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Bird In Flight
3rd PlaceBird In Flight
dwterry


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Speed II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Date: Aug 26, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2007

Shot in raw mode with the Canon Mark III and the Canon 100-400 'L' lens. Converted to jpeg using Adobe Lightroom. The only photoshop work done on it was to reduce the size to 640 pixels, add a border, and sharpen.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 204
Avg (all users): 6.9612
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6494
Avg (non-participants): 7.1473
Views since voting: 7384
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 206
Comments: 52
Favorites: 12 (view)


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05/17/2008 11:14:59 AM
I want a Mark III! This is great. I've been trying to get a shot like this for so long but my 5D just isn't fast enough
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12/08/2007 04:14:48 PM
talk about an amazing photograph ..
hmmmm i'm wondering if this lens 'does' macro .. lol ..
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09/11/2007 03:37:32 AM
congratz, i bet the bird was hovering in place and not flying by ? am i right ? ... anyways great photo
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09/09/2007 05:31:33 AM
Stunning image, David. I can't even begin to imagine how difficult it must be to get such an shot. Congrats on 3rd place.
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09/08/2007 02:39:06 PM
Absolutely spectacular capture!
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09/07/2007 02:56:46 PM
Can't get any better. Wonderful shot and well deserved ribbon. I like the reflection off the feeder too. Van
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09/07/2007 10:17:25 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, and on an excellent shot of a difficult subject.
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09/06/2007 11:00:44 PM
Awesome capture David. Congrats on the ribbon
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09/06/2007 01:06:04 AM
Congrats on your ribbon David. Good work!
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09/05/2007 08:38:59 PM
Very nice hummingbird shot. The birds head is a bit blown out but it isn't that harmful. It's still better than I could do. Congrats on your new ribbon =]
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09/05/2007 06:30:20 PM
A wonderful hummer shot David. Congratulations on the photo and the ribbon!
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09/05/2007 05:05:54 PM
Congratulations, David. Love that ribbon.

Becky
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09/05/2007 03:39:04 PM
Ribbon 4 U, congrats! :-)
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09/05/2007 01:15:07 PM
Nice job David, that Mark III is paying off eh!?!?
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09/05/2007 10:25:38 AM
Grand! Congratulations!
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09/05/2007 09:42:23 AM
Awesome stuff! So happy for you! Congrats!!
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09/05/2007 09:04:53 AM
One of my faves. Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/05/2007 08:59:56 AM
Fantastic close-up of that fast little booger...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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09/05/2007 06:25:48 AM
yay! good job dad!
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09/05/2007 05:32:47 AM
congratulations David...new camera eh? well done
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09/05/2007 05:05:29 AM
great shot...congrats/well done
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09/05/2007 02:09:02 AM
This was always an attractive shot. Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/05/2007 01:15:31 AM
David! Way to REPRESENT! yea! woooo! I love this image, amazingly sharp and crisp! I saw one of these little fella's flying around my backyard too. Congrats on the yellah ribbon!
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09/05/2007 12:56:54 AM
Just beautiful.
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09/05/2007 12:50:26 AM
Hey David, well done, still warn enough in SLC for humming birds wow maybe no winter this year. Great pic!
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09/05/2007 12:49:57 AM
Suhweeeeet, David! Congrats on both the image and the ribbon!
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09/05/2007 12:40:45 AM
so, you caught the hummer & a ribbon! GOOD FOR YOU!!
CONGRATS!!
~Anni
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09/05/2007 12:37:42 AM
David! Many congratulations!!!!
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09/05/2007 12:36:57 AM
Congrats! Beautiful shot!!!
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09/05/2007 12:18:21 AM
Oh man! You nailed this photo! Congratulations on both getting such a spectacular hummingbird photo, and also on winning a much deserved ribbon.

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09/05/2007 12:15:10 AM
Great shot David, and congrats on the ribbon! I love to see excellent shots like this with virtually no editing, bravo!
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09/05/2007 12:04:04 AM
Was hoping the bump game could get it 7.0000 by roll over.

But THANKS for all the votes and comments! :-)

Message edited by author 2007-09-05 07:14:29.
09/05/2007 12:04:02 AM
Congrats my friend. What an incredible capture. I can't believe the detail and the background is just stunning. CLAP CLAP.....
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09/05/2007 12:03:46 AM
count him another one!

great shot bud, VERY nice. wow
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2007 09:12:23 PM
Wow! Just wow!
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09/04/2007 09:06:37 PM
excellent capture of these very challenging subjects!
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09/04/2007 08:54:01 PM
Wow!
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09/04/2007 05:19:47 PM
AWESOME! I love it. I keep trying to shot...err photo...these little buggers at my place (7 feeders up now), but mine are very camera shy. Love to find out how you got this one.
Wonderful detail, great dof (background looks lovely), and great catch with both his wings out.
Only criticism from me would be the burns/highlights on his head and wings.
Really nice capture!
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09/04/2007 04:14:19 PM
Beautiful bird.

My only question is whether this actually conveys speed ? With the wings largely staionary and no reference points in the background it shows a great shot of a hummingbird, but speed . . or does it show hovering? and is hovering speed or lack of it? Not sure.

That said it is only my opinion and it is certainly a lovely shot.
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09/03/2007 10:02:09 PM
Wow great shot! Nice detail on the hummingbird!
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09/03/2007 03:50:05 PM
beautiful
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09/03/2007 05:24:04 AM
This is excellent. It is not just the speed of the birds wings but also the eye of the photographer.
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09/02/2007 10:44:51 PM
I love this color of green in the background, it makes the bird stand out alot. =)
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09/02/2007 06:08:21 PM
Beautiful shot & background. More beats of the wings might show a bit more speed, but she sure is pretty.
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09/01/2007 03:43:22 PM
WOW! Very impressive photo, very proffesional and effective background. 8! :-)
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08/31/2007 12:31:31 AM
Wow! This is a fantastic shot...Should take a ribbon for sure. Love the background..and the focus is crisp and clean. I pick it to take 2nd. place.
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08/30/2007 07:48:51 PM
Well done! I tried several times to get a hummbingbird shot for this challenge and didn't come away with much. You've done very well. My only complaint is that it is a little too contrasty for my taste - the brightness of the light on the top of the head is a little distracting.
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08/30/2007 01:23:24 AM
oh coooool, nice capture
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08/30/2007 12:25:50 AM
nice one!
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08/29/2007 09:09:20 PM
incredibly beautiful
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08/29/2007 05:49:48 PM
Beautiful capture! I suppose you could say YOU were speedy as well to be able to get the shot. They move so quickly!
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08/29/2007 03:02:11 AM
beautiful
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