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3rd PlaceFemale Rufous
Dennisheckman


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Challenge: Free Study 2014-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 IS II USM
Location: Sylvan Lake State Park, Colorado USA
Date: Jul 18, 2014
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 2500
Shutter: 1/1500
Date Uploaded: Jul 4, 2014

This was taken at Sylvan Lake State Park in Colorado. We saw four species of hummers during our 3 day stay. Broadtail, Ruby Throated, Rufous, and for the first time, a Calliope! I managed to get a couple shots of him, but for some reason, I have not found them on my card yet, argh. I had only one chance since I saw him only one time.

Last year, at this very same time of year, we were just a few miles to the south of Sylvan Lake and I was using my 70-200 to take pics of Hummers, now I use my 500mm and what a difference! So much fun to use. Not very many Canon lenses can be shot wide open with great results, but this 500mm is one lens that can be.

I knew I was pushing my luck at over saturating the challenge with yet another hummer, but I just love taking pictures of these guys. It's a real challenge. Happy it did well and thanks to all who voted and commented.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 176
Avg (all users): 6.9759
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 7.0308
Avg (non-participants): 6.7778
Views since voting: 1314
Views during voting: 164
Votes: 83
Comments: 16
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/15/2014 07:20:33 PM
A wonderful shot! Thank you for sharing!
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08/12/2014 03:19:37 AM
Congrats Dennis on another ribbon in the FS. Great shot!
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08/10/2014 05:27:09 AM
This image has impeccable details and sublime color. Wonderful work.
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08/10/2014 04:47:51 AM
Truly exceptional image. Congrats.
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08/09/2014 09:05:22 AM
Congrats Dennis. Very well done. Love the details on the little guy
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08/09/2014 08:58:23 AM
Congrats on the yellow. Beautifully captured.
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08/08/2014 09:05:33 PM
Golly! Wonderful!
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08/08/2014 01:34:55 PM
Love that he was checking YOU out ;)
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08/08/2014 07:58:16 AM
Yeah Dennis! very well done. You are the new king of hummingbirds my friend! :-)
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08/08/2014 07:43:14 AM
Good to see you here Dennis, congrats on the Yellow!
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08/08/2014 06:44:18 AM
absolutely fantastic capture, congrats on the ribbon
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08/08/2014 06:29:41 AM
This is lovely, congrats on the yellow
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2014 05:25:50 PM
Not very keen on all those images of this kind of birds, but this one really is one of the best I've seen so far. Great shot!
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08/06/2014 11:59:28 AM
Front page stuff
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08/02/2014 06:47:44 PM
lovely to see such magnificent little creatures captured so well !
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08/01/2014 01:01:04 PM
Amazing detail! Already voted coming back for comments.
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