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© Eric Knoblock
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UploadedNovember 6, 2007
TakenFebruary 5, 2007
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/125 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
ISO400
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I was fortunate enough to have a humming birds nest right outside my window.
I put my camera on a tripod and snuck out there while the humming bird was getting food for its young.
I had a wireless transmitter and was taking shots from inside my house.
This was shot with a 300mm lens so that I wouldn't be too close to disturb Mother Nature.

9 responses

  • Dee Brown

    Dee Brown gave props (7 Dec 2007):

    FANTASTIC AND BEAUTIFUL you are so lucky!

  • Nichole Ritchey

    Nichole Ritchey (Deleted) gave props (7 Dec 2007):

    Wow! What a beautiful photo; truly one in a million!

  • Shane W. Link

    Shane W. Link said (7 Dec 2007):

    Wow! I have always wondered what a humming birds nest look like. Great shot.

  • sean schmidt

    sean schmidt said (16 Dec 2007):

    This photo inspired me to ask why the photographer thinks his photo classifies as a split second image. While the shot is indeed a technical success, the insight provided by the photo's description eliminates any possibility of this image actually possessing an evasive quality. Might as been still life- or a caged bird.

  • Eric Knoblock

    Eric Knoblock said (19 Dec 2007):

    I put it under split-second because of the fact that humming birds dont stay at their nests during the day.
    They are constantly going out and getting food for their young.
    So every hour or so, the humming bird would come back for a brief few minutes and I'd have a "split-second" to capture this.
    It lands quickly and feeds its young...doesnt hover over the nest.
    I don't see how this wouldn't be a split-second.
    And since its my artistic view of what category this should be in, this category is what I landed on.
    Still life...?
    That would make no sense at all.
    If it was just of the nest, perhaps.

  • judy fouse

    judy fouse gave props (12 Feb 2008):

    I agree with you Eric. Anyone who has ever seen a hummingbird knows they don't stay in one place for long. They will hover for a second, then they are off. Great capture.

  • Jose Antonio González

    Jose Antonio González gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    Great shot! Hummingbird are really difficult to shot!!

  • Chessaddict *

    Chessaddict * gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    Cool shot ! :)

  • Kevin J. Woolley

    Kevin J. Woolley gave props (14 Jan 2009):

    Amazing shot! I'm happy there was little disturbance -- you deserve credit for giving it thought and doing it right.

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