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HogRider Feb 4, 2007 11:15 AM

All taken with *ist DS and Polaris 55-300mm @ f8/300mm. A bit of cropping and the usual USM etc..

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4110/humm2306api8.jpg



http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/3503/humm2306bhb5.jpg



http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9345/humm2306crk7.jpg



http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/5444/humm2306dhf7.jpg



http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/1618/humm2306evw3.jpg






TDN Feb 4, 2007 11:27 AM

lol, that last one looks like he's diving into a pool :p

Wonderful shots

Dal1970 Feb 4, 2007 11:28 AM

Great shots as per.

The wings look stuck on, like they don't belong.

Did you have to shoot many shots to get the wings in that postion, as I understand they flutter very fast.


Darren

royce10 Feb 4, 2007 11:35 AM

Hogrider you never cease to amaze me. These are fantastic shots. Any advice for photographing hummers in flight? Do you use autofocus or manual focus? Flash or no? You always seem to put up kickass photos from obscure lenses that I have never even heard of. LOL. You are the king of sweet old school glass.

bilybianca Feb 4, 2007 12:12 PM

Sorry if I'm boring – but it's WOW! as usual.:lol:

Never heard of the Polaris lens before - tell us!

Kjell

Feb 4, 2007 1:03 PM

will,
did you ever find a exif writer that batches??

roy
very nice BTW

Illuminati Feb 4, 2007 1:23 PM

Wow! These shots are all amazing. What was the background for that last shot? It really brings out the hummingbird's details. I'm amazed at how sharp you got those wings too. Fantastic job!

HogRider Feb 4, 2007 1:24 PM

Dal1970 wrote:
Quote:

Did you have to shoot many shots to get the wings in that postion, as I understand they flutter very fast.


Darren
Yes - I'd say only1 in 5 shots turned out. Lots of wasted pictures where I was either too late or they had motion blur etc. The sync time for flash is only 1/180th, so it is very hard to "freeze" the wings. In a very bright location, without flash and high ISO/fast shutter speed it might be possible, but I have not managed to do that yet.

HogRider Feb 4, 2007 1:39 PM

royce10 wrote:
Quote:

Hogrider you never cease to amaze me. These are fantastic shots. Any advice for photographing hummers in flight? Do you use autofocus or manual focus? Flash or no? You always seem to put up kickass photos from obscure lenses that I have never even heard of. LOL. You are the king of sweet old school glass.
Thank you. Below is a picture of my current "Hummer Setup". The lens is an old manual monster from the 60' or maybe early 70s. I have never seen a second one for sale. It is a relly sharp lens. Most people have never heard of it.

Used to be a Y-mount lens but I used a T-mount adapter to fit it to K-Mount. So it funtions basically like an M42 lens in preset mode. Iused a manual Flash (model KalimarTW-3600) on max output setting.

http://wheelgunner.zoto.com/img/orig...929369c9f-.jpg

HogRider Feb 4, 2007 1:40 PM

robar wrote:
Quote:

will,
did you ever find a exif writer that batches??

roy
very nice BTW
Thanks. No I didn't, stillediting one by one and someytimes I use Exifer.


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