September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014

In for a Treat

Photograph by Florian Kuster, National Geographic Your Shot

“This beautiful, coppery-headed emerald hummingbird had been dancing with this amazing flower in the Costa Rican highlands,” writes Your Shot member Florian Kuster. “His attitude, colors, and plumage were just sublime. One can see all the details of even the smallest feather despite the fast movement of the bird’s wings.”

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38 comments
Shannon T
Shannon T

I love how the wings are forward instead of back the way hummingbirds are usually photographed. It makes it unique. Well done.

Sara Gilstrap
Sara Gilstrap

What makes this photo stand out so beautifully is the background.  

Maria Arena
Maria Arena

What a shot!  It is just beautiful.

Anita McQueen
Anita McQueen

Shot is beyond amazing... One of the Year's best. 

Alycia C.
Alycia C.

Beautiful shot, I love the crisp details. 

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

I just love the colors,and movement that are caught for all time, in an amazing photograph. Every detail there for us to see.Again and again if we want.I will be going back more than once,for sure.  j.e.s........

Susan P.
Susan P.

Great color and focus...  I love the hummer's bright red 'braking system'!

Myra Linara
Myra Linara

It's so breath-taking. What a splendid shot, I love it.
That flower could be a Torch Ginger or botanically known as Etlingera elatior which is quite commonly found here, but I have yet to see a hummingbird as beautiful as this one.

Brenda Stevens
Brenda Stevens

this is nothing short of MIRACULOUS now THIS is PHOTOGRAPHY!

David Brace
David Brace

Fantastic shot very well done, thanks for sharing.

song zhai
song zhai

amazing and beautiful picture! 

carl langbjenne
carl langbjenne

amazing picture!! you really got talant.. try post more pictures and we might see u in hall of fame haha

Bellz Webster
Bellz Webster

How beautiful. Its nice to look at beautiful things. Refreshes the soul.

L. Plagmann
L. Plagmann

What an amazing and beautiful picture!  We live in such a magical world.

Nicos G.
Nicos G.

The best of the year. Thahks

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