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Insolent Hummer

ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
Sticking her tongue out. Surprised her head came out as sharp as it did at 1/50th.

26998033162_5222e62e68_k.jpgDSC_7377crop by Flcrutch, on Flickr


  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    More polite this time.

    27024751111_daf336e4f7_h.jpgDSC_7398crop by Flcrutch, on Flickr
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    1/50...**** that's good....
    great shots...
    I have never been able to capture a hummer....
    The Real White Dog

    if you can't catch a fish...catch a buzz....
    #12976, joined 8-17-2002
  • JWTJWT Posts: 788 Officer
    Going with that shutter speed is kind of counter intuitive for hummers. but the effect is really stunning. i really like the motion blur of the wings & body......& with the head in sharp, great contrast. kind of lets you realize how fast they move! my only shots of them are when they are sleeping on the porch rail :)
  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    Lucky shot for sure at 1/50th. They tend to drink and then back off for a half second and hover, that's when I fired. The male ruby throat is not as cooperative but I hope to catch him at some point.
  • lbudlbud Posts: 1,014 Officer
    Very Nice!
    Live while You're breathing! It's Your only chance.....:grin
  • redsgurlredsgurl Posts: 618 Officer
    These are ridiculous. I have yet to see any here. That lens is worth it's weight in gold. You did good :)

    Capybara's are vicious and should not be let alone with small children. In-laws are another matter.............
  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    Thanks Suz. Looked it up, 2090 grams of 24k gold at today's price would be just over $84,000. I would be willing to sell it for half that price.
  • redsgurlredsgurl Posts: 618 Officer
    lollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. I see I wont be able to talk you out of it for a lower price. I will wait..............................

    Capybara's are vicious and should not be let alone with small children. In-laws are another matter.............
  • NSB PhotogNSB Photog Posts: 548 Officer
    Very nice shots.

    We just got our butterfly and hummingbird garden done, and have only recently put a feeder out. We've had a couple of sightings but they are still pretty wary. Looking forward to having regular visitors so I can try to get some shots. Having lots of fun with the butterflies though.
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