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Congratulations to AGeoJO for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 18 votes - View Previous Winners


This hummingbird was feeding gracefully but apparently didn't get enough nectar. So, it moved on to a "greener pasture".... uh, to a blooming flower for more. Somehow, this particular hummingbird didn't seem to rush into doing so as I saw a lot of hummingbirds do. It looked like it gave me the chance to capture the sequence, not in slow motion but not too fast.

I captured a lot of keepers at this place, which on a terrace of a small eating establishment over looking a valley between San Jose and the Sarapiqui region. We were on the way back to San Jose. Just FYI, the smooth green background is the other slope of the valley, which is easily 2-3 miles away. I setup my gear on a tripod on the terrace nearby the lunch table. Before, during and after lunch, I was shooting on and off for good 2 hours and not only of hummingbirds but also other birds. Convenient shooting circumstances, smooth background and plenty of wildlife; I couldn't ask for anything better...

Thank you for looking,
Joshua



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Graceful hummingbird

  ILCE-7RM2    EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens    400mm    f/4.0    1/2000s    1600 ISO    +0.3 EV  





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Ready to move to another flower

  ILCE-7RM2    EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens    400mm    f/4.0    1/2000s    1250 ISO    +0.3 EV  





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It dove right in!

  ILCE-7RM2    EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens    400mm    f/4.0    1/2000s    1000 ISO    +0.3 EV  




Oct 15, 2016 at 09:44 PM
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The colors and background make a lovely image Joshua!




Oct 15, 2016 at 10:35 PM
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Incredible sequence!!!!! Wish I had 1/100th your talent.


Oct 16, 2016 at 01:25 AM
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fotografur wrote:
The colors and background make a lovely image Joshua!

Thank you very much, Dennis!



Oct 16, 2016 at 02:24 AM
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Very well done Joshua ~ Ron


Oct 16, 2016 at 03:20 AM
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MedicineMan404 wrote:
Incredible sequence!!!!! Wish I had 1/100th your talent.


Hi Robert, thank you so very much. You are too kind... I just got lucky a few times in CR.


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Oct 16, 2016 at 03:36 AM
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awesome little hummingbird Joshua


Oct 16, 2016 at 09:35 AM
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Very nice Joshua. If you have not seen it, you might want to head to the PBS web site and watch Super hummingbirds" on Nature.

Morris



Oct 16, 2016 at 12:59 PM
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kmunroe wrote:
awesome little hummingbird Joshua


Thank you very much, Kenny!



Oct 16, 2016 at 03:38 PM
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Joshua,

These are so wonderful, with the creamy background. Just beautiful.

~Mansur



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Great shots Joshua.

How was the A7RII to shoot with especially with such a big lens mounted to it? Were you on tripod all the time or handheld also? I was thinking it would feel awkward to handhold with such a small body attached to the 400.

TFS
Geoff



Oct 16, 2016 at 04:56 PM
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surfnron wrote:
Very well done Joshua ~ Ron


Thank you very, Ron! Sorry, I skipped your post unintentionally.


morris wrote:
Very nice Joshua. If you have not seen it, you might want to head to the PBS web site and watch Super hummingbirds" on Nature.

Morris


Hi Morris, I really appreciate your kind words. No, I have not seen it, but I will do that, Thanks!



Oct 16, 2016 at 06:15 PM
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You get my vote Joshua.. Just WOW !!
They are ridiculously good

Ronny //



Oct 16, 2016 at 06:54 PM
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conebeam wrote:
Joshua,

These are so wonderful, with the creamy background. Just beautiful.

~Mansur


Thank you very much, Mansur! Yes, the creamy background was the result of its position far, far away.


arbitrage wrote:
Great shots Joshua.

How was the A7RII to shoot with especially with such a big lens mounted to it? Were you on tripod all the time or handheld also? I was thinking it would feel awkward to handhold with such a small body attached to the 400.

TFS
Geoff


Thank you very much, Geoff! At my age, even during my Canon days, I didn't handhold the lens/camera . At least, I used a monopod back then. On this trip, the camera/lens was 100% on the tripod. We took a boat ride on the Sarapiqui river and I used my tripod as a monopod even then. Out of my Canon long lenses, the 400mm f/2.8 Mk II is probably the best in terms of rendition. Somehow, the sensor and the lens together is like a match made in heaven....



Oct 16, 2016 at 07:37 PM
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Always impressed by perfection of your images
As you know I'm looking for a super deal... if you plan to sell this incredible lens with a 67% discount I can take in consideration
Manuel



Oct 16, 2016 at 08:43 PM
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Really excellent Joshua congratulations.


Oct 16, 2016 at 11:06 PM
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Joshua, truly beautiful. Love seeing your work.

Birdie



Oct 16, 2016 at 11:33 PM
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Ronny Olsson wrote:
You get my vote Joshua.. Just WOW !!
They are ridiculously good

Ronny //


Ronny, thank you so very much!


ManuelLaMantia wrote:
Always impressed by perfection of your images
As you know I'm looking for a super deal... if you plan to sell this incredible lens with a 67% discount I can take in consideration
Manuel


Thank you very much, Manuel! Sure, the original price of that lens was $16K . So, my asking price of $10K is an awesome deal.



Oct 17, 2016 at 01:17 AM
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Fantastic set That nasty hornet takes a little off the 1st Joshua but the beauty of the comp and pose of the hummer makes it a winner!

Sound like a great place to stop to eat and enjoy nature, great work on all three.

Karl



Oct 17, 2016 at 03:10 AM
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Stunning!!!


Oct 17, 2016 at 05:04 AM
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