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Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: backyard
Date: Jan 25, 2008
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008

Female Anna's hummingbird, from my backyard.

Thanks for the votes and comments! It was a fun week!

The setup is the same as this, except for a few minor lighting changes. I've been working regularly on trying to improve my hummingbird shots, so you'll probably see one or two more before I move on to something else.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 251
Avg (all users): 7.1818
Avg (commenters): 8.3929
Avg (participants): 7.0971
Avg (non-participants): 7.2642
Views since voting: 5397
Views during voting: 401
Votes: 209
Comments: 40
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/24/2009 01:28:52 AM
I am envious, these birds are gorgeous!!
Love the bird's wing angles
No Annas here.
Also read your tutorial, nice and thanks!

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02/26/2008 10:44:03 PM
That is a beatiful crisp capture. Nice work on those wings.
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02/08/2008 03:37:28 PM
i've just read how you got this photograph .. the results of your hard work are just plain stunning .. an amazing photograph made more amazing when i realise how difficult these guys are to catch on 'film' .. :)
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02/05/2008 03:12:02 PM
I love the texture.Great image.
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02/05/2008 12:31:04 PM
marvelous technical achievement here
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02/04/2008 04:23:43 AM
simply stunning,well done
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02/04/2008 12:24:06 AM
I liked this one Ann. I thought it was similar to yours. Congrats on 5th place.
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02/04/2008 12:11:34 AM
Congrats on top 5! Another great hummer capture. Similar setup with lots of flashes? Since boyd2000 already asked, I recommend linking to your terrific tutorial from your comments.
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02/04/2008 12:09:45 AM
Congratulations on 5th place. It's amazing you stopped a hummingbird's wings at 1/180 second.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 10:37:19 PM
Quite an accomplishment to stop motion on the wings.
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02/03/2008 07:52:13 PM
One of the top shots in the challenge. Lovely capture, you've stopped the motion completely, no mean feat with a humming bird. Well done.
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02/03/2008 05:10:00 PM
Such a sweet image amazing capture 10 from me
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02/03/2008 04:19:42 PM
Now that's a fast lens! Great work.
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02/03/2008 11:16:40 AM
Great capture... must have taken a lot of time and patience!
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02/03/2008 09:59:59 AM
Gotta be a fast shutter speed to catch those wings. Shame about that dark branch in the background
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02/02/2008 05:06:11 PM
8 - Very nice. 'If only' super smooth/no grain, but no big deal, and could be just as you wish it. Wonder about a variation in composition though, something to give it an edge.
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02/02/2008 11:56:23 AM
Beautiful freeze frame. Looks like it was done with a flash. I need to learn how to do this. 9
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02/01/2008 06:05:33 PM
Fabulous!!
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02/01/2008 05:03:00 PM
MY Goodness, stopped in motion-fantastic! 10
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02/01/2008 01:19:57 PM
You've stopped the motion pretty nice on the bird .. good depth of field.
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02/01/2008 12:39:51 AM
Perfect DOF. Love your negative space created by the blurred background. Excellent shot.
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01/31/2008 08:51:50 AM
Very nice, a little noisy but other than that this is awesome. colors, contrast, composition are all good. Just too much grain.
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01/30/2008 11:59:09 PM
Wow! Winner!!!!!
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01/30/2008 03:07:39 PM
Cant argue with this fine capture. Sure to finish high!
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01/30/2008 01:17:31 PM
Great shot.
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01/30/2008 10:17:31 AM
It's hard to deny a fascination of this tiny frozen moment in time. It looks naturally unnatural, so to speak.
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01/29/2008 04:03:04 PM
Good sharp take and coloring..
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01/29/2008 12:56:29 PM
Wow. Just...Wow. I've tried to get a shot like this - I guess this inspires me to keep trying! 10
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01/29/2008 12:06:26 PM
Stunning capture without blurred wings
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01/29/2008 08:54:38 AM
very well captured, sharp, nice colors
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01/29/2008 08:10:45 AM
Joyful, light, and delicate! Very nicely done.
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01/29/2008 08:10:32 AM
Love the pose/capture. I've never seen a hummingbird before and I can imagine they are hard to capture in flight.
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01/28/2008 07:07:26 PM
Is Anna the bird's name? nice capture. 8
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01/28/2008 06:48:06 PM
Very nice. I hope you will give shot details when the challenge is over. 9
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01/28/2008 05:39:15 PM
wow..perfect!
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01/28/2008 05:20:16 PM
Excellent capture and great background colours too. Must finish in the top tier.
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01/28/2008 05:00:11 PM
Perfect lighting and exposure. I like the little bit of green in the background and the overall softness of it to emphasize the clarity of the bird. And you got eye contact. It doesn't get much better than that.
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01/28/2008 10:53:35 AM
Totally amazing capture, the hummingbird beats its wings 60-75 beats a second. They are also the only bird that can fly backwards. I have no idea how you did this so perfectly. A perfect 10 just on technicality!
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01/28/2008 07:58:47 AM
great action shot
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01/28/2008 01:42:56 AM
Nice capture
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