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    We have swarms of hummingbirds from May through September and never get tired of watching them. It's the only time we buy sugar. When the feeder gets empty, they come to the window, or buzz our heads if we are sitting on the deck. Hopefully they will get used to the camera sitting out on the deck next year so I won't have to shoot through glass. (Often throughout the summer, there are 2 on each perch with several waiting all around)

    I took this through our patio door window with my camera mounted on a tripod. I used a remote control switch. No flash, no filters, no adjustments.

    Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
    #1) ISO 2000, Focal length 300mm, ƒ/ 5.6 1/2000
    #2) ISO 1600, Focal length 300mm, ƒ/ 5.6 1/1600
    Last edited by juhat; 11-28-2012, 07:43 AM. Reason: Add more info fix camera descr
    I Shoot Raw
    Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

  • #2
    Aren't they fun to watch? We have multiple feeders because they refuse to share like those in your photos. It's one customer at a time! Nice shots.
    Canon EOS 40D & some great glass

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    • #3
      Cool! This is the main reason that I got my 70-300mm lens! Nice shots, keep it up.

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      • #4
        shutter speed?

        Nice shot. I tried a few with the flash this summer thinking that the flash would freeze the motion. Didn't work. The wings were basically invisible. I have tried other shots without the flash at 1/2000 sec with better results but not as clear as this.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kanuski View Post
          Nice shot. I tried a few with the flash this summer thinking that the flash would freeze the motion. Didn't work. The wings were basically invisible. I have tried other shots without the flash at 1/2000 sec with better results but not as clear as this.
          Thanks! I showed the exif data above at the end of my message. Someone told me years ago that 1/500 would freeze the motion of two goats butting heads. When I shoot "tubers" behind our ski boat, I use 1/2000 as well. So when I selected the shutter priority mode (TV) of 1/2000 I let the camera choose the aperture as well as ISO. I do not use flash. But definitely use a tripod. (Also the cable shutter release)
          Last edited by juhat; 11-07-2012, 06:16 AM. Reason: needed to add (additional info)
          I Shoot Raw
          Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

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          • #6
            Those are really cool photos of hummingbirds. The ones I could look at all day!
            I can't wait until you post your shot of the motion of two goats butting heads frozen.

            Thanks for the nice shots juhat

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Swabb View Post
              Those are really cool photos of hummingbirds. The ones I could look at all day!
              I can't wait until you post your shot of the motion of two goats butting heads frozen.

              Thanks for the nice shots juhat
              Hahaha - have to find the goats first. I never seem to be in the park when they are around.

              You are welcome - I'm glad you enjoyed the hummingbirds.
              I Shoot Raw
              Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

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              • #8
                Originally posted by origionaldirk View Post
                Cool! This is the main reason that I got my 70-300mm lens! Nice shots, keep it up.
                I'm glad you liked the shots and thank you for the encouragement. You know, I had a 70-300 on my old Canon EOS Elan. I could hand-hold it going lickety-split in the ski boat taking multiple shots of skiers and tubers. They'd turn out wonderful. I'm still having a problem hand-holding this lens and finding I need the tripod or monopod.
                I Shoot Raw
                Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Aalia Nebhan
                  I wanted to thank you for this beautiful photo!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff on your post
                  You are welcome. My photos tend to be a bit different at times. I don't worry too much about rules anymore since someone on this site told me not to. Good advise.
                  I love photography and I'm really enjoying seeing what others are doing. Much to learn from
                  very talented people. Bonus for me is that others enjoy my photos!
                  I Shoot Raw
                  Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

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                  • #10
                    Indeed fun to watch them.

                    I love such type of photos. I've a collection, but right now on my friend's PC otherwise I would have shared some here.
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                    • #11
                      This type of photo is exactly why I got interested in photography!

                      Nice!

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                      • #12
                        Thanks

                        I can hardly wait for spring when I can get my camera closer to the action.
                        I will post some when that happens.
                        I Shoot Raw
                        Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by picture_this View Post
                          Aren't they fun to watch? We have multiple feeders because they refuse to share like those in your photos. It's one customer at a time! Nice shots.
                          I wanted to thank you for this beautiful photo!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff on your post
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                          • #14
                            Great photos! Love them!

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