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    Hummingbird...

    Here is how I spent my morning today. Sitting on the ground between my gas grill and screened porch waiting as the day got hotter and hotter waiting for this bird. Finally it showed it's pretty face and I captured these images. Not perfect yet, first try... still working on the technique. I think it is a female Ruby Throated Hummingbird. C&C welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.
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    Very nice and the bokeh is so smooth in the fourth image. Which lens were you using?

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    Re: Hummingbird...

    If you are still working on your "technique", I would love to see your pics when you perfected it.


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    Lovely! Joe, what speed did you shoot at to freeze the hummingbirds wings like that?

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    These are great Joe... I would expect no less by now though. I would be interested in shot details also.

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    Nicely done. Really like the angle of the bird in the last one.

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    Very nice/ I actually attempted my first Hummingbird pictures this weekend myself. They were at a feeder. I had a lot of fun. Will post some soon.

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    Re: Hummingbird...

    Quote Originally Posted by HaseebM View Post
    Very nice and the bokeh is so smooth in the fourth image. Which lens were you using?
    Hello Haseeb, thank you for viewing and commenting. The lens was Nikon's 70-300mm, shot from about 15 feet at 300mm.

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    Re: Hummingbird...

    Quote Originally Posted by Digital View Post
    If you are still working on your "technique", I would love to see your pics when you perfected it.


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    Hello Bruce, thank you for commenting. Yup, still working on the exposure. I need a sunny day to bring out the colors better and lower ISO. Watching the bush during the day afternoons are the best light, I shot these in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John 2 View Post
    Lovely! Joe, what speed did you shoot at to freeze the hummingbirds wings like that?
    Thanks John, your comment is appreciated. I captured these at a shutter speed of 1/4000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamn4ex View Post
    These are great Joe... I would expect no less by now though. I would be interested in shot details also.
    Thanks James, I appreciate you viewing and commenting. Shutter speed 1/4000, f5.6, ISO between 900 and 3200 depending on the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernFocus View Post
    Nicely done. Really like the angle of the bird in the last one.
    Hello Dan, thank you for viewing and commenting, very much appreciated.

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