Hummingbirds - End of Season

DougVaughn

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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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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?

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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?
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.
 

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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.
 

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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:

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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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