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Old May 23, 2004, 2:28 PM   #1
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One of my favorite subjects.

This is a full-size crop, otherwise unmodified.

I love that the 6490 can get this sort of shot. But I do wish it would let me lock focus longer than 60 seconds, so I could be ready when these little guys appear!

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Old May 26, 2004, 8:09 AM   #2
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Great Shot! I am still waiting for the little fellows to visit my feeders,,,hope they are not camera shy! hehe
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Old May 26, 2004, 8:39 PM   #3
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Thanks! I think they've already settled in for the summer, here in Georgia.

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Old May 27, 2004, 5:20 AM   #4
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Nice shot robb,,,,my mother has 4 feeders at her house,,,i`ll have to get out there soon to get some pics too,,,i really think hummers are neat..although tricky to capture in flight..



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Old May 27, 2004, 8:58 PM   #5
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i really think hummers are neat..although tricky to capture in flight..
Indeed! The only thing I know to do is be ready, and try to fire off as many shots as possible while one is likely to be in the frame. I never have a clue about whether I got good shots or not, until I review them. The birds just move too fast! Sometimes they're hardly recognizable when caught in mid-flight.

Here's one that's a bit odd looking, although not as bizarre some I've gotten in the past. Resized to 50%, but otherwise unmodified.


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Old May 30, 2004, 5:43 PM   #6
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Robb,,,here`s one i took today,,i`ll get more when the sky`s clear up,,,i had to use flash to get her...i nailed her just as she went to fly..

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Robb,,,here`s one i took today,,i`ll get more when the sky`s clear up,,,i had to use flash to get her...i nailed her just as she went to fly..
That's stunning, Brian! The hummingbird equivalent of glamour photography.

So just how close to the feeder are you? If I get closer than about ten feet, I'm much less likely to get photo ops. But it appears that you're much closer than that.

Is that an external flash you're using?
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Robb,,i was about 5 feet away,,took this through the window,,,with the nternal flash,,,,just bounce the flash off the window on a good angle and you get hardly any flash-back.....there is some reflections in the original photo but i made sure that they would not be where the bird was...

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Brian, I can't touch what you're doing, but here's one recent shot that I like a lot. ISO 400, with the built-in flash. It's been processed by Helicon Noise Filter, and resized to 70%.
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Robb,,,what`s wrong with that ?????...considering the speed of these birds anything coming out near as good as that is great.....keep them coming,,,i`m going to go at the hummer shots tonight i hope,,,,,parents have 5 feeders,,,,lots of chances at a better shot,,,but i`m also a critic on my work,,,,always in search of that "perfect" shot,,,,which in my mind i`ll never get,,,,with any camera,,,,,i have extremely high expectations for myself,,,,,,keeps me striving for better though...



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