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"Goodbye . . ."



The Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds will be leaving for warmer climates soon. I was so happy to get a shot of this female last week. Goodbye for now little beauty....
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The Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds will be leaving for warmer climates soon. I was so happy to get a shot of this female last week. Goodbye for now little beauty.
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3 Comments | Report
sipanhota
 
sipanhota September 23, 2013
in the best moment nice capture
justkim1106 PRO+
 
justkim1106 March 30, 2014
She's a cutie. Nice shot.
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman June 05, 2014
I adore this little chap. Voted KATHLEEN

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Location
I shot this Ruby-Throated Hummingbird through my living room window.
Time
Early morning.
Lighting
It was a rather low light situation so I used a high ISO.
Equipment
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon Zoom 1200-400 1:4.5-5.6
Inspiration
I love to watch the hummingbirds and have a feeder set up on a shepherds hook right outside my window so I can capture moments like this without disturbing the tiny beauties.
Editing
This was one of my older shots and the only post processing was a touch of fill light and minor cropping.I normally do a bit of post processing on a majority of my shots with PS Elements and/or Lightroom 3.
In my camera bag
My Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Canon Zoom 100-400mm 1:4.5-5.6, Canon Macro lens EF 100mm 1:2.8, Canon lens EF 50mm 1:1.2, Canon Zoom 24-105mm 1:4 L IS, Canon Zoom 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II, Canon Speedlite 580 EX II, Canon Macro ring lite MR-14EX and a Manfrotto tripod.
Feedback
Plant a lot of hummingbird friendly flowers and shrubs to lure them to your yard and of course keep plenty of feeders filled. Set up a blind or a hiding spot for yourself and safe perches nearby for the wildlife and then wait for the little beauties to show up. You also need to experiment and find a pleasing location with an uncluttered background for your hummingbird setup. Keep in mind that sometimes stepping to one side or another as you are shooting can make a big difference in the background of your composition. My ISO was bumped up here to to be able to accommodate a fast enough shutter speed to capture the wing movement in the low light situation. I also shoot most of my hummingbirds and other wildlife images with a wide aperture,usually 5.6. Be patient and have fun !

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