D800E + 80-400 AF-S • Rufous Hummingbird in Flight (X10)

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khaw
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D800E + 80-400 AF-S • Rufous Hummingbird in Flight (X10)
Jul 14, 2013

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Re: D800E + 80-400 AF-S • Rufous Hummingbird in Flight (X10)
In reply to khaw, Jul 14, 2013

Nice series, some unique views.

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Re: D800E + 80-400 AF-S • Rufous Hummingbird in Flight (X10)
In reply to khaw, Jul 14, 2013

Dang that's a nice/fun series!   What are your focus settings?    Thanks a bunch.

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In reply to khaw, Jul 14, 2013

One more of this acrobat.

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In reply to khaw, Jul 14, 2013

Fun set of photos.

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In reply to reginalddwight, Jul 14, 2013

A wonderful set of images, truly a remarkable bird

Great shots

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Re: D800E + 80-400 AF-S • Rufous Hummingbird in Flight (X10)
In reply to khaw, Jul 14, 2013

The Rufous hummingbirds have raised their young way up north

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufous_Hummingbird

and are already back on their way to Mexico. In July and August they take advantage of the wildflower season in the Rocky Mountains, like here in Northern New Mexico. This male Rufous is very aggressive, perches in trees around the feeder and drives off any other hummingbirds that want to drink the sugar water.

Here you can see him perched in a tree.

No wonder he is exhausted from trying to keep away, all day long, the other hummingbirds!

And he does take power naps!

So, very occasionally another hummingbird manages to get a drink of sugar water.

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Re: D800E + 80-400 AF-S • Rufous Hummingbird in Flight (X10)
In reply to camerashy, Jul 14, 2013

Beautiful subject, and great photography with a terrific lens. That's what it's all about. Regards,

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In reply to Ernie Misner, Jul 18, 2013

Ernie Misner wrote:

Dang that's a nice/fun series! What are your focus settings? Thanks a bunch.

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Hi Ernie,

Many thanks.  I included the parameters in the Exif.  They are 400 mm, f/5.6, ISO=500, 1/2000 s

Typically I use Auto ISO with ISO=100, Max sensitivity 1100, Min shutter speed 1/2000 , lens wide open.

With best regards, Karl-Heinz.

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In reply to khaw, Jul 18, 2013

Ms. Rufous, I presume.

Enjoy, Karl-Heinz.

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In reply to khaw, Jul 26, 2013

King Rufus - he considers the feeder as his personal property not to be shared!

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