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Purple-throated woodstar in flight - head closeup, Tatama National Park, Colombia  Calliphlox mitchellii,Cerro Montezuma,Choco,Chocó,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Fall,Geotagged,Montezuma,Purple-throated woodstar,South America,Tatama National Park,Tatamá National Park,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Another beauty. Posted one year ago
  2. Amazing, how did you get close to it for this close-up shot?
    Great work, Ferdy!
    Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! Using the 400mm with a 1.4 extender and heavy flash, and then cropping some more. If the photo is sharp on the D850, you can crop really really far because of its many MP. Posted one year ago
      1. How far were you from it? Posted one year ago
        1. I'd say between 2 and 3m. Posted one year ago

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The purple-throated woodstar is a species of hummingbird, and it is one of the four Calliphlox species, the woodstars. The species is found in Colombia and Ecuador, and a minor localized population in Panama, 600 km from its main species distribution.

Similar species: Swifts And Hummingbirds
Species identified by fchristant
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By fchristant

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Uploaded Dec 20, 2017. Captured Oct 17, 2017 17:03 in Apía-Tadó, Condoto, Chocó, Colombia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/8.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO200
  • 450mm