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Lens: 70mm Camera: K-x Photo Location: Colorado ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/6000s Aperture: F3.5 
Posted By: Bob Harris, 12-06-2010, 10:54 PM

Photo of these beautiful birds in flight and at rest.

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12-07-2010, 03:00 AM   #2
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amazing that even at 6000th sec you still have motion blur!

prefer the first one, but it could improved by cropping some off the RHS, so your bird is looking into the image and not out of it
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Wow - are these good, Bob. I keep trying to capture a hummingbird but I'm a dismal failure. Great job.

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Very nice capture.

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Love that first image, very nice! They are fascinating creatures.

For Hummingbird wanna-be-shooters.......The most and best shots of them I have seen personally, come from a guy at DPR, Ron (brandrx) and he uses a tripod, wired shutter release and focus trap. He sets up, goes about his daily business, and comes home to a card full of great shots. You might check it out!
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Very nice. I've never been able to get hummers this good, except for one shot long ago with a Yashica rangefinder camera on 35mm. I think my Lentar might come close, but won't find out till they come back next spring...can't happen soon enough for me, I HATE cold weather...well, except for ducks, geese, pelicans to shoot...

I agree with Lainey, the first shot would be better cropped to the right, with the bird looking into the center. I always try to do that, it just works better. 1/6000 should stop all motion, I usually find 1/1000 will stop their wings, which average 750 beats per minute. Anything under 1/1000, I've never stopped motion.
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Thanks for the comments and suggestions. The photos were taken hand held and I was experimenting with different settings. Photos taken during mirgeation in the Rocky Mountains, some days we had 50 birds at our feeders, so it gave me lots of chances to get one right.

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