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    Their high energy consumption means their need for nectar is immense. Usually they are only hours away from starvation. The competition for sugar among the hummingbirds is fierce. They will battle each other for every flower and some will protect ‘their’ flower with all means, even against bigger species. The big brother on the right is a male Green-cowned Brillant (Heliodoxa jacula ), a species that likes to perch on everything, and the little girl on the left is a Black-bellied Hummingbird (Eupherusa nigriventris). The flower is a Hot Lips plant (Psychotria elata).

    Nikon D3s, Nikon 200-400, 4x SB 700 speedlites, SU 800 commander and Greg Basco to put it all together.

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    1. Alexander Viduetsky 90 months ago | reply

      Superb shot!


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    2. aquatic wheel [deleted] 90 months ago | reply

      Now that is just beautiful :))
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    3. Sandra Surtees 90 months ago | reply

      absolute perfection - I hope it's published!

    4. Theo1411 90 months ago | reply

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    5. Paqui Izquierdo 90 months ago | reply

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    6. P2 New 90 months ago | reply

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    7. ChicagoBob46 90 months ago | reply

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    8. Jeff Dyck 90 months ago | reply

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    9. Edith Hoffman 90 months ago | reply

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    10. Studsholt´s Nature Photography 87 months ago | reply

      Great photo..................:-)

    11. Zooman2009 86 months ago | reply

      Nce capture.

    12. THANK YOU FOR 2 MILLION VIEWS 57 months ago | reply

      Spectacular nature photo , such beautiful hummingbirds !!!!

    13. ricketdi 48 months ago | reply

      Sensational !!!

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