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Cinnamon Hummingbird in Zericote Tree
by elbert on 07/05/09 12:09 PM

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Zericote (Cordia Dodecandra) or as the Maya call it, Chakopte, is a versatile tree of Belize.
It provides blossoms all year long so the little hummer stays the year round.
I'm not good at shooting hummingbirds , they move to fast., but i recently discovered the 'Limit' button on my auto focus lens and its helped tremendously.
but Barn still has me beat.

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#343704 - 07/05/09 12:29 PM Re: Cinnamon Hummingbird in Zericote Tree [Re: elbert]  
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nice one elbert!
try manual focus,, pre-focus on a spot you know he will be at.
i gave up trying to keep up with them, focus wise.

edit: and i find that by opening up the f-stop as far as i can, gives a little breathing room if i miss the sweet spot.

Last edited by Barnacle; 07/05/09 12:31 PM. Reason: more stuff
#343717 - 07/05/09 02:41 PM Re: Cinnamon Hummingbird in Zericote Tree [Re: Barnacle]  
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great shot


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#343771 - 07/05/09 09:19 PM Re: Cinnamon Hummingbird in Zericote Tree [Re: tacogirl]  
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Elbert, excellent! It takes a lot to catch Barn on hummers! Drink more beer! smile


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#343796 - 07/06/09 09:45 AM Re: Cinnamon Hummingbird in Zericote Tree [Re: azbob]  
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Azbob,
I was trying to shoot a yellow butterfly.He flew away and this hummer showed up.
I wanted to make a post/record of the annual migration of these yellow butterflies. Each year since I've been here around june/july a constant flow of yellow butterflys travel north to south.I tried to est. how many roughly 5 to 10 pass every 5 min. day and night for weeks.They seem to be following the coast.
Hea Barn do they come by your place in the south?


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#343801 - 07/06/09 10:09 AM Re: Cinnamon Hummingbird in Zericote Tree [Re: elbert]  
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One year after a few days of a few butterflies it was like it was snowing yellow butterflies. It lasted for days. Amid the masses of yellows there would be an occasional black on and once in a while an orange one.
As of now there is just a fairly constant scattering of them heading south.


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#343802 - 07/06/09 10:09 AM Re: Cinnamon Hummingbird in Zericote Tree [Re: elbert]  
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yes they do. at times it is a constant flow just at the tree-line. they go south and then sometime later they go back north. sounds like they are headed this way?

#343804 - 07/06/09 10:29 AM Re: Cinnamon Hummingbird in Zericote Tree [Re: Barnacle]  
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I'll get out an practice your advice of focusing on a spot and wait, its just that i don't drink beer and holding still that long is tuff. :-)


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#343809 - 07/06/09 11:01 AM Re: Cinnamon Hummingbird in Zericote Tree [Re: elbert]  
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i kinda cheat you know.
i have a feeder on my deck, i sit in a deck chair in the shade with the camera/tele on a monopod so it's easy to hold for hours.
then toss in the beer and it's definitely cheating!

#343868 - 07/06/09 04:06 PM Re: Cinnamon Hummingbird in Zericote Tree [Re: Barnacle]  
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Beautiful pic Elbert - keep em coming smile


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