More Orioles (C&C Always appreciated)

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  1. benlonghair

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    ... and my friend the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.

    Hi, everyone. I have a pair of Baltimore Orioles nesting behind my house. The light was decent tonight, so I went out and shot at the nest. The babies are hatched and well on their way to flight. I'd guess no more than two weeks before they fledge.

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    D60 | 300mm | f/8 | 1/125sec. | ISO 800
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    D60 | 300mm | f/8 | 1/200sec. | ISO 800
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    D60 | 300mm | f/8 | 1/160sec. | ISO 800
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    Last night, I got a couple of my new friend the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. They're nesting somewhere, but I haven't found the nest yet. This guy was defending a feeder I have set up. He's fun to watch, for sure. The light was pretty poor, but through the 'spray-and-pray' method I ended up with a couple nice captures. Some day I'll actually get a shot of his ruby throat. Looking at the shutter speeds, I'm amazed they're so sharp.

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    D60 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/10sec. | ISO 400
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    D60 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/13sec. | ISO 400
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    Interesting considering the slower shutter speed, however small birds are usually twitchy especially when it comes to head movement, any movements they have are short and sharp, so if it was pretty much stationary without wind to blow anything around, a slower shutter speed may be useable as you have demonstrated.
     
  3. Ron Evers

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    You got some nice shots there Ben. You must have image stabilizatio to get the HB shots that sharp @ such slow shutter speeds.
     
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    Tripod, sir, tripod. The reason he stayed so still was that he was waiting for his nemesis to try to eat, then he was off to chase him away.
     
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    Back to the top for the morning crew.
     

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