Humming Birds

Challenge #5 in the Your Best Bird Shot series. Hosted by birds r us.
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Tricky little bugger...
by Dianoda
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These guys are not easy to photograph. They are tiny, constantly moving in any direction they please, it's like trying to photograph the golden snitch. Sometimes they'll hover in place for you for a few brief moments, but never long. Your best by far is to try to get them feeding. A long, fast focusing lens with a relatively high maximum magnification is best.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 20th July, 2011 01:50 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 8th September, 2010
Focal length: 100 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Notes: This is actually a 100% crop - but it's pretty sharp if you ask me (I have a bitingly sharp macro lens to thank for that). Post processing was limited to the crop.
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