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Rassie Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Fri 04-Jan-13 02:36 PM
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"Costa Rican Hummingbird"


Milton, CA
          

Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird, Costa Rica.
D7000 with Nikkor 18-200 mm.
ISO 400, F/9, 1/60 sec, fill flash.

This guy was very shy and I had quite a time to try and lock focus - he just would not stay still long enough. And it was raining at the time as well. This was one of the few keepers from many attempts.

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OnTERRYo Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Nov 2011Fri 04-Jan-13 03:42 PM
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Hamilton, CA
          

Hi Koos.

That is a great shot; your patience paid off.

OnTERRYo

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Rassie Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 01:21 AM
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Milton, CA
          

Thanks, Terry.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Fri 04-Jan-13 05:58 PM
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Plover, US
          

Awesome capture Koos!

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francine Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007Fri 04-Jan-13 06:30 PM
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Thornton, US
          

Great shot. I find it so hard to take pictures of Humming birds. After about 500 shots maybe I get a few keepers. MAYBE!!!

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Rassie Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 01:24 AM
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Milton, CA
          

Thanks, Francine. I have a nectar feeder in my garden that attracts hummers in summer. We only get the one species, the Ruby-throat in Ontario. It was a treat to see the variety of species in Costa Rica.

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Rassie Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 01:22 AM
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Milton, CA
          

Thanks, Al. Just trying to keep up with you...

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Dubes Silver Member Awarded for his high level of achievement and willingness to help others – most notably in wildlife photography. Nikonian since 16th Jun 2007Fri 04-Jan-13 07:10 PM
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Mississauga, CA
          

Well done Koos, obviously the flash worked in your favour to freeze the motion (other than the wings, the blur of which works in creating a sense of motion) at 1/60sec.

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Rassie Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 01:30 AM
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Milton, CA
          

Richard, thanks. Not in your league, but we try. Since we were travelling with a guide and taxi from one attraction to the next I did not take my long birding lens, tripod and Better Beamer with me. Bird photography as a hobby is not really compatible with group interests when one travels in a holiday group. There were seven adults and one child in the group, and my wife and I were the only serious photographers there in our group.

You can imagine their impatience if I spend too much time in one spot.....

Regards

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sat 05-Jan-13 04:43 PM
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Denver, US
          

Wow! This is a great shot! The colors are amazing, especially under the conditions you have stated. This keeper alone would make your outing well worth while.

Good shootin'


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Rassie Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 01:32 AM
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Milton, CA
          

Thanks, Vaughn. I'll post a few more, so watch this space...

I like your wildlife pictures as well. You seem to be on a roll lately

Cheers

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Sat 05-Jan-13 06:12 PM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Great shot Koos. Very well captured. I love the iridescence in the feathers on these little birds....Scotty.

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Rassie Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Sun 06-Jan-13 01:32 AM
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Milton, CA
          

Thank you, Scotty.

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