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JakeFM
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p.1 #1 · Hummingbird + a passenger


For the past few days I have been going to a park that I had totally forgotten about finding last year. It's a smaller park, what they call a 'freshwater wetland' that has an easy ~1 mile walk around the lake. But it is beautiful there and it's nice and quiet. It has swamp-like areas that attract bugs, insects, and birds (supposedly 240 birds species and 50 of them breed there!)...and there's reptiles too. This place is a gem!

Anyways, I have been having lots of fun there the last few days, particularly shooting humming birds. This is a first for me, and wow was it exciting! These little guys are fast little critters and tough to capture. Most of my shots were throw always, but I got lucky a few times and thought I'd share. I always seem to have problems deciding on cropping and would be open to suggestions on that, or anything else you have in mind. I will post the original and 2 crops I have been working on.





No crop







Med crop







tight crop




May 18, 2013 at 03:41 AM
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p.1 #2 · Hummingbird + a passenger


Hitchin' A Ride! Neat to see.


May 18, 2013 at 03:47 AM
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Nice capture ! Never have seen that before . They are really fun to try and photograph aren't they.

As to the crop, I would do the medium crop, but clone out the feeder

Birdie



May 18, 2013 at 03:51 AM
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p.1 #4 · Hummingbird + a passenger


Forgot to add the EXIF...ISO 1600, 300mm, f/9, 1/1250 for this shot. 7D with 70-300mm non-L.

Thanks birdied for the advice, I will have to try that once I got Photoshop.



May 18, 2013 at 03:56 AM
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Well done Jake. Super details even with the tightest crop.
David



May 18, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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p.1 #6 · Hummingbird + a passenger


I like that shot of the hummer and passenger. Have you been able to watch them flick their beaks to get rid of them?
Al



May 18, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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p.1 #7 · Hummingbird + a passenger


That ant must be having the ride of it's life Nice capture. Ed


May 18, 2013 at 01:45 PM
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p.1 #8 · Hummingbird + a passenger


nice one Jake


May 19, 2013 at 12:30 AM
 

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p.1 #9 · Hummingbird + a passenger


Desert Drake wrote:
I like that shot of the hummer and passenger. Have you been able to watch them flick their beaks to get rid of them?
Al


No, I haven't! I didn't know they did that. I'm guessing it's a common problem for them?

Thanks everyone for the compliments.



May 19, 2013 at 03:52 AM
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p.1 #10 · Hummingbird + a passenger


As to the crop, I would do the medium crop, but clone out the feeder +1

Kirk



May 19, 2013 at 04:03 AM
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p.1 #11 · Hummingbird + a passenger


Nice capture...


May 21, 2013 at 01:39 AM
JakeFM
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p.1 #12 · Hummingbird + a passenger


Thanks


May 22, 2013 at 08:31 PM
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Great documentation!

Ted



May 22, 2013 at 09:44 PM
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p.1 #14 · Hummingbird + a passenger


That certainly is different...great shot...Watched one of those guys going after a crow one day...brave little suckers, had one land on my mom's knee too...why is it you never have a camera ready at those times...At least you were able to catch something like that


May 22, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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Ant that a special image!

You might want to try some noise reduction of the background of the last which is super

Morris



May 22, 2013 at 10:43 PM





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