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12/2/2009

Immature Ruby-throated Hummer?

Back to birds for a few days…still working through my take from a few days in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. This is, I am pretty sure, an immature Ruby-throated Hummingbird. I prefer hummer shots anywhere but the feeder. Of course, I don’t ignore feeder shots. Often that is the only way to get a shot of a hummer. This bird was enjoying a mister set up near the feeder and kept returning to this same little perch, and then sitting there soaking up the spray. I had time to get well set up with the PhotoScope and took many different images of the same bird.

I like the off center composition of this one.

Zeiss PhotoScope 85FL at about 40x (1600mm equivalent field of view). 1/100 sec. @ ISO 100. Metered at about f5.6.

Added Clarity and Vibrance (very little) in Lightroom. Sharpen Landscape preset.

From Zeiss PhotoScope 85FL.

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1 Response to “12/2/2009”


  1. 12/02/2009 at 9:39 am

    Gorgeous Catch! Love those hummers 🙂


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