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Old Sep 17, 2010, 12:16 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I was in the neighborhood of the Crab Tree Nature Center, and was early for an appointment, so I thought I'd check out their Hummingbird Feeder to see if I could get a few shots. Even though it was mostly overcast, I was using the FA* 300/4.5 + the 1.7x AFA, so I bumped up the Auto ISO to top out at 1600 and shot wide open. I saw that I could get 1/250 shutter speeds at ISO 800, and thought that would be enough. . .

When shooting at a feeder, I prefer to get shots of birds staging on branches near it, instead of on it, but I chose to just shoot them on the feeder to save some time. I only saw females, so I guess the males have already left the area.

These were cropped to 8x10 then PP'd with Topaz Denoise 5 before downsizing, and sharpened with Focus Magic during the downsizing. All were shot handheld.

This one's a little overexposed, but I was trying get a shot with one flicking her tongue out, and this is the closest I could get that wasn't ruined by some motion blur.



This one's cropped to about 2550 pixels on the long side before I downsized it.



Chipmunks were all over the place. Most were constantly in motion, but this one stopped and posed while I was making my way back to the car.



I was happy to get a few that were good enough to post in the short time I was there. . .

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Nice shots. I should get in the habit of taking at least one of my cameras with me at all times.

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Beautiful captures, I really like the last one, though they are all great! Nice work, Scott and thanks for sharing these.

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I keep wishing we had those hummingbirds, great shots (all of them)
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I keep wishing we had those hummingbirds, great shots (all of them)
Me too ! So jealous of those that have these gorgeous little birds living around them - they seem so acclimated to humans too.

Great shots Scott - super sharp, you did a great job with the processing. Lovely chipmunk (?) too !
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Excellent job, Scott!
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I always smile when I see hummingbirds - thank you for sharing these Scott!

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Nice captures Scott. Hummingbirds are magical to watch and fun to photograph.

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Lovely hummer shots and the squirrel is very, very good. The squirrel is excellent.
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Beautiful shots, all of them. As Harriet said, the squirrell is awesome, even if he is shooting you the bird LOL
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