modelmeemaw September 03, 2015
sheer perfection, amazing capture!
Martha
Jinjinphoto
 
Jinjinphoto December 13, 2015
OMG great capture
Jinjinphoto
 
Jinjinphoto December 13, 2015
Is this a real bird?
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith April 04, 2016
Magnificent capture! Congratulations on your win of the One Photo Challenge!
RavenHawk58
 
RavenHawk58 May 06, 2016
What an incredible shot. It is like you are one with that bird. OUTSTANDING.
modelmeemaw Platinum
 
modelmeemaw July 28, 2016
Wow..outstanding capture!
Martha
drighlynne
 
drighlynne October 24, 2019
An amazing image, simply stunning.
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug October 24, 2019
Wow! Great capture, focus, color and image. Congratulations on your award.
dannyboyfraser Ultimate
 
dannyboyfraser October 24, 2019
Congratulations on your win!
braddmc
 
braddmc October 24, 2019
Congratulations! Excellent photo.
thunderlake Platinum
 
thunderlake October 24, 2019
Congratulations! Talk about focus and sharp!! Excellent!!
Free-Spirit
 
Free-Spirit October 24, 2019
Stunning!! Congratulations for your award!!
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal October 26, 2019
Hi Johanna, Congratulations on your win. Beautiful details.
gman176
 
gman176 September 18, 2020
Fantastic shot! :Love the details
JPART7
 
JPART7 April 24, 2021
THANK YOU for participating in my challenge. VERY hard to choose with so many talented photos! THIS is the most wonderful hummingbird picture I have seen. Really wish I could choose more than one winner! Adding this to my if we could choose more than one winner collection!
ronjudyluv2travel Platinum
 
ronjudyluv2travel November 12, 2021
Amazing image....love the detail! Congratulations!
ClaritaBethCanlasMiller PRO+
 
ClaritaBethCanlasMiller July 03, 2022
Stunning shot
beckyreding PRO
 
beckyreding October 04, 2023
Stunning
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
Masterpiece!
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Behind The Lens

Location

In Costa rica during a hummingbird work shop with Ralph Paonessa. We spent 10 in the rain forest and the mountains for taking hummingbird pictures I lived for some time in California and had hummingbirds in my garden. I never managed to capture a good picture of them. It made me change from analogue to digital photography and participating in several work shops.

Time

It was in the early afternoon.

Lighting

I took the picture at Aperture f/22.0?ISO 200?Shutter 1/200, but with flash equipment

Equipment

I used my Nikon D800, a 400mm lens, a tripod and advanced flash equipment for humming bird photography

Inspiration

I love humming birds. They are so delicate, elegant and beautiful. I saw, however, that they can be quite aggressive among themselves. I find it so fascinating that they are so active during the day, work so hard to have enough calorie input and "hibernate" during the night in order to save energy. Amazing.

Editing

Not really. I cropped the photo a little, that was it.

In my camera bag

I have Nikon cameras, D800, D5 and several lenses. 600mm, 200mm, macro etc. I do not like zoom lenses so much. The 600 mm lens is my favorite. I travelled to many places for crane photography, Germany, US, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kenya and always schlepped the 600 mm lens and a tripod, of course. I go to the gym on a regular basis, in order to have the strength to get the lens into the overhead compartment. I guess many happy moments are linked to that particular lens.

Feedback

Well, you have to be ready to make an effort. In this case I had to travel a long distance, carry heavy equipment. I guess the conclusion is, you have to be ready to make an effort. I always think, that I need to like or love something or someone, in order to take a good picture. If I do not like a place, it just does not work. And the light has to be right. Light and love are the key to everything in photography, I think. Patience and interest follow.

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