My Attempt at Hummingbirds

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  1. MissMia

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    I finally found a feeder that the woodpeckers can't spill. The hummers found it yesterday. I was able to capture this little guy shooting thru the kitchen window. This weekend I'll try setting up the tripod in the yard.



    Thanks for looking!
     
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    Oh, well done! It almost looks 'big' in that shot!
     
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    Very nice shot! :)
     
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    I do like Hummers. :stun:
    Nice shot MM.
     
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    Thanks Anty! I had to crop the picture so you could see him. :wink:

    Thank you.

    :blushing: Thanks K!
     
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    Way cool! Where did you get this feeder? The only one's I've seen are those kind with the fake plastic flower openings -- and they don't hold up.
     
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    Thanks Ian. I got it at a little store (Pond something) on the corner of Scottsdale Rd & Shea.
     
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    Nice capture :)
     
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    Great colors...

    Try upping the shutter to 1/1000 or more. You will have a better chance to freeze the wing motion.

    I should mention, in my casual research, I have found that there is one camp that prefers blurred motion and the other firmly believes in stopping the action :)

    I was also surprised to learn that the preferred way to freeze the wings is with flash/strobe.

    Still, they are fun to shoot :)

    Cheers, Don
     
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    nice shot missmia. I wish I saw more of these.
     
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    Looks like you chose a great location for the feeder as well. That cinder block wall will provide a very non-distracting background.
     

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