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A couple that I got today... also learning to photograph these boogers!!

Two different pictures.


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I see them both :cool:
As I'm several thousand miles from the nearest wild hummingbird I'm always jealous of shots like these. I prefer the colour to the B&W - I always do for bird photos. I think the second might look better with a gentler crop, giving a little more space above and in front of the bird; this would get the eye nearer to the centre of the image and give a stronger composition.

Alan
 
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What shutter speed are you using and are you also using flash.
 
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I see them both :cool:
As I'm several thousand miles from the nearest wild hummingbird I'm always jealous of shots like these. I prefer the colour to the B&W - I always do for bird photos. I think the second might look better with a gentler crop, giving a little more space above and in front of the bird; this would get the eye nearer to the centre of the image and give a stronger composition.

Alan
Thanks Alan, still working on my compostion to.
 
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What shutter speed are you using and are you also using flash.
Hello Sweetpea,

I had my D200 set on shutter priority @ 1/800th with a flash on the B&W, and 1/800th w/o flash on the color photo. I was using my Nikon 300f4. If I remember correctly, both of these were 50% crops.

Thanks for checking.
 
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I had my D200 set on shutter priority @ 1/800th with a flash on the B&W, and 1/800th w/o flash on the color photo. I was using my Nikon 300f4. If I remember correctly, both of these were 50% crops.

Thanks for checking.
Very nice shots, I plan on setting up a feeder this weekend to attract the local hummers. Forgive my ignorance but what is a "B&W"? Also did you get these hand held or off a tripod.
 
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Hi George,

Nice shots.

your focus is dead on on the B&W. But why shoot a hummer in B&W? I'm not sure I get it.

Thanks for sharing

Lil
 
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Very nice shots, I plan on setting up a feeder this weekend to attract the local hummers. Forgive my ignorance but what is a "B&W"? Also did you get these hand held or off a tripod.
Tony,

Thanks for checking them out. This humming bird thing is new to me, but having fun with it. B&W=black and white.

These were off my tripod, with my MC30 remote trigger, about 10 feet away.
 
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Hi again....

Thanks for checking them out Lil. I was trying out a B&W PP technique, and, why not?
You're right, why not B&W. Guess that since I feed about 30+ of them all the time I am just so used to seeing them in color. Never really entered my mind to shoot them B&W.

Just keep shooting them - they are so much fun & sometimes forget to shoot & just stand & stare at them in wonder. Such amazing little aerial acrobats. I just love them.

Thanks for sharing & keep up the good work.

Lil:smile:
 

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