Hummingbird in the wild feeding on insects

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Not the best IQ, but was a lucky capture.


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I don't think I've ever seen a shot of a hummingbird with its beak open before; very nice.
 

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Perhaps not the best quality, like you suggested.
But WAAAYYY better than the shots you don't take!

That is a very cool capture. I've heard their little beaks snapping on occasion but never got a shot like that.
 

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Terrific catch!
 
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Thanks guys! I'd love to say I planned it, but I didn't even see it until I got home ;)
 

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Very good - I have not seen that before and I have seen quite a few hummingbirds.
 
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Very good - I have not seen that before and I have seen quite a few hummingbirds.
Thanks, Dave! I've had other people comment the same thing. Spray and Pray wins again!! ;)
 

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That is a terrific capture! Anyone who has observed hummingbirds knows they move like lightning. It's extremely hard to get anything good of them in their natural habitat, let alone feeding like this in mid-air (which is a big part of what they do).

Sometimes technical perfection must take a back seat to getting the real action. Be happy with this one!
 
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Thanks Terri! They move really fast, the trick is to just manage to keep them in frame!
 

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Awesome catch.
 

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