Ruby-throated male Hummingbird portrait

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Jerry Green, Sep 17, 2008.

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    This bird was the first one to show up in my garden on 7 April. I was making a photo out of my kitchen window when he flew up to the window as if to say "I'm back." I immediately put up a feeder which he claimed and is still here.

    Jerry
     
  2. Dietz

    Dietz Guest

    Jerry

    Vice nice,trying to keep up with guys is a challenge. What lens were you using?
     
  3. Very nice closeup.
     
  4. BIGBEAR

    BIGBEAR

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    Nov 16, 2007
    Forney, Texas
    Very nice shot. Lots of detail. Those male hummers do lay claim to "HIS" feeder!
     
  5. BirdLady

    BirdLady

    Jan 8, 2006
    Alabama
    Beautiful bird and colors, Jerry!
     
  6. Jerry,

    This is a fine capture and you really captured good details.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. LindaP

    LindaP

    473
    Nov 16, 2007
    Iowa, USA
    Really nice portrait!
     
  8. Nice Looking Shot Jerry, I think the the DOF is just abit Shallow
     
  9. Great lighting & details Jerry. Just how close was this little guy to you?
     
  10. Nice portrait. Love that look in its eye... a real personal connection there.
     
  11. very, very nice Jerry!
     
  12. How close to the Hummingbird

    I made this photo from my kitchen window which was about 16 feet from the feeder. I used a Canon 600 mm lens on an EOS 1D Mark III. I cropped the image about 50% for the head and shoulders potrait. I have moved the feeder closer now and use extension tubes to shorten the min focus distance. I like to fill the frame with the bird when I can.
    Jerry
     
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