Barbara Dunn  

Humgry Hummer by Barbara Dunn

September 2023 - Humgry Hummer

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken in my backyard, I love watching these birds enjoy the flowers.
Canon 7D Mark II; 1/2000 sec.; f/6.3; ISO 1600; 600mm
Steps taken for image:
1. Adjusted exposure, using Lightroom.
2. Cropped.
3. Used Topaz DeNoise and Sharpening filters.
4. Resized for PSA website.

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9 comments posted

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
You captured I have tried many times to capture and never done it successful and showing me that I should keep trying and trying to I get it done as well as featured above.   Posted: 09/08/2023 20:42:58

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
For the last few nights, when my wife and I sit out on the deck at the end of the day, a hummingbird has suddenly showed up to look at us at face level and then flies away. Even our dog, who will bark at anything, seems to enjoy the visit. But I've never tried to photograph the hummingbirds that live around me and your beautiful image is certainly an inspiration. The selective focus of the bird's head looking at the flowers captures the essence of their existence. The background is perfect to highlight the bird and the flowers add some nice color contrast. Good job.   Posted: 09/11/2023 17:39:01
Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
They are one of my favorite subjects, and they do check you out by coming close. They buzz the window of a friend of mine when they need new food!
I just got back from Arizona, where I shot the hummingbird migration was amazing.   Posted: 09/16/2023 21:54:09

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
We don't see hummingbirds here in the UK. However, when we doing Route 66 back in May, there were a couple drinking feverishly from a flower outside the window of one of the doners that we were eating at. So, this is a nice reminder of that.
Nice composition and lighting.   Posted: 09/14/2023 10:06:32

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Barbara, Lovely image, the hummingbird is the focal point with the foreground and background blurred to allow the bird to standout, the narrow DOF allows the head, beak and feet to be in focus, the pink of the flowers lift the colour   Posted: 09/16/2023 07:15:08

Russell Hunt   Russell Hunt
A hummer of an image, Barbara. Great use of selective focus. Hand held?   Posted: 09/21/2023 20:16:43
Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
Thanks, Russell. Shot on a monopod, my usual go-to.   Posted: 09/22/2023 11:52:03
Russell Hunt   Russell Hunt
I've tried shooting Hummingbirds. Not easy, A monopod, I may give it a try next summer.   Posted: 09/22/2023 18:59:16

Fat Chen   Fat Chen
It is not easy to make this kind of focusing on a small hummer, well done !!   Posted: 09/22/2023 02:53:40