Hummingbirds are birds that comprise the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) range. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5-cm Bee Hummingbird. They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–80 times per second (depending on the species). They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings, which sometimes sound like bees or other insects. To conserve energy while they sleep or when food is scarce, they have the ability to go into a hibernation-like state (torpor) where their metabolic rate is slowed to 1/15th of its normal rate. They are also the only group of birds with the ability to fly backwards. They can fly at speeds exceeding 15 m/s (54 km/h; 34 mph). (From Wikipedia)
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holmertz (26854) 2012-10-12 7:43
A plain but beautiful bird captured just for once sitting on a twig instead of hovering around. The twig makes a fine diagonal and the bird is sitting on an opposing diagonal, both benefitting the composition.
zoomer (3580) 2012-10-12 7:50
This such a beautiful shot with perfect focus and color.Greetings,Wolf.
mohammad_H (6565) 2012-10-12 8:24
Notes a "comprehensive and eloquent" about your little bird
Gone so beautiful
Clarity is very good, attractive colors
saxo042 (31790) 2012-10-12 8:42
This is indeed a professional bird photo! The sharpness is more than perfect and unfocused background has a very pleasant light green colour. Really an excellent picture!
mesutilgim (67856) 2012-10-12 9:47
Very nice capture of this beautiful hummingbird, as if she is posing for the photographer.
Very good pov and perfect layout. Interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
rychem (9151) 2012-10-12 10:34
Beautiful bird, excellent portrait with great details, nicely blurred BG, perfectly done
Sonata11 (28209) 2012-10-12 10:51
Thanks for interesting information of those smallest birds. They are soooo cute and beautiful. You captured him perfectly well. This close up let us see fetails. Perfectly well done.
siudzi (23831) 2012-10-12 12:19
Amazing close-up of this beautiful Hummingbirds. Perfectly seen and taken image. Good diagonal presentation. Like it a lot!
cornejo (17972) 2012-10-12 12:29
Eleu Hello, I really like this photo pretty good and lovely bird. I think a very good and interesting picture vibrant. Very good and interesting work my friend, congratulations. Tfs.
Good night and happy weekend.
Best regards and best wishes.
siamesa (27449) 2012-10-12 15:17
Boa noite Eleu
Lovely capture. It's very difficult to taka a photo of this bird. Very well done.
mirosu (5507) 2012-10-12 17:44
Very good composition of this lovely bird nice POV and BG with splendid colors. Good details presented. The sunlight really brings out the details in the plumage, a well composed photo with an attractive bird pose!
jhm (122314) 2012-10-13 0:49
You took these Hummingbird on a very nice way, the position in really very nice.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
kordinator (13411) 2012-10-13 0:51
Lovely bird and famous lighting and colors.
Perfect composed and presented image.
I lika it a lot.
TopGeo (37994) 2012-10-13 1:14
Very nice capture of this beautiful hummingbird,Very nice photo, with great contrast between these colors, and very good choice for POV
Very good result close-up of this beautiful moment
jemaflor (68781) 2012-10-13 2:40
Congratulations with a lovely and perfectly managed shot, exposure, sharpness and colors are top, tfs.
Miguel82 (7657) 2012-10-13 3:52
How are you? No time to post everyday
A wonderful wildlife shot
Sharp picture, excellent colors and light
Have a good day
maloutim (8586) 2012-10-16 1:10
This is a beautiful macro of a hummingbird ! Now, which species is this one ? Is it a bee hummingbird ? The macro is so close that one would think it's a big enough bird !
Excellent sharpness of the bird, and great lighting created by the blurred leaves in the background.