What does well noted mean?
In the context of arts well-noted means distinguished. A well-noted performer has a good reputation or is famous. Other synonyms are: celebrated, eminent, famed, famous, illustrious, notable, preeminent, renowned.
Placed in context:
.....A well-noted or celebrated musician; an eminent scholar; a famed scientist; a famous actor; an illustrious judge; a notable historian; a preeminent archaeologist; a renowned painter. In a legal context well noted means "I have taken note of your comment" or "I will keep your suggestion in mind". Example: "Please be informed that today our office is closed." In reply you could answer: "Well noted with thanks." Less formal would be: "Thanks for your notification" or "Thanks for notifying in advance".
I am not sure exactly what "smart" would mean here. Hummingbirds have very small brains and are hot noted for their intelligence among birds. Birds that have been noted for their intelligence are crows and ravens . Basically, they are smart enough to survive in their environment and propagate. That is enough.