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DogArtist
 
DogArtist August 29, 2012
nice...
j_oconnor84
 
j_oconnor84 August 29, 2012
awesome capture!!!
Shavonne22
 
Shavonne22 August 29, 2012
cool :)
edazz
 
edazz August 29, 2012
Outstanding Capture, great DOF enhancement, detail, well done!

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WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography August 29, 2012
Thanks so much everyone!!
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska September 09, 2012
very nice
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon September 09, 2012
Superb picture, well taken and a well deserved feature
Jonocon
 
Jonocon September 09, 2012
Nice capture. Congrats
jej621 PRO+
 
jej621 September 09, 2012
Awesome capture, Congratulations!!
Amiqdadi
 
Amiqdadi September 09, 2012
very nice capture...congrats
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom September 09, 2012
congrats on feature!
rkperry215
 
rkperry215 September 09, 2012
Nice shot!
DigitalFragrance
 
DigitalFragrance September 09, 2012
Great pic.
bobbynall
 
bobbynall September 09, 2012
That is awesome
djensen PRO
 
djensen September 09, 2012
Fantastic image, congrats on the feature!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet September 09, 2012
great capture, congrats
Coomanator
 
Coomanator September 09, 2012
Amazing capture. Love the DOF, focus is dead on. Congratulations on the feature.
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr September 09, 2012
Beautiful capture! Congrats!
catini
 
catini September 09, 2012
great capture, congrats on your feature!
cilla8
 
cilla8 September 09, 2012
Nice capture, congrats on feature!
madhu
 
madhu September 09, 2012
awesome capture!Congratulations.
DustinsMom
 
DustinsMom September 09, 2012
Great feature, so challenging.
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter September 09, 2012
Beautiful capture. Congrats. Jake
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography September 09, 2012
Great shot, congrats on feature!
iceman2
 
iceman2 September 09, 2012
Congrats!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 September 09, 2012
very nice,congrats
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo September 09, 2012
Perfect!
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SusiStroud September 09, 2012
Congratulations on your Feature!
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY PRO+
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY September 09, 2012
great image
Beni_C PRO+
 
Beni_C September 09, 2012
One of these days i'll get mine... great job!!!!
LoriLynn13
 
LoriLynn13 September 09, 2012
Great capture! Congrats!
dlanyer84
 
dlanyer84 September 09, 2012
congrats!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions September 09, 2012
congrats
smswolf
 
smswolf September 09, 2012
What a beautiful photo congrates !!!
TAHammer
 
TAHammer September 09, 2012
Great Capture, Congratulations on your feature
F8user PRO
 
F8user September 09, 2012
Great shot! Congrats!
tisherself
 
tisherself September 09, 2012
Wonderful capture of action and still has a soft effect!
KRPoole
 
KRPoole September 09, 2012
Congrats! This is precious! They won't be around to much longer! Well my neck of the woods anyway!
jkweiler PRO
 
jkweiler September 09, 2012
Amazing shot, love it. Congrats on the feature!
senka
 
senka September 09, 2012
great timing and the bird seems to notice you !!... congrats'
Carli
 
Carli September 10, 2012
brilliant shot, congrats! :D
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography September 10, 2012
Thank you so much everyone!!! It's very much appreciated!!! This is a baby hummingbird born this year. I call her my Little Gray Lady. She is very curious and often comes over to watch me. I got this shot in the split second she showed up to check out what was going on. :-)
KarenB821
 
KarenB821 September 10, 2012
Great shot!! Congrats on the feature!!
aaronbetts PRO+
 
aaronbetts September 10, 2012
Amazing capture!
swoonvin
 
swoonvin September 11, 2012
beautiful capture
evyquinones
 
evyquinones September 11, 2012
great capture!
SteveFlint
 
SteveFlint September 11, 2012
awesome angle
alaskanshelly
 
alaskanshelly September 11, 2012
Wow! Amazing.
srfarris
 
srfarris September 12, 2012
Congrats, nice capture!
raz514
 
raz514 September 14, 2012
Very nice
DAPhotography
 
DAPhotography September 15, 2012
Great capture. Congratulations on your win.
docdpp
 
docdpp September 19, 2012
Nice :-) Danny
jbhimages
 
jbhimages September 25, 2012
I love this pic ...
jesusfreak3520
 
jesusfreak3520 October 02, 2012
Fabulously caught! Congrats on the feature!
Snapshot53 PRO+
 
Snapshot53 October 03, 2012
Wow wot a great shot
steve2
 
steve2 October 18, 2012
VOTED/FAVED/AWARD, Great mood and fell Wonderful Work, PLZ Stop by and Vote If You Like My Work I Will Be Back Soon!
LeahStewart
 
LeahStewart October 30, 2012
This is a great shot! Fantastic!
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY PRO+
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY December 15, 2012
Congrats on award
Angela_Lewry
 
Angela_Lewry January 02, 2013
superb :)
SimplyLuxury912
 
SimplyLuxury912 January 02, 2013
Amazing Shot
maryhale9534 PRO+
 
maryhale9534 January 02, 2013
Awesome shot! Congrats on your feature! :)M
sasha-maehoward
 
sasha-maehoward January 06, 2013
Amazing capture! :)
Mark7D
 
Mark7D January 12, 2013
well done great shot :O)
saphira04
 
saphira04 January 29, 2013
Beautiful shot.
Etna PRO+
 
Etna February 17, 2013
Nice
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD February 19, 2013
AWESOME, voted!
shiloh1
 
shiloh1 February 19, 2013
nice picture i like the angle
chipbhi
 
chipbhi February 19, 2013
Beautiful!
charlottetherese
 
charlottetherese February 21, 2013
lovely
barbararoberts-riffle
 
barbararoberts-riffle February 23, 2013
Great capture!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 February 26, 2013
Awesome capture! congrats!
Thimbee
 
Thimbee February 26, 2013
Amazing capture. Congrats
jleiweke
 
jleiweke February 26, 2013
Congrats!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions March 01, 2013
congrats again
gingerbenno
 
gingerbenno March 07, 2013
so cool ,great photographer,mike
markcoleman
 
markcoleman March 24, 2013
now thats a great hummer shot
amarsingh
 
amarsingh April 12, 2013
congrats
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel July 05, 2013
Lovely capture. I hope to take hummers like this. Voted.
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo July 10, 2013
Very good work! Voted
meshersmith PRO+
 
meshersmith August 03, 2013
Stunning action shot!! love it!
TammyMarie
 
TammyMarie September 03, 2013
Love This Capture!
ramilreluya
 
ramilreluya November 09, 2013
nice
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel February 12, 2014
A difficult catch done amazingly well. A vote getter.
kathleenweetman
 
kathleenweetman August 16, 2014
Wonderful Kathy...voted
LaydeeLens_Photography
 
LaydeeLens_Photography April 12, 2015
this is stunning. great capture :)
mandygillispiephotography
 
Beautiful!!

Behind The Lens

Location
At my lake house located upstate New York in the Catskill Mountains. Hummingbirds migrate all the way up there around April and return to the south around September. Amazing!
Time
It was around 4:00 pm.
Lighting
The sun was starting to make its way down but this was taken right outside my gazebo so I still had enough natural light.
Equipment
In spite of having several SLR's I only had my little point and shoot handy when my little friend came over to say hello. I used my Canon PowerShot SX 260 HS and got lucky! I never had luck using a tripod or monopod while capturing hummingbirds.
Inspiration
This little hummingbird was born in 2012 and always comes to visit me. I put out the feeder and she comes every 20 minutes or so. I wanted to get a shot other than the usual side photos with flowers. I wanted to capture her as she came over to check me out.
Editing
No post-processing but you might have to crop photos of hummingbirds taken while panning to get them centered better.
In my camera bag
I change equipment every couple of years of so. At the present time I have a Fuji X-T2 with several lenses and I also carry my Canon G7X Mark II always. You would be surprised at the great photos you can get with a point and shoot! Never leave home without a camera!
Feedback
Hummingbirds are delightful! I would recommend putting out a simple feeder and then do your darndest to keep up with these lightening fast creatures! It takes practice so initially I would just watch them. Animals tend to repeat their actions so get a sense of how and where they move and then plan accordingly with your lens at the ready. Hummingbirds tend to lift off the feeder when they hear the camera clicking. Try locking focus on them at the feeder and then raising the camera up for when they lift up and hover. Good luck!

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