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    Hummingbird

    Went out this morning and found this hummingbird and luckily had enough light to shoot with some fast shutter speeds. I pushed the ISO up to 400 and shot at 1/3200 f/4.
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    Re: Hummingbird

    That's not fair, I won't see any for a few more months.

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    Re: Hummingbird

    Roger,
    I liked the pictures you took of the hummingbird. I do not know which is my favorite. The photos are of the same bird? I had never seen a hummingbird unkempt (photo # 3). In photo # 4, what is the material on the hummingbird? Pollen?
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    Re: Hummingbird

    All nice shots Roger. Number three is awesome!

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    Thanks James, and yes Antonio all are of the same bird and in #3 the bird was scratching himself and had ruffled his feathers and I took the shot, a second later he looked normal. The color in #4 is from iridescent feathers it is explained in this link http://hummingbirdworld.com/h/iridescent.htm

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    Re: Hummingbird

    Nice images Roger, I like the second the best.

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    Re: Hummingbird

    Lovely pictures Roger,

    I agree with Joe; #2 is best because it shows the bird feeding in its habitat.
    I would, if mine, consider a crop that removes the lower horizontal twig and the little bits and pieces peeking into frame on the right - and if not cropping - cloning them out is another option - or a combination of both.

    I also like #1, although it feels a little dark, perhaps if the sky were toned more like #3 or #4?

    A fortunate 'spot', well executed in capture.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Hummingbird

    I like #2 and #4 best. Good, sharp focus on all of them. These are not easy to capture. Good job.

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    Re: Hummingbird

    Thanks everyone and Dave you're great you don't miss a thing I re-cropped and yes it's better I think I could of cloned but I tried cropping and liked it. Here's the crop version.
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