Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Small Wonder

1/400 sec. f/5.6 ISO 1000

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Today's Tip:
When shooting landscapes, including a foreground element will often make the shot more interesting and also gives a sense of distance.

42 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Brian, beautiful shot of the RT Hummer!

Andy said...

Superb photo!

Carole M. said...

oh! Just incredible. The clarity of this beautiful little bird. How close did you take this shot Brian?

Terri said...

AWESOME!!! Every tiny detail is just amazing in this shot.

Joe said...

That is a great shot! Awesome detail.

Nicki said...

Now that is what I call a really close hummingbird shot. Well done!

Jan n Jer said...

Simply Stunning shot Brian!!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh I have never seen a Hummer of this color in Canada. We have green so this is Beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

the detail in his gorget and breast is amazing! the gorget, especially, looks like a precise oil painting! really impressive!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, and that tip i actually do right! :)

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

such a cutie. nice one. ( :

Karen said...

Oh my Brian, excellent capture of this beauty!

Tanya Breese said...

what a super portrait of this cutie!

Connie Smiley said...

Here I am, catching my breath at another one of your photos, Brian. The detail here is amazing!

Tracey9AD said...

Brian, the detail you were able to create in this image is spectacular. Just bookmarked you to follow. ;)

barbara l. hale said...

What a fabulous pic! The detail is outstanding. P.S. I'm loving your tips.

HansHB said...

Awesome!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful close-up of this little gem.

Carletta said...

WOW!
How about a tip for this shot! :)
Excellent Brian!

Faye said...

This is one of those "how'd you manage that, Brian?" shots. Just perfection all around.

Leenie said...

You outdid even your best this time. WOW!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He's so beautiful...hummers make me happy!

mick said...

Very beautiful!

TheChieftess said...

Isn't he a beauty!!! Love his gorgeous feathers...

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Awesome shot of this gorgeous bird!

Gary Phillips said...

Great close up!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Stewart M said...

Thats a stunning picture! If you took it in our yard I my have to apply for a green card!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Marie said...

Up close and personal! Wow!

Andrew Fulton said...

A stunning image of a lovely little bird that I have never seen Brian.

Nette Cecilia said...

Amazing ,Nette

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Brian What a stunning shot of this Hummingbird. I have just discovered your blog and joined.

Pamela Gordon said...

That is an amazing photo. So neat to see the feathers so clearly.

Cynthia C said...

Amazing photograph! I love detail in the wings.

Cynthia C said...

and feathers.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Oh Brian you lucky dog. This is awesome, down to the feather anatomy! I've been trying for weeks to get a picture of the Humming Bird visiting my feeder and I swear he can hear me turn on the camera.

Gregory Urbano said...

great shot!

Kerri Farley said...

WOW - What an Awesome Shot!!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Absolutely beautiful bird and so much detail in your photo!

Andrea said...

How in the world to you get a Macro shot of this fast moving little denizen. Is there no end to your ability? This is absolutely magnificent!!!

Andrea @ From The Sol

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow! That is incredible!
I'm still not receiving your posts so I'm going to try following you again and see if that helps.

Joop Zand said...

WOW......THIS IS REALLY A BEAUTIFUL BIRD AND YOU HAVE MADE A FANTASTIC PICTURE.

GREETINGS, JOOP

Liz said...

Oh wow!! What a gorgeous close up!