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Old May 25, 2011, 10:26 AM   #1
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Not sure whether I like the wings stopped or moving, guess it's a matter of taste. The ones from yesterday were moving but I attached an older photo with them stopped. I guess I like them both ways, fun bird to photograph. 510/70 300 manual, ISO 200, 1/360 and flash.
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Old May 25, 2011, 10:58 AM   #2
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Eric,

These are wonderfully beautiful. I like any hummingbird photo, with wing motion stoppage or blur. Excellent results from the 510 w/70-300 lens.
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Old May 25, 2011, 11:15 AM   #3
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Well done Eric.

But I've got to know, how did you shoot manual focus with the 70-300 on a fast moving bird??? I have trouble with manual focus on that lens with a stationary subject. The only way I could guess is that you pre-focused to a spot and waited for the bird to fly into it??
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Thanks guys. Sorry Steven, not enough info : ) I meant manual mode not focus. However your assessment of birds flying into a prechosen spot isn't far off. I actually do that if I'm shooting BIFs of small birds and in this case I focused on the feeder, held the shutter there, and pan to the hummingbird when he or she is coming in or backing up on that particular spot. A little patience and a lot of luck with all shots : )
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Great pics!
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Yer the hummer king, dude! NICE job! You even got his tongue sticking out on the last one.
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Excellent photos.
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Excellent photos.
Ditto for me.

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lovely pics. lovely birds...
they look very sharp , were you at the full 300mm? Any pics I have taken of BIF looked sharper at less than 300??
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Thanks folks, Al, I've been more than pleased with the 70 300. Although it struggles in low light it is very light, quite sharp, and an easy carry around lens. IQ is pretty impressive for a lens under 300 dollars.
The shots were taken at around 150 mm and cropped.
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