BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here

macrunning

Enjoying the Ride
Feb 12, 2021
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WOW! Great shots, macrunning!
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Thanks Click!
 

Billybob

800mm f/11 because a cellphone isn't long enough!
May 22, 2016
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I've been enjoying Macrunnings's hummingbird images. Here in Florida, we only get ruby-throated HBs, so I'm a little jealous of the variety of HBs seen in Washington. Nonetheless, the ruby-throated HBs are truly beautiful. I caught this juvenile male ruby-throated HB yesterday. In some of the shots you can see his developing iridescent red gorget on his throat. These were shot with the 100-500, 1/1600sec, ISO400, from 135-343mm.
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My wife's garden is something of a HB paradise. They really enjoy the aloe vera blooms.

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A closeup.



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The metallic green back is extremely striking. However, the delicate, subtle color and patterns on the front are truly sublime.


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One last profile of this beauty in flight.
 

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Billybob

800mm f/11 because a cellphone isn't long enough!
May 22, 2016
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Very nice series. I really like the last one. Well done.
Thanks Click. The HB was extremely cooperative. It was hard to limit the selection to a manageable number of images. Since your post, in order to keep with the spirit of this forum, I deleted the two perched images and replaced them with BIF images.
 
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macrunning

Enjoying the Ride
Feb 12, 2021
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427
WA
I've been enjoying Macrunnings's hummingbird images. Here in Florida, we only get ruby-throated HBs, so I'm a little jealous of the variety of HBs seen in Washington. Nonetheless, the ruby-throated HBs are truly beautiful. I caught this juvenile male ruby-throated HB yesterday. In some of the shots you can see his developing iridescent red gorget on his throat. These were shot with the 100-500, 1/1600sec, ISO400, from 135-343mm. View attachment 199303 My wife's garden is something of a HB paradise. They really enjoy the aloe vera blooms.

View attachment 199304 A closeup.



View attachment 199318 The metallic green backs are extremely striking. However, the delicate, subtle color and patterns on the front are truly sublime.


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View attachment 199307 One last profile of this beauty in flight.
Great closeups Billybob.
 
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Billybob

800mm f/11 because a cellphone isn't long enough!
May 22, 2016
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Great closeups Billybob.
Thanks macrunning.

I had been experimenting with some success with the 70-200 for HB shots primarily because it's the longest lens I have with an f/2.8 aperture. However, the 100-500 still pulls out significantly more detail, and the noise cleans up nicely. Maybe if I win the lottery, I'll upgrade to a 400 f/2.8, but until then I'm happy with what I get from the 100-500.
 
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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Few White-Terns. They are very curious towards dogs. I got (finally!) the opportunity to take photos when they fly/dive toward the dogs (today I was with a camera;))!

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Click

I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
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There is none. It only depends on which emoji I select to give a thumbs up.

There is no difference between :) and
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I really like your pictures. Keep posting.
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Cheers!