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Sergio Moreira


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HUMMINGBIRDY

DEPENDING ON THE SPECIES, THEY BEAT THEIR WINGS FROM 70 TO 90 TIMES PER SECOND. ALSO THEY USE TO FLY CIRCA 50 KMS A DAY TO OBTAIN SUGAR (FROM FLOWERS) TO FUELL THEIR MUSCLES! THIS SHINING AND GORGEOUS CREATURE WAS PHOTOGRAPHED IN MY HOME BACKYARD, USING AN F2A NIKON, A 200MM MICRO-NIKKOR LENS FOCUSED AT ABOUT 2 METERS [TO FILL THE FRAME]. IT WAS EARLY IN THE MORNING - IN THE SHADE - AND HOW DID I FREEZE ITS WINGS? SIMPLE: USING A VIVITAR 285 SPEEDLIGHT AT 1/16 (REDUCED) POWER! THE SHUTTER SPEED WAS 1/60, DO YOU BELIEVE? AND YOU CAN COUNT THE FEATHERS.

Comments 17

  • Sergio Moreira 25/10/2005 1:00

    THANK YOU HONEY,
    I FEEL MYSELF VERY GLAD 'COS PAINTING'S PHOTOGRAPHY MOTHER!
  • Seraphine Wilhelm 15/10/2005 0:30

    Interesting colors, it actualy looks more like a painting then a photograph. Beautiful as well.. Seraphine
  • Sergio Moreira 06/08/2005 23:05

    LET'S SEE EAMO,
    YOU'LL NEED, AT LEAST, A 300mm LENS, A FAST ISO 400 PROFESSIONAL FILM (EX: KODAK'S SUPRA 400 or FUJI'S NPH 400) IN ORDER TO USE A HIGH SHUTTER SPEED [1/500 - 1/1000]. THEN, DURING A CLEAR DAY, USING A TRIPOD OR MONOPOD, JUST MAKE A "PAN" WITH THE CAMERA FOLLOWING THE BIRD IN FLIGHT. A MOTOR-DRIVE COUPLED TO THE CAMERA WOULD BE HELPFUL.MAKE "PRE-FOCUS", GET SMART AND SHOOT! GOOD LUCK, BRO!
  • Eamon Lynch 02/08/2005 21:36

    This is the best one ever well done Mate I have been trying for years to get a shot of a "Kingfisher" as it flys up the "Tolka River" at a breakneck speed of 60 miles per hour one of these day i will get it.. this will still be fabulous your a master Sergio!
    Kind Regards

    Eamo
  • Sergio Moreira 22/02/2005 1:03

    One more time again you're very kind and polite, Jutta...and beautiful! Thank you so much indeed.
  • JVision 15/02/2005 7:51

    This is so amazing this picture. So beautiful !!!!
    I take it to my favorit pictures here in the fotocommunity.
    And I agree with all above, it's gorgeous and inspiring.
    Greetings
    Jutta
  • Sergio Moreira 26/11/2004 1:58

    Indeed it's a slide, Kerstin, and you can do it. The technique is described below the photo. But...Are there hummingbirds in Iceland? Be my guest!
  • Kerstin Langenberger 26/11/2004 0:57

    Wow, what a gorgeous pic!
    This is one of the photos I'm dreaming of doing it myself one day... And you got it!
    Really great, this is your best shot in fotocommunity, at least in my opinion!
    Oh I would LOVE to see it as a slide!!!!
    Great work, Sergio, hold on!!!
    All the best - Kerstin
  • Sergio Moreira 13/11/2004 2:20

    Deborah, first I would like to know if your name was inspired on Marc Bolan's T-Rex tune "Deborah"? Second, you're very nice and kind. Be around, if you please!
  • Sergio Moreira 13/11/2004 2:15

    It's easy, brother. Just proceed the technique mentioned bellow the foto. Anyway, in case of doubt, I'm just here!
  • Deborah Hangartner 13/11/2004 0:32

    Absoulutely stunning, Sergio!! I agree...definately inspiring! Thank you for sharing!
  • Visiones de vida. 12/11/2004 8:21

    Bravo Sergio!!!,...I have been wanting to do the same
  • Sergio Moreira 10/11/2004 23:00

    Hi Julien, how are 'ya? I'm back in business, glad to meet you again. The way I did it is described above, but anyway, if you want more details, you can ask me, pal!
  • Julien Salut 09/11/2004 16:35

    how did you do it ?
    patience?
    great picture

    julien
  • Sergio Moreira 09/11/2004 0:13

    Dear friends, I'm very pleased for your comments on "Hummingbirdy" and welcome both to my friendship. Be around. Sergio.