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Thanks Peeka.jpg
22-JUL-2006

Thanks Peeka.jpg

This is dedicated to Peeka, who showed us what persistence can do when you're trying to get shots of hummingbirds. I set the camera to macro and was probably a couple to three feet away from the bird. (It wouldn't focus at this distance if I didn't have it on macro). Set the internal flash to low, chose a focus box to the left of the feeder. Just waited for a hummer to arrive, since they seem very curious when I'm out of the deck. This lady wasn't bothered at all by the flash. I was, since it took a long time to recycle and the bird really hung around for a long time. I got one more good one, next.

Sony Cybershot
1/1000s f/2.8 at 48.5mm iso100 with Flash full exif

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Isabel Cutler25-Jul-2006 22:50
If you think this is pretty good, check out these images taken with the little Canon A610 by someone on the Canon Talk forum at dpreview.com: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1010&message=19337548
Isabel
Guest 23-Jul-2006 22:00
I just love hummingbirds! I can see you have the "fever" :-)
Peeka23-Jul-2006 11:08
Wow Thanks Isabel I feel honored. Peeka
pemkid23-Jul-2006 00:44
I noticed that the girls are braver about hanging around than the boys are.
I also noticed the girls are out in the morning & the boys in the evening.
Deb