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I was checking this place out and I wasn't ready to take more serious photography with my main gear still packed when it poured. And how it poured! There were quite a few hummingbirds flying around there and to my delight, instead of taking shelter, they actually went into the rain. This little guy was perching on a fern frond that swayed back and forth in the wind and it looked like it really enjoyed the shower nature provided. The lens I had, a zoom lens reaching only to 300mm didn't feel quite adequate at that time but after looking at the result, I was pleased with the coverage. It shows more of the surrounding, including those big rain drops. I also shot a video clip of the hummer while taking a shower. What a treat it was!

By the time I was ready with my main gear and set everything up on the tripod, the rain stopped . Of course! The second image of that guy after the shower while shaking water off, just like dogs do, and the third image shows that his feather was still wet...

Oh, yes, it was in Costa Rica.



AGeoJO 2016

I'm singing in the rain, I'm singing in the rain.....What a glorious feeling, etc.

  ILCE-7RM2    FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS lens    300mm    f/5.6    1/125s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  





AGeoJO 2016

Shaking water off after the shower

  ILCE-7RM2    EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens    400mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    1250 ISO    -0.3 EV  





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Still wet...

  ILCE-7RM2    EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens    560mm    f/5.6    1/125s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Sep 29, 2016 at 09:50 PM
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Awesome set Joshua.
The last one is special
BB



Sep 29, 2016 at 10:04 PM
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The first is marvelous Joshua. The last is a quality portrait yet the first is such a special moment it pales by comparison

Morris



Sep 29, 2016 at 11:49 PM
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BeeBalm wrote:
Awesome set Joshua.
The last one is special
BB


Thank you very much, BB!


morris wrote:
The first is marvelous Joshua. The last is a quality portrait yet the first is such a special moment it pales by comparison

Morris


Thank you very much, Morris! Yes, that's exactly how I see it, too.



Sep 30, 2016 at 12:04 AM
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Great stuff Joshua ~ Ron


Sep 30, 2016 at 12:37 AM
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all are very nice Joshua


Sep 30, 2016 at 12:55 AM
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Wow.... this is incredible.



Sep 30, 2016 at 12:56 AM
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what a lovely story you have depicted with the pics.


Sep 30, 2016 at 01:20 AM
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Awesome set Joshua !!! All are marvelous .

Birdie



Sep 30, 2016 at 01:25 AM
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You did a good job on these with #3 being my favorite.
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surfnron wrote:
Great stuff Joshua ~ Ron


Thank you, Ron!


kmunroe wrote:
all are very nice Joshua


Thank you, Kenny!


suteetat wrote:
Wow.... this is incredible.


Thank you, suteetat!


kdacharya wrote:
what a lovely story you have depicted with the pics.


Thank you, kdacharya!


birdied wrote:
Awesome set Joshua !!! All are marvelous .

Birdie


Thank you, Birdie!


Shasoc wrote:
You did a good job on these with #3 being my favorite.
Socrate


Thank you, Socrate!



Sep 30, 2016 at 04:03 AM
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Excellent Joshua


Sep 30, 2016 at 11:33 AM
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Wow. They're all great, but that last one is excellent!!!
How do you like using such a monster lens on that camera?



Sep 30, 2016 at 12:25 PM
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Ted ellis wrote:
Excellent Joshua


Thank you, Ted!


Max_Pain wrote:
Wow. They're all great, but that last one is excellent!!!
How do you like using such a monster lens on that camera?


Thank you, Yemil!

Actually, I do have two 400mm lenses. I bought this monster several years ago although I realized that the reach is on the short side for wildlife but I do love the fast aperture. After I made the plan to go to Costa Rica earlier in the year, I bought a (new to me) 400mm DO II lens. I was totally convinced that the smaller lens would be perfect for me as I am not the youngest anymore. Although that lens is quite a bit smaller and lighter but at f/4, the aperture did not feel quite adequate since I knew that the lighting conditions in CR would be more subdued than, let's say in Southern California. So, two days before the actual trip, I decided to take the bigger lens. I was willing to put up with the weight and bulk for a faster aperture. And I didn't regret that move. That adapted lens focused swiftly and in 90% of the time it did what I hoped it to do. As I mentioned earlier some place here, I would take this lens in combo with my mirrorless system to locations, such as CR, Panama or Ecuador for wildlife but I would not take it to Africa on safari or for strictly BIF purposes.



Sep 30, 2016 at 01:40 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · I'm singing in the rain 2X - What a glorious feeling, etc.


Love the perches and bgd's Joshua. #3 is a fine shot indeed. Do you know this specie's name ?


Sep 30, 2016 at 01:44 PM
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Herb Houghton wrote:
Love the perches and bgd's Joshua. #3 is a fine shot indeed. Do you know this specie's name ?


Hi Herb, thank you for your kind words! Yes, it is blue green rufous hummingbird.



Sep 30, 2016 at 01:49 PM
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I gotta give this set a "wow!"

Very nice work! I don't think I've ever seen a better perch than this. Excellent!

Dave



Sep 30, 2016 at 02:35 PM
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lighthound wrote:
I gotta give this set a "wow!"

Very nice work! I don't think I've ever seen a better perch than this. Excellent!

Dave


Thank you very much, Dave! I am flattered...

Joshua



Sep 30, 2016 at 03:30 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · I'm singing in the rain 2X - What a glorious feeling, etc.


Nice capture and nice title!


Sep 30, 2016 at 03:56 PM
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Wow. Great shots. Number 3 is my favorite as well. Congratulations!


Sep 30, 2016 at 06:10 PM
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