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Sep 06, 2010 01:03 |  #1

This is a crop from a great capture of a few hummers fighting over dinner. The original was slightly hampered by use of a 50mm prime and wanting to get too close as to scare them away. But C&C welcomed.


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Sep 06, 2010 09:46 |  #2

It looks very grainy which is making it soft. You're getting some CA from backlighting. The bird on the bottom isn't adding anything to the image so I would crop it out. Although I realize the bird feeder is what attracted the birds there, it's not very photogenic.


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Sep 06, 2010 12:02 |  #3

Seems to me that you'd get better lighting if you were on the other side of the feeder.


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Sep 06, 2010 15:10 as a reply to  @ joedlh's post |  #4

Possibly, but I would have also been aiming more into the sunlight from that side. This was my first real try at getting them in flight, and under not ideal circumstances, more or less just a chance I had but without the gear I wanted for shooting them due to being there for a different subject matter. (no tripod, flash, or zoom lens) Lesson learned.


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