View Full Version : The Hummingbird Accident

07-28-2012, 11:56 AM
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I was actually shooting something else when this thing kept flying past my head making a loud buzzing noise. I swatted at it and it stopped about two minutes later I heard the same buzzing noise and looked in front of me and there it was. The buzzing noise was from a hummingbird trying to get to the flowers I was standing right next too. For the first time and purely by accident I had the camera set fast and was actually able to capture an image of this rather elusive bird.

07-28-2012, 12:48 PM
Love it Chris. Perfect dof, and lovely sharp detail. Right place at right time sure helps also.

07-28-2012, 01:02 PM
very nice capture- well done

Matt K.
07-28-2012, 02:43 PM
Very nice shot indeed ... Hummers are hard to catch, and you did a wonderful job of it. Love the colours in this shot, very well processed.

07-28-2012, 10:55 PM
yes, the scary part was it was composed on the fly. the camera was set to burst and i pulled 3 shots before it was gone. this was the only good one. To this day I have no idea why I had the camera set so fast 1/800 sec iso 400. The image I was actually shooting was not going to move all that fast it was huge. An elephant to be more precise. It was just truly a matter of being at the right place at the right time and being an accidental genius....

08-28-2012, 10:29 AM
Sometimes just being in the right place at the right time with camera in hand is what makes the shot. That, and of course, a bit of skill behind the camera to get off a couple of quick shots. Excellent results.

Mike Bons
08-31-2012, 12:47 PM
Really nice shot! Your timing was perfect on this and those Penstemons really add a lot to the image as well.

09-01-2012, 12:32 PM
Great serendipitous moment well captured!

09-03-2012, 01:44 PM
The saying is "you have to be good to be lucky". Obviously your skill helped in getting this wonderful shot.