Male Broad-Bill hummingbird. Wings frozen mid-air with multiple high speed flash units.


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  • Jeff Weymier
    Jeff Weymierabout 3 years ago

    Great work.

  • Thank you Jeff – I appreciate your comment.

    – Janet Fikar

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 3 years ago

    Wow, great capture Janet!!

  • Thank you Marvin – much appreciated.

    – Janet Fikar

  • David Friederich
    David Friederichabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous shot, Janet, using multiple flash. The bird is beautiful, and so is the background.

  • Thank you David – your comments are always very much appreciated.

    – Janet Fikar

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

    Wow, this is fabulous! So clear!

  • Thanks Dot – I was using a 300 prime lens and when you get it right – it is sharp!

    – Janet Fikar

  • John Holding
    John Holdingabout 3 years ago

    Superb capture Janet.

  • Thank you John!

    – Janet Fikar

  • Kymie
    Kymieabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you Kymie – much appreciated.

    – Janet Fikar

  • Liane Pinel
    Liane Pinelabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous!!! I loooove hummingbirds and the hummingbird was the first of the medicine wheel images I did…bravo on a fabulous capture!

  • I love them too. They are one of the most interesting birds that I have seen to watch their behavior. Glad you like it.

    – Janet Fikar

  • facade
    facadeabout 3 years ago

    Very, very nice… something I am yet to achieve :(

  • I am glad you like it!

    – Janet Fikar

  • Adam Bykowski
    Adam Bykowskiabout 3 years ago

    A tremendous shot. I was wondering if you would be kind enough to tell me what lens you used and if you did any cropping. A definite fave.

  • Certainly! I used a Canon 5D Mark II (fast burst is not important when shooting hummingbirds) and a Canon 300mm 2.8L lens. I used 4 high speed flashes set to 1/16 power. The high speed flash is necessary in order to freeze the bird in flight. One flash was used to light up the background, one flash used to light up the bird gorget and the other two to capture both sides of the bird. I used very little cropping as I was sitting about 10 feet from the feeder. I was shooting 1/200 sec at f/11, ISO 100.

    – Janet Fikar

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxabout 3 years ago

    So beautiful~

  • Thank you so much!

    – Janet Fikar

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