Black Chinned Hummingbird, Junction, Texas

Black Chinned Hummingbird, Junction, Texas

And now for something completely different. During my camping trip with my son's Boy Scout troop last weekend, I managed to get 30 minutes or so to play with a long lens and flash near the hummingbird feeders at the South Llano River State Park ranger station. They had 6 feeders and the birds were clever enough to avoid the ones near where I was doing my very best tree impression. Nevertheless, a few ventured close enough for me to grab a shot or two and this was the best of the collection. It's about a 50% crop from the original frame.

I'm pretty sure this is a female Black Chinned Hummingbird but, if I'm wrong, please let me know.

Exif Information

  • ApertureValue: f/16
  • ShutterSpeedValue: 1/179 sec
  • ISOSpeedRatings: 200
  • ExposureProgram: Manual
  • ExposureBiasValue: 0 EV
  • Flash: Compulsory Flash, Return light not detected
  • FocalLength: 250 mm
  • Model: NIKON D700
  • Make: Nikon Corporation
  • MaxApertureValue: f/5.7
  • Copyright: Copyright (c) Dave Wilson, 2011
  • MeteringMode: Center Weighted Average

Comments (13)

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  • Mikael Lugnegard

    Wow, what a fantastic photo!
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  • bloggauta

    Awesome. Toma perfecta; congelada la velocidad del Colibrí. En Venezuela tenemos muchas aves de este tipo; es un reto para nosotros, los que tenemos una cámara “Point and Shot”, lograr fotos como esta. Saludos Dave..!!

  • Evan Gearing

    Nice job Dave! It turned out awesome!

  • Curt Fleenor

    Great capture Dave!
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  • atmtx photography

    Looks like he is dancing for you. Nicely captured.
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  • Scott Wyden Kivowitz

    Amazing capture dude!
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  • Van Sutherland

    Nice capture, Dave, and I think you’re correct in calling this a female Black Chinned.
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  • Framed and Shot

    Congratulations! This is a very challenging photo! Excellent sharpness and dof. Well done!

  • andrey samolinov

    Excellent shot! Wonderful moment
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  • Jenn

    This is a beautiful shot! I’ve always wanted to spend some time playing with my longer lenses, but never seem to find it. Nice work!

  • Dave Wilson

    Thanks, Jenn. A good way to force yourself to play with a given lens is to go for a walk with nothing but one camera and one lens then see what you can come up with. Give it a shot!

  • Ken White

    Great shot Dave. I can’t wait until the spring day one of these little guys comes calling at my feeder.

  • Jeffrey K. Edwards

    Dave – great image, you were absolutely correct!

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