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Challenge: High Speed Capture (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Jul 15, 2018
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2018

A ruby-throated hummingbird on his way to the feeder in my front yard. These little guys are incredibly fast, and it's hard to get a clean shot. It certainly helps that a pair of hummingbirds have been guarding that feeder since April, so I can just wait out in the open with a camera a few paces away and they'll fly over within 10 minutes.

Place: 3 out of 37
Avg (all users): 7.2000
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.7727
Avg (non-participants): 7.3958
Views since voting: 901
Views during voting: 155
Votes: 70
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/05/2018 08:52:13 AM
congratulations. Lovely
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08/03/2018 10:22:22 AM
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08/03/2018 10:04:37 AM
Beautiful!!! I am always amazed at hummingbird images. Someday I will get one.....Well done and Congrats!!!
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08/03/2018 08:30:23 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

The 1 is well deserved....

ROFLMAO, Art! That 1 vote came from a troll [now banned] that we knew about during voting. The troll's votes in Colorful Objects were flushed, but 22 votes of 1 in Kitchen Tools and 16 gifts of contempt in this challenge were inexplicably allowed to stand, and that really disgusts me. While those votes might not affect the final order (much), they do leave a stain. ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' KarenK was robbed of her fourth 7, which would have shown two places higher on her profile– her best finish in 5 years. :-(

Message edited by author 2018-08-03 12:59:40.
08/03/2018 07:39:32 AM
Congratulations. Beautifully captured.
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08/03/2018 05:53:09 AM
Beautiful capture. Congrats on your yellow.
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08/03/2018 02:01:34 AM
The 1 is well deserved. This lacks the quiet sophistication of a blurry black & white image of a glass of milk sitting on an old dining table next to an unrecognizable, but classic hardcover novel. Yes, it certainly has the WOW factor, but WOW is so cliché and overdone. Maybe if you cropped it halfway through the extended wing and flipped it vertically, then it could be considered avant-garde and worthy of something closer to a 4. The colors are vivid and the focus sharp, otherwise I would have given you a two. You played to the aesthetically ignorant masses and you may have won, but you have made the masses even more ignorant in the process, so Bravo and congratulations. :P

*straight-faced the whole most of the time writing that*
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08/03/2018 01:26:04 AM
I can imagine that it is hard to get a decent shot from these amazingly fast creatures.
But this one is perfect. Congrats!
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08/03/2018 12:17:23 AM
And one 1 :(

Great capture!
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08/03/2018 12:06:23 AM
Congrats!!! Well deserved!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2018 01:47:35 PM
Holy buckets I have a shot that is a carbon copy of this!!!!!!! Few years ago not sure it’s on DPC but it may b in my portfolio.... gotta score this HIGH cause we’ll only Master photographers can achieve this
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08/02/2018 01:43:26 PM
Pretty hummer, always amazing. Looking for something different, the trace of the left wingtip is dreamily rewarding. Nice background.
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07/31/2018 07:21:06 PM
Stunning colors, focus, and capture! My only 10!
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