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rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 October 02, 2015
Absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations on being a finalist!
FieldsOfGreen
 
FieldsOfGreen October 02, 2015
Shutter speed infinite? Great shot!
Littlestar4Photography Premium
 
Littlestar4Photography October 02, 2015
Probably the clearest photo of a hummingbird that i have ever seen!
noahdwatson
 
noahdwatson October 02, 2015
so clear. this is amazing! congratulations
heikebartkowiak
 
heikebartkowiak October 03, 2015
fantastic shot
heatherannie
 
heatherannie October 08, 2015
Wow!! That is an amazing shot!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair October 09, 2015
Stunning!
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel February 10, 2016
Such an eye catching image.
antniohenriquealvesmonteiro
 
I found out only one single word - " MASTERPIECE "
Got2CaptureTheMoment
 
Got2CaptureTheMoment August 20, 2016
Magnificent capture. Love how well you caught that hummingbird in flight.
brummieboy
 
brummieboy November 08, 2016
Brilliant!!
ruthjolly PRO+
 
ruthjolly November 14, 2016
Stunner
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole June 15, 2017
Beautiful capture!!!!! : )
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JM18Photography April 26, 2018
Beautiful capture!
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Byronfairphotography May 28, 2018
Beautiful
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 July 30, 2018
Great picture ! Come and check out a few of mine sometime ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„

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Behind The Lens

Location
I live in Coeur d'Alene, ID, up in the northern panhandle. On the north side of my elderly dad's house is a narrow strip of yard, and an even narrower strip of dirt along the fence. His idea of gardening was to buy a flat of petunias and plant them about two feet apart. I've moved in to help care take him, and one of my passions is flowers and gardens. So I took over! One of my favorite flowers is Bee Balm and the hummingbirds it attracts. Whenever I can, I grab a chair and my camera and tripod, and sit where the lighting is just right. This little lady is very possessive of her flowers and chases off all the other hummingbirds, even the Chickadees that frequent a nearby bird feeder!
Time
This shot was taken at 11:33am- generally not the best time to take pictures, but there was a low haze of clouds knocking out the heavy shadows. It was pretty dark, and I was struggling with my settings because I didn't want the wings to be a blur.
Lighting
As heavy as the clouds were, and as dark as it was, I kept shooting. Every once in awhile, the sun would either break through or the clouds would thin to give a little more light. Maybe I'm a fool, but I just don't let that kind of thing stop me!
Equipment
A Canon 70D, tripod, Canon 300L with a 1.4 extender.
Inspiration
I love those itty-bitty birds! At this location, it's hard to catch them; I don't think we've been 'discovered' yet. There's plenty of flowers, and one very territorial little bird. Still trying for the perfect picture!
Editing
I like to keep it as simple as possible. Cropping, lightening and Topaz 4 Denoise on the background.
In my camera bag
These days, it's Canon 7D MII, the same Canon 300L, a new Canon 100-400 and not much more!
Feedback
Find your light source, then consider the background. These little birds are easily lost if there are too many flowers in the picture, so I try to isolate as much as I can. Patience!

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