Taking a Break

© Vicki L. Filippin

Taking a Break

Uploaded: April 09, 2009


4/9 - Animals
Although the red breast of this hummingbird is the result of reflection from the feeder, I felt it was ok to leave it as shot instead of trying to take the red out. This little guy was quite a site to see over and over from feeder to feeder.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/2500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 150.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40X


Kathy L. Clark April 09, 2009

Very beautiful Vicki. I have one almost like it in my gallery. You really picked up the red reflection from the feeder on his chest. What a handsome guy. #1111247

Vicki L. Filippin April 09, 2009

Thank you, Kathy! I was aiming for images in flight but with my SLR on the fritz, I just wasn't able to. We only have about 2 weeks with these little fellas, so I'm determined to capture all I can! #7388051

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict April 09, 2009

Great animal image here, Vicki.

Dominick #7388187

Loan Tran level-deluxe April 09, 2009

Love these little hummers. For the last 3 years I've had them visit my backyard feeder. I have similar one perched on the feeder in my gallery. I have not yet succeeded in taking them in flight. #7388389

Vicki L. Filippin April 09, 2009

Thanks for the visits Dominick and Loan. I'm determined to get a great in-flight shot before they head up north! #7389662

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic April 09, 2009

Just gorgeous, Vicki. #7389827

Vicki L. Filippin April 09, 2009

Thanks a bunch, Mary Beth! #7389938

Patti Coblentz April 12, 2009

It's nice to see them still, too...great capture of this little hummer. I spent hours last year trying to get good images of these little guys in flight..it isn't easy, is it? They're so incredibly fast!
Patti #7397524

Vicki L. Filippin April 12, 2009

Thanks for the visit, Patti. Yes, they are unbelievably challenging to get in flight. We hadn't seen any for a few days, so I was worried they had left us, but then today I saw one TWICE....back to being obsessed!

Check out Sherry McLead's in flight image she captured..I helped her a bit with the editing, but the shot is all her...OMG, if it doesn't get gold, I'll be SHOCKED!

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