Humming Bird #1

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This topic contains 22 replies, has 12 voices, and was last updated by  Rob Eyers 2 months, 4 weeks ago.

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  • #390783

    Rob Eyers

    Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III
    560.0 mm
    ISO 2500

    We only have one type of humming bird in Canada so I was interested in the three different ones we found in Costa Rica. This is just a bird in flight but I'm still interested in how the sharks will rip into it.

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  • #390796

    Federico Alegria

    WOW, this shot is extremely nice, and absolutely fantastic! thanks for sharing it with us Rob. I'm sorry that I don't have anything to rip off of it, maybe because I'm not an expert in wild-life photography so I should guess that composing such a tiny and unpredictable being must be very hard to achieve in such a good way.

  • #390839

    Roger Wehage

    To blur or not to blur is the prevailing argument. I think you made a great middle-of-the road compromise. The wings are blurred just enough to imply motion but not so much as to obliterate profile. Great job.

  • #390844

    Lenny Wollitz

    Rob, very nice!  We have 3 types here too and this motivates me.  Did you replace the BG or is it natural?

    • #390848

      Rob Eyers

      Thank you Lenny.

      We were lucky to have an outdoor kitchen perched on the top floor of a house overlooking the tropical southern jungle so the greenery in the background is original. I'm pretty happy with how the BG blurred at 560mm.

  • #390850

    John Thompson

    Wow Rob you nailed this one!  So very well done.  Sorry but no negative comments from me.

  • #390856


    No shark gonna feed on this fella. Spot on nice work and certainly way beyond my skill level with a camera. Frame it and hang it I reckon.


  • #390857

    Tom M

    This is really nice Graham- isn't amazing how the feathers on humming birds feathers look almost like scales?

    • #390927

      Rob Eyers

      Thanks Graham..ahh errr .. Tom. 🙂

  • #390864

    Erik Fransman

    Amazing shot!
    If you want ST, I would add just a tiny little bit of canvas to give the bird some more space.

    • #390919

      Rob Eyers

      Thanks Erik.

      I wondered if the crop was a bit tight. I wanted the bird to dominate but I may have gone a bit too far. These little guys are like helicopters…they dart off in any direction.

  • #390866


    Great shot, Rob!  I had in mind to suggest a little more space for the bird to fly into.  However, having seen Erik's bigger addition, I think that he is right.

  • #391176

    Kent DuFault

    Fabulous. As good as it gets!

    • #391191

      Rob Eyers

      Thanks Kent. And thank you for the POTW mention.

  • #391236


    Rob i hate to follow others so no………………………….superb!! 🙂

  • #391243


    superb Photo

    • #391308

      Rob Eyers

      Thanks for adding to the momentum Physics.

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