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Resting Hummingbird.
Resting Hummingbird.
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Challenge: At Rest (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Miller Canyon, Arizona
Date: Sep 18, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 200
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2003

This little guy is taking a break after a busy afternoon of flying and feeding. Taken in Miller Canyon, SE Arizona. Used a Canon 70-200 2.8L lens plus a 2.0 extender for a total of about 600mm (35mm equiv), fill flash (-1 comp)

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 288
Avg (all users): 6.2500
Avg (commenters): 7.6400
Avg (participants): 6.1240
Avg (non-participants): 6.3874
Views since voting: 1627
Votes: 232
Comments: 27
Favorites: 5 (view)


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09/30/2003 07:18:23 PM
He still looks at as alert and fast moving as he does when he flies.
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09/30/2003 09:26:12 AM
Hummingbirds are so hard to catch still as they move about so quickly. This has wonderful color and DOF and the branch is a great leading line. This is superb ! My first and looking like only 10
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09/30/2003 02:12:15 AM
bird exquisitely captured and a wonderfully alert eye, but the twig bisects the pic a little
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09/30/2003 02:07:14 AM
love the crispness of this shot! great colors. nice blur effect. was it a windy day?
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09/29/2003 04:22:12 PM
Neat how it looks like the world is fluttering quickly by and not the bird.
It's all relative 'eh!
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09/28/2003 09:45:09 PM
Wonderful submission. 8 Morgan
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09/28/2003 01:15:32 PM
nice capture, never seen one not in flight. the gfoucs on the tail fethers are a bit soft.
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09/27/2003 12:20:18 PM
Nice use of low DOF. Good composition and I like the way the angle of the beak and branch mirror each other.
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09/27/2003 11:59:44 AM
Wow, and I can actually see his wings!
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09/26/2003 09:45:11 AM
A great shot of a rare moment. The depth of field really makes this shot.
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09/25/2003 07:53:45 PM
well done...
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09/25/2003 07:29:38 PM
I love this shot. A guaranteed ribbon in my book. I commend your patience to take pictures of hummnigbirds. Do you know what species? Almost looks like a juvenile. I love how branches in the foreground and background are very fuzzy. Puts lots of emphasis on bird and dead branch. Nice work! Keep it up.
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09/25/2003 05:47:56 PM
Very striking shot - good composition and colour - lovely subject [9]
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09/25/2003 03:11:28 PM
Beautiful! I love the DOF, the clarity of the bird/branch and the beautiful blurred background. Good entry! ~10
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09/25/2003 12:30:56 AM
The rear and front blurs make the image for me. Visually, this is a really interesting photo, and gets my votes' top score.
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09/24/2003 11:53:42 PM
you sure don't see this shot of a hummingbird very often, nice composition, great colors, well done
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09/24/2003 10:07:21 PM
i like how the green is blurry as well as out of focus makes the bird stand out that much more and nice thirds use good luck 9
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09/24/2003 05:37:41 PM
SUPERB!!!! I really, really love this shot. The colors, the depth of field, the composition with the bird at the far right -- exceptional. Okay, I had you an 8 -- now I am thinking you should be a 10.
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09/24/2003 04:47:13 PM
Good Depth of Field, Definately resting.
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09/24/2003 02:54:42 PM
Nice nature shot. Good color, contrast and I love the composition the way you put the subject off to the lower right with the branch running linearly accross the bottom and the blurred brown object in the top left. Good job!
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09/24/2003 01:33:49 PM
Very awesome shot!! It's wonderful! What kind of humming bird is it?
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09/24/2003 12:53:47 PM
Good focus and depth of field. Great composition. I like the color. I'll bet it was a challenge just getting a shot of the little guy.
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09/24/2003 10:12:53 AM
Wonderful shot. They do rest between feeding and fighting. Nice work.
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09/24/2003 09:19:10 AM
Great shot, DOF really does much for this shot, great composition too
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09/24/2003 07:20:18 AM
Sure is resting?, It doesn´t meet the challenge
09/24/2003 06:55:46 AM
Very sharp nice capture.

Nicely on the thirds, however I might have cropped it to get rid of the blurry red object in top left - it does pull the eye away from the bird.

But in flight you do get to see the incredible colour in the wings. So at rest they look a bit drab.
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09/24/2003 03:33:46 AM
Nice depth of field. Good composition.
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