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A Female Rubythroat Hummingbird
A Female Rubythroat Hummingbird
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Challenge: Macro IV (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Animals
Camera: Olympus E-20P
Location: Home
Date: Jul 26, 2004
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2004

Taken in my backyard at one of my several feeders at dusk. Shutter speed 1/400, Aperature 4.5, Iso 80. Flash used. Prefocused and waited for her to appear. The picture was taken from about 3 feet away without the use of a tripod. I braced myself against the wood support for the feeder. Hummers get less timid this time of year so if you are very quiet and still they will check you out but then cautiously continue with their feeding.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 248
Avg (all users): 6.5667
Avg (commenters): 7.5625
Avg (participants): 6.4576
Avg (non-participants): 6.7742
Views since voting: 1791
Views during voting: 279
Votes: 180
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/09/2004 12:22:24 AM
Congratulations on your 12 th place finish. I gave you a solid 7, knowing quite well that your image may have beaten mine. However, this shot is so good, I did not care. Very good work and certainly a study that will sit well on your port.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2004 05:01:25 PM
I like the picture.. .. still wings :)
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08/07/2004 03:06:53 AM
Magnificent capture. Must be a hell of a fast shutter speed.
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08/07/2004 01:48:10 AM
Excellent macro. Centered subject works perfectly here. 10
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08/05/2004 07:25:33 PM
I truly admire these shots. Bumping from 5 to 7. A very accomplished effort.
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08/05/2004 02:56:33 PM
Great capture. Excellent detail. Good job.
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08/05/2004 02:38:25 PM
Nice capture! The bird is sharp and well composed. Seems like you may already have darkened the background, but you could do it even more, and perhaps blur a bit more. It is still a bit distracting. 8
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08/04/2004 05:51:41 PM
Wow--a very difficult shot to get. Congratulations!
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08/04/2004 01:10:16 PM
A tough shot to capture, I'm sure! The action is caught nicely, although the lighting looks a little harsh.
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08/03/2004 05:38:17 PM
Beautiful. I love how they fold their little feet under. Great action freeze
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08/02/2004 11:00:26 PM
A most excellent capture. Did you photograph him/her during flight or feeding?
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08/02/2004 10:18:00 PM
Absolutely gorgeous photo. Love the focus, fast shutter, DOF and comp. Hope this does spectacularly.
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08/02/2004 04:40:01 PM
Macro or telephoto....is there a difference? Nice hummer though.
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08/02/2004 02:59:48 PM
Tough shot. Well done!
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08/02/2004 02:21:51 PM
This is absolutely amazing! An undisputed 10. Especially considering how fast hummingbirds are always moving! Congratulations!
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08/02/2004 09:48:33 AM
Amazing capture. Wonderful job!
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08/02/2004 06:45:06 AM
WOW! I have just given a ten..... Maybe an eleven? No can't I will go back and changes theirs to 9... (10)
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