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Glenn Bartley

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A Dream Shot for a Long Time... Purple-crowned Fairy
« on: May 01, 2011, 10:30:24 PM »

When I was in Costa Rica 6 years ago I witnessed something that was incredible to me. Hidden away along a shady rainforest stream was a place where several species of hummingbirds were coming in each day to bath. What a sight to behold!

At that time I didn't have the photographic equipment or skill to be able to capture what I was seeing through my binoculars. But ever since then I had dreamed about the day when I would return and try to capture this incredible spectacle in an image. I finally got my chance last month and was absolutely thrilled to be able to get some images that I am really proud of. If you can dream it...you can do it!

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Re: A Dream Shot for a Long Time... Purple-crowned Fairy
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011, 12:00:38 AM »

Seen a lot of hummingbird pictures, but never anything like that.  A truly amazing shot.  Congratulations.  Without doubt a lot of work and planning.
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Re: A Dream Shot for a Long Time... Purple-crowned Fairy
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011, 12:08:25 AM »

Incredible!
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Re: A Dream Shot for a Long Time... Purple-crowned Fairy
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2011, 05:36:12 AM »

Congrats to you Glenn. Well done, an amazing image, and I'm sure you have many more. One to be proud of!

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Re: A Dream Shot for a Long Time... Purple-crowned Fairy
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2011, 11:09:17 AM »

Wonderful image!

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Re: A Dream Shot for a Long Time... Purple-crowned Fairy
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2011, 01:13:08 PM »

Fantastic shot, as usual.

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Re: A Dream Shot for a Long Time... Purple-crowned Fairy
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2011, 04:20:38 PM »

Congrats indeed!!

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Re: A Dream Shot for a Long Time... Purple-crowned Fairy
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2011, 07:08:12 PM »

Wow!  Amazing capture!
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Re: A Dream Shot for a Long Time... Purple-crowned Fairy
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011, 07:50:29 AM »

Obviously your photographic skills and equipment have come a long way.

Outstanding capture!  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: A Dream Shot for a Long Time... Purple-crowned Fairy
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2011, 03:57:33 PM »

Stupid question probably- how do I register my "domain" to be able to view the photo?

Sorry for being off topic Glenn.
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Re: A Dream Shot for a Long Time... Purple-crowned Fairy
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2011, 04:07:55 PM »

WOW!!! WOW!!!! WOW!!!   So Fairies do exist!!! and glad you were there and ready...what a treat!
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Re: A Dream Shot for a Long Time... Purple-crowned Fairy
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2011, 12:33:53 AM »

Stupid question probably- how do I register my "domain" to be able to view the photo?

Sorry for being off topic Glenn.

Just go to the url (bit.ly/imageshack-domain) and sign up. Then you´ll be able to see the image.

Wonderfull image btw!!!!!

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Re: A Dream Shot for a Long Time... Purple-crowned Fairy
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2011, 08:30:39 PM »

This is such an incredible capture.  Purely stunning, a real winner!!
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Re: A Dream Shot for a Long Time... Purple-crowned Fairy
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2011, 08:47:15 AM »

OMG, Holy Crap, WOW, AMAZING, GREAT SHOT along with the rest of your great work...
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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2011, 12:19:05 PM »

* Christoph C. Feldhaim jawdrops ...

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Re: A Dream Shot for a Long Time... Purple-crowned Fairy
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2011, 07:46:30 PM »

Glenn, when I was at the cloud forest in Costa Rica I saw literally hundreds of hummers, but never anything like you captured. Congratulations on a  superlative shot!
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