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Old Jul 1, 2009, 10:04 PM   #1
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Default Hummingbirds - more images with FA* 300/2.8

Another set of images from that overcast, windy day. This time I did some selective exposure tweaks and ran Noise Ninja with Unsharp Mask of 114% @ 0.9 pixels. No cropping in the first image, minimal in the second image. Taken at the MFD of 6 feet. I wanted to have them at the level that I would give to my lab if I would want print them at 16 x 20 or larger.

Taken with K10D + FA* 300/2.8 + Tamron 1.4x AF TC = 420mm. All images at F/6.3, 1/100 sec, ISO 640, AV mode, EV -0.3...

The Sentry:

Photo Dimensions 3872 x 2592

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The Stare:

Photo Dimensions 3456 x 2360

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I hope you enjoy these images!

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Old Jul 1, 2009, 10:35 PM   #2
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Yes I do enjoy them - lovely shots of a lovely subject, captured so well. Thanks for sharing your talents!!
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your hummingbirds are fabulous
incredible detail
and great soft backgrounds too
i will be happy if my new 300mm f4 takes half as good a shot
PS i hope you dont mind i have been looking at your exif data to get hints on what settings to use
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Your shots are fabulous. Beautiful subjects as well. The EXIF data and MFD defies the results for getting a shot like you did on a windy day, but there it is. If I did that I'd have one terribly blurred hummer. Very impressive Mark.

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Incredible! Nothing that my lenses or abilities can do.

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Yes I do enjoy them - lovely shots of a lovely subject, captured so well. Thanks for sharing your talents!!
Thank you mole! They were relatively obliging that day...

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your hummingbirds are fabulous
incredible detail
and great soft backgrounds too
i will be happy if my new 300mm f4 takes half as good a shot
PS i hope you dont mind i have been looking at your exif data to get hints on what settings to use
You honor me with those words! Thank you.

Gumnut, please ask any questions you might have and I'll do my best to answer them for you. No guarantees on how quickly I will respond due to some upcoming workshop logistics, but I will do my best!

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Image #1 is now in the Pentax Photo Gallery... I have not submitted #2.

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I missed these too, another loss for me, wonderful shots.

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Congratulations - No 1 joins a great collection of images you have put there.

#2 is great to show the iridescent gorget and other feather detai, but unfortunately suffers from shallow DOF in that the bill is so out of focus you can hardly see it and the head looks turned around! A good image, but with your standard of perfection I can see why you didn't submit it.
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Those are great photos, Marc-

Thanks for sharing them with us.

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