Below is an image submitted by one of our flickr members, Larry Keller, of a hummingbird in a unique pose.
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Notes From the Field: “I live in central Pa farm country and have a few small trees in my yard and lots of birds. We have a Hummingbird feeder and 6 or 8 Hummers are here all summer, and of course all they do is fight all day every day. This Hummer claimed the feeder and was defending it. The guards change but each takes a perch where they can chase all other Hummers away from the feeder. I post myself with camera very near, most times 6 or 7 feet from the perch chosen and wait. Sometimes I wait for an hour or more for another Hummer to get bold enough to come near the feeder. Each time another Hummer comes near, the guard will go through a number of poses in an attempt to frighten the intruder away. All I need to do is be ready, focused on the Guard Hummer, and shoot away. The biggest problem is that Hummers move very fast. Sometimes I get one or two good shots sometimes ten or fifteen. I have shot several thousand photos of Hummers this summer. With the D-300 it doesn’t take long to make 100 captures.” — Larry Keller
“Outstanding composition, sharpness, and behavior capture. The luminescence of the feathers also adds to the overall impact of the image. Nicely planned and executed!” — Steve Freligh
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