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We've Got To Stop Meeting Like This...

I was out walking around the yard, camera in hand as always, and came upon this curious little guy. He buzzed me repeatedly, back and forth from all sides, to the point I chose to turn back and take a different route. It was 'baby season' and I didn't want to risk disturbing a nest or potential new-born hummers so I cleared out quickly.. I did manage to get a few decent shots during my retreat.

When I saw this contest was about speed I immediately thought hummingbirds because they are one of my favorite things to pursue with my camera and they are undoubtedly super-fast. The subject has sharp facial features (you can see me in the eye I believe) and enough motion-blur to almost be too much. It's one of my favorite hummingbird pictures and I hope you like it too.

Any advice or tips on how I could have done this better would be greatly appreciated. I'm a fairly new hobbyist and I'm always looking for ways to improve. Thanks in advance.

Canon 5D Mark IV
227mm · f/8.0 · 1/250s · ISO 800
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