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Gray-bellied Comet
A stunning north Peruvian endemic, this canyon is pretty much the only reliable location for it.
For some reason, it is not nearly as well known as the Marvelous Spatuletail, but when seen in flight, I'd say it's nearly as spectacular, and well deserving of attention, as it is probably at an even higher risk of extinction.
Habitat
Remnant riparian forest (2700 masl)
Location
Sangal Canyon, Cajamarca, Peru
Date taken
Apr 26, 2022
Scientific name
Taphrolesbia griseiventris
Equipment used
Canon r6 and 100-500 mm
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/2500 s f/9 ISO 1600
Opus Editor
Supporter
Congratulations Sir!

You seem to have come up with the First Image of this species in the Gallery and, by extension, the first image to go into the Opus article.

I will get it added soon. It will probably be tomorrow, 9 May 2022.
 
Staff member
Opus Editor
Supporter
OMG!!! I've never heard of this one before.... a comet is a first for me Thibaud.

A fabulous image and a wonderful find for you my friend. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

I see Barney has it in hand for the Opus article.
 
OMG!!! I've never heard of this one before.... a comet is a first for me Thibaud.

A fabulous image and a wonderful find for you my friend. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

I see Barney has it in hand for the Opus article.
If I'm not mistaken, there are three comet hummingbirds. Peru has two, but the most spectacular is found in Bolivia: look up the Red-tailed Comet!
 
Opus Editor
Supporter
Today, 9 May 2022, your excellent image became the First Image entered into Opus for the
Gray-bellied Comet article.

Thank you for your continued sharing of your work.

It is appreciated very much.

Barney
 

Media information

Category
Central & South America & Mexico
Added by
Thibaud
Date added
View count
296
Comment count
7

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon EOS R6
Aperture
ƒ/9
Focal length
500.0 mm
Exposure time
1/2500 second(s)
ISO
1600
Filename
2S6A3752-SharpenAI-Focus.jpg
File size
1.2 MB
Date taken
Tue, 26 April 2022 9:25 AM
Dimensions
2305px x 1537px

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