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debbiecram
 
debbiecram January 29, 2014
This is so pretty...great capture!!
Kksgram Premium
 
Kksgram September 25, 2014
Enchanting !
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 September 25, 2014
This is awesome! Congratulations on being a finalist!
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel October 11, 2014
Good. They are hard to catch.
beetlestone
 
beetlestone October 22, 2014
Amazing capture! Congrats on being a finalist!
pamelainob
 
pamelainob October 25, 2014
It can be very difficult for most to get one Hummer and you got two! Well done! I like the feel of this Photograph. Congrats on feature!
Hopes80677
 
Hopes80677 November 05, 2014
That is amazing. I tried for days to get a photo like this. Impressive!
sebastianmuglia PRO
 
sebastianmuglia November 06, 2014
What can say a part of WOW!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 November 06, 2014
WOW Amazing shot..I love Hummingbirds..Congrats! ")
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta November 17, 2014
Excellent well-timed shot. Congratulations on being the Winner.
paradoxdesigns
 
paradoxdesigns November 18, 2014
Great shot!
joejoplin
 
joejoplin November 23, 2014
Great shot!
annetteflottwell PRO+
 
annetteflottwell March 05, 2015
perfect timing, great detail and background,too
Akire
 
Akire March 13, 2015
Beautifully captured and congratulations on your finalist! vt
GeraintRowlandPhotography
 
GeraintRowlandPhotography October 17, 2016
Excellent love the light
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq February 13, 2017
Wonderful capture! :)
ryanhernandez
 
ryanhernandez September 02, 2019
Beautiful
bobbytaylor71 PRO
 
bobbytaylor71 May 21
Amazing ... Skillfully captured ... Congrats on your awards.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was a surprise capture while testing the focus speed of my new camera. What better subject to test than hummingbirds and I didn't have to leave the house. Was shocked to get two in one frame which is tough on a good day.
Time
I captured this in the evening thus the backlight background. But it was an overcast day which helped.
Lighting
Lighting was obviously all natural.
Equipment
Canon 5D Mark III - EF 100-400mm IS USM - handheld
Inspiration
I literally was practicing with different focal point options on a new camera. I've always loved trying to capture hummingbirds in flight and during the summer I have quite a few that stay around the house. They can be a little picky about who they let come to the feeder and I was able to capture these two together. Obviously I was pleased with the new camera's focus ability.
Editing
Like with most bird shoots you see this one is cropped a fair amount. Also Photoshopped out a little bit of a power line that was in the corner.
In my camera bag
I love photographing any wildlife and especially birds so I always carry my 100-400mm. Wishing I had a larger one but it's just a hobby so can't justify that. Really can't justify what I have now!
Feedback
You have to try to anticipate wildlife as much as possible. In this case have a feeder makes it easy to watch the hummingbirds flight patterns. You'd be surprised how much it's the same if you pay attention. Then find a spot to sit that allows you to pan with their flight path. Last thing is pray....because you need a little luck to capture two in flight and in focus. I've got hundreds of shots of hummingbird tails as they leave the frame so don't worry it happens just keep trying and watching their patterns. Good luck!

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