Hummers...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by GeoKost, Jun 3, 2007.

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

    Two different pictures.


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  2. Very nice. Never seen one in these parts.
     
  3. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    I can't see the first one but the second one is very good!
     
  4. Thanks Alex.

    Thanks Andy, checked my pbase gallery, not sure why you can not see it.
     
  5. 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
     
  6. sweetpea

    sweetpea Guest

    What shutter speed are you using and are you also using flash.
     
  7. Thanks Alan, still working on my compostion to.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    Can't see either:(
     
  10. genera

    genera

    Oct 6, 2005
    California
    Me too.
     
  11. I have them hosted through pbase. I do not know what is going on. Thanks for letting me know, I'll check into it. I can see them?
     
  12. AISBLE

    AISBLE

    259
    Nov 29, 2006
    RI
    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.
     
  13. 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
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. Thanks for checking them out Lil. I was trying out a B&W PP technique, and, why not?
     
  16. Hi again....

    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:
     
  17. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    17 & 21 are wall hangers. Nice images. Went to Pbase, still can't see them here.
     
  18. Thanks for checking them out Jeff, I don't know what is going on. I had my daughter check from her computer and she showed x's also.

    I'll figure it out somehow.
     
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