Hummingbird

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  1. JTHphoto

    JTHphoto TPF Noob!

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    It's hard work trying to get a decent photo of these things...
    Anyone have any pointers on capturing hummingbirds?




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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    But why? You don't need any. This is GREAT!
    Only last Saturday I saw the first "live" hummingbird in the butterfly house of a zoo we went to and boy are they fast! To get the wings as "frozen" in a photo is rare, and the colour of its feathers comes out so nicely.
     
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    Think you may already have the answer, this is an excellent shot. You could try using speed flash, and a lot of patience,and luck. Ernie
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    OOOOOO it is sooo nice! you froze it! I mean you capured the wings!!!
     
  5. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    really nice shot! These birds will let us get really close if we take our time and be careful.. you did very well here!
     
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    wonderful shot....hummers are so hard to get a good shot of...you did a great job here...
    dont think you need pointers.....great colors on him....
     
  7. JonK

    JonK I want MORE!!

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    Very nice capture. You did well. :thumbup: Looks like you were using flash?
     
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    Beautiful job! : ) Welcome to the forums too btw!
     
  9. JTHphoto

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    Thanks for the comments everybody. This shot was taken with a flash 1/250 F5.6 around dusk, so the background came out almost black, I was surprised the wings froze as much as they did. I took some in the middle of the day without a flash and had to go as fast as 1/5000 to stop the wings. This was the best one of the 200 - 300 that I took...

    I'm not sure what this is, i'm still very amateur, can anybody clarify?

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    holy crow JTHphoto, i don't know much about hummingbirds, but this is the best crow shot i've seen around these parts. ;)

    very well done! :thumbup:
     
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    Nice shot..:thumbup:


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