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Self Portrait with Male Broad-tail Hummingbird

I took this self portrait to demonstrate that often/usually you can get quite close to photograph hummingbirds. So many people just don't get close enough. This photo was taken with a 100mm macro lens and high speed flash. The camera was approximately a foot and a half from the bird, and the flash heads just as close. It was probably shot at F22, sync speed. My face was about 2 stops underexposed, so I had to pull up shadows quite a bit.

Canon 5D
100mm · f/22.0 · 1/200s · ISO 100
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