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Attack From Above

Attack From Above
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-09 18:58
Viewed: 1225
Points: 23
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The hummingbirds were quite active on this particular day. I was at Quail Hollow State Park in northeast Ohio hoping to obtain some images of either birds or butterflies.

I had spotted a single Ruby-throated Hummingbird visiting these colorful flowers and decided to see if I could get a few photos. The bird perched on the stem immediately captured my attention, so I focused the lens on it. The hummingbird at the top of the frame suddenly appeared and the aerial attack began.

I watched these two chase each other on and off for about half an hour, all the time clicking away. This is one of the shots in which I managed to get both into the same frame.

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Hello Ron

WOW ! great action shot, specially the expressive glances
of the hummingbirds one to the other, beautiful light, TFS


Ciao Ron, great view of fantastic couple, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-09 23:48]

Hi Ron,it seems very easty to take in flight pics watching your gallery....eheheh...but i know that isn't easy! And this is a new magnificent masterwork,fantastic sharpness and bright colors to show us the hummingbirds in a great way.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

As Always Ron , greta shot TOP TOP!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Hello Ron,
Wonderful action very well captured. You are to be congratulated on your perseverance in attaining this fantastic result. It is a real pleasure to view. Well done.

hallo Ron
this is very nice to see
good sharpness and lovely light with beautiful colours
i like this composition
thanks gr lou

Hello Ron,

Beautiful shot and again well freeze. Good details and well focus. Nice BG too.
Thanks for sharing,

Ron, I don't use any good software. I use photoscape. Here you can also keep the BG clean. Just two birds and the flower stick.

GREAT moment captured..........

Great, these two hummingbirds interacting. Thanks

Hi Ron,
Wonderful action very well captured.


Dificult photo to capture. Excellent light and composition.
I am just wondering if the post-processing blurring of the background and front bud to the left has not been pushed a bit too far.

Magnificent dynamic shot..
excellent moment capture..
communication between the two birds
great compo

Hi Ron
Wow, perfect timing on this Hummingbird shot. They are so quick to photography well. I love the composition with the two hummingbirds looking toward each other. They are very territorial. Excellent images all around.
TFS Janice

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