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August 4
04-AUG-2011 Walter O. Koenig

August 4

Just over the Minimum

Took this in the Hummingbird Aviary at the Zoo this morning.
Lucky to get it as my subject was just over the minimum focusing distance and I was standing with my back to a wall.
Nikon gives the minimum as 2.30m, and the EXIF information shows 2.37m.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/640s f/5.3 at 300.0mm iso800 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Yiannis Pavlis09-Aug-2011 13:32
An awesome picture ….exceptionally beautiful capture.V
Robyco09-Aug-2011 11:00
great catch !! (V)
Patricia Kay08-Aug-2011 10:22
Excellent timing Walter...Love this beautiful image....BV
Christy VB06-Aug-2011 00:09
Excellent color and detail. Nicely captured. V
Frank Brault05-Aug-2011 17:41
One of the best I have seen. Gorgeous colors and excellent detail. BV
Doug Cruden05-Aug-2011 17:28
What Frank said! This is a wonderful image Walter, beautifully exposed and shot...bravo sir!
PauloCGama05-Aug-2011 17:01
bill friedlander05-Aug-2011 16:59
Beautiful iridescent colors. Excellent details for .07m margin. V
Tom LeRoy05-Aug-2011 16:15
Amazing shot, you just got it in! Perfect colors and detail. BV
Tom LeRoy05-Aug-2011 16:15
Amazing shot, you just got it in! Perfect colors and detail. BV
Simon Chandler05-Aug-2011 13:56
Excellent capture. Great vantage point. Lively subject. v
Ken Chambers ARPS05-Aug-2011 13:24
Beautiful picture of this difficult subject.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)05-Aug-2011 13:11
Great and colorful shot!Nice timing also!!!Vote
John Reynolds05-Aug-2011 12:43
Excellent capture. V.
CM Kwan05-Aug-2011 12:24
Excellent timing and capture, Walter! V
norbi05-Aug-2011 10:18
An excellent shot worth of being published. BV. norbi
Lamar Nix05-Aug-2011 09:21
Shimmering feathers really glow in this dynamic image. V
Michal Leszczynski05-Aug-2011 09:10
Stunning capture, Walter, perfect timing and exposure control, excellent photo. V.
René Gysi05-Aug-2011 08:21
Superb and beautiful capture Walter! I like it. V
marie-jose wolff05-Aug-2011 08:04
so graceful, love the iridescent color of the plumage! V
Norman Richard05-Aug-2011 07:22
mayby the bird is bigger than you see? :) great shot anyway! Vµ
heather05-Aug-2011 06:25
Superb capture Walter!! V
Aud Elise Sjøsæther05-Aug-2011 06:21
Great job on this one! Fantastic colors! V
Pepe Zyman05-Aug-2011 06:07
Thank you Nikon for the extra .07 :^)
Meggi Raeder05-Aug-2011 04:54
Gorgeous, Walter!

Gérard Koehl05-Aug-2011 04:38
Excellente capture. V
joseantonio05-Aug-2011 04:17
Very nice shot Great capture
LynnH05-Aug-2011 03:31
Great catch! V
and thanks for reminding me that I need to put out my feeders. Hummers come through this area in mid-August.
Cindi Smith05-Aug-2011 02:53
Totally amazing! BAV!
teachpeace05-Aug-2011 02:42
Elena05-Aug-2011 02:41
Great capture, great timing! V
maggie_falconi05-Aug-2011 02:16
Fabulous capture Walter, not an easy one!! Well done!! V
janescottcumming05-Aug-2011 02:04
Fantastic catch. V
Betty Vlasiu05-Aug-2011 02:00
Adorable, love the pose .
Carl Carbone05-Aug-2011 01:23
Nice work Walter, to capture this gem! V
FrankB05-Aug-2011 01:14 have the camera freeze what our eyes cannot capture and retain is one of the great aspects of photography....V
Sabine Stetson05-Aug-2011 00:44
larose forest photos05-Aug-2011 00:42
And yet it turned out absolutely well. It is a lovely shot of this beauty. V
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography05-Aug-2011 00:38
Good catch, Vote :)
LeeG05-Aug-2011 00:34
I feel like Dave...
Nice long lens work, Walter.
Hubert Steed05-Aug-2011 00:15
Good catch, Walter. I know the feeling trying to get in focal range with a long lens. Colors are vibrant and sharp. V
Dave Perez05-Aug-2011 00:15
Now I feel really inferior .... lol Great shot Walter! **V**
Stephanie05-Aug-2011 00:10
Amazing clarity of this little hummingbird!!! You really nailed this image Walter ~ and to think that you were sooooo close to the minimum! BV
Jim Coffman04-Aug-2011 23:59
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