hummingbird sampling red cypress blossom with sunflower background _7-31-11_009

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    an early A.M. shot...
    red cypress blossoms close by mid-day w/ the heat. ubiquitous sunflower provides background.

    strobist:
    SB-600's fired manually from left & right @ about 1/4 power. triggered w/ NIkon's CLS/AWLS.

    lens note: Nikkor 80-200mm, f/2.8 w/ Tamron SP 1.4 X TC- so EXIF data shows f/5.6- really f/8, FYI

    Willievs, maia bird, matcul1, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Krittergirl 45 months ago | reply

      This is one heck of a shot Pablo, I love the face on with the beak right in that beautiful flower and the sunflower bokeh!

    2. gerdavs 45 months ago | reply

      Wow! Saw the word "strobist" for the first time this weekend when Willie bought a photography magazine...!

    3. starc283 45 months ago | reply

      beautiful !

    4. Willievs 45 months ago | reply

      Well done!!!! More complicated that what I initially thought!

    5. maia bird 45 months ago | reply

      Ooh, one of my faves yet! The composition is so cool with the red cypress over the sunflower, and you caught the hummer looking straight at-ya! Great work.

    6. Rdoke 45 months ago | reply

      Top of the class!!!

    7. Catch-light 45 months ago | reply

      now id like that in my portfolio

    8. B Haist 45 months ago | reply

      the sunflower is a nice backdrop

    9. AIR BUS 45 months ago | reply

      Great cap!
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      Your photo is a Work of Art!!

    10. matcul1 45 months ago | reply

      Fantastic, beautiful dof and background.

    11. corkemup52 45 months ago | reply

      Just awesome.

    12. Ozark Pix 45 months ago | reply

      A beautiful work !

    13. Afi Chen 45 months ago | reply

      Fantastic Image!
      Seen in: "Winged Wonders" Post 1, Award 2

      You deserve another "Winged Wonders" award!

    14. Kiwi~Steve 45 months ago | reply

      Wow, magnificent photo, excellent clarity.

    15. PerAnd1 45 months ago | reply

      This is great Pablo !

    16. BlTZy 45 months ago | reply

      This is just Lovely.... frame/hang

    17. gary samples [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

      Fantastic Image!
      Seen in: "Winged Wonders" Post 1, Award 2

      You deserve another "Winged Wonders" award!

    18. Edison 43 44 months ago | reply

      Amazing capture. All your hummer shots are excellent. Well done.

    19. Mckenzie Walters 44 months ago | reply

      Your photo has been nominated as a beautiful
      Creative Moment in our time
      Scottish Red 3
      you are invited to post it in
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      Please add this beautiful image to the que soon ;0)
      Love the flower in the back ground it highlights the red flower and face detail, excellent image well done Sir ...........LOL

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