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Scintillant Hummingbird


Posted by john on Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:09 pm

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1DX 100-400 ext tube 4 Flash setup feeder cropped out of image.

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by RichardMittleman/Gon2Foto on Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:28 pm
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Very nice and even better when clicked on to view with black BG
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by david fletcher on Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:59 pm
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must see larger shot! gorgeous
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by Karl Egressy on Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:39 pm
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Excellent pose and fine details when clicked on.
 

by Ron Day on Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:23 pm
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Great pose and background - beautiful!
 

by LynnS on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:39 pm
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John, very cool suspended animation shot with dynamically swept wings and tail.  Unique POV nicely shows that pretty gorget color - a scintillating capture :)
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 - a scintillating capture :)


Ha!   Good one!  Thanks everyone for you comments!
 

by mikullashbee on Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:09 pm
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Very cool pose and a great image i would be happy with as is, but part of me wants to see a big ol' photoshopped flower entering from the left side of the frame.lol Cheers John
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by john on Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:53 am
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mikullashbee wrote:
Very cool pose and a great image i would be happy with as is, but part of me wants to see a big ol' photoshopped flower entering from the left side of the frame.lol Cheers John



LOL  I'll try to do better next time 
 

by mikullashbee on Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:20 am
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john wrote:
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Very cool pose and a great image i would be happy with as is, but part of me wants to see a big ol' photoshopped flower entering from the left side of the frame.lol Cheers John



LOL  I'll try to do better next time 

 I have been the guy holding the flower in place of the feeder so my buddy could get a shot of it against the same BG at the same focal distance with the same lighting as the hummingbird??? Its all a little contrived sometimes but there is no doubt these composites make for lovely works of art. The other thing i've seen done is taking away the feeder, and replacing it with a flower, sometimes adding a little nectar water to attract the hummers. In this case you don't have to make a composite. Cheers John
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mikullashbee wrote:
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Very cool pose and a great image i would be happy with as is, but part of me wants to see a big ol' photoshopped flower entering from the left side of the frame.lol Cheers John



LOL  I'll try to do better next time 

 I have been the guy holding the flower in place of the feeder so my buddy could get a shot of it against the same BG at the same focal distance with the same lighting as the hummingbird??? Its all a little contrived sometimes but there is no doubt these composites make for lovely works of art. The other thing i've seen done is taking away the feeder, and replacing it with a flower, sometimes adding a little nectar water to attract the hummers. In this case you don't have to make a composite. Cheers John

I can see how that would work Mike.  I have only been able to do hummingbirds setups seriously a few times (it takes a fair bit of travel for me to get to a place where there are consistent birds) but my plan is next time to spend a bit more time trying to incorporate flowers. Up till now its just been learning to get the flash setup to work properly and get decent lighting without looking overflashed.  Thanks for the ideas though.
 

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Super cool shot of this tiny guy.
 

by Carol Clarke on Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:30 pm
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Gorgeous capture of this tiny jewel and the pose you caught is superb!
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