Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Jamaica Bay 8/16/2014

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Jamaica Bay 8/16/2014
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Jamaica Bay 8/16/2014

Hummers can look fierce. This female had just chased off its rivals. I added a wispy gray sky with clouds that show motion to enhance the mood.

Composite created in Photoshop. NIKON D600, f-stop 8, exposure time 1/1000 sec., ISO 1000, exposure bias 3 step, focal length 400mm, and max aperture 5.

6 thoughts on “Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Jamaica Bay 8/16/2014

  1. Louise Fraza 2014-11-28 / 6:20 pm

    The hummingbird is delightful sitting on the branch. Good focus, good color. Maybe a bit more contrast between the bird and the background would be better.

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    • port4u 2014-12-10 / 5:33 am

      I updated it based on your suggestion. Thanks Louise.

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  2. Anne Lazarus 2014-12-11 / 9:16 am

    Funny, I like the first picture better, but both are great. I think this is a perfect picture and quite beautiful

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    • port4u 2014-12-12 / 5:56 am

      I prefer the first one too. The mood is more mystical and the colors more muted. Personal taste.

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  3. Christine May 2014-12-16 / 1:19 pm

    Great Photos!!! Like 3-d magnificent

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    • port4u 2014-12-17 / 6:12 am

      Thanks. Which version do youj like?

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