Female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird


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The only type of these little guys we get this far north. Hungry after thousands of kilometers of migratory flight from Central America.
Taken through two panes of glass with my *istDS and Mr. Jackman's wonderful AF400FTZ TTL zoom flash.
Thanks again John!
29/05/2013 - 15:28Mac
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/180
ApertureN/A
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal LengthN/A
Views/Likes83/0

Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 29/05/2013 - 15:42
Best large. nice & sharp.
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.

Jumbo48

Link Posted 29/05/2013 - 15:42
Lovely shot Mac and I'm glad the flash is working OK after its long journey. Which lens did you use?
Regards John/Jumbo

Mac

Link Posted 29/05/2013 - 15:55
Thanks Larry!

John,

That's an M42 Super Takumar 1:2.5/135mm wide open. A portrait lens not known for its' sharpness, but I love it for colour capture.
I got lucky with the focus here.

Tripod mount with remote cable release helped.

Getting UK weather here in Canada - 50mm in Toronto last evening.


Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 29/05/2013 - 15:57
Superb compo & colours
PPG

Mac

Link Posted 29/05/2013 - 16:07
GIULIO57 wrote:
Superb compo & colours

Many thanks, Doctor!
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

autumnlight

Link Posted 29/05/2013 - 16:47
Gorgeous capture Mac, i do love humming birds, i wish we had them here, my relatives live in B.C. and have plenty of these little charmers.
Kind regards Maria

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mrfrosty

Link Posted 29/05/2013 - 17:48
beauty...........
Dave..

mohammad

Link Posted 29/05/2013 - 18:11
Professional capture.
Regards

tomkeet

Link Posted 29/05/2013 - 18:52
Beautiful, cracking shot.
Regards
Tom

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SMC PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 1:3.5-4.5 10-17mm ED [IF], SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:2.8 16-50mm ED AL [IF] SDM,
SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4 15mm ED AL Limited, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:3.2 21mm AL Limited,
SMC PENTAX-F 1:2.8 28mm, SMC PENTAX-FA 1:2 35mm AL, SMC PENTAX-FA 1:1.4 50mm,
SMC PENTAX-D FA MACRO 1:2.8 100mm WR, SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:4 300mm ED [IF] SDM, SMC PENTAX-FA* 1:5.6 400mm IF & ED,
HD PENTAX-D FA 1:4.5-5.6 150-450mm ED DC AW, HD PENTAX-DA 1:5.6 560mm ED AW,
SMC PENTAX-FA* 1:5.6 250-600mm ED[IF],
HD PENTAX -DA 1.4x AW AF REAR CONVERTER,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.

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focus

Link Posted 29/05/2013 - 20:48
Terrific shot! - mary.

Mac

Link Posted 29/05/2013 - 20:52
You all are so kind!

Thanks
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

sandinista

Link Posted 31/05/2013 - 19:55
Stunning capture and great technical expertise
Great simplicity is only won by an intense moment or by years of intelligent effort. T.S Eliot

PPG
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szgabor

Link Posted 04/06/2013 - 14:13
Excellent capture Mac. Next time you should try to synchronize the flash to the rear curtain to freeze the movement of the wings at the end of the capture. If I know it well the *istDS can't syncronize to the rear curtain, but your K110D maybe can.
Regards,
Gábor
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Johnwnjr

Link Posted 18/06/2013 - 15:07
Congratulations on an amazing shot. I can only agree with everyone else. John
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