Frank(s), ever see a Hummer in a tree?

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This poor little gal just sat up in a nearby tree, deep in the shadows, waiting for me to go back inside. She was about 25 ft away. That, or she was being wary of my dogs out with me, which is really a no no when it comes to shooting birdies. Used D2X/200-400VR for this one. This is a 25% crop then reduced again to 40% for web. Used fill flash set to Repeat 1/8th power. Suggestions to improve my Hummer shots?
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But i think if you point a 200-400 VR lens on some people from a distance of 25 ft. they will also climb in a tree. Nice shot wish i had such a nice birdies 25 ft away from me.
 
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Steve,

Looks pretty good to me. You are definitely getting there.

I haven't seen any hummers yet at my new feeders but they have only been up since Sunday night. I keep checking though. Maybe this afternoon. 8)
 
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That is a beautiful photo. Hummers in trees are quite common... anyone else have some examples? I never get tired of hummer photos!

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Thanks y'all. & Rory, wow! And, Sandi,

TOLady said:
Good shot, Steve. I'm also impressed that at 25' you were able to even SEE it!! LOL
I almost alwyas see these little Hummers's pics at feeders, that why I made the comment about seeing them in actual trees! Great shots, Rory!
Sandi, you're right, that little bugger was really hard to spot up in that tree, then find in the viewfinder of my 2-400!!
 
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Thanks y'all. & Rory, wow! And, Sandi,

TOLady said:
Good shot, Steve. I'm also impressed that at 25' you were able to even SEE it!! LOL
I almost alwyas see these little Hummers's pics at feeders, that why I made the comment about seeing them in actual trees! Great shots, Rory!
Sandi, you're right, that little bugger was really hard to spot up in that tree, then find in the viewfinder of my 2-400!!
 
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Thanks y'all. & Rory, wow! And, Sandi,

TOLady said:
Good shot, Steve. I'm also impressed that at 25' you were able to even SEE it!! LOL
I almost alwyas see these little Hummers's pics at feeders, that why I made the comment about seeing them in actual trees! Great shots, Rory!
Sandi, you're right, that little bugger was really hard to spot up in that tree, then locate it in the viewfinder of my 2-400!!
 

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