Anna's Hummingbird at rest - they are not boring at all :)
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jodelak
Registered: Oct 25, 2009
Total Posts: 563
Country: Canada

First, I apologize for posting a lot of pictures in this thread. I wanted to share (to me) some interesting and unique poses of the anna's.

Here are some relaxed photos of the anna's stretching, and scratching


#1 [Canon 7D 0.002 sec (1/500) f/5.6 400 mm ISO 3200]



#2 [Canon 7D 0.002 sec (1/500) f/5.6 400 mm ISO 2500]



#3 [Canon 7D 0.002 sec (1/500) f/5.6 400 mm ISO 2500]



#4 [Canon 7D 0.002 sec (1/500) f/6.3 400 mm ISO 3200]



#5 [Canon 7D 0.002 sec (1/500) f/6.3 400 mm ISO 2500]


#6 [Canon 7D 0.002 sec (1/500) f/5.6 400 mm ISO 3200]



#7 [Canon 7D 0.002 sec (1/500) f/6.3 400 mm ISO 1600]



#8 [Canon 7D 0.002 sec (1/500) f/6.3 400 mm ISO 1600]



#9 [Canon 7D 0.002 sec (1/500) f/6.3 400 mm ISO 1600]



#10 [Canon 7D 0.002 sec (1/500) f/5.6 400 mm ISO 2000]



#11 [Canon 7D 0.002 sec (1/500) f/6.3 400 mm ISO 2000]



#12 [Canon 7D 0.002 sec (1/500) f/6.3 400 mm ISO 1000]



#13 [Canon 7D 0.002 sec (1/500) f/6.5 400 mm ISO 1600]



#14 [Canon 7D 0.002 sec (1/500) f/5.6 400 mm ISO 1000]




Thanks for looking and c&c always welcome.


Lance B
Registered: Apr 26, 2005
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Country: Australia

Wow, simply stunning shots of a hummingbird! Beautiful colouring under the chin and lovel;y and sharp.

It is rare you get to see a hummingbird at rest.



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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A very nice set with great sharpness, but they all appear to be slightly underexposed on my monitor ~ Ron



Mark Cronin
Registered: Nov 05, 2011
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Great poses and detail...

Mark



douter
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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Excellent behavioural series! Nice work.
Douglas



BeeBalm
Registered: Nov 13, 2012
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Good morning Jodelak,
Your photos are "super"! The Anna's are so pretty. I would love to capture all the different kinds of hummers!
I love when I see my Ruby-Throated on a twig just sitting so quietly.
My favorite is number 9 when he is all fluffed up.. So cute!
Thanks for sharing!



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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Lovely set. Great perch on the last group (and I like these the best overall too), with just a bit of green to help break up the grey.



ront
Registered: Jan 06, 2010
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Very well done!

Ron



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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Very well done Jodelak!! These can be a blast to shoot when they get to stretching and preening. Looks like you had a lot of fun photographing this fabulous set

Tim



Ted ellis
Registered: Aug 08, 2007
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Country: United States

Hummingbirds are fun to shoot. I have since 2007. I am impressed with your high ISO slow shutter speeds HUMMERS. The last 8 or so are underexposed for my personal taste. An ISO of 3200 probably would have yielded optimal SS for the last 8 or so. Keep posting your hummers!



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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You certainly captured some wonderful positions !!! Great set.

Birdie



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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it's a very nice set



jodelak
Registered: Oct 25, 2009
Total Posts: 563
Country: Canada

Lance B wrote:
Wow, simply stunning shots of a hummingbird! Beautiful colouring under the chin and lovel;y and sharp.

It is rare you get to see a hummingbird at rest.


Thanks for the kind words Lance.

surfnron wrote:
A very nice set with great sharpness, but they all appear to be slightly underexposed on my monitor ~ Ron


Thanks Ron, it does look a bit underexposed, my bad. I usually check the results after I load my pics in Flickt, this time I was a bit too tired already.

Mark Cronin wrote:
Great poses and detail...

Mark


Thanks for looking and leaving kind comments Mark.

douter wrote:
Excellent behavioural series! Nice work.
Douglas


Thanks Douglas, appreciate the kind words

BeeBalm wrote:
Good morning Jodelak,
Your photos are "super"! The Anna's are so pretty. I would love to capture all the different kinds of hummers!
I love when I see my Ruby-Throated on a twig just sitting so quietly.
My favorite is number 9 when he is all fluffed up.. So cute!
Thanks for sharing!


Good evening BeeBalm, I'm glad you enjoyed this series.

KCollett wrote:
Lovely set. Great perch on the last group (and I like these the best overall too), with just a bit of green to help break up the grey.


Thanks Ken, those were from the 2nd set and it was really pouring rain when I took those pics. I wrapped my gear with heavy plastic and then covered it with a mossy oak blind that's why the anna's did not mind me at all

ront wrote:
Very well done!

Ron


Thanks Ron

Tim Kuhn wrote:
Very well done Jodelak!! These can be a blast to shoot when they get to stretching and preening. Looks like you had a lot of fun photographing this fabulous set

Tim


Its a lot of fun, but it was damn so cold also (2nd set was raining very hard). I was hoping that the anna's will perch on a branch that is under the rain so I can get some water action also Thanks for looking and appreciating this series Tim

Ted ellis wrote:
Hummingbirds are fun to shoot. I have since 2007. I am impressed with your high ISO slow shutter speeds HUMMERS. The last 8 or so are underexposed for my personal taste. An ISO of 3200 probably would have yielded optimal SS for the
last 8 or so. Keep posting your hummers!


Thanks Ted, I do agree that the last 8 was underexpose. Its actually a weakness of mine, hopefully I can perfect it soon .

birdied wrote:
You certainly captured some wonderful positions !!! Great set.

Birdie


Thanks so much for looking and commenting Birdie

kmunroe wrote:
it's a very nice set


Thanks Ken!



blueimage
Registered: Jan 11, 2010
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Very nice set, a pleasure to view and a welcome change from the in flight shots.

Jim



jodelak
Registered: Oct 25, 2009
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Country: Canada

blueimage wrote:
Very nice set, a pleasure to view and a welcome change from the in flight shots.

Jim


Thanks for the kind words Jim



jfwoodman
Registered: Oct 31, 2007
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Terrific poses and captures here!

Jim



Larry Williams
Registered: Nov 05, 2006
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Your Anna's photos are really special, you might want to increase the brightness of each photo a bit.

Larry



Howard Kearley
Registered: Jul 16, 2008
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Great collection
Some super poses

Howard



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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3 6 and 12 are my picks.

Morris