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hungry for nectar... by cweeks hungry for nectar... by cweeks
damn ... my first wildlife post. i even left it in colour.

for whatever reason ... i was watching a hummingbird. decided to make a photograph.

the darker part at the bottom of the frame is the outline of the santa monica mountaings.

canon eos 1d at 1/4000th / 70-200 2.8 at 2.8/ 200 iso. AV2.8 +1.
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SheTakesPics Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
something different from you, very nice capture.
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Ebility Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
Those flowers, or ones that look a lot like them, grow in my backyard. I take photos of them all the time... but this is amazing.
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apixx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
is this bird really SO fucking small?
I mean it cant be bigger than 1 cm or something!
Or was the flower 30cm tall :D
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apixx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
ups, sorry 4 the doublepost
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apixx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
is this bird really SO fucking small?
I mean it cant be bigger than 1 cm or something!
Or was the flower 30cm tall :D
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:iconccordovez:
ccordovez Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006   Photographer
:thumbsup:
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scali44 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
that's really lovely! must've been a tought shot to get.
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XenomorphAkA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
Those things freak me out to no end.
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:iconjamaya:
Jamaya Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
amazing!
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banxter Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
Really cool photo man! I also clicked this one cause it was color.

Once again, a masterful job.

How big was the flower and hummingbird in real life?

It's weird cause I never knew that hummingbirds were that small.

But, I never knew a flower like that would be so big compared to a hummingbird.

I learn something new everyday.

;P
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FadingBlack Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005   Photographer
Perfect. But just a little question... Doesn't the photo get very dark if you use such a fast shutter speed?
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005
depends on the fstop and iso, no?
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:iconfadingblack:
FadingBlack Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005   Photographer
=nod= I guess. A higher ISO requires less light but has more noise, right?
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005
yes.

depends on the camera. canons and high iso's do quite well.
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jono-renton Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
wow! incredible capture! the white in the background makes it look like a studio shot! very well done :+fav: :D
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:iconmorner:
morner Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
You don't consider your snail photo a wildlife shot?
This photo's incredible. I have enough problems trying to photograph bees on flowers, let alone hummingbirds.
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passionatearabesque Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
wow, that's beautiful :D
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JillianLambertArt Featured By Owner May 27, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Purely stunning! Hummingbirds are my favorite creatures - and gorgeous photograph!
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:iconburnphile:
burnphile Featured By Owner May 21, 2005
Very unique... extremely impressive my friend...
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Th3-Virus-M4triX Featured By Owner May 20, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
colibri
nice!
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simba Featured By Owner May 19, 2005
I don't know how I missed this one. I have always wanted to try this, but the damn birds are too fast. I can't catch them perfectly in the frame ... OK OK, so i'm anal retentive about composition.

This is the best shot of this type I've seen. In a word ... perfect. :nod:

*clicks +:fav:*
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner May 21, 2005
thank you.
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KittyTrishia Featured By Owner May 19, 2005   Traditional Artist
I can not recall if I had made a comment earlier about this one or not.

Santa Monica huh? One of my all time faovrite wineries is over in that area, kind of if you count long shots, it is in Escondido on the way to the Wild Animal park. I love that park, I hate animals in cages.

The winery is Orfila, fantastic tawny port...a smooth mix of chocolate and caramel...heaven in a glass! They have only just began getting widespread recognition, since last year with the release of the Ambassador's Reserve. Very good merlot. They have won many awards for their wines, but are still for the most part a hidden gem. I am glad they are getting more recognition, but it kind of takes away the spell of finding something that hardly anyone else knows about.

So if my favorite nectar is all the way over there, well then this little guy has great tastes in location for finding his own.

Yeah ok, that is a severe long shot...but for some reason every time I think of Santa Monica, I think of that winery.

:hug:
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bule Featured By Owner May 18, 2005   Photographer
THe mountains are an awesome addition to this shot. Like a soft line leading to the bird itself.

Chris doing nature? Wow! :p
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner May 19, 2005
sometimes!
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STMCorporation Featured By Owner May 16, 2005   Photographer
STUNNING. I love this. Will have to put it on my wish list. Well captured. :-)
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cweeks Featured By Owner May 19, 2005
ah ... thank you!
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JKnox Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow just wow! I love how the sky is so seemless, it seems like a studio shot that way. I've never seen a hummingbird with my own two eyes, you were able to actully get it's wings still that's so impressive.
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner May 19, 2005
i got lucky!
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neonutopia Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
Woah.
I love the stillness of the bird. I know how fast those crazy wings go so thats amazing!
The colour is beautiful. If you got rid of that I dont know what I would say haha.
Beautiful shot. if anything, I would change the composition, but sometimes you dont have a choice... too fast! lovely.
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fdpiech Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
Frozen... :nod:.... Very nice...
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arnaudmeyer Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Suprising at first to see that kinda picture under you name... Well done, must be tricky somehow trying to catch that kinda lil'birdy...

And the blurred mountain creat such and abstract and great background. I like this a lot. :nod:
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner May 19, 2005
thank you!
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Mike Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
nice work chris... i was surprised to see your name attached :D

:::mike
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
i'm sure you know why i'd be sitting around watching a friggin' hummingbird, right?
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:iconmike:
Mike Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
:lmao: ...true!
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
thought you'd know.
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:iconlaydowntwilight:
laydowntwilight Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
...and once again time stands still for you. It seems like you can bend the universe to your will for a photo. It's intriging.
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MaX-DooM Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
Well Mr. Weeks shoots people ... we know that and he's bloody good at it too.

I bet he's rubbish at wildlife though ... ... no ... no he's a dab hand at that too it seems!

I might have cropped a little off the bottom and left but hell, what do I know.
There's a real grace in this shot, the subtle blues, the elegant flowers and to top it off, a humming bird, once again, cracking.

Focus must have been a bitch with such a small target & at that apeture?
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sammy-lee Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
this is impressive, the colours are very fresh and these little birds just fascinate me!
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SuperJen Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
Beautiful.
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Jupit3r Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
You're a professional!!
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aquapell Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
fantastic composition for such a difficult subject. :clap:
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MildInsomnia Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
lovely capture and in colour!!!
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photoart1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2005   Photographer
Beautiful image. Very different from your people images, but that's what a great photographer does adapts to all subjects.
Carry on!
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ninazdesign Featured By Owner May 14, 2005  Professional Photographer
Amazing shot, is it a colibri bird :?

:clap:

I love it in colour, you really should do more of that... to get some variation in your gallery, that does't hurt ... :no:

:blowkiss: from Nina
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EddieSaysEvolve Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
That's absolutely beautiful!
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geekthegirl Featured By Owner May 14, 2005   Photographer
magnifique.
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:iconcraniac:
craniac Featured By Owner May 14, 2005   Photographer
That's beautiful.
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Ktuloo Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
...love that little bird actually.. so small, so... "Yndefuld".. (forgot the english word right now..)
:)
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Canon
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Canon EOS-1D
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F/2.8
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jun 7, 2004, 3:39:00 PM
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