Hummingbird, female Rufous.

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Tried out the Hummingbirds tonight, there getting pretty ragged from all the scrapping, I saw a couple spiral fifty feet into the air going at it like a couple of roosters, its not unual to see parts of the other bird in the claws, mostly feathers but sometimes it looks like some skin attached.

Tring to get more depth to the pictures how does this work and how do you like the background.
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Golly -- it's so beautifully shot !! How did you do it, Kramp?
 
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Beautiful Martin. The colors on the bird are great, and I like the background just fine.

Wish I had some of these guys to shoot at. Guess I need to put up some feeders, huh?
 
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Wow Martin, what a great image, focus on that eye and tack sharp. Very very nice. Thanx for sharing.
 
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GreenCoal said:
Golly -- it's so beautifully shot !! How did you do it, Kramp?

Hi Josh, its simple, I do a feeder background setup then a lighting setup a bit of testing and then I just sit in the chair for a couple of hours and wait for them to come in and feed, and if I am really lucky I will get a picture that I like.

Thanks!

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Flew said:
Beautiful Martin. The colors on the bird are great, and I like the background just fine.

Wish I had some of these guys to shoot at. Guess I need to put up some feeders, huh?

Yes a feeder would help. ;o)

Try walking around your yard with a red hat on and if you here something zipping around you that means you have Hummingbirds.

Thanks for the comment

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Nice shot Kramp,

I have never tried this but afte seeing yours I am guessing I should just leave it to the experts. :wink:

Colors are great and I really like the back ground.

Thanks for sharing.
 
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Keith said:
Beautifully and tastefully done as ALWAYS!!!!!!
See your still keeping busy! Great shot

Keith

Thanks Keith, its nice when it all starts to come together.

I am going out a couple of times a days taking pictures, just in the yard and over at the pond I have been getting some nice insect pictures and getting some jobs done around the house that the pressure is on to complete.

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TR_Fox said:
Nice shot Kramp,

I have never tried this but afte seeing yours I am guessing I should just leave it to the experts. :wink:

Colors are great and I really like the back ground.

Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for the feed back Tim, give it a try, its lots of fun.

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hillrg said:
Can you give us all the gory technical details Martin - I really like the splayed tail!

Background is a planter sitting on a step ladder, I used that homemade feeder with a flower blossom attached with an elastic band.

Five flashes all triggered by the pop up flash, flashes were set at 1/16 except the one for the background it was set higher.

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Is that the technical info you were looking for?

Any time you want to come up and try my setup let me know not many mature males around but there still are imatures and females.

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Thanks Martin. The results show it was well worth the effort. Glad to know that you can shoot at 1/500 with multiple flashes - I gather they are all SB800's.

Next time I am passing through I'll look you up if that is okay. Not sure when though - I don't head north to often ;^)
 

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