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Ruby Throated Hummingbird

  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 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.

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5/22/2004 7:08:29 PM

Larry D. Jackson  

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.

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5/23/2004 9:42:58 AM

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