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Hummingbirds...No Happy Dance Yet!

 
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Aug 07, 2014 18:28 |  #1

But I won't give up! I decided to try using my 70-200 lens again instead of the 400. Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.

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Is this a female or a juvenile male?

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Aug 07, 2014 18:32 |  #2

They look quite nice Sandy, why the change? Nicely done whyever!


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Aug 07, 2014 18:38 |  #3

Oldjackssparrows wrote in post #17082854 (external link)
They look quite nice Sandy, why the change? Nicely done whyever!

Thanks Bret. I was having issues with the focusing distance of the 400. Had to use extension tubes. This way I can get closer, get better hopefully, and then go back to the 400!


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Aug 07, 2014 19:06 |  #4

Very cute!! I love hummingbirds! Ours in our last house we so friendly I had to use a 100 to get them!! Crazy little things!


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Aug 07, 2014 20:42 |  #5

Very nice Sandy! My favorite is #1...excellent!


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Aug 07, 2014 22:59 |  #6

Yup to me too. Very nice Sandy.


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Aug 08, 2014 05:03 |  #7

Beauties Sandy! I am really lovin' #4 What a different perspective. Well done :)


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Aug 08, 2014 05:41 |  #8

gardengirl13 wrote in post #17082919 (external link)
Very cute!! I love hummingbirds! Ours in our last house we so friendly I had to use a 100 to get them!! Crazy little things!

Thank you! That was amazing that you were able to use a 100mm lens. Tracking them with a 400 was quite challenging. The shorter lens was much easier.

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Very nice Sandy! My favorite is #1...excellent!

Peter2516 wrote in post #17083288 (external link)
Yup to me too. Very nice Sandy.

Grizz wrote in post #17083577 (external link)
Beauties Sandy! I am really lovin' #4 What a different perspective. Well done :)

Thank you Cheryl, Peter and Craig. I managed to get quite a few poses that I liked, but unfortunately the lighting was not ideal. Live and learn...and then practice some more!


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Aug 08, 2014 08:24 |  #9

Great shots.


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Aug 08, 2014 09:36 |  #10

Well done Sandy. I can see using a 100mm with them since they seem to be quite accepting of you if you remain quite still.


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Aug 08, 2014 10:50 |  #11

Excellent series Sandy......IMO, 1-3 AND 6 are standouts.


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Aug 08, 2014 11:48 as a reply to  @ TedEllis's post |  #12

I'm loving 1,3 and 4 Sandy, great! The red flowers are sure intense, what are they?


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Aug 08, 2014 12:14 |  #13

bigjohninva wrote in post #17083780 (external link)
Great shots.

Thank you John!

2n10 wrote in post #17083933 (external link)
Well done Sandy. I can see using a 100mm with them since they seem to be quite accepting of you if you remain quite still.

Thanks John. Any other year they buzzed around me like I wasn't an issue...this year, not so much. Maybe because there are fewer of them. I have at least 3. To save time, I now hide in plain sight with the use of a portable blind.

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Excellent series Sandy......IMO, 1-3 AND 6 are standouts.

Thanks Ted. That means a lot to me! Is this a female, or young male? I saw no sign of color, but that doesn't mean anything!

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I'm loving 1,3 and 4 Sandy, great! The red flowers are sure intense, what are they?

Thank you very much Ian. Practicing for perfection! The flowers are Salvia, the color is Vista Red, and yes the color is intense, not enhanced!


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Aug 08, 2014 15:09 |  #14

Sandy:

The hummer is a juvi male. Your shots are getting better all the time. Again great work.


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Aug 08, 2014 21:22 |  #15

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Sandy:

The hummer is a juvi male. Your shots are getting better all the time. Again great work.

Thanks Ted! I appreciate it.


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