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). As well 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 able to fly backwards. Their English name derives from the characteristic rapid wing beats. They can fly at speeds exceeding 15 m/s (54 km/h; 34 mph). (From Wikipedia)
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Miguel82 (7882) 2012-05-20 8:48
A really superb picture with this close up on the bird and this particular flower
Fine colors and excellent sharpness
Good pov and light
serp2000 (29242) 2012-05-20 9:32
I like your special attitude to wings, Eleu.
Great timing shot! Amazing capture, funny moment. TFS!
Have a great sunday!
cornejo (18130) 2012-05-20 11:16
Hello friend Eleu, lovely photo of this beautiful hummingbird sipping the wonderful flower. Very well made, very clearly, excellent light and color. A lovely job very well done, congratulations. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy start to the week.
Best regards and best wishes.
siudzi (23959) 2012-05-20 12:40
Wow! What a charming shot of this superb scene! It has been taken with an excellent timing, exposure and sharpness. Bravo! A top quality work. Thanks for sharing.
siamesa (27449) 2012-05-20 13:36
Boa noite Eleu
Wow! Splendid capture. Perfect colors and sharpness. They are cute.
tchefi (1417) 2012-05-20 14:01
Je suis impressionée parla netteté du colibri losqu'on sait la vitesse à laquelle il bouge. belle mise au point et profondeur de champ bien choisi pour avoir l'arrière plan flou qui fait ressortir l'oiseau et la fleur. Bravo!
chrisvek (5515) 2012-05-20 14:59
Great shoot on the right time.Very wonderful capture of our nature.Great details and colors.Superb POV too.Well done
Have a good night
Sonata11 (28391) 2012-05-20 19:51
what a perfect timing and perfect captured this a little fellow. I love those tiny birds. They are sooooo cute and beautiful. Wonderfully executed this image. Perfectly well done. I like it a lot. Awesome photo job.
All the best,
danos (74064) 2012-05-20 23:57
great the snapshot with the Hummingbird to be captured with its so characteristic fly in contact to the plant.I like the excellent quality as the light and colour management of the image.
jhm (122490) 2012-05-21 2:55
We get almost never this lovely Hummingbirds to see.
What a wonderful picture, also through your perfect light management of the flower.
Excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Monday,
saxo042 (31802) 2012-05-21 7:24
I really admire the perfect sharpness of this photo! I also enjoy the nice composition with the blue flower well positioned. A beautiful little bird against the blurry background. A very good capture!
AuldCom (196) 2012-05-21 8:22
It's a beautiful shot ! Very good light and colors, very good job !
PecoBud (3778) 2012-05-22 10:57
Excellent close-up of this hummingbird and with great clarity and control of light and color. Your POV is always stunning with nature photos, great job Elau!!
TFS.........Your Friend from California.......Buddy
bayno (16241) 2012-05-22 11:24
beautiful moment and wonderful colors, not easy shot, i notice that you use 300 mm focal...perfect exposure...very very nice...
ikeharel (37424) 2012-05-24 5:03
Magnificent taken photo, better than the first posted, to my humble oppinion.
The green tone background contrast the fabulous velvet flower, and the bird of course.
baddori (18988) 2012-05-27 23:12
Uno dei più piccoli uccelli ...o una delle più grandi inflorescenze.
Mancando uno standard ....lo sguardo ammira i colori ...la voglia di cibo.
La tecnica del volo ...e dello stare in quota.
COSTANTINO (42746) 2012-05-28 11:31
lovely,sweet and delicate picture
with extraodinary details very well
composed,amazing capture of this
hummingbitd,charming scenery with
great lightness and sharpness
claudeD (24201) 2012-06-01 9:07
amazing macro shot of this flying bird. Excellent colors and perfect composition.Very well seen and done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg