Flyin At Ya!

© Dot K.

Flyin At Ya!

Cathy Laurenzi 4/22/2007 8:08:12 PM

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. #642582

Kathy L. Clark 4/22/2007 8:12:23 PM

I'd like to know the answer to the above questions as well. This is so wonderful. #4198038

Dominick M. Dimacale 4/22/2007 8:12:51 PM

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 #4198039

Dot K. 4/22/2007 8:45:47 PM

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.

Richard D. Cox 4/23/2007 12:20:56 AM

This is a unique shot! Very well done, Dot. #4198244

Harris Qazi 4/23/2007 10:18:03 AM

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. #4200298

Cheryl E. Molennor 4/23/2007 10:58:36 AM

OMG!! Amazing. Just love it! #4200391

Janine Russell 4/23/2007 6:36:20 PM

Dot, excellent detail, colors, clarity, lighting and point of view. #4201597

Anna Diederich 4/30/2007 7:49:26 PM

WOW Dot! This is amazing! #4233296

Kurt Hawkins 5/1/2007 1:00:09 AM

gorgeous capture dot .. well done .. B) #4233779

Michelle L. Frick 5/1/2007 5:27:11 PM

This is beautiful Dot! Amazing clarity and detail - and I love where you have him framed in the shot too! Awesome! #4236693

Michelle L. Frick 5/23/2007 3:55:40 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Dot! #4318240

Sharon King 5/23/2007 4:40:26 PM

WOW, Awesome shot! Congrats! #4318734

Terry Cervi 5/23/2007 8:42:07 PM

I love it!! Congrats on your finalist, Dot! #4321005

Blake T. Lipthratt 5/24/2007 1:18:44 PM

This picture cracks me up, but it's amazing. #4325065

Kurt Hawkins 5/24/2007 8:48:13 PM

congrats dot on your win .. this is such an awesome and beautiful capture .. very well deserved .. B) #4326818

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/25/2007 1:22:46 AM

Congratulations here Dot , as I have told you before, you deserve this win...Dominick #4327305

Claudia Kuhn 5/25/2007 3:34:56 AM

Wonderful capture Dot, congrats on your win!! #4327762

Bill Houghton 5/25/2007 5:43:11 AM

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

Bill Houghton Photography #4328435

Kay E. Mahoney 5/25/2007 6:17:27 AM

Dot,Congratulations on your second place winner. #4328626

Dot K. 5/25/2007 9:16:03 AM

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! #4329325

Anna Diederich 5/25/2007 2:29:51 PM

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

HUGE Congrats to you! #4330036

Lisa J. Boulden 5/25/2007 9:12:42 PM

This bird is so cute and the image, AMAZING! --Lisa

Janine Russell 5/25/2007 10:36:10 PM


Theresa Marie Jones 5/27/2007 11:03:00 AM

Bravo! Great capture! #4336287

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

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

ScrattyPhotography Blog #4336531

Madhu Ramaswamy 5/27/2007 7:57:04 PM

Oh dear god! I am falling short of words to praise this. Congrats!!! #4337419

Lakshmi Sridharan 5/28/2007 10:02:06 AM

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. #4339382

Shelly A. Van Camp 6/4/2007 5:22:36 AM

Beautiful....nice capture in moion. He is tooo cute!!! Well done! #4363796

Patrick R. McMullen 6/17/2007 7:08:00 AM

Beautiful shot Dot! Congratulations on it! Great selective focusing too..
Pat #4405436

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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.

Uploaded on 4/22/2007 8:02:39 PM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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