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    Ruby Throat & Rose

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    re: Ruby Throat & Rose

    lol I was titling this Ruby Throat & Rose but missed the shift key and hit the enter key ,so I guess ruby throat 7 will have to do. shot with my 50D 200mm iso 320 1/2000 sec at 2.8.
    Please forgive my awkwardness trying to get used to windows 8 coming from xp.
    welcome all C&C.

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    re: Ruby Throat & Rose

    A very attractive photo. Did the humming bird actually feed on the rose or was he (she?) just looking?

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    re: Ruby Throat & Rose

    The hummingbird feeds at a feeder very close to the rose, I have manipulated the composition and brought the bird closer to the flower, By cropping 2 images and laying one over the other.
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    re: Ruby Throat & Rose

    The difference in backgrounds due to shot settings rose was shot at iso 125 1/13 sec. f16.

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    re: Ruby Throat & Rose

    Now in my defense. I have seen her check out the rose, of course she has flown over to my tripod to check it out too. When I realized she wasn't coming to the rose regularly, I decided to manufacture the shot.

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    Re: Ruby Throat & Rose

    James, it's a good looking rose -- and no signs of bugs or black spot on the leaves!

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    Re: Ruby Throat & Rose

    C'mon, James. Get her a flower that she likes! But nice job on the composite!

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    Re: Ruby Throat & Rose

    Nice job on the composite...

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    An eye dropper and a bit of sugar water in the rose might do the trick. Once I was researching technique for humming bird shooting and read that somewhere. The whole task of shooting the buggers sounded like it took a lot more patience than I had at the time so I never tried it. Saving them for retirement

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    Re: Ruby Throat & Rose

    Nice work on the composite and a beautiful rose!

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    lol funny you should say that Terri, when I was courting my wife I bought her roses everyday. Then it became every couple weeks. Then it became every couple months. Now I cant remember the last time I bought my wife some flowers. (might not hurt for me to stop at the florist after work tomorrow) Heck I might get some for my wife too.

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    Re: Ruby Throat & Rose

    Thanks for the tip Dan I will try it, if it works I could see me trying that trick to get her near other interesting shots.

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    Re: Ruby Throat & Rose

    Thank you Nat, Bruce and Msippibelle for viewing and commenting.

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    Re: Ruby Throat & Rose

    Nice, when I first opened it I saw the first picture naturally, and was looking for edits (I confess), but I didn't really see one and figured wow what a picture, then I saw the others and put it together before I read your caption. The reason I believed the shot the first time, was the shadow on the leaf, I thought it was the birds, many people forget about shadows when adding layers. I did realize that the shadow was there on the standalone leaf and flower pic after seeing it afterwords. But regardless, this was nicely done James.

    James, what lens did you use?

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    Re: Ruby Throat & Rose

    Thanks Bob, I need to keep shadows in mind when doing this kinda thing.
    I would rather succeed in tricking the bird to the flower or baiting it though, probably much less work. Thanks for viewing

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