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Finally Caught One

Finally Caught One

My hummingbirds aren't used to people since we rarely spend time out on our deck. I saw this one at the feeder and ran for the 300mm lens. Unlike so many other times, the creature was still there and I was able to pull off a couple of shots without changing anything on the camera. I won't even know what my settings were until I look at the EXIF. By the second click the bird knew I was there and took off, first flying towards the sliding door, hovering like a helicopter and checking me out! After a severe crop, since I was at least 20 feet from the bird, I selected her and heavily sharpened both with FocalBlade and Smart Sharpen.

Canon EOS 20D
1/125s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso400 full exif

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Digital Nuts21-Jul-2006 15:25
Great shot for a quickie!
pemkid21-Jul-2006 14:31
This is terrifuc, these little guys are so skitterish.
It's kind of addicitve to try & get snaps of them.
Hans Meerbeek21-Jul-2006 06:42
Great catch!
Carrie21-Jul-2006 03:28
Very nice!!!
Jane21-Jul-2006 00:53
Waaaay to go, isabel!
Peeka21-Jul-2006 00:38
WTG Isabel! Great shot!
littleheifer21-Jul-2006 00:14
Just beautiful! I wish I could make a quick catch this nice. You may have to set up one of the cameras for hummers : )
Guest 20-Jul-2006 23:35
Hey, he will be back!!
Patty Church20-Jul-2006 23:24
Congratulations! Nice job - especially when you weren't prepared to take it!
Graham Tomlin20-Jul-2006 21:48
fab regards Helen ,well done