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Discussion in 'Birds' started by Jose Suro, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Hi All,

    Went to Ft. De Soto again this morning and was greeted by hummingbirds arriving from down south. I had never shot hummingbirds before. All of these were shot in the wild - no fancy light setup or feeder. The second one is a female. I shot these at ISO 400, Flash set at -1.00 EV and 1/1000 second @ F5.6 exposure. Oh, and another shot of the Summer Tanager at the end.

    Thanks for looking!



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  2. Wonderful as usual. Never shot a hummingbird myself. Looking forward to finding one someday. :) 
  3. jimmyc1000


    Jun 14, 2006
    Awesome shots. I especially like #1 and #3. I can't wait to try my hand at hummingbirds when the weather gets better.
  4. Beautifuls shots,exceptionally nice given no external light source, as usual Jose. I've just got to back there.

  5. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Beautiful images

    Tad over sat
  6. jamesf01


    Feb 20, 2006
    Port Orchard WA
    Great shots!!! Which Lens did you use????
  7. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Terrific shots Jose.
  8. Great shots... though the wings seem slightly out of focus! :biggrin:
  9. Thanks so much Gale. The images in the viewfinder were that saturated. This is the problem with digital cameras, they are normally sooo "forensic". Luck being on our side, Nikon has seen to that and if you set your camera to Adobe RGB color space, with the color mode set to Mode III (landscapes) and use Capture NX, then its all WYSIWYG. I also use Fred Miranda's Velvia Vision in Photoshop but never use the enhancement at more than 33% out of 100% - Capture NX and the camera settings are that good. Tell you the truth, the Velvia Vision settings for these images was more like 16% - barely noticeable. Flash though adds a little bit of saturation because it bumps up the available light and I did use that, albeit at a very reduced rate as well.

    Thanks again!

  10. A single word Stunning!!!!
  11. Nice, REALLY nice, gotta love them hummers.

    While everyone else is commenting on the hummers, let me say that the Tanager is stunning, the red is vibrant. This is one we don't see around our parts.
  12. Matthias


    Apr 13, 2007
    Central Texas

    What is the shutter speed to stop a humming bird's wing:confused: 
  13. These are beautiful Jose!

  14. Nice Jose. Your's turnrd out much better than mine. Well done.
  15. Thanks James! 300/F4 + 1.4xTC


  16. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    I would trade you every backyard bird I have for one chance at that Tanager. Another excellent series!
  17. BirdLady


    Jan 8, 2006
    Beautiful set, Jose.
  18. snownow


    Jul 13, 2006
    so cal

    Ditto, wow thats some nice work
  19. Thanks all! I always appreciate the kind comments, as well as the constructive critcism. This is a great site and I very much appreciate your support.


  20. WildBill


    Mar 20, 2006
    Hammonton, New Jersey
    Great shots Jose!!! For never shooting them in the wild, you sure made some pro's look bad! :wink:

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