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Hummingbirds and and a few blooms
Lens: DA*300 Camera: Pentax K-5IIs Photo Location: My yard in southwestern Ohio 
Posted By: Bud, 07-11-2013, 06:27 PM

With all of the local nestlings fledging and heading out on their own, the hummingbird activity has picked up around here

I've shared this here before, but I'm a little...well...obsessed... with the hummingbird thing and planting perennials and annuals to attract them. I have nectar plants in bloom from May through October and always set out to capture as many images of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds feeding from as many different blooms as I can.

Here's some from the past few days...

All images were shot hand-held with available light and they are identified by the name of the plant.

Stachytarpheta frantzii 'Deep Blue'
1/640s f/6.3 at 300.0mm iso640


Salvia 'Amistad'
1/500s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso800


Salvia greggii 'Cherry Chief'
1/500s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso640


Salvia coccinea 'Lady In Red'
1/500s f/6.3 at 300.0mm iso800


Salvia guaranitica
1/640s f/6.3 at 300.0mm iso160


Monarda 'Jacob Cline'
1/500s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso640


Kniphofia 'Mango Popsicle'
1/500s f/6.3 at 300.0mm iso800

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Outstanding as usual Bud. I never get tired of your hummingbird shots, they are some of the best.
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Excellent series. Thanks for sharing.
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Very Good!!!

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Very good shots, not just the focus and sharpness, but also the colours and composition.
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What a lovely series!
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Thoroughly enjoyed the series. Wonderful shots. So much better seeing them feeding from flowers instead of a feeder too. Well done and keep them coming.
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I tell you, Bud, the shots are phenomenal. Makes me want to trade my DA 55-300 for the DA *300, but I am afraid my wife would be unhappy...

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Your obsession has paid off ! Excellent shots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
Outstanding as usual Bud. I never get tired of your hummingbird shots, they are some of the best.
Thanks, Tom!

QuoteOriginally posted by RonakG Quote
Excellent series. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you

QuoteOriginally posted by Danny Delcambre Quote
Very Good!!!
Thanks!

QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
Very good shots, not just the focus and sharpness, but also the colours and composition.
Thanks!
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