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Old Sep 29, 2006, 5:47 AM   #1
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This little guy seemed tired and just sat for a bit.Not many hanging around now.
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Old Sep 29, 2006, 11:12 AM   #2
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Really nice. I have not taken many of hummers with my DSLR. The ones I have tried I found more difficult than using a P&S simply because of the shutter sound.
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Old Sep 29, 2006, 4:44 PM   #3
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Super sharp, beautiful picture
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Old Sep 29, 2006, 9:09 PM   #4
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Thank you Boily for the nice comment....feeder might detract a little but......



Widowmaker...thanks to you also. I was a little concerned about the shutter noise in the begining......after all it might be confused with a car door slamming :lol: I would prefer to be able to silence it but I have taken shots of animals thatI just knew would take off in high gear. They didn't seem to pay any attention to it......and the Hummers get used to it.
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aw, c'mon... the 30D isn't THAT noisy! :lol: absolutely gorgeous shot... crystal clear, sharp, and the colors are positively beautiful!
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Old Sep 29, 2006, 9:27 PM   #6
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squirl...maybe that was a car door I heard lol

I appreciate the comments.....I know you don't give them lightly
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Old Sep 30, 2006, 11:36 PM   #7
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Of course it would look better without the feeder, as VP mentioned, but it's still a great shot. I've been trying to shoot hummers for some time and know it's really tough. I got several fairly nice shots this summer using a Canon S2 IS. A friend lent me his Digital Rebel for a week and I got a few shots with it, but noticed I seldom got more than one shot with it before the bird took a hike! They didn't like the shutter noise. In both cases, I was about four feet away. My efforts are at http://www.dma.org/gallery/view_albu...albumName=2006 but they're not nearly as good as yours. I'll keep trying.
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Old Oct 1, 2006, 9:37 AM   #8
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Thanks for looking Dave. For sure, some of them take off like a rocket at the shutter sound, butmost I have had don't. But I sit farther away also. What lens were you using on the Rebel? I have been using a Canon 400L and it is lightning fast on auto focus.

Here is one not on the feeder.
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Beautiful shots!
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Outstanding photo! I see you used f6.3, 1/800, and no flash at ISO 250. I think ours have all flown south by now. I haven't seen any for the past day or two.

My friend lent me a 75-300mm zoom, which I used at full zoom. I don't recall any more than that about it. So it was effectively a 450mm lens on his Rebel. My Canon S2 IS is effectively 420mm at full zoom, so I used about the same distance - roughly three and a half to four feet or so - from the feeder with both cameras.
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