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First try at a Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird

 
itzmered
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Aug 26, 2012 22:24 |  #1

Trying to learn how best to shoot these guys. Not nearly as good as everyone elses but I had fun shooting them and wow are they hard to focus on!

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Aug 27, 2012 08:41 |  #2

nicely done, and yes...they're hard to get.




  
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Aug 27, 2012 09:59 |  #3

Cover up the holes in your feeder that you don't want them to go to. Prefocus in an area just off the remaining feeding hole. The best shots are without the feeder....they usually back away and then towards the feeder...try to time them backing away.

Good first time efforts...I'm in the process of trying to get some shots, also. They'll be leaving this weekend, so I only have a few days, unless I catch some passing through from up North.


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Aug 27, 2012 10:06 |  #4

Hey, you are off to a good start. You stopped some action nicely. I look forward to more and don't get frustrated. You'll throw away many. It is normal to do so.


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Aug 27, 2012 12:28 |  #5

Very nice shots. You did very well.


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Aug 27, 2012 12:30 |  #6

Diamond Lil wrote in post #14912588 (external link)
Hey, you are off to a good start. You stopped some action nicely. I look forward to more and don't get frustrated. You'll throw away many. It is normal to do so.

+1. Like me I am still learning but advised like this keep me going and try and try again.


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encphotogjoe
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Aug 27, 2012 17:21 |  #7

Nice start. These guys are hard to shoot.


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Aug 27, 2012 17:53 |  #8

Thank you everyone :) These were all hand held so I am going to try setting up the tripod and see if that helps also.


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