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    Default Juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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    I captured this image at a bush in my backyard in June 2021. Although the bush was hit hard by a freeze last winter it is recovering, and I am looking forward to hummingbirds return this year. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

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    1/4000 F/5.6 Matrix Metering EV 0 ISO 1000 Auto 1 WB, image captured at 500mm (750mm 35mm Equivalent)
    Post processed in Lightroom Classic
    Crop was large due to the size of the bird
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    Hoi Joe .. oh i am gonna love Hummingbirds and I would like to photograph them one day .

    Love flight pose of the little bugger , pleasing BG and nice color tone combo ... sharp where it counts . Not much more to ask for .

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    Getting hummers in flight is really tough, so I think you did as well as you could have given the lack of direct illumination. Body is nice and sharp, but I wish the wings were either fully forward or fully back. I would recommend using a 4x5 instead of a 2x3 crop as there is too much empty space above and below the bird.

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    Spot on Jo , colours exposure detail - super shot.

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    Nice flight image Joe. I too wish the wings were back or forward, but not sure if you have those frames or not? Good complimentary BG color Nicely done!

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    Not bad. As above. What type of bus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Not bad. As above. What type of bus?

    with love, artie
    Hi Artie, it was a Florida Fire Bush (Hamelia patens)
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    A bit more crop from below, even if that means losing a portion of the greens below, would be great IMO. Otherwise, solid image. I kinda like the wing position, implying hovering in place.

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