Flyin At Ya!

© Dot K.

Flyin At Ya!

Cathy Laurenzi April 22, 2007

Another great humingbird photo, Dot. How in the world do you get such sharp photos of moving birds? I like the perspective - it makes the photo unique. #642582

Kathy L. Clark April 22, 2007

I'd like to know the answer to the above questions as well. This is so wonderful. #4198038

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict April 22, 2007

This is an amazing capture of this swift flying bird, and the caltiry is awesome Dot, I tell you we will see this again next month...Dominick #4198039

Dot K. April 22, 2007

Thanks everyone,

To answer the question about sharpness, I delete many blurry, or no bird in the frame photos. But here's basicaly what I am doing, is taking lots of shots. My camera has a sharpness setting which I keep at +2. Whenever possible I try my best to keep the light behind me, and on the bird. Exposure, FStop, and focus are all set to manual. The ISO setting has a lot to do with how sharp the photo will be, so I use 100 as much as possible, but change it to a higher number if I realy need to. I always have the steady shot feature on, not sure it's realy needed when the light is good, but it sure couldn't hurt any.

Richard D. Cox April 23, 2007

This is a unique shot! Very well done, Dot. #4198244

Harris Qazi April 23, 2007

Once a whole day I had tried to capture sharp focus on flying Seagull. After shooting hundrades of images I have got non like you have produced. Very nice and lucky capture. #4200298

Cheryl E. Molennor April 23, 2007

OMG!! Amazing. Just love it! #4200391

Janine Russell level-deluxe April 23, 2007

Dot, excellent detail, colors, clarity, lighting and point of view. #4201597

Anna Diederich April 30, 2007

WOW Dot! This is amazing! #4233296

Kurt Hawkins May 01, 2007

gorgeous capture dot .. well done .. B) #4233779

Michelle L. Frick May 01, 2007

This is beautiful Dot! Amazing clarity and detail - and I love where you have him framed in the shot too! Awesome! #4236693

Michelle L. Frick May 23, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist Dot! #4318240

Sharon King May 23, 2007

WOW, Awesome shot! Congrats! #4318734

Terry Cervi level-classic May 23, 2007

I love it!! Congrats on your finalist, Dot! #4321005

Blake T. Lipthratt May 24, 2007

This picture cracks me up, but it's amazing. #4325065

Kurt Hawkins May 24, 2007

congrats dot on your win .. this is such an awesome and beautiful capture .. very well deserved .. B) #4326818

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 25, 2007

Congratulations here Dot , as I have told you before, you deserve this win...Dominick #4327305

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 25, 2007

Wonderful capture Dot, congrats on your win!! #4327762

Bill Houghton May 25, 2007

This is quite a unique shot. Once in a lifetime. Great job. Congratulations. Bill

Bill Houghton Photography #4328435

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic May 25, 2007

Dot,Congratulations on your second place winner. #4328626

Dot K. May 25, 2007

Thanks everyone! Not just for the congrats on this photo but for all the encouragment I recieve from your comments on all my photos as well. Dominick you sure were correct about this one!

I realy owe a huge thanks to Better Photo, I have learned so much from this site, and from the other photographers here. I am so thrilled to have a premium gallery, I had been seriously thinking about getting one, but looks like I won one instead.

Thanks again, to all of you, and to BP! #4329325

Anna Diederich May 25, 2007

I was so happy to see this one win Dot! It blew me away first time I saw it!

HUGE Congrats to you! #4330036

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic May 25, 2007

This bird is so cute and the image, AMAZING! --Lisa

Janine Russell level-deluxe May 25, 2007


Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe May 27, 2007

Bravo! Great capture! #4336287

Ariel Lepor May 27, 2007

Congratulations twice: Once on winning, and once on a TOTALLY AWESOME CAPTURE!!

ScrattyPhotography Blog #4336531

Madhu Ramaswamy level-classic May 27, 2007

Oh dear god! I am falling short of words to praise this. Congrats!!! #4337419

May 28, 2007

Congratulations, Cathy. wonderful shot. last evening two of them were dancing in front of the feeder. By the time I got the camera out, they flew away. Please have a look at my posting and let me know what you think of it. #4339382

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic June 04, 2007

Beautiful....nice capture in moion. He is tooo cute!!! Well done! #4363796

Patrick R. McMullen June 17, 2007

Beautiful shot Dot! Congratulations on it! Great selective focusing too..
Pat #4405436

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).


ISO-100, f/8 Shutter 1/250, 100-300 lens.

Got this shot of one of the hummingbirds this evening. There's something about the way he's facing me that I like.

Uploaded on April 22, 2007 Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Dot K.. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.