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Uploaded 7-Sep-15
Taken 29-Aug-15


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Keywords:Louisiana, animals, birds, ruby throated hummingbird
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Dimensions1953 x 2521
Original file size1.5 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken29-Aug-15 08:38
Date modified7-Sep-15 15:00
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D X
Focal length1000 mm
Max lens aperturef/8
Exposure1/200 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+1 1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 1600
Metering modePattern
Unconventional Rubythroat Pose

Unconventional Rubythroat Pose

The stereotypical angle features an iridescent gorget, but I think these little birds are fascinating even without the flashy throat patch and I wanted this shot for the perch as well as the bird and background. It was a challenging exposure because the sun was high and hot on the background but the bird was lit only by a small patch of skylight through the tree canopy. Near St. Francisville, Louisiana in late August.