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Old Aug 13, 2005, 7:17 AM   #1
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My first attempt at trying to get some hummer pics. Took these last night just before it was totally dark out. Shot in RAW format with the S5100. I took four shots, and got three pics... not too bad for my first try I guess.

I'm not totally happy with these, though. I want to get the "perfect" shot of the dominate male, with the pose and wings just right. But this young male is the only one that showed up before it got to dark to take any more.
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Old Aug 13, 2005, 7:20 AM   #2
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Shot number two.
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Shot number 3
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Nice pics! Looks like you're off to a goodstart. I've takenseveral pics of ruby-throats and like you am still trying to get a really good pic of a male with its throat patch showing the bright red. I have a couple that I like, but with perseverance I hope to get at least one really good one before they head south in October.

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Old Aug 13, 2005, 5:20 PM   #5
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Thanks, labirder... do you have any pics of your hummers to show?
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I have several on my website at:

http://home.earthlink.net/~labirder/id9.html

Some I think are pretty good, other will hopefully become better with time and experience.

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My gosh, these are awesome. Did you use a tripod? I have a 5100 and cannot yet imagine taking in-flight shots of "my" hummingbirds. I tried last summer and the only good shots I got were when the birds were sitting/perched.

What settings do you need for the in-flight closeups???
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 10:55 AM   #8
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Thanks, Amy.

I took these shots using a tripod and flash... just before it was totally dark.

You can view the EXIF data to see the settings.

Thanks again for the nice comments.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 7:52 AM   #9
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I thought you meant Hummers....the trucks.:-)

Great pics!
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 8:25 AM   #10
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Thanks, Edster77.

Your thought is a step ahead of a few friends of mine that I sent these to.
They thought I had sent them some porno pics of the wife and me ;-)
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