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1st PlaceStreeeeeetch!!!

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Challenge: Free Study 2021-07 (Standard Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Lens: Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
Date: Jul 25, 2021
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2021

Had been trying to catch this female ruby-throated hummer feeding on our tiger lilies and she was being rather obstinate about letting me. Then she parked it on this unopened bud, as she had on others, and suddenly got lazy and reached down to try and feed from the bloom below. This was shot through a gap in a bunch of other lilies, so I was fortunate both to see and be able to frame it. I'd only been shooting with the Canon R5 for a couple weeks and was already impressed with the focus system, but when I saw the details here it justified the cost of a system switch.

Place: 1 out of 50
Avg (all users): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 7.4643
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 649
Views during voting: 104
Votes: 39
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/11/2021 03:53:51 PM
wonderful. perfect focus.
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08/11/2021 01:18:22 PM
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08/10/2021 10:08:43 PM
Fabulous Jake! Congratulations on the blue. 10 from me.
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08/08/2021 07:19:45 PM
What a capture. This is the most stunning Hummingbird image. amazing.
I also just switched my 7D to the R5 and I love it.
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08/08/2021 04:05:15 PM
This is just stunning, Jake!
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08/08/2021 08:40:31 AM
Congratulations Jake, it is a beauty and a well deserved Blue!
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08/08/2021 05:59:53 AM
Super capture with the R5! That focus tracking is amazing! Congrats on the Blue.
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08/08/2021 01:56:54 AM
THE most amazing image .
many many congratulations on the blue .. this has national geographic all over it ..
absolutely stunning .. i would have thought i'd died and gone to heaven if i got a shot like this .. seriously .. .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2021 04:02:00 PM
Seriously sharp and detailed. Love the diagonal to the composition.
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08/01/2021 07:35:37 PM
This is an amazing image in every. Perfectly clear, with beautiful composition and color.
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08/01/2021 12:57:07 PM
Stunning shot!! Well done!!!!!!! 9
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08/01/2021 10:56:15 AM
Wow! I predict a ribbon for this stunner!!

So clear... perfect focus. Well framed. I love it.
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08/01/2021 12:39:17 AM
i've only seen three pics in this challenge so far .. but this looks blue to me .. cant imagine anything topping it .. its a stunning and beautiful image and so appealing .. and absolute WOW .. :)
not voting yet .. :)
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