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Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) User: Brian Morin  (See all photos - 1209)
Canada (Ontario) Limoges - tough to stop action with these birds. You can spend hours at it.
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Date: July 16, 2014
Details: Female, Adult
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Brian Morin


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Limoges - tough to stop action with these birds. You can spend hours at it.
· Date: July 20, 2014 · Views: 1,020
· Dimensions: 900 x 600 ·
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drhalsall
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July 21, 2014 03:34

A nice capture - just the tip of the tongue showing. Nice detail on the wing and body Congrats.
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Brian Morin
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July 21, 2014 03:42

I was very pleased with the subjects I had to work with. There was much waiting involved followed by seconds of action. Fingers were crossed that there would be enough light to shoot at high shutter speed when critical moments arose. There were failures as well as success.
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Sue
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July 26, 2014 20:52

Great action shot,Brian.
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Brian Morin
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July 27, 2014 06:44

It's a new favourite. I picked up a few tricks during this shoot. You need at least 1/3200 sec to get close to stopping wing motion like this. 1/4000 second would be sharper still. I find that action shots work best during hovering. Trying to stop action when they are flying away is a waste of time. ...if you have a natural setting with flowers like bee balm it's nice because the birds work their way around the flower and you can be ready for them.
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