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Old Aug 1, 2011, 11:50 AM   #1
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Hi all
I tried my first Hummingbird shots with my 550D and now know this cam is NOT meant for this type of photography but it was fun watching them and learning how to photograph them at the same time.
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PS. If anyone can help me better these kind of shots don't hesitate to C&C as this is the only way I can learn..Exif attatched I think.

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Old Aug 1, 2011, 1:48 PM   #2
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Both look a little over exposed to me and the colors are a bit off.
I would like to see the focus more on the hummer in the first shot and drop the ISO down to 200-400 range.
Shutter speed looks fine in both shots.
Focus point on second shot looks spot on but the picture is blown out due to the over exposure.
The light appears to be plenty adequate so why the high ISO settings?

Those critters are fun to shoot.
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Thanks for the c&c , I am going to try a flash because I had to brighten the pictures overall just to see the color in the bird' I am under a dark patio deck while the birds are exposed to the sun and the iso was on auto and explains the noise in the photos.
I'm still learning the cam and getting out of full auto is a little scary but hey not gonna learn if I don't. I will surely drop the iso and try again and will always welcome the c&c in order to learn more.
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Always enjoy exchange of photos, settings, and comments.

Here is one I took a couple of months ago in a similar setting.
I almost always shoot in Aperture mode and 200-400 ISO.
I always try to avoid flash.

Nice thing about digital, keep on trying, film is cheap and developement is instant.

Have fun.
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Thanks Flying Fossil I am trying it in Aperature mode and getting better results so far so I'll keep practicing
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Nothing wrong with those shots....
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