Hummingbirds - End of Season

Discussion in 'Nature' started by DougVaughn, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. DougVaughn

    DougVaughn Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2013
    Franklin, TN
    Doug Vaughn
    They'll be flying south soon, so I'm trying to get my last shots in. I purchased a used Westcott Ice Light about a week ago and wanted to try it for a little fill as the favorite perches all seem to be backlit. These are all shot with the E-M10 and Olympus 75mm at f/2.8 and ISO of 250-320.

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    EM102224.

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    EM102198.

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    EM102176.

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    EM102214.

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    EM102159.

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    EM102073.

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    EM102131.
     
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  2. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Very nice shots! Many of our Anna's will over winter where we live. Any chance that some of yours are not migratory as well?

    --Ken
     
  3. DougVaughn

    DougVaughn Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2013
    Franklin, TN
    Doug Vaughn
    Last year, they all seemed to leave about mid October. We have 6 - 8 that regularly hang around our house, so we have to keep the feeders full.
     
  4. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Awesome shots, how much cropping did you do?
     
  5. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Fantastic! Great timing, and good idea to kick in a little fill light. Your subjects really show off the great detail and color rendition of the 75.
     
  6. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    Beautiful shots. When my hummingbirds are back next year I will try using a flash, and maybe my new 40-150 f/2.8 if I'm lucky.
     
  7. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 12, 2010
    NY
    Amazing shots!
     
  8. ahinesdesign

    ahinesdesign Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 6, 2011
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    Aaron
    Wow! Great photos!
     
  9. EMC

    EMC Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 22, 2013
    Garden Grove, Calif.
    Eddie
    :bravo-009:Really Beautiful........Need a Feeder for next Spring!!!
     
  10. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Doug,

    Were you shooting remotely, or are your visitors comfortable with you being so close? We get multiple visits during the day, but they rarely sit still, excpet in the thick green hedges where it is almost impossible to photogrpah them as they completely blend in with their surroundings. :mad:

    --Ken
     
  11. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Excellent shots! Yes, how did you manage to get so close? :)
     
  12. DougVaughn

    DougVaughn Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2013
    Franklin, TN
    Doug Vaughn
    Yes, these were shot remote, but the hummingbirds around our house will let you get VERY close. They'll eat at the feeder while you're two feet away once they gain some trust. We have one feeder with a perch, and I tried one day to get them to land on my finger placed on the perch. They would land about 3 inches away but never would sit on my finger... almost.

    Basically it all takes more patience than I ever thought I had, but I enjoy watching them.
     
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