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Aug 23, 2009 11:25 |  #1

weird but its starting to cool off here now and now the hummers show up :) I didnt have a feeder but 3 days in a row I saw one that would come within feet of me on my patio, so off this morning to get a feeder and not long after it came

I am pretty happy considering this is the first pic I ever tried of a hummer :)

waiting for it to come back so I can get a higher shutter speed an hopefully lower iso

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Aug 23, 2009 11:39 |  #2

Looks good, nice droplets on the feeder.


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Aug 23, 2009 13:04 |  #3

Nice shot. Hummers are pretty laid back and if you spend some time sitting near the feeder with your camera, they will soon get use to you and you can shoot from close up. Using a 400 at minimum focus distance is easy.

In case your new to hummers, mix 1 part white cane sugar to 4 parts water. I use real hot water to make it dissolve fast. Let it cool then put in the feeder. Don't make more than they will eat in about 5 days, unless it gets cold at night, then maybe 7 days.

Also, leave the feeder up well after the frost, until a dog dish of water freezes overnight. Migrating hummers will be going through until it snows and will desperately need that energy drink to keep them going. You will be amazed how many late traveling hummers will come to your feeder after you think they are all gone. :)


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Aug 23, 2009 13:31 |  #4

Some nice detail and beautiful colors on this one...


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Aug 23, 2009 13:48 as a reply to  @ Stormin_24's post |  #5

Congratulations on your first Hummingbird...but be warned, you'll spend a lot of time capturing them but it's fun at the same time.

I agree with everything Mitch suggested. ;)


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Aug 23, 2009 13:54 |  #6

thanks for the tips Mitch, I was thinking I didnt have long before the were gone but I guess its longer than I thought :)

there are at least 2 of them now because I have seen them chasing one another away from the feeder lol

I have my 500 setup pretty close ~10ft, I had to use a 36 + a 20mm extension tube to get it to focus

now the only problem is light :( its pretty dull here now even at iso 1600 I am getting about 1/400 :(


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Aug 23, 2009 13:59 |  #7

Nice first shot, congrats....


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Aug 23, 2009 14:19 |  #8

Very nice shots.


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Aug 23, 2009 23:11 |  #9

Congrats! Nicely captured.


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