Friday, May 16, 2014

Flying Rubies

 Well I finally got sometime to take a few photos that weren't kindergarten or kid related the other day. I was able to capture quite a few photos of this Ruby Throated Hummingbird the other day while at Ron's house. I spent most of the day sitting outside enjoying the warm day waiting for this little hummer to buzz to and from the feeder. I also captured a few photos of another acrobatic hummer but I will post the another time. 

 All of these are shot at or around 750mm (crop sensor mm) with a tripod. In the top three photos I was lucky enough to have the hummingbird land about 7 ft from where I was sitting. It stayed there for a good 2 minutes before buzzing off.  These are not cropped at all. In the bottom three I cropped them about 50% to get rid of some of the excess background.  



8 comments:

  1. Nice captures!
    These all came out real good, looks like you had some good light to work with when you took these pictures.

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  2. Nothing like rubbing it in. Come out to my house and take pictures in my yard while I'm working, I really got to get out more! LOL

    These came out really nice. I guess I'm going to have to park my butt in the front yard for a few hours this weekend.

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    1. Lets try this today if you could! use your flashes at lower power @1/6 power or less to freeze the bird. shoot at small f-stop, and shutter speed 1/250 @ f/16, ISO 200.

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  3. Nice! You almost got the wings freeze.

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  4. These are great Aaron. I especially like the bottom three.

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  5. Very nice! Sounds like a great way to spend the day.

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