Saturday, August 21, 2010

Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird II

Here is another image of a female ruby throat in my backyard. I took this one this morning. I do not think I like this one as much as the one I posted before, but was glad to get one of her enjoying these flowers. I am going to try some new setups this weekend and will post each time I get a new image worth sharing. Until then, hope you like this one!

Image Data:
1/1000s. | f/8 | ISO 400 | Fill Flash
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Sorry for the recent lack of images here! It has continued to be extremely hot here with the short rain showers this morning not helping matters, now it is hot and very humid! I did brave the humidity and took advantage of overcast skies this afternoon to get this shot of a female ruby throat. I have a couple of females that visit my hummingbird garden every day and I saw a male for the first time yesterday. I like the background in this shot and the wings up pose. Let me know what you think!

Image Data:
1/640s. | f/6.3 | ISO 1000 | Fill Flash
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Things are very slow photography wise for me right now. The temps are in the 100s right now and there is not very much bird activity going on. I am hoping to go out to the Village Creek beds in Arlington next week as a lot of reports from the local Audubon website are positive for flocks of shorebirds, buntings and dickcissel, a lot of species that I was hoping to have images of by summers end. So we will see! For now, here is a image from last year that I dug out of my files to rework in Photoshop cs5.

Image Details:
1/500s. | f/8 | ISO 400
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