Taken 5-Aug-13

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Categories & Keywords

Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:BIRDS, HUMMINGBIRDS, Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, black, close, fast, female, flying, green, hovering, motion, movement, white, wings
Photo Info

Dimensions3760 x 2502
Original file size3.1 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken5-Aug-13 17:36
Date modified9-Aug-13 10:55
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D3S
Focal length420 mm
Focal length (35mm)420 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/1000 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1600
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Flare, Flare!

Flare, Flare!

This female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird flew right up to my face to check me out while I was shooting in my parent's back yard. I was not ready for such a close approach so I managed to find the bird in the lens all out of focus, mashed the shutter button, and got 1 frame off before she bolted. The camera really did it's job and nailed the focus on this lovely little bird.