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Flyin At Ya!

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Flyin At Ya!
Flyin At Ya!
ISO-100, f/8 Shutter 1/250, 100-300 lens.

Got this shot of one of the hummingbirds this evening. There's something about the way he's facing me that I like.

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Cathy Laurenzi
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    Another great humingbird photo, Dot. How in the world do you get such sharp photos of moving birds? I like the perspective - it makes the photo unique.


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4/22/2007 8:08:12 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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I'd like to know the answer to the above questions as well. This is so wonderful.


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4/22/2007 8:12:23 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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This is an amazing capture of this swift flying bird, and the caltiry is awesome Dot, I tell you we will see this again next month...Dominick


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4/22/2007 8:12:51 PM

 
Dot K.
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Thanks everyone,

To answer the question about sharpness, I delete many blurry, or no bird in the frame photos. But here's basicaly what I am doing, is taking lots of shots. My camera has a sharpness setting which I keep at +2. Whenever possible I try my best to keep the light behind me, and on the bird. Exposure, FStop, and focus are all set to manual. The ISO setting has a lot to do with how sharp the photo will be, so I use 100 as much as possible, but change it to a higher number if I realy need to. I always have the steady shot feature on, not sure it's realy needed when the light is good, but it sure couldn't hurt any.


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4/22/2007 8:45:47 PM

 
Richard D. Cox  

This is a unique shot! Very well done, Dot.


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4/23/2007 12:20:56 AM

 
Harris Qazi  

Once a whole day I had tried to capture sharp focus on flying Seagull. After shooting hundrades of images I have got non like you have produced. Very nice and lucky capture.


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4/23/2007 10:18:03 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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OMG!! Amazing. Just love it!


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4/23/2007 10:58:36 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Dot, excellent detail, colors, clarity, lighting and point of view.


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4/23/2007 6:36:20 PM

 
Don Holland
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Beautiful job, Dot! Wonderful pose!


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4/23/2007 8:23:30 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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WOW Dot! This is amazing!


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4/30/2007 7:49:26 PM

 
Kurt  Hawkins
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gorgeous capture dot .. well done .. B)


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5/1/2007 1:00:09 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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This is beautiful Dot! Amazing clarity and detail - and I love where you have him framed in the shot too! Awesome!


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5/1/2007 5:27:11 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations on your finalist Dot!


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5/23/2007 3:55:40 PM

 
Don Holland
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Congratulations, Dot!


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5/23/2007 4:26:22 PM

 
sharon K. King
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WOW, Awesome shot! Congrats!


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5/23/2007 4:40:26 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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I love it!! Congrats on your finalist, Dot!


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5/23/2007 8:42:07 PM

 
Blake T. Lipthratt
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This picture cracks me up, but it's amazing.


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5/24/2007 1:18:44 PM

 
Kurt  Hawkins
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congrats dot on your win .. this is such an awesome and beautiful capture .. very well deserved .. B)


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5/24/2007 8:48:13 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations here Dot , as I have told you before, you deserve this win...Dominick


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5/25/2007 1:22:46 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful capture Dot, congrats on your win!!


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5/25/2007 3:34:56 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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This is quite a unique shot. Once in a lifetime. Great job. Congratulations. Bill

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5/25/2007 5:43:11 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Dot,Congratulations on your second place winner.


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5/25/2007 6:17:27 AM

 
Dot K.
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Thanks everyone! Not just for the congrats on this photo but for all the encouragment I recieve from your comments on all my photos as well. Dominick you sure were correct about this one!

I realy owe a huge thanks to Better Photo, I have learned so much from this site, and from the other photographers here. I am so thrilled to have a premium gallery, I had been seriously thinking about getting one, but looks like I won one instead.

Thanks again, to all of you, and to BP!


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5/25/2007 9:16:03 AM

 
Anna Diederich
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I was so happy to see this one win Dot! It blew me away first time I saw it!

HUGE Congrats to you!


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5/25/2007 2:29:51 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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BIG TIME CONGRATULATIONS!!!
This bird is so cute and the image, AMAZING! --Lisa


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5/25/2007 9:12:42 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Dot, BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your SECOND PLACE WIN!


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5/25/2007 10:36:10 PM

 
Theresa Marie Jones
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Bravo! Great capture!


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5/27/2007 11:03:00 AM

 
Ariel Lepor
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Congratulations twice: Once on winning, and once on a TOTALLY AWESOME CAPTURE!!

Ariel
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5/27/2007 1:08:45 PM

 
Madhu Ramaswamy
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Oh dear god! I am falling short of words to praise this. Congrats!!!


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5/27/2007 7:57:04 PM

 
Lakshmi Sridharan
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Congratulations, Cathy. wonderful shot. last evening two of them were dancing in front of the feeder. By the time I got the camera out, they flew away. Please have a look at my posting and let me know what you think of it.


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5/28/2007 10:02:06 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful....nice capture in moion. He is tooo cute!!! Well done!


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6/4/2007 5:22:36 AM

 
Patrick R. McMullen
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Beautiful shot Dot! Congratulations on it! Great selective focusing too..
Pat


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6/17/2007 7:08:00 AM

 
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