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Hovering hummer...natures helicopter..
1st PlaceHovering hummer...natures helicopter..
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Challenge: Flight (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Miller Canyon, Arizona
Date: Sep 22, 2003
Aperture: F13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2003

This little guy was showing off for me. I took the shot with my canon 70-200 2.8L stabilized lens. I used multiple flashes to freeze the motion.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 118
Avg (all users): 7.7179
Avg (commenters): 9.0811
Avg (participants): 7.3947
Avg (non-participants): 8.0250
Views since voting: 6011
Votes: 156
Comments: 59
Favorites: 13 (view)


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11/11/2003 05:43:58 PM
Absolutely stunning! Perfect in all regards! Congratulations on the blue ribbon.
10/07/2003 07:40:48 PM
I am beginning to wonder...who keeps giving these winning photos one's, two's and three's? Whose the person with such selective taste out there? I'd love to hear why (s)he would give this a one, two or three. But especially the one. The shot is well focused, amazingly timed and highly colorful while not distractingly so. So why give it a low score?
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10/07/2003 12:22:59 PM
This is so good it's intimidating! Hurry, find a Photo Contest with a high $$ Grand Prize. You are sure to win it with this image!
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10/07/2003 08:49:39 AM
Awesome Shot! Best I've ever seen. Congratulations!
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10/06/2003 11:33:14 PM
Congratulations!! I am so glad this wonderful photo won the blue ribbon.
It really deserved to win!! I would have been very disappointed if it had
not won.

We only have Ruby throated hummingbirds here. I wish I could see one of these.

I gave you a 10.

Joan
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10/06/2003 01:40:40 PM
Congrats on your ribbon, this is an awesome shot and well deserved I might add. You have certainly achieved and perfected your ability to capture a very life like and vivid shot. congratulations once again.
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10/06/2003 11:35:40 AM
Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I really appreciate the feedback it is very encouraging. This is a great community on DPchallenge!
10/06/2003 11:18:08 AM
Your ability to stop action with such clarity is awesome. Well deserved ribbon.
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10/06/2003 11:02:58 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, and quite the good score too.
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10/06/2003 07:38:26 AM
ultracool shot. congrats 8-)
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10/06/2003 07:36:06 AM
Congrats! Good one!
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10/06/2003 02:48:46 AM
Congratulations on the win.
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10/06/2003 01:21:34 AM
This is fantastic! I am in awe of your talent! Well Done
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10/06/2003 12:34:48 AM
Woohoooo! Way to go! Excellent stop motion. Congrats!
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10/06/2003 12:06:19 AM
Congradulations On your Blue Ribbon. Very nice capture!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2003 11:27:45 PM
On this one, I'm just in awe. That's an amazing split-second catch you made, with only the faint blurring on the wings....
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10/05/2003 11:16:33 PM
GREAT! has that Wow Factor!! its a 10
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10/05/2003 03:11:28 PM
NICE - this one is a winner .:9:.
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10/05/2003 10:06:27 AM
You win. . :)
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10/05/2003 07:23:17 AM
PERFECTO!! BRAVO>
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10/05/2003 12:35:57 AM
Where was this shot? It looks so staged? Especially with the all tan background and lighting. 7- only because it does look so staged. This is high because I very seldom give 10's.
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10/04/2003 09:20:48 PM
Wonderful picture. Can't tell if it is a female Allen's Hummingbird or a female Rufous Hummingbird. We Only get Ruby throats on the east coast.
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10/04/2003 01:34:39 AM
The Winner!! 10
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10/03/2003 11:46:01 PM
Wow! Simply WOW.
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10/03/2003 03:09:21 PM
Nice catch. Shutter speed 1/50000th? (C: Just barely a motion blur there. Very crisp besides that. ALmost looks like he has no wings at all, the way they blend in. Great shot
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10/03/2003 11:52:13 AM
Perfect. Glad you entered one of these in this challenge. Good luck!
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10/03/2003 08:39:27 AM
Beautiful shot. How do you get this close without scaring the bird away?
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10/02/2003 10:48:16 PM
Great details in the feathers of the hummingbird. Good focusing really helps show us the beautiful colors and contrast in the feathers. The incredible depth of field really makes the hummingbird stand out from the background. Beautiful shot.
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10/02/2003 12:58:25 PM
Very nice. These aren't easy.
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10/02/2003 12:48:30 PM
Great picture and timing! Very good focus and it brings out lots of details in the bird! - 9
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10/02/2003 07:57:13 AM
beautiful shot - i don't think i've ever seen a hummers wings so still before. nice capture.
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10/02/2003 07:48:14 AM
Nice clear, sharp shot. Good catch. Beautiful colours and clarity. Shame the background is a little busy, but you have to take what you can get.
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10/01/2003 09:29:03 PM
I am impressed by your ability to stop the wings on this hummingbird. This is an image that should be in the collection of any hummingbird watcher. Great colors and tonal quality throughout. 10 -danny
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10/01/2003 06:16:52 PM
Very detailed, sharp as heck shot! (Envyous!!!) Must be a very fast camera, I've never gotten the wings to come so close to being stopped. Great pose. Lovely color! I hope you win, you're MY choice! 10 Rob the Swash
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10/01/2003 12:49:18 PM
Excellent shot, wonderfully captured and very difficult to get with such a high amount of detail. I've tried shooting these myself and gave up immediately as they were so darned fast! Anyway, because of the difficulty, you have done a sterling job in getting a decent composition, great DOF, and exposure. Well done!
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09/30/2003 11:24:00 PM
Wow. He's sharp. The background confuses me. How did you do it?
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09/30/2003 11:17:16 PM
OMG, this is spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've never seen a hummingbird shot like this, it's amazing. The background is awesome as well. 9. If the bird was turned toward the camera slightly so you could see the wings a little more it would be a SOLID 10. Good job!
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09/30/2003 06:20:43 PM
Great shot, but the background is a bit distracting
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09/30/2003 03:29:53 AM
Wow, perfectly frozen in the air, and so sharp. How many shots did you need to get this beauty? The background is nicely blurred through the shallow DOF, although it competes with your main subject a little. Also I would have left a little bit more space around the bird, especially at the front in the direction it is looking. The crop is a little on the tight side.
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09/30/2003 12:55:26 AM
There you go. 10
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09/30/2003 12:11:48 AM
Unbelievably beautiful. This is a one in a million shot. DOF is perfect, as is the focus and composition. 10.
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09/30/2003 12:06:56 AM
I keep looking for the string holding him in place expecting it to be a prop.
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09/29/2003 10:58:41 PM
Great stop action capture, framing and bird color excellant. Background is a little distracting, but a decent soft focus. Should be a top finisher.
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09/29/2003 10:47:47 PM
amazing that this is possible
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09/29/2003 09:26:49 PM
this is beautiful and I would very much like to know what kind of hummingbird this is 9
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09/29/2003 08:30:17 PM
very nice capture...real sharp and great focus and DOF
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09/29/2003 06:16:32 PM
Fantastic color, light, focus.......just about perfect.
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09/29/2003 04:03:25 PM
Spectactular photo! He looks suspended in mid-air...great color and clarity. I give it a 10.
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09/29/2003 03:13:37 PM
I've tried for years to catch a flying hummingbird in such detail. EXCELLENT!!!
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09/29/2003 03:02:24 PM
Beautiful Rufous. Great stop action. Ya almost stopped the wings. Great shot
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09/29/2003 12:46:55 PM
All I can see is ...............
A RIBBON!!!!!!! GREAT! 10
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09/29/2003 12:20:00 PM
Very good shot of a hummingbird. These little beauties are not easy to capture, they're so fast. But you did a beautiful job! Nice clear picture. What kind is he?
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09/29/2003 12:13:53 PM
The bird is great here, sharp, clear. The background while slightly blurred is still a bit busy unfortunately (probably camera limitation). well done
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09/29/2003 11:26:51 AM
Wow! Excellent shot!
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09/29/2003 10:12:24 AM
Your hummingbird photos are some of the best I have seen... i hope you are planning to get these published somewhere :) = 10
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09/29/2003 09:16:19 AM
Excellent, excellent photo. It is a little busy in the background but not enough to bother me because your capture of the hummer is so perfect. Solid 10.
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09/29/2003 01:05:50 AM
Awesome detail, love the colors!
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09/29/2003 01:01:40 AM
incredible focus, detail, and color. very nicely done.
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09/29/2003 12:49:56 AM
This gotta be a 10 from me.. if i can vote!!
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