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Old Sep 22, 2007, 2:34 PM   #1
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Anybody know why hummingbirds hum?

Because they forgot the words! :-)

Anyhow, here's a select few shots that I took in my parents' backyard last weekend. Pentax *istDS, SuperTak f1.4 50mm and Sears 75-300 zoom lenses, all shots manually focused. Distances were between 2-7 meters. Enjoy!

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Old Sep 22, 2007, 3:40 PM   #2
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Billy M wrote:
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Easily done!

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Old Sep 22, 2007, 6:38 PM   #3
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ditto!!
a DS?? where you been??

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Old Sep 22, 2007, 9:52 PM   #4
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Oooooh - very nice! I love your evening (or was it morning) shots with the clear feeder and the inverted image in it - very different.
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 10:28 PM   #5
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Those shots were taken in the evening, about 45 mintues or so before sunset. The light was great, and so was the activity of my subjects! There were at least 20 different birds out that evening, often 7 or 8 hovering around each feeder at times.

Robar, I just found this forum earlier in the week. Eddie OM35 recommended it to me after I recommended he buy himself a Pentax DS like mine. I never really thought to search out a forum such as this... I'm enjoying this forum a lot! There are some great photographers posting some amazing here.

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Old Sep 22, 2007, 10:54 PM   #6
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I love shot #1. ....very well lit and an unusual perspective
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Old Sep 22, 2007, 11:08 PM   #7
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Thanks, trojansoc. That was alsomy favorite shot out of the 45 shots I tookthatday, and the most difficult to get. The lenses I was using are totally manual, no autofocus features at all. Hummingbirds are constantly moving, quite rapidly at that, and consequently very hard to get focused on.

As for the perspective, I was actually sittingright below and slightly to the right of the feeder, about 6-7 feet from the feeder itself. I got lots of slightly out-of-focus ones similar to this one because the birds weren't holding still long enough.

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Great shot, and welcome aboard. Unlike some other forums we spend more time discussing pictures than equipment here. I am also a DS user (no plans to upgrade unless it becomes necessary for some reason, such as wearing out this camera).

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That first shot is fantastic, well done.
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