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Challenge: Repetition (Classic Editing)
Collection: Animals
Camera: Olympus E-20P
Location: My Backyard
Date: Aug 25, 2003
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2003

The main criticism on my "In The Garden" Hummingbird shot was that I should have cropped in on the hummingbird. I did not want to crop the image because I didn't want to lose resolution. It is very difficult to get close enough to a hummingbird in flight to get a good sharp picture, but I feel I have accomplished my goal here. In order to get the feeling of movement of the wings I used a shutter speed of 1/400 and a flash. I prefocused the camera, camoflouged myself with a green tarp with a hole in it and waited. I took over 100 pictures and got several that were good but this one was the best. The only disappointment was that I wished it were a male ruby throat rather than a female. The males are much more colorful. I hope you all enjoy this picture. :)

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Place: 27 out of 140
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2003 10:56:57 PM
Great catch and a good choice of shutter speed! You could have brought up the bottom end of your levels a bit, this would have darkened the sky.
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09/07/2003 10:47:08 PM
One of 'my' three 10's this week! Awesome capture.
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09/06/2003 01:26:17 AM
fantastic shot. fits the challenge. nice way to get a look at a tiny creature that doesn't stop moving long enough to really see details. 8
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09/05/2003 11:43:39 PM
Wow. You have two totally different types of repetition going (the tail feathers in the traditional sense plus the beating wings) plus you have a wonderful photos of a hummingbird, which I know are extremely difficult to photograph. Awesome. A little more room to the right would be perfect (but even just getting the whole bird in the photo is an achievement, so I'm just nitpicking) Great job, even down to the catchlight in the eye.
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09/04/2003 02:15:40 AM
Very clear picture of the hummingbird body and the wings flapping leads to a great shot.
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09/03/2003 10:08:34 PM
great shot!
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09/03/2003 08:38:18 PM
What a beauty!!! Stunning...
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09/03/2003 02:35:59 PM
any advice on taking shots of hummingbirds ? I've been trying with no luck for a few weeks now!
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09/03/2003 09:01:50 AM
Fantastic capture!
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09/02/2003 10:20:09 PM
great catch...nice timing.
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09/02/2003 12:09:53 PM
Amazing shot! 10/10
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09/01/2003 08:36:09 PM
Don't ya think he deserves a little bigger wings to make his efforts a lil easier. : )
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09/01/2003 08:25:46 PM
Excellent! I have been trying for a shot like this for a long time. So far, no luck:-(
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09/01/2003 04:44:11 PM
interesting response - great hummingbird
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09/01/2003 10:55:01 AM
Wonderful capture.
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09/01/2003 08:27:00 AM
Great capture! Maybe neatimage could have been used to clear the little grains if you like. Fits the challenge like a glove.
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09/01/2003 12:56:06 AM
Very good capture of a hummingbird. Lord knows I've tried for this shot and have never succeeded. It's a creative one you have here.
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