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Green Violet-ear Hummingbird


Posted by David Salem on Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:00 am

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This was taken a few years ago on a great trip to Costa Rica with friends and NS members Doug Brown and Greg Basco. 
Although we did some fun multi-flash photography for the hummers, this one was captured hand held and in natural light while I was walking around the grounds of the lodge we were staying at.  
The background was a big bush with pink and red flowers all over it.
I thought my arms were going to fall off hand holding the 600mm lens as I was trying to capture these erratic little flyers. 
One of my favorites of the trip. Hope you like it.

1DXII---600mm---f8---ss1/4000th---ISO800---Hand held---40% crop

Thanks as always for looking and for your input.  I appreciate it.

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by David Salem on Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:01 am
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Sorry, forgot to mention please click on the image to view the larger more detailed file.
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by Dan Kearl on Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:36 am
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You could never set up a Hummingbird shot as nice as this.
Pose is wicked sharp as well and I much prefer natural light
for any bird photo.
 

by yorkerinn on Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:43 am
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one of the best Humming bird shot I've seen.The BG color is just too good.
 

by Mark Boranyak on Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:59 am
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Outstanding shot. Like the pose and BG. Trust the pain of handholding was worth it.
 

by Paul Fusco on Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:15 pm
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Very nice!
Great sharpness and detail for handholding that rig with natural light.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:23 pm
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David, this is such a glorious celebration of the beauty of birds! I love it!

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by david fletcher on Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:46 pm
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Gorgeous! Nailed in all regards, including the after feeling of pumped up biceps. Fabulous image David
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by Karl Egressy on Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:56 pm
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No wonder its a favorite, it is an awesome image, David.
 

by David Salem on Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:24 pm
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Thanks everyone!! Glad you like it!!
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by Ron Day on Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:12 pm
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Congratulations on this beauty, David. A very impressive hand-held shot in natural light. Superb!
 

by John Labrenz on Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:58 am
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So well done!
Congrats on the EP
 

by dandc on Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:50 pm
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A Superb shot - hope it's hanging on a wall somewhere!
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by David Salem on Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:10 pm
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Thanks again everyone!!

Dan,

Yes, I was going to mention that I am printing this image in a 24"X24" acrylic face mount for my home.
Should look great.

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by WILDSUDIPTA on Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:20 pm
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Nice frame , details & interesting BG too ... Congrats .
 

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