Thirst.

Su Sana E. P Student 4/19/2008 12:15:13 AM

Wow!! What impeccable timing!! Great capture, Mukesh!! #903839

Barbara Waldoch 4/19/2008 12:17:41 AM

Superb shot, Mukesh! #5806001

Ray & Audrey Clarke 4/19/2008 12:21:34 AM

Brilliant capture Mukesh, perfect timing #5806013

Teresa A. Burnett 4/19/2008 12:22:11 AM

Beautiful timing and capture Mukesh!! What gorgeous color!! #5806015

Nemil B. Chabebe 4/19/2008 12:24:30 AM

Magnificent timing, colors, clarity and framing. #5806024

James J. Marz 4/19/2008 12:26:51 AM

A great shot indeed, I order to stop the wings of a hummingbird your shutter speed must be higher then 1/800 of a second! Jimmy #5806032

Mukesh Srivastava 4/19/2008 12:39:22 AM

Jemmy, I had to wait there for half an hour to get this pic. It was captured at 1/320S, f-6, Exp comp-0.67, 70-300mm Tamron Zoom and handheld. #5806063

Lynne Morris 4/19/2008 12:49:01 AM

Wow this is an outstanding shot Mukesh, they are not easy to capture and you have done it perfectly, the colours and details are gorgeous! #5806093

Lynne Morris 4/19/2008 12:49:01 AM

Wow this is an outstanding shot Mukesh, they are not easy to capture and you have done it perfectly, the colours and details are gorgeous! #5806094

Joan Powell 4/19/2008 12:58:55 AM

Superb capture , a winner !! #5806134

Anne M. Young 4/19/2008 1:00:43 AM

Superb shot - this is a winner........ #5806140

Paul E. Earl 4/19/2008 1:07:14 AM

WOW!! This is really fantastic shot, Mukesh! #5806157

Brett Dolsen 4/19/2008 1:07:34 AM

Fantastic capture Mukesh!!A Winner!
Brett #5806160

Renee Doyle 4/19/2008 1:13:56 AM

Superb capture Mukesh!! #5806182

Stefania Barbier 4/19/2008 1:19:31 AM

exceptional... hope to see a golden badge on this... #5806189

Aimee S. McMaster 4/19/2008 1:40:15 AM

....what an awesome capture Mukesh..the timing unreal...the color just great...Aimee #5806212

Carolyn M. Fletcher 4/19/2008 2:24:15 AM

Excellent!!!! #5806223

Michelle Alton 4/19/2008 2:48:51 AM

This is really BRILLIANT, Mukesh! If it doesn't win, I would be surprised and disappointed!
Michelle #5806241

Margaret Sikora 4/19/2008 4:30:20 AM

What an AMAZING capture and SOOO beautiful,Well done Mukesh. #5806401

Kumiko Parkinson 4/19/2008 5:18:53 AM

Wow wow and wow! Marvelous! Truly great shot, Mukesh!! #5806505

Nadya Johnson 4/19/2008 7:01:49 AM

Absolutely stunning! Really think this ought to make the winners list, Mukesh! #5806906

Jessica Jenney 4/19/2008 7:15:53 AM

Gorgeous motion capture of this beautiful bird, Mukesh! I love the motion of the wings! Fantastic!!! #5806982

Dr. Harmeet Singh 4/19/2008 8:39:39 AM

Wow..This is absolute fantastic..Congrats for this image...A winner... #5807312

Tiia Vissak 4/19/2008 9:20:01 AM

a great image! #5807479

Anita N. Hogue 4/19/2008 10:31:47 AM

WOW, this is a winner! Fabulous capture! The colors and composition are outstanding, Mukesh! #5807666

Linda D. Lester 4/19/2008 10:57:17 AM

Winner for sure! Great job! #5807770

Linda Blair 4/19/2008 11:24:53 AM

WOW...what timing...this is beautiful!!!!! ☺ #5807862

Dominick M. Dimacale 4/19/2008 12:12:36 PM

W I N N E R !!!


DOMINICK #5808043

Carol Sawyer 4/19/2008 12:16:58 PM

WOW this is a excellent capture, I agree with Dominick, Mukesh!! WINNER!! #5808061

Allen O. Howard 4/19/2008 9:15:43 PM

Yes!!! Winner to me as well! #5809403

Arlene Krassner 4/20/2008 3:56:12 AM

I have to say I've never seen a shot like this before and you were so patient. I love the uniqueness. #5809949

Laurie Daily 4/20/2008 5:55:31 AM

WoW....Incredible capture, Mukesh. I would say your patience certainly paid off...This is beautiful! #5810334

Dianna Murphy 4/20/2008 8:37:15 AM

OHG!!! This is a hands down winner. One of the best hummer images I've seen. The color is just wonderfully beautiful and the light is perfect. The capture and timing are superb!! Congrats Mukesh!! #5810959

Reynaldo D. Reyes 4/20/2008 12:47:10 PM

Wow! Excellent capture Mukesh. I can relate to the challenge of freezing the wings using a faster shutter and a long lens, but you nailed this one. This is the first time for me to visit your gallery. It's wonderful. I will spend more time when I get the chance. Cheers! #5811700

isabel C. Zepeda 4/21/2008 8:21:52 AM

Mukesh.
Superb shot,this picture is beautiful,great job my friend.

Ysa... #5816059

Lisa J. Boulden 4/21/2008 8:25:53 AM

What a beautiful capture!
Great color and, of course, timing!
~Lisa #5816080

Roxanne M. Bubar 4/21/2008 4:16:57 PM

SPECTACULAR image and capture. #5818764

Holly J. Jackson 4/22/2008 6:04:58 PM

AWESOME!!! This HAS to move to the next round!! AMAZING capture!! ;) #5826922

Judy V. Kennamer 4/25/2008 6:05:54 AM

So so so beautiful Mukesh!! What a great capture! #5839669

Susan Fox 4/25/2008 5:53:18 PM

Absolutely stunning photo! Great capture!!!

Love the composition, crop and colors! #5842235

Carla Metzler 4/30/2008 6:27:42 AM

So very beautiful! Excellent capture, Mukesh! #5862202

Reetam Banerjee 5/8/2008 4:00:57 AM

This is just Amazing! This is a UNIQUE one ... Never saw such a composition ... This is surely a WINNER! #5898861

Michelle Earle 5/8/2008 5:05:58 AM

amazing capture, perfect timing & beautiful image #5899194

Jessica Jenney 5/9/2008 10:13:42 AM

Congratulations, Mukesh on this gorgeous KODAK Photo of the Day! I hope to see gold here soon! #5904977

Raymond Pauly 5/14/2008 12:51:05 AM

Wonderful capture and shot. #5920167

Carolyn J. Connolly 5/14/2008 2:26:03 AM

This is a GORGEOUS image, Mukesh!! Sincere congratualations on it being chosen as the Kodak POTD!! WHAT an honour that is...and a VERY well deserved one, too!! :o) #5920351

Les Rhoades 5/17/2008 1:18:01 AM

congrats on your Kodak POTD selection! #5933613

Pat Gamwell 5/17/2008 2:34:07 AM

WTG, Mukesh! HUGE congrats on your Kodak POTD! Well deserved! #5933727

Jessica Jenney 5/19/2008 9:36:36 AM

Congratulations, Mukesh on this gorgeous finalist and good luck in the next round! #5942269

Stefania Barbier 5/19/2008 10:33:06 AM

congrats on your finalist!!!!! #5942860

Heidi Brand 5/19/2008 10:52:19 AM

Amazing capture! Congratulations on being a finalist. #5943125

Carol Sawyer 5/19/2008 11:32:44 AM

Congratulations!!! #5943575

Charlene Taylor 5/19/2008 1:42:58 PM

Congratulations Mukesh,
What an amazing capture! I've never seen anything like this before and it's wonderful. #5945080

Tiia Vissak 5/19/2008 1:50:32 PM

Congratulations again! #5945161

Claudia Kuhn 5/19/2008 2:54:32 PM

Awesome capture, this should go for the gold, congrats and good luck! #5945546

Jennifer L. Alder 5/19/2008 3:02:21 PM

Yay! Congrats, Mukesh, on this terrific finalist. :) #5945610

Margaret R. Barry 5/19/2008 3:19:11 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Mukesh! #5945755

Chris Ebben 5/19/2008 4:25:10 PM

What a wonderful image, perfect timing. Congratulations=^..^= #5946222

Dr. Harmeet Singh 5/19/2008 6:51:55 PM

Congrats ,Mukesh ji. #5947400

Kathy L. Clark 5/19/2008 8:31:01 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist Mukesh. #5948133

Nadya Johnson 5/19/2008 9:26:51 PM

Congratulations on your spectacular finalist, Mukesh! #5948475

Barbara Waldoch 5/20/2008 12:52:40 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Mukesh! #5949253

Eivor Kuchta 5/20/2008 11:50:20 AM

Wonderful capture, Mukesh! Congratulations on your finalist! #5952406

Sam Britt 5/20/2008 6:13:49 PM

Congratulations, terrific finalist, Mukesh! #5954286

Allen O. Howard 5/20/2008 9:21:35 PM

Congratulations Mukesh! #5954962

Laurie Daily 5/21/2008 3:35:14 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Mukesh! #5958599

Nilesh J. Bhange 5/22/2008 1:02:54 AM

Brilliant capture! Excellent concept & so well executed, Mukesh! #5960457

Sharmistha Roy 5/22/2008 8:13:12 AM

Congratulations!!! Liked the concept of the photo.Wonderful capture. #5962232

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/22/2008 11:25:55 AM

WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo
HUGE Congrats!!! #5962987

Cheryl E. Molennor 5/22/2008 2:06:15 PM

Beautiful!! Congratulations!!! #5963515

Carol Teal 5/22/2008 10:27:29 PM

Wow, what a beautiful hummingbird; the feathers sparkle like jewels! Love the BG color, and this is such an amazing capture to catch her drinking from this faucet! Congrats on your finalist! #5964808

Chuck S. Frizzell 5/22/2008 11:14:40 PM

What a great shot, Absolutely Superb! #5964899

Linda Blair 5/24/2008 3:37:39 PM

I knew we would see this again....congratulations!!!!!! ☺ #5972616

Linda D. Lester 5/24/2008 5:30:41 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist! #5972912

ASHIS SINHA 6/22/2008 6:48:29 AM

It is an excellent capture!This is my dream Photograph. #6092733

ASHIS SINHA 6/27/2008 10:36:29 PM

This is the best "bird in motion" pic I have ever seen so far....it must be quite difficult to capture this. #6115779

Vikram Jamwal 7/12/2008 11:55:26 AM

This is a super capture Mukesh! #6171704

Sharon 8/6/2008 9:49:38 PM

Mukesh, congratulations on this magnificient finalist. Your gallery is amazing !!! #6281585

Reetam Banerjee 8/7/2008 3:05:46 AM

Mukesh .... this is just amazing I told you ... congratz for the finalist ! #6282364

Rosemary Sampson 10/12/2008 5:25:07 AM

A well deserved winner. What a wonderful photo. #6587005

Nancy Donnell 10/12/2008 12:43:42 PM

Amazing! Love your color palette. #6588408

Linda M. Mishler 11/17/2008 1:51:42 PM

Beautiful capture!! Love the colors!!=) #6767031

Leslie Carson Wolfe 1/10/2009 8:23:32 AM

Remarkable beauty and timing! Congratulations, Mukesh!

#7010675

Gina Cormier 6/3/2009 6:55:23 AM

Just magnificent work! Beatuiful color and capture!!! WOW!!! #7592898

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Description

This thirsty hummingbird was shot near Khindsi Lake, Nagpur, India. This hummingbird rapidly flaps her wings 20-80 times per second. It was a tough task for me to shoot just with 70-300mm lens. On that day, the temp. in Nagpur was 43 deg. cel. and this bird was so thirsty that she was trying to suck even the last drop available in the water tap.
*Entry for Animals Cat.*
* Posted on 19.4.08*

Uploaded on 4/19/2008 12:02:23 AM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D70S Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Mukesh Srivastava. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Contact photographer via gallery.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.