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Ruby throated hummingbird in flight



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13 Comments | Report
cjtphotography
 
cjtphotography June 20, 2015
Wow! Excellent capture
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alechickman June 22, 2015
Thanks :)
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life August 04, 2015
WOOOW!! ❤ My most favorite little tiny birds, hehehe !! :):):)
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alechickman August 06, 2015
Mine too :)
nandicmb
 
nandicmb August 31, 2015
The detailing of the feathers is exquisite. Looks like brush strokes in a painting! Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Animals Are Beautiful Photo Contest!
lindabailey_0272
 
lindabailey_0272 September 15, 2015
Wonderful photo lovely colours well done ????
stephmayhew
 
stephmayhew September 16, 2015
Stunning shot :)
lindabailey_0272
 
lindabailey_0272 September 27, 2015
Amazing
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel March 29, 2016
One great shot of a hummer.
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jessicalillianshipley May 02, 2016
Wonderful Textures and Colors!
Arctilehr
 
Arctilehr June 25, 2016
The detail is insane!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 25, 2016
Perfection! Congrats.
mariuslocke
 
mariuslocke June 25, 2016
Great shot- Congratulations- how did you do this shot at 1/320 of a second? Did you use a strobe?
tyraardourel PRO+
 
tyraardourel March 01, 2017
This is a beautifully captured photo.
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Alfredo_Jose August 28, 2018
Gorgeous shot!

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in our new backyard in New Brunswick, Canada. We just moved from England and I became addicted to trying to photograph hummingbirds in flight. Something we don't get in the UK
Time
This was shot on a fairly overcast morning at around 10am. I knew a fast shutter speed would mean a high ISO so I introduced a flash to the equation.
Lighting
I used a Nikon sb910 flash to help me freeze the motion and also keep the ISO to a minimum
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D810 and a Tamron 70-200 lens, also using an sb910 flash.
Inspiration
Hummingbirds are so vastly different to anything I was used to in the UK and the speed is phenomenal. I was determined to freeze one in action
Editing
I cropped the photo in Lightroom. I also used an adjustment brush to clean up the background a little with noise reduction. Also lifted the shadows. Another adjustment brush was used to selectively sharpen the bird.
In my camera bag
My bag is very landscape orientated. I carry a Nikon 16-35, Tamron 24-70, Tamron 90mm prime, as well as a full set of Lee filters. Standard and grad nd's. Finally the Tamron 70-200 and a carbon fibre tripod.
Feedback
Study the hummingbirds flight path to the flowers or feeder. They often use the same route. I pre focus on an area I see him frequent. Also be very alert. They can be in a out very quickly. The flash is a great method to freeze the motion without using higher iso.

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