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Hovering Hummingbird
Hovering Hummingbird
trevytrev


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-09 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: St Louis
Date: Sep 6, 2007
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2007

Ruby Throated hummingbird taken in my backyard. Quite the challenge to take these little guys picture and this is probably the best I've gotten yet. I know that this might suffer b/c hummingbirds are overdone and people might think this is unoriginal but I love it.

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Statistics
Place: 9 out of 503
Avg (all users): 6.9923
Avg (commenters): 8.2609
Avg (participants): 6.9902
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 2515
Views during voting: 212
Votes: 130
Comments: 37
Favorites: 7 (view)


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09/12/2009 06:30:26 PM
love the details here. it is amazing to me that even at 1/2500 sec the wings are still a blur!
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01/04/2009 11:08:12 AM
Superb!! Simply in awe..
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01/02/2009 11:25:21 PM
I agree, one of your best! Great capture.
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10/08/2007 11:42:43 AM
Sweet, a top ten finish. Didn't expect that with the quality of shots in this challenge. Thanks everyone for the comments and votes!
10/08/2007 10:58:32 AM
Congratulations on top ten and PB.
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10/08/2007 09:23:38 AM
Awesome capture, Trev! It is sweet to see another of my favorite photogs up here in the top ten - congrats on a new PB!
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10/08/2007 09:10:22 AM
Way to go Trevor- this is sooo amazing !!!
Many congrats on this- I know you earned it :) P
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10/08/2007 08:57:20 AM
CONGRATULATION ON new PB!! Well deserved as this is the most challenging little rascal to capture and agree they are usually overdone in the processing.. This one is PERFECT:)..
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10/08/2007 08:07:16 AM
congrats with your top ten finish and a new PB!
I love the details in this image and the colors (green on green).
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10/08/2007 05:17:40 AM
Superb shot Trev! Congrats on your top 10 in a very tough challenge.
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10/08/2007 03:42:35 AM
hey trevor .. congratulations on a brilliant photograph .. talk about being in the right place at the right time .. congratulations on your pb and a wonderful place in the challenge ..
i'm just looking thru the challenge right now coz i got a pb myself !!! ... shawn got a pb, you got a pb, i got a pb and now i'll just look a bit further to see who else got a pb !!!!! :)
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10/08/2007 01:14:22 AM
never boring
its quite a feat to capture these creatures, well done and congrats on top 10
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10/08/2007 12:11:45 AM
Congratulations on your top ten -- I know how difficult it is to freeze the wings on a hummingbird!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2007 02:32:52 PM
Very nice closeup.
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10/07/2007 11:05:45 AM
Wonderful focus, quick shutter by the looks of things, too!
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10/07/2007 02:07:57 AM
wonderful capture , sharp , excellent timing
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10/06/2007 06:30:22 PM
Amazing detail - beautiful shot
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10/05/2007 07:13:35 PM
Nice detail in an action shot.
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10/04/2007 09:36:50 PM
Nice depiction of a hummingbird...
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10/04/2007 08:10:16 PM
Nice, professional looking hummingbird photo. The detail on the feathers is great. Very well done.
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10/03/2007 09:25:32 PM
Amazing details on the hummingbird. The colors are stunning. Great capture.
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10/03/2007 08:55:29 PM
holy cow ... the details you've captured are fantastic! I love that the colors aren't over saturated ... 8
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10/02/2007 08:34:56 PM
Superb..10
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10/02/2007 03:51:43 PM
Good clean capture. Very nice detail on the head and body. I may have pimped the colors out a bit more - but thats just me. Whats tough about this is that even being such a clean capture it doesnt really stand out as memorable against some past high rated hummingbird images. It is what it is - a very nice pic.
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10/02/2007 03:21:03 PM
nice sharp image. great job!
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10/02/2007 03:03:28 PM
Wow! I love the colors in this. I don't think I have ever seen a humming bird shot where I can see all of the details of so many feathers. Great job.
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10/02/2007 09:13:28 AM
That there is some extremely fine detail on a hummingbird.
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10/02/2007 01:08:22 AM
Excellent capture of this hummingbird. Detail is amazing. I would have liked to see the red and green boosted a bit but could not give this less than a 10!
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10/01/2007 09:30:55 PM
Now this is a fantastic hummingbird capture. Don't know if I've ever seen one so sharp...
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10/01/2007 05:01:24 PM
Awesome..hard bird to capture this well and my favorite bird.
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10/01/2007 01:43:45 PM
what a fabulous shot! I love it!!
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10/01/2007 11:54:13 AM
cool capture! - 9
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10/01/2007 11:20:04 AM
Excellent sharpness and detail! A 9 from me. The one thing that would make it better would be if there was something other than the hummingbird in the shot, just to provide a little bit of context.
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10/01/2007 09:15:15 AM
Beautifully done! Great colours.
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10/01/2007 08:49:28 AM
Superb capture.
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10/01/2007 08:06:06 AM
Excellent Ruby-throated...
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10/01/2007 02:24:31 AM
Wow, that is some great clarity on a tough subject. Well done.
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