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    Post your Hummingbird Photos

    There are several members here who post some fantastic hummingbird shots. I scanned through about 20 pages of the Wildlife section and found no dedicated thread for the little buzzers.

    I didn't want to start my own dedicated thread and I didn't want to post in someone else thread so I made this one for anyone.

    Post up!


    These are my first ever hummer shots. I think I am addicted now!










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    Re: Post your Hummingbird Photos

    The challenge of capturing them is addictive isn't it Such teeny tiny little subjects that move so quickly with insane wing speeds and such beautiful feather colours. I love hearing them buzz over me
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    Re: Post your Hummingbird Photos

    I can imagine that it is very easily addictive.
    Some great photos of them in this forum.
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    Re: Post your Hummingbird Photos

    Really nice job on the hummers, Mike. You are right, they deserve there own thread. Be sure you let@wev know. He has a whole bunch of hummer photos.

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    Re: Post your Hummingbird Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by RON View Post
    Really nice job on the hummers, Mike. You are right, they deserve there own thread. Be sure you let@wev know. He has a whole bunch of hummer photos.
    @wev, @Rick M, and @Dave_W 's photos were the ones that inspired me most. They are great!

    Now that I have an idea of what I need to do I will work on improvement for the next time.
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    Re: Post your Hummingbird Photos

    Tried some flash on a couple shots and I don't like what I got although it did pop some of the birds iridescent colors a little.

    I cannot build a blind at this particular spot but I may be able to camo myself a little more with some clothing so I can stay close. I was about 10 feet away on these shots just standing there. The slightest movement sent them away.

    This is also a feeder location and no flowers there. Would love to find another spot where they frequent that has more natural setting.


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    Re: Post your Hummingbird Photos

    Though I have posted a number of feeder shots, I don't really like them -- the things are just too ugly and too red. I have also noticed, when shooting with a flash (onboard, 1/4 power usually), they get very reactive at the feeder, but could care less when at an actual plant. They also don't like having cameras pointed at them -- I have stood 5 feet away, raising and lowering my hands and they paid no attention and kept feeding. I raise my camera up and they flee in a flash. I have wondered if there is something about the black body and front glass that spooks them -- a paparazzi thing?

    In the mid nineties today, so will have to wait till dusk to see what I can shoot.

    Thanks for the thread
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    Re: Post your Hummingbird Photos

    Post your Hummingbird Photos
    One from my gallery, taken last week -- evil eye

     
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    Re: Post your Hummingbird Photos

    Post your Hummingbird Photos
    Quote Originally Posted by wev View Post
    One from my gallery, taken last week -- evil eye

    He does have an evil eye. What exactly did you do to him? long ago, I was chasing one with my long lens and he caught the iridescence of the lens coating an flew to within inches of the lens, probably thinking it was a flower. Needless to say, that was too close for the lens to handle.

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    Re: Post your Hummingbird Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by wev View Post
    Though I have posted a number of feeder shots, I don't really like them -- the things are just too ugly and too red. I have also noticed, when shooting with a flash (onboard, 1/4 power usually), they get very reactive at the feeder, but could care less when at an actual plant. They also don't like having cameras pointed at them -- I have stood 5 feet away, raising and lowering my hands and they paid no attention and kept feeding. I raise my camera up and they flee in a flash. I have wondered if there is something about the black body and front glass that spooks them -- a paparazzi thing?

    In the mid nineties today, so will have to wait till dusk to see what I can shoot.

    Thanks for the thread
    That is very interesting that they are wary of cameras. Be nice to know why they react this way ...
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