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    Re: Front View

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
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    Great shot.

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    Re: Front View

    I agree - Perfect!

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    Re: Front View

    That really is phenomenal!

    I have been admiring your hummingbird series with great interest and have been waiting for you to do a full frontal!

    This is my absolute favourite! it's stunning!

    I also think you should consider this...

    http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-...tion/index.jsp

    Well done

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    Re: Front View

    That is a good idea Tommy.

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    An amazing shot, Steve. I really think it couldn't be bettered. I particularly like the rather abstract nature of it caused by the blur of wings. You ought to enter it in an external comp.

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    Re: Front View

    Wonderful shot, Steve. I agree with Rob, the blur of the wings gives it a very dynamic feel, and the crystal sharpness of the head is spectacular. Fantastic.

    Cheers,
    Rick

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    Re: Front View

    Great shot Steve,

    We can see how narrow DoF is, the tip of the beak isn't in focus, but the eyes and best parts of the body are.

    Looks good (i.e. noise free) despite the high iso (1250).

    I'm impressed by the way you set yourself a target and keep at it until you've well and truly 'cracked it', then move on to something else difficult.

    Great work,

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    Re: Front View

    Carrying on the same theme as that at the end of Dave's post above, there is a great learning point for any members new to the site. And that's about mastering your craft.

    If we look back over the whole series of shots of these birds we can see that the image above was not the result of a passing interest whereby you pulled out the camera and thought, 'Oh that might be nice. I'll take a photo'. This and the most recent others posted have been the cumulation of dedicated effort on your part to understand your subject and to learn how to photograph it to best effect. The above could never have been created by someone who had not committed time and effort to learning how to do it.

    No matter what subject matter people may be interested in, everyone on the learning curve (as we all are for ever) would do well to learn from your work.

    Truly, truly amazing images.

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