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Challenge: Stopped Motion VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Date: Aug 30, 2011
Aperture: 11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Action, Birds
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2011

Hummingbird captured a tiny insect.

Thank you so much everybody for the votes and comments!!!!!!!!!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 84
Avg (all users): 7.4974
Avg (commenters): 8.6316
Avg (participants): 7.0444
Avg (non-participants): 7.6389
Views since voting: 3679
Views during voting: 424
Votes: 189
Comments: 39
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/13/2011 07:30:11 PM
congrats, this is a wonderful photo!, :)

Message edited by author 2011-09-13 19:30:31.
09/10/2011 05:53:24 PM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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09/08/2011 05:54:17 PM
Congrats!!! Beautiful clarity and detail!
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09/08/2011 10:26:51 AM
I knew this wasn't possible b/c i've been practicing shooting hummers all summer. One thing which was helpful to me is i ck'd out your settings on other shot's u've posted and learned to > shutter even more than i have been. Summers coming to close so no more hummer shots til next yr.
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09/07/2011 11:36:26 PM
Originally posted by Ann:

Originally posted by hahn23:

1/125s according to the image data. I assume that is a data entry error, right? If so, then big congratulations on the Blue ribbon.


He used flashes. There's no way possible to freeze the action like this with shutter speed alone.

William, fantastic! I didn't vote, but you'd get a 10 from me.


You are right! Hummingbird's wings are way too fast to be stopped motion by shutter. You will see some motion blur even with 1/1000 shutter speed.
09/07/2011 11:00:05 PM
Fantastic capture!! Love it.
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09/07/2011 08:22:45 PM
So beautifully done!! I can't believe you're able to stop motion with 1/125. That even blurs seagulls. Are you using flash to stop it?

(Ooops, just read the other comments. :)
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09/07/2011 08:10:58 PM
Originally posted by hahn23:

1/125s according to the image data. I assume that is a data entry error, right? If so, then big congratulations on the Blue ribbon.


He used flashes. There's no way possible to freeze the action like this with shutter speed alone.

William, fantastic! I didn't vote, but you'd get a 10 from me.
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09/07/2011 03:41:47 PM
William, a big CONGRATULATIONS on another fantastic Hummingbird image, and totally deserving of the Blue. I figured this was yours. :-D
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09/07/2011 11:45:13 AM
How anybody could give this less than 6 is beyond me. It's a spectacular image. Huge congratulations on the capture and result.
Magnificent. Didn't vote in this challenge, but it would have gotten 9 or 10 from me no doubt.
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09/07/2011 10:18:38 AM
Congrats, William!
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09/07/2011 08:48:18 AM
Originally posted by hahn23:

1/125s according to the image data. I assume that is a data entry error, right? If so, then big congratulations on the Blue ribbon.
Unless he used a few external flashes at very low power - then it's possible.
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09/07/2011 08:33:04 AM
1/125s according to the image data. I assume that is a data entry error, right? If so, then big congratulations on the Blue ribbon.
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09/07/2011 08:11:10 AM
Kinda figured... Right where it should be.
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09/07/2011 07:19:38 AM

AWESOME CLARITY AND DETAIL and a WOW factor re STOPPED MOTION ...DESERVED TO WIN well done from shez
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09/07/2011 04:35:09 AM
Congrats.
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09/07/2011 01:26:33 AM
Remarkable.
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09/07/2011 12:18:35 AM
Gorgeous!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2011 08:02:00 AM
Very good,should do well.
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09/05/2011 11:56:46 PM
Just perfect! Wow!
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09/05/2011 05:27:58 PM
Nice symmetry. Great background colours too.
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09/05/2011 11:40:17 AM
great shot! everything works beautifully in the picture
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09/05/2011 02:09:26 AM
this is stunning, timing composition color and every thing...few might object to center composition but i like it a lot here
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09/04/2011 08:15:45 PM
awesome, you must have a place where they come all the time and worked for this or you do it for a living, another one that I could see in a gallery of bird photos.
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09/03/2011 10:43:50 AM
Wonderful 10.
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09/03/2011 07:51:14 AM
Great shot. This should do well.
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09/02/2011 03:05:31 PM
Gorgeous
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09/02/2011 07:54:43 AM
Very nice! I love the frontal pov.
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09/01/2011 05:51:51 PM
looks heavenly 8
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08/31/2011 04:07:16 PM
Hoping this is genuine, but the BG looks fake to me - marking as a 7 but will be getting a stewards enquiry on this one.. good luck!
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08/31/2011 02:48:33 PM
Superb detail...cant imagine how you managed to catch this. Sure folks will probably ding you for not using ROT, but I think the composition works. Very nice, fully expect to see this on the front page.
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08/31/2011 02:26:55 PM
Wow - absolutely beautiful capture. This is stunning.
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08/31/2011 12:18:04 PM
great shot! \m/
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08/31/2011 10:32:40 AM
Wow... how on Earth? Amazing capture--ribbon winner for sure! 10
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08/31/2011 09:03:16 AM
OMG! this is perfect.
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08/31/2011 07:15:10 AM
One word- Stunning! Beautiful composition, perfect timing, lighting is fantastic and the background complements it beautifully (was this natural of PS'd? either way its awesome). A ribbon for sure! I dont normally do this but... 10!
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08/31/2011 01:35:42 AM
nice background and lovely subject..
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08/31/2011 01:25:58 AM
Fine, fine capture. Well done.
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08/31/2011 12:53:20 AM
I love the unique angle of the photo! Great job - 9
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