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Old May 29, 2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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I had another go at catching HIF tonight. "Hummers in Flight"

I ran out of patience before they ran out of coloured sugar juice...

Here's 3 I kept out of the 500 or so I took.....
That last one is interesting with the sun shining through the "Coloured sugar juice"
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..........that would be fun to see and to photo, it is a nice set of images.
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Good images - that has to be among the most difficult challenges in photography.
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Thanks kids! I know they're not great shots but it is fun trying to catch them. Can't use CAF, they just move too quickly so I'm trying the ambush. When there's a lot of them around they dip and back off, dive in and dip again and back off. I try and figure how far they'll back off and take a shot. Miss with the 70-300 and it zooms out to infinity........... So you start again.
Doesn't take long for them to realize you're no threat to them and ignore you. A couple of the more aggressive ones will get right up your nose...no, not really but they'll get in your face buzzing at you.
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Yeah, they move so darn fast that I can see where you would have to take a ton of shots to find a few keepers. What shutter speed were you using?
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A couple of the more aggressive ones will get right up your nose...no, not really but they'll get in your face buzzing at you.
I've had that happen too. I guess if you're really small you have to push back your enemies with aggression.
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500 shots, you must have patience, wonder what shutter speed you would need to capture those wings still 1/25000 lol
I will stick to the other type of Bird
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Nice shots Ken. Really pretty birds. My pick is #1, where you captured a second bird in the soft focus background. Makes for a nice background for the subject hummer.
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Thanks you guys for looking in. Most exposure where in the 1/800 range James, I can't push the ISO more than 320 on the old steam driver E500, far to noisy. so in the low light I'm wide open at that.

I may have exaggerated a little there Brian

Thanks Steven, The trick is catching their wings in a 'photogenic' pose...so to speak and that's plain luck.
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Wonderful shots as usual Ken. Got to agree with Steven, #1 is my fav too for the same reasons.
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