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Ruby Throated Hummingbird   Featured in PhotoFlash #015
  Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Females have no red under the throat and have a blunt tail with no spots.
© Larry D. Jackson
 
 
 
Tricia Plumb
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/11/2004
    Beautiful shot. I have always wanted to catch one in flight. What film did you use and what speed on your camera to catch this fine shot? Thanks.

5/22/2004 7:08:29 PM

 
Larry D. Jackson

member since: 3/5/2004
 

Hi Tricia, thanks for your comment. I used Velvia 100 and shot at 125@F19. My flash was 30" from the bird. The lens was about 6' away. I used a 170-500mm lens but couldn't fill the frame so I used a 36mm extension tube. I set the background flash at F5 or 6.7. I took the feeder away and filled the flower with sugar water used in the feeder. Good luck.

5/23/2004 9:42:58 AM

 
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