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 Sword-billed Hummingbird
25-JAN-2008 Tom Munson

Sword-billed Hummingbird

Guango Lodge Ecuador

Canon EOS 40D ,Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/250s f/8.0 at 420.0mm iso400 full exif

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samhan 07-Nov-2013 00:06
And I thought Cyrano had a problem! Great shot! (I'd like to see the flowers this guy gathers nectar from.)
Guest 22-Jan-2010 16:33
Wonderful shot Tom!
I was also at Guango Lodge, but it was in July this summer!
Here's one of my best shots of the Sword-billed Hummingbird:
http://www.pbase.com/regulusphoto/image/116648707
Guest 10-Aug-2008 00:53
Finally got around to accessing your webpage. FANTASTIC! Let's do some country again. --Floyd
Keith Rankin14-Mar-2008 03:28
gorgeous hummer Tom! V
Yi Feng11-Mar-2008 03:46
Wow! Amazing capture Tom. Probably can't find in US. V
Buz Kiefer05-Mar-2008 22:13
Beautiful photo Tom. GMV.
Enjoy your 5 weeks.
RichardR04-Mar-2008 00:50
My first thought was "Pinnochio"! :) Superb image of that unique hummer, Tom! Vote
Best to you,
Dick:)
Rich Westfall02-Mar-2008 04:26
Wow! This guy can't keep his nose out of anything can he? Great shot Tom. I've never seen one of these.
akleja28-Feb-2008 12:15
Amazing! You still rule among bird-photographers!!
Nikhil Bahl21-Feb-2008 19:10
Holy moly! That is...a sword. Nice find. v
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik21-Feb-2008 05:41
Now that's an impressive bill! Hope you're having a grand time in the SW. L&S
flowsnow19-Feb-2008 16:42
Great shot
henrywong18-Feb-2008 09:38
Wow, I've ever seen this long billed hummer before...Great shot Tom! V!
Char18-Feb-2008 03:25
Hi Tom,
What a grand shot! One of the best. Have a great time. \/
Jean D16-Feb-2008 01:16
Awesome capture of this exotic specimen, Tom! ~V~
Michelle15-Feb-2008 11:12
wow, quel oiseau. Bravo. Very well done.
Carol Breton15-Feb-2008 04:27
What an amazing hummingbird, Tom. Excellent capture, compo and clarity. V
Raul Quinones14-Feb-2008 02:41
Awesome picture and bird.
Darbowski13-Feb-2008 20:29
Superbe oiseau et superbe photo ! V
Piotr Sobolewski12-Feb-2008 21:28
amazing bird - voted
Richard Calmes12-Feb-2008 20:04
What an incredible shot of an incredible animal! V
Dan Ng12-Feb-2008 03:21
Wow...a superbly stunning image of this most unusual hummer. Exquisite detail, pose, color and lines. V.
Jean Chiasson12-Feb-2008 00:46
Wow Tom great capture vote
Manas Khan11-Feb-2008 19:07
Great capture! Vote
Jeff Waldorff10-Feb-2008 20:35
Gorgeous shot, Tom! Beautiful colors and setting.
Breland10-Feb-2008 20:17
Wonderful composition and color of this beauty Tom. Have a great trip.
coaster10-Feb-2008 20:09
Fantastic capture of this unusual-looking hummingbird!
Dennis10-Feb-2008 14:52
...awesome capture Tom.GMV
Cheers !
Monique LaguŽ10-Feb-2008 14:04
Excellent. v
Gayle P. Clement09-Feb-2008 14:29
Beautiful colors and quite a beak! Enjoy your time out west.
sandy barbour09-Feb-2008 14:14
Wow Tom,this is an awesome shot...I love everything about it,composition,pose, lighting,background...excellent! vote~
Debbie Blackburn Beierle09-Feb-2008 07:21
What an amazingly looooong beak! Excellent lighting and detail.
Stuart Smith09-Feb-2008 02:46
Quite the sword, wonder what it is like to fly around with such a beak? Great angles in the image and color too.
Janet Forjan-Freedman09-Feb-2008 00:40
Great capture of this amazing bird with its impressive beak!
Katie Chew09-Feb-2008 00:35
Excellent capture! V
Jess. ( Lady.D.)08-Feb-2008 23:57
Beautiful image...
Peter Ericsson08-Feb-2008 10:56
An absolute winner, Tom. Must have been one of your highlights. Very well done. Shot with the help of a flash I presume?
Sheila08-Feb-2008 07:27
What an amazing beak! Superb capture Tom.
Priya Shailesh08-Feb-2008 05:24
Excellent capture of this amazing bird...V
Have a great trip..
January Grey08-Feb-2008 05:02
Beautiful little Hummingbird. I wonder how it keeps from running into things with that long sword-bill? A very fascinating capture, Tom. Excellent feather details & light! V~
Jeanne Dammarell08-Feb-2008 04:19
Amazing bird and a wonderful setting and composition for it. Beautiful light and details.
James Prudente08-Feb-2008 03:50
Another beauty Tom.
Keith Rankin08-Feb-2008 02:39
Now that is a serious bill, very cool ! ~V
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography07-Feb-2008 23:36
Good shot of this amazing bird, Vote.
Jay Levin07-Feb-2008 22:53
What a beauty, Tom. Wonderful shot. Enjoy your trip. Vote
Peter Stahl07-Feb-2008 22:05
Wow!! Amazing capture of such a cool looking Hummer. I hope we see some like this in Costa Rica. GMV.
Carole Stevens07-Feb-2008 21:10
Wow incredible find, what an amazing bird!
Brinn MacDougall07-Feb-2008 20:35
First class work here, have a safe trip and of course take lots of snaps...v
Enny07-Feb-2008 20:04
wowo an amazing shot, gorgeous bird and enjoy your stay in the Southwest.
Marco Valk07-Feb-2008 17:57
another great one Tom; have a good trip; vote
Ed Goodnight07-Feb-2008 17:25
vote
Have a great trip
SageCreek Images07-Feb-2008 17:16
Excellent image Tom..voted
Enjoy the warm weather...
Bob Foisel07-Feb-2008 17:16
Excelent capture and composition.
Bryan Murahashi07-Feb-2008 16:34
Fantastic capture of this very long billed hummingbird. Have fun in the sun. V
Safariguy07-Feb-2008 15:50
I just got back from Ecuador! I saw a couple of these, but never got an image! What a catch on a great bird!
Sofia Solomennikova07-Feb-2008 15:41
Fantastic! This is a thousand times better than snow shoveling :o) V
Sandi Whitteker07-Feb-2008 15:38
Wonderful capture of this really unusual hummingbird. It's bill is as long as it's body!
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad07-Feb-2008 15:34
What an amazing creature. Are these rare? I ask because I don't see photos of them very often. The flash is a bit strong in this one but other than that, it's a great shot.
Hank Vander Velde07-Feb-2008 15:32
WOW! Tom this is an other beauty. Beautiful little bird and great shot. V.
Nestor07-Feb-2008 15:26
Excellent capture and named properly.
Nice light and resolution.
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