Hummmers...

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This is the first day so far that there are enough hummer activity to make it worth while trying to get some pictures, they arrived in March but they just were not hanging around, but lots of activity today, here are a couple, hopefully more this week, but rain is going to be a problem.



I place sticks besides the feeders since they like to stay close to protect there food supply from other marauding hummers.

I know the background is black but there he is sitting six feet from me like I am not going to take the picture.

Yard Boss.
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Flying.
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Different lens this year I have a 300f4 af-s now, it was just a quick setup since I just went out when the rain stopped for a bit.

Feel free to critique.

Martin
 
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Here is another one.

Watch me balance on this stick!

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Martin
 
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Patrick's going to be jealous when he sees these!!! Our hummers are just arriving and he hasn't had a chance yet to get out and shoot yet....guess I need to brew up some nectar and put the feeders out! Great shots you got there! Keep them coming!
 
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Beautiful shots, Martin! I don't get enough hummer activity around here any time during the year to justify setting up for photos.
 
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Thanks Don, I don't get a lot of Hummingbirds but I try to encourage them as much as I can, I give them a nice place to bathe, four feeders spaced apart since the Rufous are very protective of there food sources this time of year and I plant Hummer freindly flowers to encourage them to hang around.

Martin
 
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Basicly what I do and it changes from setup to setup since I do experimant is place a flash on camera one to the right 45 degrees and one to the left the same and one for the background, and sometimes a back light.

Background can be a flower pot, hanging basket, some foliage in the yard or something I painted.

I have a couple of light stands I mount flashes on and they are very convenient.

Martin
 
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