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Title: Black-Chinned Hummingbird
This is a high speed flash photo of a black chinned hummingbird hovering just above the hummingbird feeder, which is below the frame. The actual photo has more detail than what is shown here. Click the link above to the high resolution inset to see detail from the full resolution photo.
This photo illustrates the core concept of my hummingbird studio series: The bird, the whole bird, and nothing but the bird!
Subject: Black-Chinned Hummingbird scientific name Archilochus Alexandri. A nectar feeder and potted salvia was used to attract hummingbirds.
Location: Bog Springs Campground, Madera Canyon, Coronado National Forest, near Green Valley Arizona and Tucson. This bird is common from California to Texas
Photographic Technique: High Speed flash photography in an outdoor studio, using a custom built four head Olsen Ultra flash at 1/2 power 1/33000 second flash duration. White cardboard background. Usually at 1/200th second shutter speed (sync speed). F16 or above. (F22 is preferred). Canon 100mm macro lens F2.8 USM. Canon 5D body. Tripods for camera, flashes, and perhaps feeder and background.
Date/Time: 04/14/2010 2:03pm, if I remembered to set my camera's clock for this time zone.