Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Sharing by kayaksailor Sharing by kayaksailor
Even hummingbirds share once in awhile....


Trying a new technique...need more practice :D
Add a Comment:
 
:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Oooh wonderful capture!  I adore this! :love:!!!
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
they are fun :nod:
Reply
:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional
exquisite
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
I sure do love the hummers :love: even though they're little gluttons and I have to keep re-filling their feeders :laughing:
Reply
:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional
when yo move like they do you burn a lot me fuel than you can easily carry
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
so very true! I don't mind when there aren't so many flowers but this time of year I feel like they're taking the easy route :laughing:
Reply
:iconwhispersofhope12:
WhispersOfHope12 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Writer
Beautiful...
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
:blowkiss: Thanks!
Reply
:iconwhispersofhope12:
WhispersOfHope12 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome!!
Reply
:iconbluebeauty4444:
BlueBeauty4444 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
Reply
:iconlonewolfphotography:
LoneWolfPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm confused about some things in your photos...I see things like 4/1000 second. I'm not used to seeing this. Isn't this really 1/250 second? I thought cameras usually reduce the speed fraction down to it's lowest common denominator. :shrug: Also, at 110mm you must have been standing right next to them, or taking advantage of the D300S's megapixels and cropping? If you're this close....I'm so jealous!! :rofl:
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
I have no idea why my Nikon does that...both the D100 and the new 300s do it :shrug: I think I did a little bit of cropping on some of the shots but I am "right next to them" for the more recent feeder shots! Within five feet, sometimes within arms length :love:
Reply
:iconlonewolfphotography:
LoneWolfPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been trying to get close but not too close thinking I'll scare them away. I try to be sneaky about it and maybe that's what they sense and don't like. Perhaps I just need to set my stool right next to the feeder and let them start getting used to me and be more open about it.
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
they're more afraid of fast movements than of you so just be there and move slowly! they will even eventually come to your hand if you're patient enough :heart:
Reply
:iconlonewolfphotography:
LoneWolfPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm, what do you do to get them to come to your hand? You put bait in it? Hold out your finger and just wait? Yes, sometimes I'm doing something in my yard with my back to the feeder, then turn around and see them flying away. They were there the whole time and didn't seem to mind me being there...often quite close. :nod:
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
hold the feeder and they'll come to it...slowly move your fingers to where ever the birds normally sit and they'll be so focused on the nectar they won't notice your fingers.

we've tried just using a red cup with the nectar in it - I've seen photos of that working but we haven't put in the time to have it work for us (yet!)
Reply
:iconlonewolfphotography:
LoneWolfPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: That's a great idea again Ruth! Ever thought of becoming a bird trainer? :D That would be sooo cool to have them land on my finger but I'll definitely have to have my camera set up on a tripod with the remote release to capture that moment. :nod: When you talk about the red cup, are you talking about just holding the cup out in your hand? Offering your finger for a perch?
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
lol, don't have the patience for that!

we have a small red plastic cup and I just hold it out...I think if you're going to try this then keep the regular feeder out of sight for most of the day and do this a early dusk or early morning while the birds are hungry.
Reply
:icondove-51:
dove-51 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible :clap:
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
it was so fun being the center of a half dozen buzzing hummers :love:
Reply
:icondove-51:
dove-51 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I bet :) :woohoo: :clap:
Reply
:iconchalutplease:
chalutplease Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Incredilbe shot and processing. The detail really jumps out at you.
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
thanks! if you want I'll send you the steps I was given...I haven't tried it on much else yet, but I love what it does to the feathers!! I got the steps that were done on my Clove in the Dark [link] note me your email, if you want them...
Reply
:iconchalutplease:
chalutplease Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Oh I'd love that! Thank you so much for being so wonderful.
Reply
:iconredbeard31:
redbeard31 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
heading up to Iowa next week for a family reunion, and supposedly my aunt (where i will be staying) gets upwards of 20 hummingbirds at a time on the multiple feeders around her house. hope i can get some shots this good!
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Ooo!! How fun! A tip I got from :icongood-e-nuf: is to take all the feeders down except for one - makes them all come to that one where you can control things a little better...I've also had my daughter hold the feeder out where I can get a better angle on them or have a better background or have more light :giggle: Photography - a family time event :D
Reply
:iconredbeard31:
redbeard31 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
my aunt does something i hadn't heard of: she puts orange slices on the hooks that hold up the hummingbird feeders and orioles come up to feed on them. really something to see both on a feeder at the same time.
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
LOLOL! I can picture it :love:

I've heard about putting up oranges for the oriels but never next to or on the hummer feeder...makes lots of sense as the oriels will try like crazy to get into the hummingbird feeder! I think I'm going to try it :D
Reply
:iconredbeard31:
redbeard31 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
it was very cool to see them both on there at the same time.
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
:w00t: get pictures? :fingerscrossed:
Reply
:iconredbeard31:
redbeard31 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
unfortunately, i was there for a funeral and the weather was just terrible, cold and rainy. i tried to get some from inside but was completely unsuccessful.
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
I'm sorry...
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconalthytrion:
Althytrion Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
So very cute! :aww: I love their colors!
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
The sun and new post-processing really brings it out :iconlovenodplz:
Reply
:iconalthytrion:
Althytrion Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Indeed! :nod:
Reply
:iconcybelemoon:
cybelemoon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! :D
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
:aww: thanks :D
Reply
:iconvividlight:
Vividlight Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
this is a wonderful capture:nod:
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
:blowkiss: thanks!
Reply
:icontheart0fme:
TheArt0fMe Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
I really like this new effect! :thumbsup: :clap: Beautiful shot!
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Thanks! Need some more work, but I know the steps now :D
Reply
:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow you got them up so close!
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
I was standing about four feet away and the camera was only about two :love: they were lined up waiting for their turn, some nicely and some not too patiently!
Reply
:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Its pretty amazing
Reply
:icongellidius:
Gellidius Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
best is with electronic flashes that can be set to very short flash times.
this guy does lots of those with hummers; maybe you could learn some of his technique: [link]

hope this helps. :-)
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
yeah, I'm new with the flash use along with the wireless release...and the post-processing work flow comes from your link :love: he's my inspiration :laughing:
Reply
:icongellidius:
Gellidius Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
hoping to see many hummer images from you! :-)
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
I'll keep filling the feeders so they keep hanging around :love:
Reply
:iconozone12345:
Ozone12345 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Very nice. You got wonderful detail on one. Did you use a tripod? It is so difficult to get DOF on a bird shot. I see that your aperture setting was f/11, I try to shoot with f/22 if light conditions allow, but Hummingbirds move so fast that you can't shoot with a slower shutter speed.
Reply
:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Yes, I was using a tripod and a wireless remote shutter (though I was standing right next to the camera :laughing: they're not too afraid of me) My focal point was where the rear bird is, obviously, and then there were suddenly two!!..I've never seen two sitting so close before :heart: they were taking turns!! I did some shots with f/22 but didn't like how much stuff was showing in the background, the lavender bushes made it even more cluttered...
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
June 2, 2011
Image Size
341 KB
Resolution
1648×1206
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
779
Favourites
46 (who?)
Comments
58
Downloads
20

Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D300S
Shutter Speed
4/1000 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
110 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
May 26, 2011, 12:52:48 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
×