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Known as the second smallest hummingbird in the world its wingbeat can reach up to 90 times a second.

I used power ratio flash on this to give a flash duration of 1/12800 sec, which you can see has frozen every feather. Not only that I used a 100mm macro lens!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Scintillant Hummingbird
Username:Jamie_MacArthur Jamie_MacArthur
Uploaded:19 Jul 2011 - 4:01 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 4:16 PM

don't come much better than that Grin

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 - 4:41 PM

Brilliant shot, Jamie!
Tony

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whiteswan01
19 Jul 2011 - 4:49 PM

fantastic spoton
Dawn

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
19 Jul 2011 - 5:15 PM

What a sight!!!!!!!! Wonderful!!!!!
JNC

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 5:38 PM

Truly an outstanding shot! Well done indeed on capturing this amazing photograph.
Terry

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jason_e
jason_e e2 Member 9jason_e vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 5:52 PM

Amazing shot, well done.
Jason

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JackieB
JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 6:20 PM

I am feeling a bit poorly at the moment but just had to say what a fantastic capture, very well done

Jackie

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christabella
christabella e2 Member 10133 forum postschristabella vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 7:02 PM

Cracking shot, superb detail

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114499 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 7:42 PM

The feather detail is truly stunning.....

Ade

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beckybookins
19 Jul 2011 - 9:02 PM

Wow.....fantastic capture and detail

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Snapitt
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19 Jul 2011 - 9:28 PM

Absolutely superb. The detail and colours are top notch. You deserve an award for this!!! Well done!

Jane

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Jamie_MacArthur
19 Jul 2011 - 10:23 PM

thank you very much everyone, and a special thank you to Jane for the award Wink

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
20 Jul 2011 - 10:46 AM

Had to come back. This is really an amazing capture.
JNC

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Jamie_MacArthur
20 Jul 2011 - 12:47 PM

Thank you JNC much appreciated

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Samuel_Aron
20 Jul 2011 - 3:47 PM

Amazing capture!
Sam.

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