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I must say I am really enjoying shooting these little guys. The weather has given me some cloudy rainy skies which really helps bring out the details.

The fifth shot , there is some insect on the head. It is really tiny, but hitching a ride or biting the bird .

As always , your comments, nits and crits are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for looking in and hope you enjoy as I really had fun getting these shots.

Birdie










Lets just sit down and stay a while.
















Notice the hitch hiker.



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Aug 28, 2013 at 03:38 AM
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After more hours than I care to admit, I finally got a shot of a hummer on my blue and black salvia. Not the shot I really want, but after weeks and weeks of hoping to find one feeding on it , today was the day








Aug 28, 2013 at 03:38 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Ruby Throats Again


They are all really nice, excellent color and clarity. Always enjoy seeing new hummer photos!




Aug 28, 2013 at 03:52 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Ruby Throats Again


Simply outstanding.

I'm guessing you used the D800 and the 500mm?

They are just so darn sharp and clear it is amazing.

Gene



Aug 28, 2013 at 04:00 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Ruby Throats Again


Really nice shots...I was wondering about the hitchhiker in that shot...I do like that one of it feeding while it's perched, but I do like the hummer shots that aren't so typical as you know. same as with the hitchhiker shot, at least we know birds get bugged too


Aug 28, 2013 at 04:14 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Ruby Throats Again


Birdie- The Peanut Gallery thinks these are swell pictures .
Hooray- you go, girl. Or something like that .
Charlie



Aug 28, 2013 at 05:14 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Ruby Throats Again


What an awesome set of hummers, Birdie. Great color and detail. Nice pose and beautiful flowers arrangement make your set fabulous. I love them.

- Tam



Aug 28, 2013 at 05:29 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Ruby Throats Again


Oh my god!!! I am a sharpness freak and you really nail the focus on number 3-4, you can see all the details around the eyes!! Number 6 is also really nice!! Can't wait to buy my supertelephoto lense! I am hesitating between 400 2.8 or 500 f4. The 400 would be more versatile for sport also but for wildlife and birds, the bigger lense the better! Did you try the 400 2.8 before you bought the 500?? I saw on b&h that you were disappointed with the 500 and tc.


Aug 28, 2013 at 05:57 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Ruby Throats Again


great set of hummers Roberta


Aug 28, 2013 at 07:38 AM
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I was just thinking that a day without a Birdie post was day lost and then I opened the Nature and Wildlife forum and there it was
I have said it before Birdie. Your work never disapoints
Tim



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Ruby Throats Again


Birdie
You amaze me again with your stellar hummers!!
It's # two for me!!
So glad you got one with the blue
As I said before I "LOVE" your new camera!!
Each time I see your photos more and more I crave a 1DX!
TFS
BeeBalm



Aug 28, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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A super set Birdie. All are tack sharp, well composed, and have very nice BGs. I'm surprised you didn't take a macro shot of the bug... ~ Ron


Aug 28, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Ruby Throats Again


#3 & the last are my picks, and the perched bird feeding is quite nice too. Super looking set Birdie. Lots of good technical qualities in each shot too. Birdie, you go, girl. Or something like that (to quote Charlie).


Aug 28, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Ruby Throats Again


Gorgeous set of hummers Birdie.


Aug 28, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Ruby Throats Again


Stunning, Stunning, & Stunning! Terrific images Birdie!!!!


Aug 28, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Ruby Throats Again


Gorgeous shots Birdie!

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Aug 28, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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Excellent work Birdie and congrats on getting one on your Salvia Unfortunately for me that seems to what I have the most of this year These are all wonderfully sharp with the whole or most of the bird in focus My only nit would be the first with non of the face showing, I'm not a fan of that

Tim



Aug 28, 2013 at 01:10 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Ruby Throats Again


Hi Birdie:

Your hummer shots have come a long way. Great improvement. You are establishing your style.

1. Crisp image, good bg, good pose, no pop, no eyes. I echo Tim's thoughts.
2. Crisp image, good bg, great pose, no pop.
3. crisp/strong image, good bg, classic pose, "POP"
4. crisp/strong image, good bg, Not as strong image as #3. POP is good at the head but is lost moving to the tail feathers.
5. I like the pose and crispness of the hummer but IMO, the bg (too much grey) kills the image.
6. Appreciation of wing blur or a lack thereof is subjective that being said, if most of the hummer is sharp, I am more accepting of large amounts of wing blur.

Birdie an excellent presentation Keep on shooting. When I am shooting, most of my plants/flowers are in pots. I arrange each to maximize the light and bg distractions. I prune away as much as necessary to enhance the shot. There have been times when I have moved plants into my house or pruned off flowers to isolated a particular plant. I do have flower plants which are in the ground but I keep them mostly pruned back. Keep on shooting.

TFS

Ted



Aug 28, 2013 at 03:29 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Ruby Throats Again


Wonderful shots Birdie, well captured
David



Aug 28, 2013 at 08:09 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Ruby Throats Again


Excellent set! #3 is my fav!

Very nice work!



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