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Black Jacobin

Black Jacobin
Información de la foto
Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2007-08-12
Categorías: Birds
Cámara: Nikon D70, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposición: f/5.6, 1/160 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2007-10-07 7:54
Vista: 3825
Puntos: 26
[Normas para las notas] Notas del fotógrafo
A bit difficult to discover between the leaves and branches of the trees. But with a bit of patience I could make a photo of this Hummingbird. I think it's the first-one on TN.

The Black Jacobin (Florisuga fusca) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montanes, and heavily degraded former forest. (Wikipedia)

12.5 cm. Unmistakable black and white. White tail with black central feathers and tips. Immature has broad cinnamon stripe on sides of throat. Courtship flight in zig-zag steps, then a sudden dive. (All the birds of Brazil – Souza)

Argus, nglen, jaycee, warnzy, darwin, smitha, scottevers7, Tamrock, boreocypriensis ha puntuado esta nota como útil.
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-10-07 8:16]

Hello Peter,
Though the technical quality of this shot is not the best as it is a bit soft it is a fine capture as far as composition, colours and BG are concerned. I have seen a similar species of jacobin in Trinidad years ago.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-07 9:26]

Hi Peter. Good shot of the Hummingbird. Patience pay off. fine detail and a nice pose with natural colours/ a good POV/DOF. well done TFS. good notes too.
Have a good week ahead.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-07 11:13]

Hi Peter,

This is the first time I have seen this type of Hummingbird. You caught him in a nice pose showing him off well. It is sharp enough to see the details and the natural colors are lovely.


Hi Peter,

You have done very well to get this capture. I had never heard off this bird, so thank you for the education. An extremely difficult shot to get so any lack of clarity should be quickly forgiven. Good colours, a decent amount of detail and nice composition. Thanks for sharing it.

Kind regards,


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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2007-10-07 16:36]

Hi Peter
Great capture
tfs jon

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 357 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-10-07 22:10]

Hello Peter,
A beautiful contribution to TN. I don't think I have come across its picture in TN before. A well composed shot with good details, colours and background.
Thanks for the share of the picture andd the notes,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-08 7:24]

Hello Peter, you worked hard for it but it worths it ! What a great little fellow, I've never seen one in TN I think. Well composed, sharp with a very good exposure. Thanks ! Well done,


Hi Peter,
A new one for me, so this is very educational. Nice job to pick him out and get a clean well composed shot. Nice colors and decent detail in the dark plumage. A difficult exposure you managed very well.

hi peter!
what a beautiful bird!
sharp with good composition
and nice pov and dof!
well done!

Magnifique quels beaux détails une réussite.

Beautiful macro shot of this bird. I love the colours and the composition.
Best wishes,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-16 0:41]

Hi Peter,
Just acknowledging this wonderful shot. Superbly done. Wish I could write a few more words, pity my net problem does not allow that. Sorry.
TFS this awesome shot.

Hi Peter,

A great capture of this pretty hummingbird. Super sharp focus, with nice background blurring.
TFS and have a nice WE MF! Take care wile i absent!


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