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Lens: Pentax 18-250 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Saugus Ma. ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/90s Aperture: F9.5 
Posted By: charliezap, 08-12-2013, 02:16 PM

It's a great day when you can take only 9 pictures and have 4 decent keepers.Mrs. Hummingbird let me stand less than 2ft from the feeder and take several pictures with the flash.They were taken with the Pentax 18-250 lens at about 70-80mm f/l and cropped not that much..The vivitar flash was set to the lowest level. The pics were at 200 ISO at 1/80 sec around f/9. I have my bright red Red Sox shirt on and am going to stand by the feeder with a small red cup filled with nectar and see if she will approach.--charliezap
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Beauties !!! Awesome shots.

About the flash ... does it "affect" the bird in any way?

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You're right..those sure are keepers! Great.
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Wow now that is close .... excellent Charlie.

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Excellento!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Beauties !!! Awesome shots.

About the flash ... does it "affect" the bird in any way?

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They don't seem to mind the flash at all.At least that's what I'm seeing.--charliezap
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Nice shots charlie, kepp the Hummers coming.
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With that range and the speed of the l'il gal, ya done good. I love the translucent effect in #1!

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I love these images. You always get such wonderful shots of the birds. I look forward to seeing more!
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Great ones Charlie, really enjoyed the close up views.
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Wow...really close! Great pics!!
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Lovely shots, Charlie. Very well done!
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You're right..those sure are keepers! Great.
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Wow now that is close .... excellent Charlie.
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Excellento!!!!!!!!!!!!
It makes it extremely easy to get keepers when these little guys have no fear and don't mind me standing right next to them.--charliezap
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QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
It makes it extremely easy to get keepers when these little guys have no fear and don't mind me standing right next to them.--charliezap
Beautiful shots. I have really enjoyed them at my feeder this summer as well. I've gotten some close shots using the Tamron 90 macro by setting it on a tripod and triggering the shutter remotely. I don't think those are females, though. From the stripes on the throat it looks like a young male.

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Excellent images Charlie.
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