Trying my best to shoot Hummers...

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    Spent several hours today trying to get a couple of decent shots of these girls ( I have yet to see a male), it is not easy. I sure would appreciate any pointers. This is the best I could do with my limited experience in shooting Hummers. I was using my 70-200 with 1.4 TC.

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    Dude....

    Those are fantastic! I've been trying my heart out lately but just can't get 'em let alone in focus. Seems like the hummers I have here are as drab as drab can be. Yours are very colorful and in sharp focus! Are these all hand held? What were your settings BTW?

    Good work!

    -Jim :)
     
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    Several hours well spent, really nice captures....
     
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    Shameless insertion of my own hummer shot:sexywink:
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    Ooops I forget to say I really like your shots . The dark back ground really make them click!
     
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    I don't see anything wrong with them. My only thing is the feeder. That's just a hangup of my own though.
     
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    I used my Canon 30D with my 70-200 + 1.4 TC. I also used 2 off camera speedlights (430 EX) and one speedlight (580 EX II) on camera. The exif data should be intact.

    Shutter on all of them was @ 1/250.
    ISO between 200-400
    Aperture- f/8-f/14

    Nice photo uplander, what were your settings?

    Yes, I understand what you are saying about the feeders, this is my first shots of Hummers so I am still learning their habits and the best way to photograph them. Hope to get them in more natural settings in the future.
     
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    I shot this hummer with a Canon EF 400 f/2.8L with a Kenko 1.4 TC mounted on a Canon 40D shot off a monopod at ISO 400, 1/800, f/7. Focal length of 560mm using the center focus point.
     
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    All those are impressive. Keep it up
     

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