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Tuscola Jim Aug 30, 2008 3:18 PM

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Well, I photographed my first hummingbird of the summer today.
Boy, are they ever scarce around here. Used my old H2.
400 mm @sp 1/500th. Wish I had used a bit faster shutter
to stop the wings though.... Jim

CB401 Sep 1, 2008 10:58 AM

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I know what you mean Jim. I recently got this one at Mobile Bay.

Tuscola Jim Sep 1, 2008 12:50 PM

OK, cb401. Nice shot. It lookslike yours is same
species as mine. (Ruby throat). Yes, it takes about
1/1000 sec to stop the wings. I did it last year but
haven't seen many this summer. Still looking though.

CB401 Sep 2, 2008 8:44 AM

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Well, Jim, I did manage to get one shot with the wings stopped:-). Photo is very enlarged with some loss of detail.

Tuscola Jim Sep 2, 2008 1:43 PM

Hi cb401. Nice setting shot of the hummingbird. I am going to
try a different camera today and try to get one at rest also.
They are pretty active here right now so should be able to do it.

Cyberf828 Sep 3, 2008 7:50 AM

Nice Jim, I looked all summer and not seen one off these yet.

Tuscola Jim Sep 3, 2008 8:00 AM

Ok Cyber, well, they re pretty active right now here in central Illinois. Just one species but I can see them everyday. I have more time than anything else, so I set
on my patio and watch my three feeders. Exciting, huh? Jim

Cyberf828 Sep 3, 2008 8:32 AM

Tuscola Jim wrote:

Exciting, huh? Jim
I think so, I enoy taking photos of wild life of all kinds. Now with the fall colors coming already I guess winters coming :cry:

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