A Ruby Throated Hummingbird

pgm860(z5, MA)June 14, 2013

Here are several of the images I've taken this year

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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Wow!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2013 at 10:55PM
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spaceman13(6b)

Wow, nice!
I noticed the dark background, did you take them at night?

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 11:27AM
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pgm860(z5, MA)

The reason the background is black is because in order to freeze the wings I have to use a flash, then deliberately underexpose the photograph so that the only light available for the photo is the flash. This makes the background black.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 1:41PM
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marilyn_fl(zone 9 Florida)

What camera did you use for these photos? They are great!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 2:14PM
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pgm860(z5, MA)

Camera used was a nikon D2x with a 200mm lens and a Nikon SB-800 flash.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 6:01PM
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