Hummingbird and Moon (astronomy sunrise+sunset birds sky ). Photo by polymorph
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Hummingbird and Moon

Uploaded by: polymorph

Thursday May 23, 2013

Embudo, NM (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: And a bit of the Belt of Venus below

Image Description:

Manufacturer: SONY

Model: NEX-5N

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: GIMP 2.8.4

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

PRINT Image Matching: 106 bytes undefined data

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/400 sec.

FNumber: f/10.0

Exposure Program: Aperture priority

ISO Speed Ratings: 1600

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Compressed Bits per Pixel: 2.00

Brightness: 6.11 EV (236.81 cd/m^2)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 4.64 EV (f/5.0)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 255

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 52.0 mm

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FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

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PixelYDimension: 3190

File Source: DSC

Scene Type: 1

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Manual white balance

Focal Length In 35mm Film: 78

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Contrast: Normal

Saturation: Normal

Sharpness: Normal

InteroperabilityIndex: R98

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

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2. polymorph
3:48 PM GMT on May 24, 2013
Quoting Microshnik:
That's adorable! How did you catch that??


Thanks! Around sunset they become more desperate and less flighty/fighty. So I stood almost under the hummingbird feeder, focused on the moon and shot in burst mode 10 frames per second. It took a lot of misses to get one that was decent.

If I could have I'd put the hummingbird in focus, but in the choice between bird and moon, I knew the moon wouldn't come out as good as the bird if out of focus from past experience.
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1. Microshnik
3:34 PM GMT on May 24, 2013
That's adorable! How did you catch that??
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