Wierd Hummingbird.

Discussion in 'Birds' started by kramp, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. This young one looks like he is pointing, dug this one out of the pictures from last year, past by it then but on a second look I think it could be a keeper.

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    Martin
     
  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Martin, I would say that this is a keeper for sure. I don't think I've seen a hummer shot where the wings were beating out of sync.

    Interesting.

    Frank
     
  3. Martin, your killing me here. LOL............3 more weeks ;-) Beautiful shot, lots of punch. Definitely a keeper!
     
  4. Boy, were you in the right place at the right time! Which lens were you using, Martin, and what were the shooting conditions? Great shot!
     
  5. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Looks like he's directing traffic with that out of sync wing beat! Definitely a keeper!
     
  6. The wings will be out of sync when there turning but most of the time it just looks like a twisted ball of feathers and is not very photogenic, here is my favorite out of sync, I call it Quick Turn.

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    Thanks for the comment.

    Martin
     
  7. Thanks Keith, 3 more weeks, I wish I was going too, hummers are scarce around here this year.

    Martin
     
  8. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    OK Martin, enough is enough!!

    You are giving me a serious inferiority complex. 8)

    I've just got to try this out. I know I'll never get anything like yours, but man, these are great!! I know that you've given your set-up before, but would you mind repeating it again?

    Thanks,

    Frank
     
  9. Out of sync or not it is a keeper. Most of us just dream of capturing a hummer in flight.
     
  10. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Excellent photography.
     
  11. Hi Virginia, thanks for the comment.

    I used the 70-300 ED and probably three flashes, I would have been sitting comfortably in a chair on my back deck in the shade camera in hand waiting for them to come around, about every twenty minutes a hummer would show up and you had to be ready if I was moving around when they came around the corner they would turn and go to a feeder at the front of the house. I was about five feet from the feeder.
     
  12. nice shots, awesome!
     
  13. WHOA!! What a good lookin' quality shot!! Thanks for sharing this image!! :D :D :D :D
     
  14. Kramp,

    Lovely expressive shots. Look at me ballet dancing :!: :!: . These shots enlighted my dull saturday. Thanks for sharing.
     
  15. Hummingbird

    Hi Martin,

    Very nice catch. I know they can be hard to photograph. Thanks for sharing. It is early in the season here, but I have had at least one visit my feeder. :D
     
  16. Thanks all for the comments, glad you liked them.

    Martin
     
  17. VERY nice pics, both of them!
     
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