Aerial Ballet

by John Durham May. 28, 2021 188 views

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Olga Helys 3 months, 4 weeks ago

The #3,5,7,12 are my fav!

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John Durham Replied to Olga Helys 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks Olga!

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Camellia Staab 4 months ago

Nice! Very nice!! I finally have one (at least I think it's the same one) coming around. Been taking photos left and right of him. I did notice that you have a really bright red necked one in your photo. Someone in my photography group mentioned that the ones he is seeing this year are much brighter in color, especially the red portion than what he has seen the past. Wonder why? grinning

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John Durham Replied to Camellia Staab 4 months ago

Thanks! The riot is just starting, because the fledglings are out. Posting tonight. Pretty much the only ones in our flyway are the ruby throated, who are the only ones who reproduce in eastern north america. The male has a bright red throat patch. You'll see him in my new posts, along with the less colorful, but larger, females and the speckled juveniles. Intensity of color varies due to many factors, primarily diet and of course genetic variation (don't get me started).

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Benny Law 4 months ago

You got three in one shot! That's got to be a record. Your feeder must have become a favourite feeding spot for them. Are they playing or fighting?

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Tsao T-F 4 months ago

Love your post. They (three or more?) are so cute!smile

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John Durham Replied to Tsao T-F 4 months ago

Thanks so much! Eight in total so far.

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Linda Patki 4 months ago

Marvellous. How are you able to catch perfect shots of humming birds?

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John Durham Replied to Linda Patki 4 months ago

Thanks Linda. I sit about 15 feet away, mount the camera on a tripod, focus on the feeder and set the shutter release for burst mode. I don't look through the viewfinder, just wait until they are in the range of the feeder and fire away. I usually sit for 45 minutes to an hour at a session and take between 60 and 120 exposures to get 10-20 I like.

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Linda Patki Replied to John Durham 4 months ago

Thanks for reply. That actually sounds like a pleasant way to spend time.

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