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Magnificent Hummingbird by robbobert Magnificent Hummingbird by robbobert
I was going to hold off on posting this a bit till I got some other pictures from Costa Rica up, but what heck, I'll just do it now. :)

This is a Magnificent Hummingbird, and while it isn't quite as magnificent in this shot as it can be ([link]), I think it actually works better for the overall color scheme as it is.

These birds are among the most common species in Costa Rica, particularly in the upper altitudes where this individual was photographed. I had had to lie with my back at about a 45 degree angle against a wet hill for around 90 minutes before this guy was comfortable enough to come back to his perch. And just to complicate matters, it was starting to get dark too, so the pressure was on. ;) Thankfully, hummingbirds are creatures of habit, and they tend to revisit the same places over and over, so it was only a matter of time. :)
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Excellent little hummingbird!  Maybe not so magnificent but very cute!
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robbobert Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
When they show their colors they're pretty magnificent, but despite trying really hard, I couldn't get a profile shot of this guy showing his colors. ;) Glad you like the shot. :)
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dliche Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a beautifull photo! :omg:
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robbobert Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :D
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FriendFrog Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Everything about this shot is perfect.
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robbobert Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe, glad you like it. :) I think there's always something that can be improved. I think it would have been great if he had been flashing his head colors at me, but maybe that's just wishing too much. ;) Thanks for the comment.
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FriendFrog Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Yes, of course there's always room for improvement. Just not much room in this shot. Please humor me! :B I know that feeling, sometimes I wish I could direct animals. Just a bit to the left, please. Now look straight ahead... that's it, hold it! But we can't get greedy. =p
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robbobert Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my job to be hypercritical of my pictures. :D But you're right. A lot of the time, you take what you can get with animal photography. :)
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szog88 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow :wow, very good pic :clap:
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robbobert Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. Glad you like it. :)
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