Hardest shot I ever took

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Ever had one of those shots that just took forever to get it right? No editing...just the perfected shot, and maybe a description of what made it hard.
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Hummingbird with catch light
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I learned just how difficult hummingbirds are to capture. They are very quick, so you learn to anticipate where they will be. During the middle of the day, I still couldn't get a fast enough shutter speed to come close to stopping their wings. Even bumping the ISO to 3200 wasn't enough. Finally, I learned I had to try early in the day when the sky was clear and the sun shinning right where the bird would be. Finally, after hundreds of trys, I was able to capture this shot.
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Submitted: Friday, 18th March, 2011 23:15 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 27th September, 2008
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/3000 sec
Aperture: F6.7
ISO: 800
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