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Challenge: Hope (Basic Editing I)
Collection: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: St. Elmo, Colorado
Date: Aug 21, 2004
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2004

Hummingbird on a wire in St. Elmo, Colorado. Cropped, hue adjusted slightly. Lightly run through Neat Image

Place: 139 out of 285
Avg (all users): 4.9765
Avg (commenters): 5.7857
Avg (participants): 4.7794
Avg (non-participants): 5.1420
Views since voting: 1098
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 298
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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05/27/2005 07:20:51 AM
what luck to capture this little lady sitting still long enough to get a photo! great capture and i like it very much :o)~~Cher~~
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09/06/2004 05:13:07 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi Ancientimages...

Hummingbirds are interesting creatures. They have a lot of beauty simply in their petite size and precision motion around my feeders.

This photo feels like a bit of a 'wedge' into this challenge. When a viewer looks at this photo and tries to evaluate the tie in to the theme of hope, I believe they will be left wanting. The photo also feels quite underexposed. The composition here has a bit too much negative space to really make the hummingbird a strong subject. The blurred background helps, but I believe the bird needs to fill more of the frame here to be successful as a great bird photo. Its difficult to get close to these guys :)

John Setzler
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2004 10:35:27 PM
does't fit chalenge. and the focus is lacking.
08/31/2004 04:28:38 PM
Great shot .
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08/28/2004 03:13:44 PM
Wow a hummingbird at rest. What a shot.
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08/27/2004 11:38:47 AM
Wow .. this is the second shot I've seen (in my life) of these little guys sitting. I'm really not sure how well this meets the challenge (without your title) I dont think I would make the conclusion (hoping to survive since he is so small).
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08/26/2004 06:15:09 PM
Great shot! I know how hard it is to catch one of these little fellows still! My only sugesstion would be to lighten the image -- he kind of fades into the shadows.
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08/26/2004 01:25:29 PM
Nice rufous, but the background has a bit of a problem
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08/26/2004 07:52:10 AM
I love it. 10
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08/25/2004 08:13:24 PM
what sort of bird is this?
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08/25/2004 07:44:58 PM
Nice picture...but it ain't hope.
08/25/2004 03:56:23 PM
Good picture, but it seems a litle to dark.
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08/25/2004 09:37:52 AM
struggling to find a link to hope. Yes I understand that hoping to survive has a link, but its pushing it a bit.
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08/25/2004 04:04:09 AM
Great shot, but no Hope feeling
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08/25/2004 02:04:18 AM
great picture--it could be more on-topic
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08/25/2004 12:45:59 AM
The focus appears a little off, but incredible shot of a still hummingbird. You must be very patient or very lucky.
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