Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Twisted

1/250 sec. f/7.1 ISO 1000

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

Today's Tip:
Don't forget about your flash when shooting outside. Provided your subject is in range, a flash can eliminate harsh shadows and lighten those dark areas.


32 comments:

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Beautiful shot. I love when the bummers stretch and preen. Getting a lot out of your photography tips, so thanks!

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Dang autocorrect! That should be hummers, not bummers. :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Cute little hummer. Thanks for the tip.

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Andee said...

Great shot and great tip!

Our photos said...

Lovely photo!
Greetings, RW & SK

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow, that is incredible!

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow, that is incredible!

Joop Zand said...

WOW....thats a lovely one.....phot is beautiful Brian.

greetings, Joop

http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

Jan n Jer said...

Love this angle...great shot!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

At first all that I could view was a tiny black X. I clicked on it...it made the image large on a blank white background and then I clicked again, and there it was right on your page. Hummers, such acrobats...lovely Brian~

TexWisGirl said...

such great sharpness on that beak - yours, not his. :)

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at gail's bummers. :)

bailey-road.com said...

They do constantly turn their little heads, always alert. Great shot.

Karen said...

Cool shot!

Gary Phillips said...

Great shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Findlay Wilde said...

What a brilliant picture. From Findlay

EG CameraGirl said...

YIKES! How did he do that?!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow...great timing. You were there at the right time in the right place!!

Andrea said...

You were in a great position to catch this picture. I rarely can get under my hummers ... they are gone before I even start thinking about it. I do use my flash (if a remember) to dispel the shadows. It really works ... good tip :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

eileeninmd said...

My neck hurts looking at the twisted hummingbird. Great capture, Brian!

MTWaggin said...

I use flash a lot with the hummers to help stop the action too. I love the perspective of this shot Brian! Nice!

lenalima said...

Amo pássaros ..linda foto! abraço

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome shot!

Kerri Farley said...

What a COOL Shot Brian!!!

Kenneth C Schneider said...

You are right about the flash. Although early morning can have nice soft light, the shadows get pretty intense later in the day. I should add that I fell on my camera and broke the flash right off at the foot, as well as the the ball joint of the fluid head. Only a skinned knee and no camera damage. Now waiting for Canon to repair and return my Speedlight!

Debbie said...

awesome image....and the rockin' title!!

TheChieftess said...

For this type of shot do you use the automatic on camera flash or a speedflash??? I've used the on camera one for portraits...getting rid of shadows...works well!

Montanagirl said...

Nice shot! And thanks for the tip about using the flash outside - I never seem to remember that, or else it won't go off!

Christian Perrin said...

Cute photo of a cute bird. I lived for almost 6 months in North America but sadly it was the wrong time of year to see a Hummer - all the more reason to go back! :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Awesome photo! I love the perspective. Thanks for the tip about the flash.

Dave said...

I love those moments captured forever as an image, we don't see them as it happens so fast.... Great tip too Brian.