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Glenn Bartley

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Hummingbirds from Colombia
« on: February 09, 2016, 02:12:41 PM »
Here are a few of the amazing hummingbirds I photographed in Colombia last month...


Rainbow-bearded Thornbill


Blue-throated Starfrontlet


Black-backed Thornbill


White-tailed Starfrontlet


White-tailed Hillstar


Empress Brilliant


Great Sapphirewing


Buffy Helmetcrest

If enyone wants to read a little trip report from my trip please see -
http://www.glennbartley.com/naturephotography/articles/Gallery%20-%20Colombia2016.html

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Hummingbirds from Colombia
« on: February 09, 2016, 02:12:41 PM »

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Re: Hummingbirds from Colombia
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 02:30:26 PM »
Amazing pictures Glenn Bartley!  :)
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Re: Hummingbirds from Colombia
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 03:22:02 PM »
Great hummingbird shots !
I may need to get one of them EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lenses.
Was flash used and in what type of setting?

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Re: Hummingbirds from Colombia
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 03:38:07 PM »
Great series.  Beautiful shots, Glenn.

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Re: Hummingbirds from Colombia
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2016, 08:05:55 PM »
Glenn,
Great photos.
Amazing shots of the hummies!
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Re: Hummingbirds from Colombia
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2016, 10:05:44 PM »
All we get around here is the common Scottish hummingbird :)
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Re: Hummingbirds from Colombia
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2016, 10:52:03 PM »
I have to say Glenn that you post the best bird photos around.  And I look at a lot of bird photos.  I have been a birder since I was 5 as well and don't throw around compliments often.  Your shots are just fantastic.  There are lots of people that take beautiful photos of large and slow moving birds like cranes and pelicans, gannets and other seabirds at colonies, penguins and things like that.  You take things way past that and get just perfect shots of really hard to get birds under challenging conditions. Dark forests and night birds as well.It helps to be down there a lot but you have a real talent. My hat is off to you and I enjoy your work far more than any others I have seen.  Truly an inspiration.

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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2016, 02:05:49 AM »
I have to say Glenn that you post the best bird photos around.  And I look at a lot of bird photos.  I have been a birder since I was 5 as well and don't throw around compliments often.  Your shots are just fantastic.  There are lots of people that take beautiful photos of large and slow moving birds like cranes and pelicans, gannets and other seabirds at colonies, penguins and things like that.  You take things way past that and get just perfect shots of really hard to get birds under challenging conditions. Dark forests and night birds as well.It helps to be down there a lot but you have a real talent. My hat is off to you and I enjoy your work far more than any others I have seen.  Truly an inspiration.
I have to agree. Very talented. Very very talented. Truly wonderful photos.
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Re: Hummingbirds from Colombia
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2016, 08:09:46 AM »
All we get around here is the common Scottish hummingbird :)

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Re: Hummingbirds from Colombia
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2016, 08:18:53 AM »
Amazing shots again Glenn, thank you for sharing. Still happy with your 7d Mark ii we can see...
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2016, 07:09:34 PM »
I have to say Glenn that you post the best bird photos around.  And I look at a lot of bird photos.  I have been a birder since I was 5 as well and don't throw around compliments often.  Your shots are just fantastic.  There are lots of people that take beautiful photos of large and slow moving birds like cranes and pelicans, gannets and other seabirds at colonies, penguins and things like that.  You take things way past that and get just perfect shots of really hard to get birds under challenging conditions. Dark forests and night birds as well.It helps to be down there a lot but you have a real talent. My hat is off to you and I enjoy your work far more than any others I have seen.  Truly an inspiration.

Thank you very much for the kind post. I really appreciate it!  :)

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Re: Hummingbirds from Colombia
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2016, 06:23:13 PM »
I have to say Glenn that you post the best bird photos around.  And I look at a lot of bird photos.  I have been a birder since I was 5 as well and don't throw around compliments often.  Your shots are just fantastic.  There are lots of people that take beautiful photos of large and slow moving birds like cranes and pelicans, gannets and other seabirds at colonies, penguins and things like that.  You take things way past that and get just perfect shots of really hard to get birds under challenging conditions. Dark forests and night birds as well.It helps to be down there a lot but you have a real talent. My hat is off to you and I enjoy your work far more than any others I have seen.  Truly an inspiration.

Thank you very much for the kind post. I really appreciate it!  :)

Such beautiful birds and great photography.  Mind saying where in Columbia?

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Re: Hummingbirds from Colombia
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2016, 09:19:23 PM »
Beautiful hummers, thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2016, 09:24:45 PM »
Excellent pictures Glenn. Maybe a bit slower shutter speed for the flight pics would accentuate the flutter of the wings.

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Re: Hummingbirds from Colombia
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2016, 10:37:57 PM »
Beautiful colors!  How many flash units did you use?  I know that many use 4 or 5 flash units and / or reflectors, but they also have tight control of where the bird can sit while waiting for his turn at the feeder.

Can you describe how you set up for a typical shot?

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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2016, 10:37:57 PM »