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Hummingbird and Bee
Lens: HD D-FA 150-450 ED DC AW Camera: KP Photo Location: Yuma. Arizona, USA ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/2000s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: AZGMDale, 02-07-2019, 02:05 PM

Was lucky to capture these two in focus while trying to get a decent in flight hummer shot. This is cropped of course, but it's still 2890X3540 pixels.

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02-07-2019, 02:15 PM   #2
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Superb shot! It looks like a standoff to me
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Great shot! Maybe it was pure luck but it is a worthy competition winner, I would say.
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I should have this kind of "luck". You are better than lucky sir .

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Superb shot! It looks like a standoff to me
Thank you. It does look like a stand off. FYI I've been told recently by a wildlife biologist that a bee sting can kill a hummingbird.

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QuoteOriginally posted by PJ1 Quote
Great shot! Maybe it was pure luck but it is a worthy competition winner, I would say.
Thanks for the kind words.

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I should have this kind of "luck". You are better than lucky sir .
Thank you. I recently retired and am spending all of my spare time out photographing, so that probably has a lot to do with my luck.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AZGMDale Quote
FYI I've been told recently by a wildlife biologist that a bee sting can kill a hummingbird.
That is not surprising considering their small size. I have several Anna's Hummingbirds in my yard, and they seem to show no fear of bees and are right there with the bees when feeding in my Camellias. However, worker bees tend not to be all that aggressive.
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Wow ! What a pix...great to frame and put on the wall.
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Wow, what luck! I have something similar but not nearly this good, let's see if I can find it and post it soon Nice work!

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Wow!! What an incredible shot ! This definitely deserves a place on the wall. Which equipment did you use?

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This is just incredible! Thanks for sharing
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QuoteOriginally posted by AZGMDale Quote
Was lucky to capture these two in focus while trying to get a decent in flight hummer shot. This is cropped of course, but it's still 2890X3540 pixels.
Great job!

A senior professor I formerly worked with observed "The harder students study, the luckier they are on exams".
I would make the same observation about preparation and work leading to luck like this on photographs.
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That is absolutely stunning!
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Wow! Did you have a since that you'd got them both in focus when you shot the photo or was it a total shock when you were looking at the photos? That photo is a "keeper" for sure.
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That's fantastic! The wing position on both critters is also terrific!
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Wow! Did you have a since that you'd got them both in focus when you shot the photo or was it a total shock when you were looking at the photos? That photo is a "keeper" for sure.
Thanks. It was shock. I knew the bee was there, but had no idea it would bee (Ha!) in focus.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
Wow ! What a pix...great to frame and put on the wall.
Thank you lesmore.

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QuoteOriginally posted by GeoJerry Quote
Wow, what luck! I have something similar but not nearly this good, let's see if I can find it and post it soon Nice work!
Thanks. I would like to see it.

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Wow!! What an incredible shot ! This definitely deserves a place on the wall. Which equipment did you use?
My new KP, and 150-450 hand held.

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This is just incredible! Thanks for sharing
Thanks for the kind words.

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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
Great job!

A senior professor I formerly worked with observed "The harder students study, the luckier they are on exams".
I would make the same observation about preparation and work leading to luck like this on photographs.
Thank you. I have heard that luck favors the prepared.

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QuoteOriginally posted by joelbolden Quote
That is absolutely stunning!
Thank you.

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QuoteOriginally posted by BrianR Quote
That's fantastic! The wing position on both critters is also terrific!
Thanks. I took 100+ bee photos that morning, but not with the intent of capturing a bee in them.
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