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Challenge: Night Shot III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Animals
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Home
Date: May 6, 2006
Aperture: 6.1
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2006

I Have noticed that the hummingbirds visiting my feeders are less timid as dusk falls. I am assuming that their vision is not as good as it gets dark and they are not as aware of visitors hiding nearby. Over the last several nights I have been able to get fairly close to them as they visit the feeders for the last time of the day. I focused in on this beautiful male rubythroat hummingbird just as he was backing away from the feeder ready to head to the nest as darkness approached. I am very happy with this shot as I have taken literally hundreds of pictures of hummingbirds and this is the best one I have taken of the male with his amazing neck feathers in full flourescence.
As far as post processing is concerned, I cropped, adjusted levels and curves, Slightly saturated and sharpened.

Statistics
Place: 65 out of 287
Avg (all users): 5.9859
Avg (commenters): 7.6875
Avg (participants): 5.4348
Avg (non-participants): 6.2513
Views since voting: 744
Views during voting: 417
Votes: 283
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/16/2006 10:50:39 AM
wow .. is that a real one? how is this shot possible? very impressed...
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05/14/2006 06:25:21 PM
Great shot.....
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05/14/2006 05:10:15 PM
I could not catch a bird in flight like that at noon.

What an amazing shot, great capture.
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05/14/2006 07:32:49 AM
great lighting
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05/13/2006 08:27:56 PM
Great shot!!
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05/13/2006 08:06:16 PM
Oh, I hope you make the front page. I'll do my part. 10 of course
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05/13/2006 07:19:42 AM
Awesome night time capture.
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05/12/2006 10:19:19 PM
Looks like a very tricky/difficult shot. I hope you do well.
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05/12/2006 12:41:49 PM
wow... nice capture.
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05/12/2006 03:09:20 AM
I have no idea how did you achieve this. Wonderful detail and beautiful subject. 10.
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05/12/2006 12:27:48 AM
beautiful
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05/11/2006 02:53:19 AM
good idia. well done
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05/10/2006 11:22:31 PM
wonderful shot, nice job
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05/10/2006 02:35:19 PM
very nice
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05/10/2006 01:34:51 PM
Excellent capture. Time stands still. :)
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05/10/2006 09:17:53 AM
Nice shot.
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05/10/2006 05:47:51 AM
Great capture of motion - just hitting the target deserves a 5
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05/10/2006 05:08:35 AM
really nice capture
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