Andean emerald

This jewel-like hummingbird was visiting feeders in a relatively well-lit forest edge but the background was distracting. To overcome this, I placed an artificial background of naturally coloured card behind and to the side of the feeder. This provided a pleasing image but I could not use flash as it would have thrown the bird's shadow on to the card. Fortunately natural light was enough to lift the bird's plumage and put a natural catch light in its eye.

F/5.6, 1000th second, ISO 1000
Accepted: Bohemia (India) 2014, Sydney (Australia) 2014, Northern Counties 2014, Tourism 2014 - Nicosia (Cyprus), Zajecar (Serbia) & Konya (Turkey)

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Andean emerald

This jewel-like hummingbird was visiting feeders in a relatively well-lit forest edge but the background was distracting. To overcome this, I placed an artificial background of naturally coloured card behind and to the side of the feeder. This provided a pleasing image but I could not use flash as it would have thrown the bird's shadow on to the card. Fortunately natural light was enough to lift the bird's plumage and put a natural catch light in its eye.

F/5.6, 1000th second, ISO 1000
Accepted: Bohemia (India) 2014, Sydney (Australia) 2014, Northern Counties 2014, Tourism 2014 - Nicosia (Cyprus), Zajecar (Serbia) & Konya (Turkey)

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