Violet-bellied Hummingbird

Violet-bellied Hummingbird: Rainforest Discovery Center, Pipeline Road, Panama, July 2022 — The star of the afternoon hummingbird show at the Rainforest Discovery Center in Panama would have to be the Violet-bellied Hummingbird. Of course it helps that it was the only “new” hummingbird for me on the visit, but is is certainly a stand-out no matter how often it is seen. In good light the brilliant green of the head and the contrasting rich violet of the chest and belly are an eye-full. As you might be able to tell from the photos, by the time the Violet-bellied became active around the feeders, we were loosing the light to the on-coming thunder storms, but still! Sony Rx10iv at 485-600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications and multi-frame noise reduction. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. Nominal exposures all at ISO 6400 @ f4 with plus .7EV exposure compensation.

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