No Reach but had the time [pic]

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The'(Teh) Tran
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No Reach but had the time [pic]
Feb 17, 2003

I spent 3-4 hours this weekend chasing these little guys. Because the longest reach I have is 200mm, I had to spent a lot of time at the same location. After couple of hours there, these humming birds know that I meant no harm and allowed me to approach closer. I was able to get some shots in. Because the conditions keep changing (clouds moving in and out), I took a few incident meter readings w/ a handheld meter at the location and stuck w/ those settings.

Comments and advices are always appreciated,

A fence is not a usual place for hummingbird shots but I just had to make the best and what offered to me
80-200 at 200mm, f/5.6 and 1/350th

This was after buzzing around for few hours...
200mm, f/5.6 @ 1/180th

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