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Old 09-07-2019, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default Some migration hummerbirds

Of the ruby-throated variety with a bonus rufous.

First one, like the outline of it's face and throat through the wing.










RT Hummingbird by Bill Morris, on Flickr

Ruby-throat took exception to this rufous being at it's feeder.

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Old 09-07-2019, 10:17 AM   #2
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GREAT pics like Always! THANKS so much for sharing!
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:40 AM   #3
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Awesome photos!

Is this with the new 200-600 or still waiting on that sucker?
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:49 AM   #4
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Awesome pics, Bill!
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:54 AM   #5
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GREAT pics like Always! THANKS so much for sharing!
Thanks for looking.

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Awesome photos!

Is this with the new 200-600 or still waiting on that sucker?
No sir, had it since Aug. 13. Just added an a6400 also.

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Awesome pics, Bill!
Thanks Shane, appreciate you.
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Old 09-07-2019, 11:08 AM   #6
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Amazing birds and excellent pics. Nice job.
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Old 09-07-2019, 11:14 AM   #7
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Awesome pics! Love watching those little birds. I have two feeders going myself, only have a couple hitting the feeder.
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Old 09-07-2019, 11:20 AM   #8
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The rufous hummers are a rare treat, had a pair spend about a week hanging around my feeders several years ago, amazing to look at.
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Old 09-07-2019, 11:21 AM   #9
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Beautiful work man!
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Old 09-07-2019, 11:23 AM   #10
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Great photos. I’ve always enjoyed watching those birds. I need to get my daughter a feeder so we can watch them. Thanks for sharing
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:21 PM   #11
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Most excellent!
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:36 PM   #12
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Spectacular photos
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:39 PM   #13
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Really nice!
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:01 PM   #14
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These are incredible! So your setup is a6400 and 200-600. What brand lens? I am trying to get some shots like this but with my 70-200 I can’t get quite this close to them.
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:37 PM   #15
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Amazing pictures
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:47 PM   #16
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Amazing birds and excellent pics. Nice job.
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Awesome pics! Love watching those little birds. I have two feeders going myself, only have a couple hitting the feeder.
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The rufous hummers are a rare treat, had a pair spend about a week hanging around my feeders several years ago, amazing to look at.
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Beautiful work man!
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Great photos. Iíve always enjoyed watching those birds. I need to get my daughter a feeder so we can watch them. Thanks for sharing
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Spectacular photos
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Amazing pictures
Thanks for all the nice comments. For those wondering, the feeders I use are under $10 at Walmart and have no yellow on the flowers. It's simple and made of plastic. Don't buy pre-made mixtures. Use 1 part sugar to 4 parts water and NO food coloring. Migration will go on into October and longer the further down south.

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These are incredible! So your setup is a6400 and 200-600. What brand lens? I am trying to get some shots like this but with my 70-200 I canít get quite this close to them.
I actually have 3 different cam bodies I use. The Sony FE 200-600 is a new lens they released in the last month. When these birds get use to you, sitting close isn't a problem. Thanks for the comment.
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:11 PM   #17
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Thanks for looking.


No sir, had it since Aug. 13. Just added an a6400 also.


Thanks Shane, appreciate you.
How do you like it so far?
Taken it for a spin yet?
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:57 PM   #18
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Wow those are some fantastic shots!
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:37 PM   #19
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You have got these shots down bill! Nicely done.


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Old 09-08-2019, 08:13 PM   #20
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How do you like it so far?
Taken it for a spin yet?
Love it and yes but I see I didn't post anything from so look out below. Do you attempt the bald eagles in the Woodlands? They will start working the nest next month. Loft Church parking lot in case you weren't aware.

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Thanks Tyler. Appreciate the comment.

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You have got these shots down bill! Nicely done.


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Thanks, been working on it for awhile now.

With the a6400

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Old 09-08-2019, 08:31 PM   #21
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Wow, amazing pictures
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:42 PM   #22
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Love it and yes but I see I didn't post anything from so look out below. Do you attempt the bald eagles in the Woodlands? They will start working the nest next month. Loft Church parking lot in case you weren't aware.


Thanks Tyler. Appreciate the comment.


Thanks, been working on it for awhile now.

With the a6400

I have not yet!

Not sure of where exactly they nest so the 70-200 I have may be a little dicey..?

Hoping to add the 200-600 in the next few months.

Another great photo by the way
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:31 PM   #23
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Wow, thank you for sharing those photos.
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Old 09-08-2019, 11:38 PM   #24
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Great pictures! We saw a bunch in Old Mexico this weekend!
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:08 AM   #25
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Awesome pictures, as always, Bill.
For those that have lenses without enough zoom, could you use a 2X multiplier, at least until you could save up for one of the more expensive lenses? If I remember correctly from my 35mm days, you loose some low light capabilities with a 1.5 or 2.0 multiplier, but there wasn't much difference in the photo quality. Is this true in the digital world?
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:38 AM   #26
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Thanks again for looking and commenting guys.

Keith I used a 1.4x Sony on this pic this morning. Pied plumage.

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Old 09-09-2019, 11:14 AM   #27
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I miss shooting hummers. We don't get them in San Antonio area like we did in the Houston area. This time of year I'd be out there every evening shooting them.

Great shots Bill! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-09-2019, 01:03 PM   #28
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I miss shooting hummers. We don't get them in San Antonio area like we did in the Houston area. This time of year I'd be out there every evening shooting them.

Great shots Bill! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Casey. I'm surprised you don't get plenty of black-chins around you. I was at Guad River SP when you were here and they were in the park.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:25 PM   #29
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Iíve got about 15 hanging around now. I love watching them. Cool birds for sure!


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Old 09-12-2019, 09:12 PM   #30
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Great pics
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:09 PM   #31
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Simply amazing
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:51 PM   #32
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Great pictures, nice job catching them.


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Old 09-18-2019, 03:07 PM   #33
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Exceptional images Bill!
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Old 09-18-2019, 03:13 PM   #34
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We have very few hummingbirds now, they all left out about 5 days ago. We may have 3-4 total now. I'm in NE TX.

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Old 09-18-2019, 03:33 PM   #35
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I have a couple of feeders on my porch and took some pictures but not as good as those. Nice. we started out with about 3-4 but then 8-10 started showing up. Awesome birds.
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