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Mike Bons
08-31-2012, 01:59 PM
The adults caught the first decent north wind a few days ago, but I'm still left with a few juvenile. The great thing about the juveniles is they tend to give me more dramatic poses. Each time I'm out shooting I will get 100+ pics, but a couple of them will be just a little better than the rest, and usually that just because of the pose. You never know what you are getting when you are taking the pics, I just shoot and hope for the best.
Here are few from the last couple days.

http://mikebons.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v54/p1084575394-4.jpg

http://mikebons.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v48/p1084575136-4.jpg

http://mikebons.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v60/p1084574726-4.jpg

http://mikebons.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v68/p1084574868-4.jpg

I was working with Marko trying to come up with a Facebook "cover" photo, which is surprisingly hard given the wide aspect dimensions. This promted me to try a set to spefically try to get a wider aspect ration where the composition works.

http://mikebons.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v66/p1084575354-5.jpg

Here is short video as well. I had actually set up to take some photos, but there was too much ambient light, so I decided to try some video for the first time. It was a cloudy day, and I was set up to use flash so the WB is a little off. Audio kinda sucks as you hear a fountain and my little 2 year old but....:shrug:

This was the last day I saw the adults around before they headed off on their southern migration.

Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird - YouTube (http://youtu.be/bOnghL4-tuU)

Hillbillygirl
09-02-2012, 06:15 AM
Another beautifully executed series here Mike. You sure do have this mastered with excellent results such as this. Love the fourth one especially with the angle of the wings, and the outstretched neck. Lovely capture.