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Old Wednesday 24th August 2016, 21:54   #1
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hummer question

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I had this question in the ID forum and was not successful in getting a response. The bottom picture of both comparisons are of a Black-chinned female. The top in each shot is of a bird said to be a BC. I see a significant difference between the two. Do you agree that the top bird is not a BC or better yet, can't be determined by what is supplied.
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Hi all,

I had this question in the ID forum and was not successful in getting a response. The bottom picture of both comparisons are of a Black-chinned female. The top in each shot is of a bird said to be a BC. I see a significant difference between the two. Do you agree that the top bird is not a BC or better yet, can't be determined by what is supplied.
In my limited experience with Black-chinneds, which was (admittedly) almost entirely with juveniles over last summer, their wings look very dark when folded up.
Having spent the last six months taking photos of hummers, I'm wondering if the top photos are simply way over-exposed, because the green feathers on the back of the bird also seem to be very pale in comparison to the known Black-chinned.
Not sure you're ever going to know for certain if the top one is a BC, though, even if you can tweak the exposure - and maybe the color saturation, too - on those photos.
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