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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Black-Throated Hummer

With all the recent rain lately, the bushes on the south side of my house are a riot of color. This Black-Throated Hummingbird spends most of his day feeding or resting near by. I finally decided to take his picture. Even at 1250th of a second exposure, I haven't frozen his wing movement. Canon 20D - 1250th, 300mm @ f/7.1, ISO 1600


Blogger Jim said...

Nice hummingbird! I know how hard it is to get a shot of these fast moving critters - I was trying to get a dragonfly the other day but he wouldn't land anywhere and I never got a shot, but I did get a wasp that wouldn't land (and another dragonfly that did land...).

6:18 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

Hummers can be fearless and this one has seen me enough to be comfortable. The shutter clap spooked him at first but after a while he ignored it.

9:02 PM  
Blogger CameraDawktor said...

this is a fantastic capture.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

Thanks dawk. I'm pleased with the image for the most part, but as with most of my images, I see things that aren't exactly as I would have liked. It does make me strive to be a better photographer though.

10:34 AM  

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