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Jim Dick

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Bird Photos
« on: July 09, 2005, 11:30:42 AM »
It has been some time since I've been able to get the camera out and take some photos. The other day I spotted a hummingbird flitting around the yard. I had wanted to set up a feeder but hadn't gotten to it. Two days ago we stopped and bought a feeder and set it up. Within hours the hummingbirds had spotted it and started to feed. Today I set the camera up fairly close and attached my 100-400mm zoom. I've attached one of the photos I got. There was no sun and the hummingbirds certainly are quick. It just takes time and patience to get a photo. I hope to improve on these in the future.

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2005, 02:23:22 PM »
Jim you are good, great photo and thanks for sharing.
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2005, 03:50:01 PM »
Lorna,

Thanks, I have a great camera. :) I wasn't sure I'd get a decent photo since they are so fast. Just sat there and clicked the shutter. Out of 29 photos I have maybe 2 or 3 that are OK.

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2005, 05:15:33 PM »
Neat photo Jim. Thanks for sharing
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2005, 07:43:00 PM »
Nice shot Jim!

I've got a feeder hung from the awning of the bedroom and the little critters are there from 4:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. They've got to be in the Top Ten on "God's Greatest Hits" list. No fancy food; just sugar, water and orange or cherry Kool-Aid. They love it!... and they get their vitamin C :)
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2005, 07:45:34 PM »
Thanks Ron,

Hummingbirds are really neat birds. I hope to get a few more photos before the summer is over. :)

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2005, 07:47:02 PM »
Nice shot Jim!

I've got a feeder hung from the awning of the bedroom and the little critters are there from 4:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. They've got to be in the Top Ten on "God's Greatest Hits" list. No fancy food; just sugar, water and orange or cherry Kool-Aid. They love it!... and they get their vitamin C :)

Hi Karl,

Thanks. Yes, they are neat creatures. :) It's amazing to watch their antics as they go about feeding.

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2005, 05:40:32 PM »
A favorite from my collection
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2005, 05:57:44 PM »
Jim:

     If you want to stop the wings, then go to full automatic action setting.  It's the one with the running man symbol.  Otherwise, it's a good photo and I like the fact that you fully blurred the background so as not to detract from the subject.

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2005, 08:07:35 PM »
Jim:

Lovely photo.  Just curious, which camera are you using?
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2005, 09:21:13 PM »
Valleygeocacher,

Neat photo. It sure takes a lot of tkime to capture some of them. :)
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2005, 09:22:32 PM »
Hi Ron,

I keep forgetting about that setting. :) I used the manual setting so I could control the depth of field and exposure.
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2005, 09:24:18 PM »
Hi Smoky,

Thanks. I have the Canon Digital Rebel. I was using a 100-400mm image stablilized zoom on a tripod. I was probably 20' from the subject.
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2019, 09:32:04 AM »
Jim, that is some serious diligence and skill. Very nice. Hummingbirds are awesome, I love watching them if they happen to fly into my life :)
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2019, 06:13:56 PM »
Jim, that is some serious diligence and skill. Very nice. Hummingbirds are awesome, I love watching them if they happen to fly into my life :)
Thank You for sharing.

Hi androns.  I just wanted to make you aware that this post is 14 years old.  Kinda easy to miss the date, but I just wanted you to know in case you don't get any response from the OP or others.  After this long, some of these folks may not be here anymore.

That being said, and since I never saw this one before, that is an awesome shot.
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