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How a Hummer catches a Snack

Discussion in 'Birds' started by bfjr, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Thanks to the Machine Gun this kinda of sequence is possible !! Happened so fast didn't even notice till I saw I it on the Monitor

    He spys his snack

    Out comes his weapon

    He strikes

    And the Snack is served :) 
  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Dam I need a gunner machine. Lag is really starting to bother me ... GRRRR

    Great shots.. Beautiful images.

    That is just incredible. I believe you have just set the bar real high..

    Kind of a RR Flip.

    Gotta have a new flip name now. Ok Ideas anyone.

    Top that.
  3. Now that is a cool series Ben, I have caught them many times with the tongue, but never eating an insect and in a series.!!! Now if you figured that out while shooting, Im deeply impressed ;-)
  4. WOW! Nice series.

    Now if you could just zoom in on that insect so I can see its eye's and the shock of the hummer picking him off in flight. Little bug is just not having a good day. :wink:
  5. Very impressives shots
  6. Wow !!! Fantastic series.
  7. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Great shooting, Ben.
  8. Greg


    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    hey that's a supper shot. (pun intended). Yes the bar was raised a bit for this one.
  9. Wow Ben! That is a fantastic set. Now, if you only had that from 3 different angles with a closeup of the insect .... :)  8)
  10. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Great catch Ben. I'm about to head to the feeders in a few minutes myself. 8)
  11. Excellent series Ben. I think this is the first time I have seen a Hummer catching an insect.
  12. WOW that's amazing. Great job.
  13. Wow, I'm impressed at that series!!!
  14. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Wow gale what a wonderful positive reply. Thank you wouldn't be enough, I can only say I will continue to shoot and post and hope you like !! :) 
  15. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Well I can say that I knew what he was doing, but no didn't know I captured it till I got it up on the Computer :roll: :wink:
  16. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Ok I'll try next time but no guarantees :lol: :lol:
  17. Jim Neiger

    Jim Neiger Guest

    Wow! Very cool captures, Ben. I like #3 with the bug and #4 because of the non-sky bg. I have 3 suggestions for you.

    1. All the images seem to have a halo around the subject. I'm guessing that you used the shadow highlight tool in PS and that is what is causing the halo. The halos can be avoided by selecting just the subject and then use shadow highlight on the subject only.
    2. If you shoot in manual mode for flight shots it will allow you to maintain proper exposure as your subject moves accros differing bgs. This is true as long as the light remians the same as your subject moves.
    3. I think the shots would be more interesting if they were cropped a little tighter to show more details in your subject.

    I hope these suggestions help.
  18. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    thank you Gilles
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    bfjr Guest

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