4th July Hummingbirds

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  1. z06-jim

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    I'm still practicing with my new 'Canon 300 IS 2.8' trying to capture a decent hummingbird shot but they don't seem to be wanting to cooperate lately...
    Shot these yesterday afternoon just before it started to rain so didn't have a lot of time to stalk them.
    Only got one decent shot without the feeder being in the picture....
    They are hand held at a distance of about 8ft using a 580EX II flash.
    Canon 5D II...f/3.2~f/5.6....1/1000th shutter....ISO 400....Cropped
    C&C welcome and appreciated as usual....

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    Beautiful shots. My favorite is #3 as it is so clear so is 4 and 5, but something keeps bringing me back to 3. Thanks for sharing these.
     
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    #3 made me gasp, love it. They're all great shots I like 3 and 5 the most.
     
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    wow, those shots are pretty amazing..#3 is really incredible, awesome work.
     
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    Thank you....:D
     
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    nice images but just one suggestion. If you want hummingbirds with no feeder in the picture why not try planting some flowers that they will come to instead of the feeder.
     
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    Much appreciated....:cheers:
     
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    all shots are great,I've spent the last two days "stalking" hummingbirds not one good picture,.....yours are all well composed,great focus,and very sharp,hope i can come up to the bar you've set
     
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    Very nice... now i want to go buy a feeder :lol:
     
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    I like #4 because there is no feeder in the shot. The feeder ruins it IMHO.
     
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    Loving #3
     
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    Holy Toledo, good work! Love the 'stop action' and feather detail you got. 3 and 4 are my faves. 3 has that interesting 'wings up' posture (and the spread wingtips look so cool). And I like how its tongue is sticking out in 4.
     

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