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A Rufous-Tailed Hummingbird (wild). Captured in Panama. One (cropped) image.
· Date: Fri 9-April-2010 · Views: 10779 · Filesize: 51.4kb, 333.6kb · Dimensions: 1024 x 701 ·
Rating: ********** 9.91
Keywords: Size, largely matter of perspective......
Lens and Filters: 70-200 @200mm
Film and/or ISO: 200
Aperture: f/22
Location: Sobernia National park, Panama
Additional Categories: Nature & Wildlife Shots
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Location: Sterling Heights MI US
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Sat 10-September-2011 21:24 Rating: 10 

WOW!WOW!WOW! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WERE ABLE TO EVEN CAPTURE THIS MOMENT AT ALL, LEAVE ALONE with EXCELLENT TONAL VALUE. You captured every pixel of color that was available from nature and life. A Humming bird's wings are so fast, even faster than a helicopter, but you froze it in time clearly focused and with all the color mother nature and the bird had to offer. And a bee as well! This picture should be in a museum!

Location: PA US
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Thu 26-January-2012 07:30 Rating: 10 

Great shot Merlin! How did you manage to stop the wings...and at f22??? Did you use an off camera strobe? This is the best hummingbird shot I have ever seen.

Location: Bluffton SC US
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Mon 12-March-2012 04:18 Rating: 10 

Great shot.... unbelievable colors. Looks like the flash/strobe was underneath the bird. Very nice...

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Mon 19-March-2012 12:03 Rating: 10 


Location: TX US
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Tue 22-May-2012 16:29 Rating: 10 

Can't believe you got this shot with a 200mm lens. Way to go.

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Wed 29-April-2015 00:12 Rating: 10 


Location: BC CA
Mon 13-July-2015 10:33 Rating: 10 

Amazing please share how how did this

Location: MI US
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Wed 27-January-2016 20:53 Rating: 10 

Amazing capture...