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Sweet Snack
Sweet Snack

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Tamron AF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD for Canon
Location: Desert Botanical Garden
Date: Mar 17, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 18, 2008

Taken at the Desert Botanical gardens in Phoenix about an hour before sundown. I was using an ultrafast shutter speed and I was as wide open as my cheap lens goes. Took at least 100 shots of different hummingbirds, will post outtakes later.

Post Challenge: Wow this did much better than I expected! Thanks everyone for the scores and comments!!!

Place: 18 out of 500
Avg (all users): 6.7285
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 6.6455
Avg (non-participants): 6.9512
Views since voting: 2174
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 151
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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04/08/2008 03:08:19 AM
Excellent shot, Andy. Congrats on top 20 - that's quite an achievement for FS.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2008 04:19:04 PM
My instant rection to this, despite having seen umpteen dozen other humming bird photos, was "Oh WOW". This is seriously impressive, especially to a European who has never seen a hunimg bird in the flesh. Excellent work.
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04/06/2008 06:24:35 AM
So many hummingbird shots are, for me, let down by the inclusion of unattractive plastic bird feeders. I love the way your shot has a hummingbird feeding at real and beautiful flowers. The colours are lovely as is the uncluttered beige of the background.
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04/04/2008 02:14:08 PM
This is probably the best hummingbird shot I've seen on this site. 8
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04/04/2008 05:28:27 AM
I'd love to do one of these someday. good job.
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04/03/2008 09:39:45 AM
really nice capture, with catch light :). Nice job on the motion.
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04/02/2008 01:56:33 PM
Wow, great focus! Way to almost "stop" the wings completely. The slight vignetting helps too. -BB
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04/01/2008 12:41:29 AM
nice capture! Very pretty colors too.
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