A few hummer pics

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Uncle Frank, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. I haven't taken any hummer pics for the last couple of weeks, so I set up this afternoon to see if I could catch the male in the afternoon light. I took these using the sb800 on-camera, and one slave flash off to the side. I used the 80-200AFD at full zoom from very close range.

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  2. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Nice shots Frank. Did you prefocus these, or AF real time?
     
  3. I prefocused where I thought he'd hover, Frank.
     
  4. Very nice Uncle F!
     
  5. Thanks, Anthony!
     
  6. cool shots Frank. really like #2 and like the motion in the wings. They are looking a little ragged, take it mating season is over? those anna's are beautiful!!
     
  7. He is looking a little ragged, isn't he? From the pattern at the feeder, I think he's in the midst of the mating period. Her must have picked a very demanding partner ;).

    What jazzes me about these shots is the brilliance and detail in the red gorget, and the harmony between the beastie and the similarly colored background. Ain't nature grand?
     
  8. Nice gorget Frank, good job on lighing it up.

    Martin
     
  9. Thanks, Martin! I only used 2 flashes, and some help from the sun.

    Have your season started yet? I'm looking forward to your hummer pics.
     
  10. Nice ones UF....really like the background too !! :)
     
  11. More great shots. Thanks for sharing these and how you set up as well.
     
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