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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · The best hummingbird photo I've taken so far!


Just got a 70-200 2.8 IS MkII, and while I don't have any of the super-tele lenses, I still like to try my hand at bird photography whenever I get a chance. This morning, after weeks of a heat wave, I noticed the hummingbirds had returned to our feeders. This shot was taken at about 10am today, natural light, handheld on a 7D. I was about 5-6 feet away - hooray for the 7D's cropping capabilities! The light and background turned out perfect. The bird was in almost direct sunlight. The shutter speed was fast enough that the green trees in the distant background, which were in shadow were completely blacked out.

Cheers!
William




  Canon EOS 7D    EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens    190mm    f/4.0    1/1600s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Jul 15, 2012 at 12:06 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · The best hummingbird photo I've taken so far!


Dude, that is awesome! Really, really awesome. The lighting compaired to the background is such a contrast it looks like it was shot in a studio. Very nice work!


Jul 15, 2012 at 12:14 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · The best hummingbird photo I've taken so far!


Thank you! I know, I couldn't really believe it myself. I didn't even do that much post-processing either aside from cropping, WB adjust, some NR and good ole unsharp mask. Didn't even touch the contrast or other tone sliders in LR.


Jul 15, 2012 at 12:28 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · The best hummingbird photo I've taken so far!


William:

A great best capture to this point! Now get out there and try for no feeder.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1129639

Ted



Jul 15, 2012 at 08:31 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · The best hummingbird photo I've taken so far!


Ah man, Ted, amazing shots! Yeah, I would love to get some sans feeder. Around my house at least, I don't seem to see hummers not at the feeders. Are those flowers in your shots particularly attractive for hummingbirds? Maybe I need to visit a botanical garden that has hummingbirds?


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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · The best hummingbird photo I've taken so far!


Very nice shot. They are a lot of fun to shoot, aren't they.

Birdie



Jul 16, 2012 at 01:37 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · The best hummingbird photo I've taken so far!


william

yeah, the light bird really pops against the dark background. very sharp too!

dorian



Jul 16, 2012 at 02:40 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · The best hummingbird photo I've taken so far!


it's a lovely shot William



Jul 16, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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Always a thrill to get a shot one tries for!


Jul 16, 2012 at 10:40 PM





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