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Old Dec 7, 2009, 1:11 AM   #1
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Default A few more Hummingbirds

I have set up my camera so that I can just shoot when the birds come to our terrace. They only stay a few seconds so I have to be quick. I used a Nikon D70 for these.
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Beautiful shots, but that first one is a killer. #2 has that caught in the flash look, and #3 lost out on the focus a bit. But #1....WOW its about 2 pixels short of perfect. The wings are just how Id like a pic to look. Freezing them in air makes them look stuffed and mounted. The shine of its ruby throat -- right on. I dont imagine its full frame? Personally, Id like to see a bit of air around it in some way. Something to aid in its presentation when mounted on the wall.
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Thank you, Bynx. They are all shot between two rails of a balcony. Any more space on the outside would have to be photoshopped. I set up the feeder and camera to avoid the rails and this is the largest size that avoids them. Glad you like tham
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I saw a camera yesterday in the Sears Christmas Wish catalogue. You strap it to a tree and walk away. Infra red sets it off and it takes pictures when an animal walks into the beam. Things we used to dream of you can now buy mail order. These times they are a changin.
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I saw a camera yesterday in the Sears Christmas Wish catalogue. You strap it to a tree and walk away. Infra red sets it off and it takes pictures when an animal walks into the beam. Things we used to dream of you can now buy mail order. These times they are a changin.
Hunters use them a lot to determine game paths. They work day and night (flash) I believe. Cabelas has a couple of different ones for sale.

BTW...very nice shots of the Hummingbirds...# 2 is really excellent.
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 7:02 PM   #6
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Nice pix of the hummers!!The first is awesome.
Is the first a Ruby Throat and the other 2 a different species?
All I got on my porch is ice and snow. Had a couple ruby throaters this summer
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It is a rby throated. One is the female I think. The colors depend on the lighting and how it reflects on their iridescent feathers.
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