Male Ruby Throat close up.

pgm860(z5, MA)April 11, 2009

Here is a closup of the Male Ruby Throat.

Here is a full picture of the male


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Please tell me how you got this picture!!!!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2009 at 5:30PM
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pgm860(z5, MA)

Hi Vicki,
I was about 2 feet away from the feeder waiting patiently for either the male or the female to show up. The male shows up towards the evening so I have to use a flash. He is quite fearless as long as I'm prefectly still. I used a 200mm zoom lens to get the pictures. Camera used was a Nikon D2x at ISO 100. Have to take several pictures because many of them don't show the lovely coloring under the chin. Here is an example of on the pictures where the color did not show

Hope this helps.


    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 8:35AM
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Thanks for sharing the info on these pics-I am going to try your method when mine get here.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 12:19PM
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Those are great. Makes me go want to buy another camera(ac adapter, tripot, remote... and ).
Keep posing your pictures. We enjoy them.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 6:11PM
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Great photos!

We saw a hummer this morning. I'm thinking of setting up my tripod in the garden room (indoors and through the window) with the zoom set on one of the feeders.


    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 6:13PM
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Those are great shots, but I'm a little concerned about your method. Firing an electronic flash into the eye of an unsuspecting hummer just two feet away "towards the evening" could cause a temporary blindness (as it would in humans), which may result in an injury as it flies away in a start. Just a thought...

    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 7:56PM
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pgm860(z5, MA)

Actually its an indirect flash that has a pretty big diffuser attached to it. The flash is off camera as well and is triggered using a remote trigger (Pocket wizard). I was very aware of the possibility of harm to the birds from the flash so took these precautions. I can assure you that I'd rather loose a shot than harm the birds.


    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 8:29PM
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Your pictures are awesome! Please send more.


    Bookmark   April 14, 2009 at 1:43PM
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