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Ruby Throated Hummingbird on bee balm


Posted by hawkflyer on Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:48 pm

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Nikon D850
Nikon 500mm f/4
1/2000th @ f/5.6
ISO 2000

I have done these types of shots with multiple flashes and a fake background, with the flash stopping the wing motion.

I wanted to create a shot with a natural background. 
I placed the flower in a shaded area and shot toward a sunlit tree line.  
3 flashes in HSS mode at low power to light the bird.

Critical critique appreciated.
Greg Evans

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by Gene Gwin on Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:17 pm
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Greg, The colors came out just about right. I might have moved the bird a little more to the left (if space allowed) to make it look like the bird was flying through the frame a little more.
 

by Karl Egressy on Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:50 pm
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Beautiful colors pose and composition.
 

by paul fletcher on Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:23 pm
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An excellent image, Greg. Your creativity, certainly worked very well as shown here in this photo. The lighting, pose, wing position, background, and detail on the hummingbird, all first class. ( From my own experiences, I would say that the bee balm is certainly one of the favourite plants, for the Ruby-throated hummingbirds). A pleasure to view !
 

by david fletcher on Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:07 am
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Super job with your efforts and planning Greg. First class. Like the suggestions re crop/ placement too.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:03 am
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Gene Gwin wrote:
Greg, The colors came out just about right.  I might have moved the bird a little more to the left (if space allowed) to make it look like the bird was flying through the frame a little more.



The capture itself looks spot on!  I agree on a touch less space on the left and more to the right - if available.

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