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Posted By: charliezap, 06-16-2017, 05:06 PM

Just a natural light shot from around 6ft. away through the glass front door.--charliezap

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06-16-2017, 06:09 PM   #2
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Nice! The glass in your house is much cleaner than ours. Well done.
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Nice work. It is always interesting to see shots like this and an explanation of how they were taken. Those wings are really "humming". And I think I see a K5iis reflected in the eye.
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This shot came up a treat.

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Looking good zapper.
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Nice! The glass in your house is much cleaner than ours. Well done.
A little windex goes a long way.--charliezap
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Nice friend you have there Charlie. TFS
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Excellent, just EXCELLENT, Charlie! Bravo!

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I'm always amazed at shots of these little guys, they are so fast.
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I'm always amazed at shots of these little guys, they are so fast.
That's why there is almost always a feeder or flower food source in the photo. You point the camera where they might go and then take the picture when they arrive. You can buy all the Sony A9's, Canon 1Dx;s or Nikon D5s you want, you won't be tracking these little guys.
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Nice work. It is always interesting to see shots like this and an explanation of how they were taken. Those wings are really "humming". And I think I see a K5iis reflected in the eye.
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This shot came up a treat.
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Looking good zapper.
QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
Nice friend you have there Charlie. TFS
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Excellent, just EXCELLENT, Charlie! Bravo!
QuoteOriginally posted by KiloHotelphoto Quote
I'm always amazed at shots of these little guys, they are so fast.
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That's why there is almost always a feeder or flower food source in the photo. You point the camera where they might go and then take the picture when they arrive. You can buy all the Sony A9's, Canon 1Dx;s or Nikon D5s you want, you won't be tracking these little guys.
Thanks all---These little guys are easy to photography more so than other birds.They usually hover for 10 secs or so which makes it easy to take shots.--charliezap
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Thanks all---These little guys are easy to photography more so than other birds.They usually hover for 10 secs or so which makes it easy to take shots.--charliezap
I find them easy to photograph where I'm set up. I usually find tracking is too slow for them. However that being said, looking at the Humming Birds contest on DPR, I'm not seeing any images taken with cameras with "better tracking" that i couldn't have taken. Looking at the 100 plus images I see absotley no evidence anyone else's AF tracking works any better than mine or yours.

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Charlie, you coulda been a contender.
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Just a natural light shot from around 6ft. away through the glass front door.--charliezap
Impressive detail!

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QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
Just a natural light shot from around 6ft. away through the glass front door.--charliezap
Love the blur of the wings!
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