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Old Feb 4, 2007, 11:15 AM   #1
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All taken with *ist DS and Polaris 55-300mm @ f8/300mm. A bit of cropping and the usual USM etc..























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Old Feb 4, 2007, 11:27 AM   #2
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lol, that last one looks like he's diving into a pool

Wonderful shots
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 11:28 AM   #3
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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.


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Old Feb 4, 2007, 11:35 AM   #4
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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.
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Sorry if I'm boring – but it's WOW! as usual.:lol:

Never heard of the Polaris lens before - tell us!

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Old Feb 4, 2007, 1:03 PM   #6
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did you ever find a exif writer that batches??

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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!
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 1:24 PM   #8
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Did you have to shoot many shots to get the wings in that postion, as I understand they flutter very fast.


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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.
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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.


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Thanks. No I didn't, stillediting one by one and someytimes I use Exifer.
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