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The hummingbird and the bee
2nd PlaceThe hummingbird and the bee
william88


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 80-200 f/2.8L
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Date: May 26, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1500
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2008

PP: NI, crop, hue , usm, S/H, selective color, curves, resize, border.
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What a surprise for me as soon as I returned home from Yosemite!! (It's raining there today (1/27), can't shoot). Thank you so much everybody for the votes, favs and the wonderful comments. I am glad people love it.
The flowers are real, they are on a kind of desert plant and look like plastic, I don't know why. :)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 484
Avg (all users): 7.2468
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.1491
Avg (non-participants): 7.4714
Views since voting: 13264
Views during voting: 401
Votes: 231
Comments: 52
Favorites: 37 (view)


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11/20/2009 05:08:45 PM
Oh wow...a hummingbird AND a bee...AMAZING!
05/08/2009 12:38:31 PM
Wow - a honey bee. That's a rare sight. Sadly.

(Lovely shot of the other less rare beauty of course).
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02/25/2008 04:53:13 PM
Wow!
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02/03/2008 08:58:31 PM
Exquisite, rare, and beautiful! VERY nice! Congrats on a superb image. Oh, nice going on that ribbon, too!.....8>)
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02/03/2008 05:51:45 AM
Awesome CAPTURE TO GET BOTH BIRD AND BEE TOGETHER SO PERFECTLY LIKE THIS..... AWWSOME.....
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02/01/2008 04:43:58 AM
How on earth did this shot not win. Super image.
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01/31/2008 04:30:40 AM
WOW this is incredible and well deserving ribbon
personally i think its #1 but congrats on the red
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01/31/2008 02:21:37 AM
An amazing shot, detail and colour just wonderful congrats on your ribbon a fine image
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01/30/2008 06:38:30 PM
This is probably the best shot I've ever seen! I simply LOVE IT! Congratulations!
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01/29/2008 05:17:46 PM
stunning! simply stunning. My dream shot.
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01/29/2008 06:21:51 AM
Hello William,
You are 2nd for the big challenge of 2007 !
Congrats
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01/28/2008 06:10:24 PM
Originally posted by jdannels:

you are my highest rated photographer now with an average vote given of 9.667. :)
Congrats on the red ribbon!

Joe, thank you for let me know the exciting news. How do I find my highest rated photographer?

Message edited by author 2008-01-28 18:16:47.
01/28/2008 04:45:13 PM
you are my highest rated photographer now with an average vote given of 9.667. :)
Congrats on the red ribbon!
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01/28/2008 04:03:43 PM
beautiful image. congrats on the Red ribbon!
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01/28/2008 02:46:11 PM
I cannot stop looking at this image. This is so beautiful. I would love a print of this. Just awesome! Congrats and Great work!!!!!
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01/28/2008 10:14:43 AM
Came back to enjoy this lovely image and to say congratulations...
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01/28/2008 09:53:58 AM
Gorgeous! Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/28/2008 08:20:14 AM
Wonderful Black-chinned Hummer. Congratulations on you well deserved ribbon. Van
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01/28/2008 04:49:16 AM
A beautiful photo! Congrats on your well deserved red!
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01/28/2008 03:16:32 AM
Congrats on the red, very well done!
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01/28/2008 03:05:44 AM
Beautiful image, William. Big congrats on the red.
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01/28/2008 02:32:21 AM
wow, a truly beautiful picture well done/congrats
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01/28/2008 01:16:46 AM
Congrats William! Here's to a fun 2008!
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01/28/2008 12:33:15 AM
Congrats on your ribbon and a nice hummingbird shot, they're tough to get right and you did well!
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01/28/2008 12:32:54 AM
i love this shot but it also makes me laugh because it seems as tho if you can get a nice crisp shot of a hummingbird on this site you got yourself a ribbon! lol congrats!
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01/28/2008 12:32:05 AM
Phenomenal capture - so intent - I swear the bird is "eyeing" the bee. Nice and congrats on 2nd!!
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01/28/2008 12:18:51 AM
Absolutely fantastic & well deserved!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 11:25:24 PM
I love the detail and color in this photo, stunning and beautiful.
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01/27/2008 08:40:43 PM
Very unique capture. I'm jealous! Could be a ribbon here!
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01/27/2008 06:18:58 PM
Excellent capture..
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01/27/2008 05:26:21 PM
I love the sharpness and clarity of this image, and the colours are beautiful! Thanks for sharing it :)
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01/27/2008 12:22:49 PM
Beautiful colors and nice composition. Back to bump you up to 9.
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01/26/2008 10:29:02 PM
Great job freezing the bird and the bee, and the colors and bokeh are wonderful.
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01/26/2008 07:59:17 PM
Beautifully done... Great colors..
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01/26/2008 05:38:29 PM
Very nice capture!! Nice detail and color. Maybe a bit overblown on the "bee side" but overall nice composition (7)
01/25/2008 10:49:11 AM
What patience you have! Beautiful detail!
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01/25/2008 01:58:20 AM
Nicely captured and DoF is excellent. Good Luck. 7.
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01/24/2008 08:13:13 PM
Great capture and DOF. Lovely angle and colors are great.
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01/24/2008 10:41:38 AM
This is a fantastic action capture, especially to get both the bee and the hummingbird. I hope this scores well for you!
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01/24/2008 10:30:51 AM
Beautiful
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01/23/2008 08:06:25 PM
Nice soft background though maybe just a little more DOF to help with the sharpness of the bird. Good placement of the flower in the frame and wonderful stop action for the bird. Not too sure about the plastic look of the flowers though.
01/23/2008 11:45:51 AM
You just can't get more perfect than an hummer AND a bee both posing for you! Great shot!
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01/22/2008 05:17:20 PM
Oh wow...I can't say anymore than that.
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01/21/2008 07:21:05 PM
Nice summertime shot in my midwinter season. Perfectly wonderful 10.
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01/21/2008 07:02:39 PM
really awesome capture. While each separately are not that awe striking, but together with that interesting plant it is amazing. great composition as well.
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01/21/2008 05:51:56 PM
Pretty shot, love the dof and the clarity of the humming birds chest including catch lights in his eyes. Perfect motion of the wings and colour all make this a very pleasing image. 9
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01/21/2008 03:58:14 PM
One of my top picks, so clear and just gorgeous.
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01/21/2008 02:43:17 PM
this is great ... love the bokeh and color saturation ... also tack sharp!
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01/21/2008 09:00:37 AM
Great capture - lovely colors!
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01/21/2008 02:01:46 AM
Double the greatness of your shot! And some beautiful bokeh in the background!
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01/21/2008 01:16:33 AM
wow...great serendipity here...I wonder if the bee is actually a distraction...just a thought. Great image in any case 8
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01/21/2008 12:28:36 AM
wow...nice detail here!
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