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Canon EOS 7D
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600 mm
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Jul 21, 2012, 6:18:06 PM
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A Little Winged Jewel by natureguy A Little Winged Jewel by natureguy
I have been working ... trying to get a pair of humming birds used to my presence. For the past week I have been spending the last hour of light near where they have been feeding. Well it is paying off in my getting within 30 feet of this one as it was sitting on a small branch. I hope to be able to get within 15 feet or so for some super close up pics of them, by the end of 2 weeks. It just takes time and patience...

Enjoy!
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:iconflowerhippie22:
flowerhippie22 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful capture!!
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:iconnatureguy:
natureguy Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconkristenmash:
KristenMash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome shot!
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:iconnatureguy:
natureguy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Kristen! :hug:
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:iconkristenmash:
KristenMash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome!
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, the noise.... brilliant capture, but the noise in the background....
Nevertheless, very, very beautiful.
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, Thank you!
That green is a leaf in the foreground... I was shooting through a small opening in the branches... I can live with that little patch of green out of focus blob...
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's not what I meant.... never mind. You're welcome.
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh ...yeah that noise, well it was taken late in the day with the sun fading fast...I would rather have gotten this shot about an hour earlier, that way I could have used a lower ISO... and eliminated that problem.
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, the conditions are rarely perfect and we have to adapt to them.... But after you've taken the shot, you could edit the picture and reduce the noise digitally. I think a capture like this deserves it :)
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Gorgeous photo :love:
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:iconnatureguy:
natureguy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Renard!
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool that you're working on their trust - do you know by any chance what the name of this jewel species is? :)
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, :wave: Yeah I do. They are called "Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds",Archilochus Colubris.
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rubythroats? Really? Never knew the ladies were so non-ruby :lol:
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah only the male, which by the way is far more cautious, has the ruby throat patch.
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DrewTheDeer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
very fascinating!
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:iconnatureguy:
natureguy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Drew, Thank you ! yeah it was neat getting this shot today!
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olearysfunphotos Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good Luck, you have more Patience then I do that's for sure
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Tony! Thank you!
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Photographer
so awesome. :thumbsup:

Apparently at my Uncles about 5 hours away from me, he gets SWARMS of humming birds that will fly right up around your face. really considering making a trip up there just for some pictures of them haha.
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Steve!Thank you!
You should make the trip!

Yeah I have 1 feeder up near this spot, but I want to get a real close up of one sitting on a branch... Feeder shots just don't have the challenge I'm looking for. A few good "close up" flying shots would be cool to get, and I'm hoping that using this method will give me the chance to get some!
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Photographer
I agree about the feeders, I've tried just taking random bird pictures at a feeder, I just don't like it. Much better to capture them out and about. ha :)

that sounds like a fun project, I'm sure they'll be buzzing around in no time!
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure do hope so.....Just as long as they land not so close that the lens won't focus on them... :rofl:
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