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Old Jul 25, 2013, 9:09 PM   #1
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Default Blowing in the wind

The wind was blowing. My EOS-M was having trouble tracking and most shots I took came out of focus. I was chasing the Hummingbird and the Hummingbird was chasing the Honey Suckle blossom. I wasn't sure the picture would turn out good but it did. This is my lucky shot for the day with a slow camera which is not really meant for this type of shooting.
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WoW - Marvelous..... Gotta love that!
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 7:03 PM   #3
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Pete, thanks for viewing my picture!
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Old Jul 27, 2013, 9:30 AM   #4
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WCKSer, I think you did a great job on a hard subject as they can be very hard to capture. I have them all over my yard and they frequently buzz my head when it's time to refill the feeders. Quite the characters they are.
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G'day mate

It might be a slow camera but the photo is a keeper - well done

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WCKSer, I think you did a great job on a hard subject as they can be very hard to capture. I have them all over my yard and they frequently buzz my head when it's time to refill the feeders. Quite the characters they are.
Thanks for the comment! I had missed a lot of good opportunity in getting good shots that day if not for the EOS-M. This picture really made my day.
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G'day mate

It might be a slow camera but the photo is a keeper - well done

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I am getting better at it and I am glad that I can come away with a shot like this. Thanks, Phil!
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Fantastic shot. Sometimes skill, opportunity, and tenacity trump perfect equipment. And defeating the evil wind to get the shot should make it that much sweeter!
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Fantastic shot. Sometimes skill, opportunity, and tenacity trump perfect equipment. And defeating the evil wind to get the shot should make it that much sweeter!
Thanks, Bil! There is a big difference in tracking flying subjects between a camera with optical viewfinder and a mirrorless camera with no EVF. I got this camera so I can use my other Canon lenses on it besides the main reason that it is cheap and a cheap way to get a camera with a Digic 5 sensor. For indoors, it is great for available light shots without using a flash. This picture really gives me a lot of satisfaction because I did it by fighting against all odds.
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Great shot of a difficult subject.
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