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The Flight of the Humming Bird
The Flight of the Humming Bird

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Challenge: Off-Centered Subject (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado
Date: Jun 10, 2003
Aperture: F5.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2003

Rocky Mountain national park -- humming bird caught as it flies toward a tree limb.

70-200 mm L lens used at 200 mm, up close and personal at dusk... ISO 400, hence the grain.

Place: 30 out of 138
Avg (all users): 6.2016
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 6.1839
Avg (non-participants): 6.2432
Views since voting: 849
Votes: 124
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2003 08:28:28 PM
Well done. Good example of the challenge. 8 Morgan
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06/22/2003 08:47:14 AM
This was a valiant effort. I don't think it worked out as well as you hoped though. The focus is pretty soft. The subject looks oversharpened and the whole pic looks oversaturated. I'm seeing pixelation in the greens on the bottom Left corner. I really wish this would've worked out a little better for you.
06/21/2003 06:46:54 PM
These are fun little critters to capture on film. Nice work and nice cropping.
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06/21/2003 05:30:11 PM
congratulations for catching a lovely image of something that must have been very difficult to do! The color on the nesk and the detail of the feathers there is marvelous. Nice off center too - must be a crop of a larger pic? It is pixleated - but it succeeds regardless. 8
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06/21/2003 12:29:04 PM
great shot, good colours and motion. Might also have worked as a portrait presentation with more of the branch.
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06/20/2003 04:08:45 PM
nice pic dof distarcting and green distracting 5
06/19/2003 12:33:54 AM
Looks like a macro (from the focus), so that must have been one brave humming bird! Excellent shot, with the bird all the way up in the corner. 9.
06/17/2003 09:20:45 PM
Very cool capture. I might've cropped out a bit more on the right; there's the added bonus with that of having a bigger submission, too.
06/17/2003 07:32:15 AM
You can see the determination in its eyes :) Nice capture. The shot looks a little over processed.
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06/16/2003 09:28:16 PM
Maybe a different dof would have made the photo better but i do like how this photos shutter speed wasnt too high, giving the viewer a sense of motion and flight. 7
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06/16/2003 01:33:30 PM
Good job getting the hummingbird's head in focus! I might have broadened the DOF a bit to get a little bit more in focus, but this is still very well done. Not an easy thing to capture.
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06/16/2003 03:52:04 AM
Oh man. This photo makes me so angry! You wouldn't believe, I spent about 2 hours the other day trying to take pictures of the humming birds in front of my house and they were just to fast. I got NOTHING. this is a great shot, esp. because I appreciate how difficult it is to get. You should be very proud.
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