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    Default The Birds and the Bees

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    I believe this is a Scintillant Hummingbird female but I am not 100% sure. There are more than 50 species of hummingbird in Costa Rica and sometimes there are very subtle differences in their identification.


    ISO 1250, 300 mm PF, F8, 1000th, D 500, no flash, handheld, full frame

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    Moe,what a beautiful shot. No complaints here colors are great and love the flower,insects especially the bee.

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    Fine wing position and I really like this colour BG for backdropping this little fellow. The bee is a nice touch but the leaf and flower colours feel too saturated

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    Nice view of this hummer. Like the bee on the flower. Solid green background is great.

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    The best part of this image is discovering the 2 other bugs on the flowers. I love it when my eye travels through the picture and I find little hidden treasures!
    The hummer looks great as does the BG.
    The choice of crop is very nice (a bit more on top would not hurt) and I like the straight lines created by the hanging buds.
    If the main bee had been sharply in focus this image would have been killer! Still a preety special frame.
    Agree that the reds could be toned down.

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    Really good result for HH and no flash! Flowers re lovely and the wing position is really nice. You could loosen the crop a touch but is far from a deal breaker. Noise, sharpness, exposure all look good.

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    Here is a repost using suggestions from those who made comments. Red saturation cut 30% and a little bit added to the top. Thanks everyone!

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