Violet Saberwing female hummingbird by Linda Sparks

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Would that I had this good a shot of her mate who I was only able to capture in flight. His whole body is violet and he never stopped moving. But, I happy for all the bird pics that I got and can not spend much time ruing the ones I didn’t. Taken at the Jaguar Preserve near Hidden Valley, Belize

Panasonic Lumix FZ 200 24x

3/31/14 538 views

Featured in The Tropical Zone 6/26/14
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Featured in Your Country’s Best 4/9/13


belize, birds, hummingbird, violet sabrewing

After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...over 1 year ago

    Great capture… I find snapping bird pics an almost impossible endeavor… at least I’ve learned to laugh along with the birds that seem to be taunting me by taking off just before I push the shutter!

  • Burst works best for me. Haven’t advance to setting shutter speeds, etc. so my inflight hummingbirds are a bit different. There heads and upper bodies are focused and everything else has blur to it.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

  • Thanks so much Marie.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    10 April 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréabout 1 year ago

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations on having your image featured in the group “The Birds”.

  • Thanks so much. The feature is almost as thrilling as getting the shot.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...about 1 year ago


  • Thanks for the feature. Much appreciated.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Karen Willshaw
    Karen Willshawabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture and congrats on the feature :)

  • Thanks for the support

    – Linda Sparks

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    April 15, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks a heap!!!

    – Linda Sparks

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your brilliant work featured!
    Please view and participate in comments
    and your work qualifies for our current Avatar Challenge
    Thank you and WELL DONE!

  • Thanks so much

    – Linda Sparks

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