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Hummingbirds@Night
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Posted By: Bob Harris, 04-02-2011, 02:46 PM

A few photos of birds feeding as darkness sets in during their migration southward.

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Have to be the most unique hummer shots I've ever seen. You are certainly onto something here.

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Amazing, my friend - I can't even get these suckers in the day time.

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#2 is my favorite!!! but all are great!!!

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Have to be the most unique hummer shots I've ever seen. You are certainly onto something here.

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thanks Mike, sort of experimenting, appreciate the comment. Bob
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Bob did you use a flash?
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Bob did you use a flash?
Yes I did use the camera flash, I think that is what helped freeze the wings also, thanks for looking Bob
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Lovely Bob - especially #2 - I don't think I've ever seen a Hummer shot from that perspective before.

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Lovely Bob - especially #2 - I don't think I've ever seen a Hummer shot from that perspective before.
Kevin, of all of the shots I have taken, I think I only have a couple of a hummingbird approaching head on, appreciate you commenting, thanks Bob
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If I were to guess correctly, these were most certainly not shot at night.
The background was allowed to be underexposed by about 3 or more stops and the flash fired to compensate for the underexposed ambient exposure.
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If I were to guess correctly, these were most certainly not shot at night.
The background was allowed to be underexposed by about 3 or more stops and the flash fired to compensate for the underexposed ambient exposure.
Dennis, I stated it was at dusk, not completely at dark, thanks for looking and replying. Bob

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Love the perspective in the second one Bob. I think you are on to something.
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I really, really like the second one! I've only seen humming birds on tv and they are fast little ones, arn't they? Interesting also to se the feeding-thingy, never seen one of those before.
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Love the perspective in the second one Bob. I think you are on to something.
Thank you Susan, appreciate the comment, Bob

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I really, really like the second one! I've only seen humming birds on tv and they are fast little ones, arn't they? Interesting also to se the feeding-thingy, never seen one of those before.
Anna, my wife puts out 5 hummingbird feeders while we are in Colorado during the migration and they generally consume about a quart of nectar a day. Very hungry little guys.

Here are a couple more taken "before" it got dark and also taken with my Pentax Optio A40, P/S camera. thanks Bob
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Great shots here. I've tried humming bird shots and have only had luck with them being perched. No luck with them in the air. Nice work!
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