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Almost a blur!! Costa's Hummingbird
Thomas P Brown

Almost a blur!! Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae)

Just goes to show, you can get a decent hummingbird shot without a super fast shutter speed. This was shot at F5.6 1/800th ISO640
Right out side my office door!
La Paz, Mexico
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Scientific name
Calypte costae
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Nikon D300 400mm
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..... indeed you can Tom.... there's hope for me yet then LOL.

How beautiful this guy is - a super picture too, many thanks for sharing it with us.
More than decent; not only did you capture great detail on the bird's body, but you were fortunate that the light was right to capture the iridescence of the head and gorget.
I am more often than not disappointed when I look at the final picture of my hummingbird shots-much more dull than I hoped for.
Awesome close-up of this brilliant little gem. Fabulous colors, lighting, focus, and detail. Exceptional Tom!!!

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