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Old Aug 27, 2009, 10:02 PM   #1
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Kevin and I are just learning how to photograph Hummingbirds IF you want the wings frozen (not blurred). You need a minimum of three external flashes and, so far, we only have two. So, this photo has one wing frozen, but not both, using only two flashes!
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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A beautiful little bird thats worth the time and effort to catch nicely as you have done here. I have an idea for a shot with a hummingbird. I might be back. Having a drink while I was looking at the bird gave me this idea.
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Old Aug 28, 2009, 11:43 AM   #3
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FUNNY! Good job!
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Im curious to know what you did to the bird. There is a drop shadow under the bill and running down the left side of the body. It looks like the bird was a cut and paste from the left side but looks more natural from the right side. A little strange. Also you can notice what happens when a file is copied from here and sent back. The colors are somewhat desaturated a bit. All by itself.
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Actually, the only thing done to this photo was a crop and minimal noise reduction using Ninja Noise plug-in in Photoshop. The shadow effects are due to the use of only two external flashes. Once we get more external flashes, that won't occur (according to the experts).
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Beautiful photo.
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