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Old Apr 27, 2009, 9:23 PM   #1
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Last weekend I put up the hummingbird feeders... Within 20 seconds the first male landed...:shock:

After teaching macro class last Thursday and the field trip on Saturday I ended up taking several images that day - maybe 3 macros with the Tammy 28-75/2.8!! I did end up taking some interesting people pics instead, so I'll share those later.

I've desperately wanted to get some perched shots to compliment my in-flight portfolio of images. Today I finally got out the big fast glass and boy was I glad that I did! Not so good lighting... Taken with the K10D + FA* 300/2.8 and Tamron 1.4x Pz-AF TC. It took me just over an hour to get this close to my little returnees. Little or no cropping in these images. Only default conversion from RAW in ACR, no additional sharpening, minor Levels adjustment for the background to deepen it's hues in the second image. Taken ISO 640.

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First serious shoot in a while... at lower than recommended shutter speeds too...:O I am such a rust bucket... :sad:

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Your "rusty" is twice as good as my best shots - I love these. Granted, I don't have your legendary lenses, but still, there's no way I've ever gotten something this good. Keep posting - they give me hope that some day I'll manage something like this.
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Wow, fantastic shots.
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Excellent shots of the humming birds.
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Old Apr 28, 2009, 1:02 PM   #5
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Excellent shot Mark!
my only problem was hooking up my 42 inch monitor so I could see it all without panning.

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Some amazing detail and life in those photos. Thanks for sharing!
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The second one is especially good, given the shallow DOF at such close focus. Well done.
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Old Apr 29, 2009, 9:13 AM   #8
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Amazing, amazing, amazing images.

Amazing, amazing, amazing detail.

And the eyes just draw you in and make you wonder what the bird is thinking. <grin>

I love these images.

Take care, yours truly,
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Excellent shots Marc great work
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Old May 2, 2009, 9:57 PM   #10
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Your "rusty" is twice as good as my best shots - I love these. Granted, I don't have your legendary lenses, but still, there's no way I've ever gotten something this good. Keep posting - they give me hope that some day I'll manage something like this.
Mtngal, thanks for the kind words.

Even with great lenses, shutter speeds this low can easily result in blurring! As you probably know solid technique and understanding is critical to image success.


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Thank you Rodney!
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