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Old Apr 13, 2006, 4:18 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone! I haven't been here in a while. Life seems to be moving faster than I can keep up. Anyway, thought I'd stop in and post my first male Ruby-throated Hummer of the year. They just arrived in my yard on Monday and I just now had a few minutes to shoot this morning. It was a little later in the morning than I would have preferred, but sometimes, you do what you can. Also wish I'd had a little more DOF, but then I'd have had to give up some shutter speed.



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Old Apr 13, 2006, 4:31 PM   #2
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Fantastic shots, Gracie!
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 4:44 PM   #3
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 5:18 PM   #4
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Well, what can I say? Wow! All I can do is echo the sentiments of the other posters...

I am interested in the technical data for the photos...
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 6:32 PM   #5
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Yep, really nice catches of that beautiful little bird Gracie.
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 6:41 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. The data for both was...

Shutter Priority
1/2000 sec
f/3.5
200mm
ISO: 200
EV: -0.50

My lens was a Minolta 200mm f/2.8 APO HS lens which I think is a G-series lens although I'm not 100% certain (I bought it used). Like I said, I would like to have had a bit more DOF, but I chose the faster shutter speed instead. I just got this lens last month, so I'm just now beginning to play with it a bit. Ithink I'm satisfied with its performance.

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Old Apr 14, 2006, 2:29 PM   #7
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Old Apr 14, 2006, 4:03 PM   #8
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Very nice

How did you get the green background?
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Old Apr 14, 2006, 5:50 PM   #9
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That is an outstanding Hummer photograph. The resolution is amazing. I would like to know if a flash was used and whether you used tubes, teleconverter or just the 200mm lens. Thanks
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Old Apr 15, 2006, 10:41 AM   #10
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Thanks to all. The background is actually my yard. I hang my 'perchless' feeder on a deck hook and I stand on the deck... just a few feet away (maybe 5') and I wait. I have a very large back yard and it slopes upward a bit in the back... therefore the camera is actually pointed slightly downward which gets the distant yard as a background.

There was no flash on these as the sun was up and bright behind me. I don't even own a teleconverter yet. Hope to some day, but this was just the 200mm lens.
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