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Old Mar 19, 2005, 5:58 PM   #1
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These little birds are tough to shoot! I sat and waited near the feeder and would get a quick chance and then off they flew. I want to get a decent shot of them with wings frozen in mid-air. They beat so fast that on an overcast day I had to use my flash at 1/32 to help stop the action. This is the best of my first effort.
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Vivitar 283 @ 1/32
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Old Mar 19, 2005, 5:59 PM   #2
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Vivitar 283 @ 1/16

Not good for the wings but you can see it's tongue flicking
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Old Mar 19, 2005, 6:14 PM   #4
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Very good first effort!
I think it's very dynamic when the wings are in motion blur
and it's match for hummingbirds very much.
Altough these are very nice pictures of unique little birds.
Thanks for sharing!
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Old Mar 19, 2005, 11:25 PM   #5
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Very nice. I like the first ond best. Hope to get a chance take some like that.
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Old Mar 20, 2005, 1:03 AM   #6
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The first two are very good. Especially the first. The third one is a wee bit out of focus or the bird is so darn fast that it caused a blur effect.

How much time did you have to shoot this wonderful bird? With your camera of course.
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Old Mar 20, 2005, 9:12 AM   #7
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nice shots you did well:G
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Excelent shots...

I am getting some feeders soon and hope to get one of these little critters.

Great job.

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Old Mar 20, 2005, 10:00 AM   #9
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How much time did you have to shoot this wonderful bird? With your camera of course.
I spent about an hour sitting and waiting, every 5-10 minutes I would hear them chirping and then they would come and feed for from about 5-30 seconds and then they would fly off. I would snap shots of other birds in the mean time to bide my time. I enabled burst flash and multi expposure "H"; that way I would get a series of three shots per shutter trip.

We get some year round to our feeder, others show up as they migrate into the area. We keep feeders up year round so the stay behind birds don't starve when the flowers dissapear.
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i like dee hummingbirds ..they so yummy
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