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Precious Bird - Shot on location - In the wild



One of the smallest birds in this world, this precious and beautiful bird is amazing. He trusts me enough to let me get within about 2' from him....
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One of the smallest birds in this world, this precious and beautiful bird is amazing. He trusts me enough to let me get within about 2' from him.
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28 Comments | Report
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana February 08, 2014
A very nice shot!
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi February 10, 2014
awesome
lasanthicafernandobenedict
lasanthicafernandobenedict February 10, 2014
Thank you.
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen February 10, 2014
Beautiful detail! congratulations
lasanthicafernandobenedict
lasanthicafernandobenedict February 10, 2014
Thank you so much.
latriche
 
latriche February 10, 2014
Love it!!
lasanthicafernandobenedict
lasanthicafernandobenedict February 10, 2014
Thanks.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis February 11, 2014
Voted :-)
lasanthicafernandobenedict
lasanthicafernandobenedict February 11, 2014
Thank you so much :D
denisefletcher
 
denisefletcher February 15, 2014
What a beautiful bird and photograph
lasanthicafernandobenedict
lasanthicafernandobenedict February 15, 2014
Thank you :D
DianeCArtography
 
DianeCArtography March 09, 2014
Wow, gorgeous capture!
lasanthicafernandobenedict
Thank you DVP. He is my buddy now :D
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi April 04, 2014
beautiful. Where was this taken?
lasanthicafernandobenedict
Thank you so much. It was taken in Fullerton CA. One of my first Hummingbird pics but it is one of my most favorites :D
larrysummey
 
larrysummey April 04, 2014
Great Shot
lasanthicafernandobenedict
Thank you so much :D
RoXieforlife
 
RoXieforlife April 04, 2014
Wow the feathers are beautiful
lasanthicafernandobenedict
Thank you :D I too LOVE this pic. and this bird. I call him Precious.
PhotoLux
 
PhotoLux April 12, 2014
Beautiful!
lasanthicafernandobenedict
Thank you so much.
twilight65
 
twilight65 April 17, 2014
beautiful shot!....
lasanthicafernandobenedict
lasanthicafernandobenedict November 18, 2014
Thank you :D
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 April 17, 2014
gorgeous! :)
lasanthicafernandobenedict
lasanthicafernandobenedict November 18, 2014
Thank you :D
Missmel13x
 
Missmel13x April 18, 2014
Love this !!
lasanthicafernandobenedict
lasanthicafernandobenedict November 18, 2014
Thank you :D
shannon4462
 
shannon4462 July 20, 2014
Beautiful!
lasanthicafernandobenedict
lasanthicafernandobenedict November 18, 2014
Thank you :D
Jay84
 
Jay84 August 10, 2014
wow great shot close with nature
lasanthicafernandobenedict
lasanthicafernandobenedict November 18, 2014
Thank you :D
Dunner PRO
 
Dunner October 30, 2014
Beautiful clarity enhancing it's pretty colors. Great captute. Congrats.
lasanthicafernandobenedict
lasanthicafernandobenedict November 18, 2014
Thank you so much :D
Naeril
 
Naeril November 18, 2014
I love this shot!!! Such a deltailed portrait and amazing colours :)
lasanthicafernandobenedict
lasanthicafernandobenedict November 18, 2014
Thank you so much :D
jrfleury PRO
 
jrfleury December 03, 2014
Just an amazing little creature. Thx for sharing. jerry. www.imagesofthesoul.org
lasanthicafernandobenedict
lasanthicafernandobenedict December 03, 2014
Thank you so much. He sure was precious
njkerosky PRO+
 
njkerosky March 01, 2015
Spectacular Capture!!! Congrats!!!
lasanthicafernandobenedict
Thank you so much. This little hummingbird was what got me started on my path to photography as a career :D
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi March 18, 2015
congrats.
BrieL
 
BrieL April 11, 2015
Gorgeous!
rmbgdp
 
rmbgdp January 26, 2016
Beautiful...stunning picture.
rmbgdp
 
rmbgdp January 26, 2016
Beautiful...stunning picture.
LauraMedina
 
LauraMedina April 11, 2017
The detail is amazing, great shot Indeed!
nathaliemedeiros PRO
 
nathaliemedeiros April 11, 2017
Great Shot the colors are amazing.Regards Nat :O)
rekahalaszi
 
rekahalaszi March 01, 2019
So wonderful bird! Love it very much! \u2665
RickL PRO+
 
RickL Mar 11
Absolutely beautiful

Behind The Lens

Location
This photograph was taken at the Fullerton Arboretum in Southern California. It was one of the first 100 photographs of hummingbirds I have taken. This hummingbird sat there, watching me patiently and allowing me to photograph him for all of about 15 seconds and was gone.
Time
This was taken towards late morning. The sun just happened to shine on his gorget just right to make the colors pop
Lighting
It was done with natural lighting.
Equipment
For this I used a Canon T3 with a 75-300 mm Canon lens with no IS. It was hand held and was taken on Auto mode as I was very very new to photography and had no idea how to use my camera. I had just gotten it recently.
Inspiration
I took another photograph of a hummingbird in July and really liked it. I had gone to the Fullerton Arboretum on my second trip looking specifically for hummingbirds. I got lucky when I saw him almost immediately.
Editing
No post processing done other than cropping it slightly
In my camera bag
I now shoot with a Canon 60D and I usually have my 60d, the 75-300mm, 18-55mm and the 50mm lens in my camera bag at all times. All without image stabilizer and I never use a tripod unless I am planning to do long exposure photographs.
Feedback
Patience and luck. I truly believe that this hummingbird was right there at the right time, but photographing hummingbirds (my favourite to photograph) takes a lot of patience and knowing your camera settings. Now, about 1.5 years after I shot this photograph I shoot exclusively on manual mode and I always shoot at a high shutter speed to capture movement

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