Hummingbird at rest

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  1. benlonghair

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    D60 | 300mm | f/5.6 | ISO 100 | Flash fired

    Full size.

    This is a male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) defending his territory. He sits around all day, driving other males away. Fun to watch.
     
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    Good capture:thumbup:, Ive got some honey suckle in my back yard that a red breasted humming bird keeps visiting. Its a tough sucker to shoot. Keeps moving on me.
    :lol:
     
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    I should have lowered the shutter speed and lowered the flash output to get the background slightly brighter. I was really pushing the speedlight to it's limits, I think.
     
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    Nice photo. I really like it. :)

    I took the liberty of a slight edit... I hope you don't mind...

    My two cents:

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    Soooo.... what you're saying is I need a 600mm? I agree. ;)

    I had it cropped down to about that size. What you see here is about 90% of the frame. I don't like cropping that much of my shots. Although I do like your edit more than my original. :)
     
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    Thank you. My intent was just to show a different point of view not to discredit your work... I apologize if I offended.

    I used Gimp 2.6 to crop it using a 1:1 aspect ratio. I adjusted the white balance slightly.
     
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    No offense taken. I think I may have forgotten to adjust the WB when I was processing it, now that I think about it.
     
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    I don't normally bump my own threads, but here's a reshoot of the above pic. (Yes, I got a chance to reshoot him. :) ) A little noisy, but I'm ok with that.

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