First Flight

First Flight

A Mother Hummingbird's Story

DVD - 2009
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Nature film of a black-chinned hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) building her nest on a clothesline belonging to a team of documentary filmmakers. The authors' narration details the mother's efforts at tending her young.
Publisher: [Las Vegas, NV] : Noriko & Don Carroll, c2009
ISBN: 9780615291185
061529118X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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miaone
Nov 16, 2017

I loved it. It's beautiful. I thought the soundtrack was good, and especially enjoyed the flute music.

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librarydvds
Feb 09, 2017

The photography was excellent but, overall the documentary was lacking. I think it could have been much, much better if:

1. The visuals and narration had included some of the footage and information that was in "The Making Of" segment.

2. The chapter titles had been eliminated because they were disrupting and unnecessary since either it was obvious what was happening or, if it weren't obvious, the concept could have easily been worked into the narration to create a better flow.

3. And, most of all, the highly unfortunate music that had nothing to do with the mood or action of the documentary had been different. I wish there would have been a way to turn the music track off because it really brought the whole piece down, was annoying and almost made it unwatchable.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 15, 2011

I found this documentary boring. It's about a hummingbird named Honey, who builds her nest on a clothesline in two nature filmmakers' backyard. She lays two eggs there. The music didn't really suit what was going on. I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 15, 2011

Teyfor8Wyoma thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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