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Nov 5, 2014 20:46:32   #
Nancy Elwood
 
On a recent trip to Galveston Island, Texas, I found a place where there were quite a few ruby-throated hummingbirds. I set up my tripod with my Nikon D7100 and Nikon 500 f/4 lens and set about trying to see where each bird would return time and time again to feed. This was one of my efforts. They are an extremely challenging subject to try and catch in flight with the right background and angle, so I was very pleased with this one. Settings were iso 1600, 1/1600, f/7.1, focusing on one of the flowers they would return to, and a lot of luck :) .
Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird...

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Nov 5, 2014 21:17:22   #
Mr PC
 
All I can say is WOW! Luck and hard work are a good combination. Good equipment and a better photographer don't hurt either. You should be proud of this one.

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Nov 6, 2014 06:49:54   #
waltchilds
 
Nancy Elwood wrote:
On a recent trip to Galveston Island, Texas, I found a place where there were quite a few ruby-throated hummingbirds. I set up my tripod with my Nikon D7100 and Nikon 500 f/4 lens and set about trying to see where each bird would return time and time again to feed. This was one of my efforts. They are an extremely challenging subject to try and catch in flight with the right background and angle, so I was very pleased with this one. Settings were iso 1600, 1/1600, f/7.1, focusing on one of the flowers they would return to, and a lot of luck :) .
On a recent trip to Galveston Island, Texas, I fou... (show quote)


Nice shot and you captured him perfectly. Well done.

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Nov 6, 2014 07:10:42   #
MTG44
 
Excellent.

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Nov 6, 2014 08:19:36   #
steffro1
 
A very nice image. I have been hunting these guys in the summer each year with some very good results. This is a lovely detailed image with great lighting!

Nancy Elwood wrote:
On a recent trip to Galveston Island, Texas, I found a place where there were quite a few ruby-throated hummingbirds. I set up my tripod with my Nikon D7100 and Nikon 500 f/4 lens and set about trying to see where each bird would return time and time again to feed. This was one of my efforts. They are an extremely challenging subject to try and catch in flight with the right background and angle, so I was very pleased with this one. Settings were iso 1600, 1/1600, f/7.1, focusing on one of the flowers they would return to, and a lot of luck :) .
On a recent trip to Galveston Island, Texas, I fou... (show quote)

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Nov 6, 2014 09:07:37   #
Saleavitt10
 
Beautiful! Nice job. They are hard buggers capture as nicely as you have.

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Nov 6, 2014 10:48:04   #
Madman
 
Great shot. I'm still waiting for my first hummingbird photo opportunity.

Thanks for sharing.

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Nov 6, 2014 13:05:01   #
rodart
 
Nancy Elwood wrote:
On a recent trip to Galveston Island, Texas, I found a place where there were quite a few ruby-throated hummingbirds. I set up my tripod with my Nikon D7100 and Nikon 500 f/4 lens and set about trying to see where each bird would return time and time again to feed. This was one of my efforts. They are an extremely challenging subject to try and catch in flight with the right background and angle, so I was very pleased with this one. Settings were iso 1600, 1/1600, f/7.1, focusing on one of the flowers they would return to, and a lot of luck :) .
On a recent trip to Galveston Island, Texas, I fou... (show quote)


Now that's a good hummer shot!!!

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Nov 6, 2014 18:01:37   #
Nancy Elwood
 
Thanks so much for the kind words! They certainly are a devil to get for sure.

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Nov 6, 2014 23:48:32   #
bcheary
 
Nancy Elwood wrote:
On a recent trip to Galveston Island, Texas, I found a place where there were quite a few ruby-throated hummingbirds. I set up my tripod with my Nikon D7100 and Nikon 500 f/4 lens and set about trying to see where each bird would return time and time again to feed. This was one of my efforts. They are an extremely challenging subject to try and catch in flight with the right background and angle, so I was very pleased with this one. Settings were iso 1600, 1/1600, f/7.1, focusing on one of the flowers they would return to, and a lot of luck :) .
On a recent trip to Galveston Island, Texas, I fou... (show quote)


Very nice shot Nancy. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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