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Aug 27, 2018 06:41 |  #23761

found these odd couple at beach today. Both one legged - mum and young one. Well so I thought
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Followed them around and suddenly they decided 2 legs were better, but still each hopped on one. Weird to see


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Aug 27, 2018 06:44 |  #23762

mum Seagull and young having a tender moment


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Aug 27, 2018 07:25 |  #23763

Pondrader wrote in post #18693669 (external link)
super... interesting that you say shot in natural light... made me stop and think for a second... everything I shoot is in natural light. This is in natural light after the sun went down tonight.


Lame-Duck wrote in post #18693730 (external link)
Beautiful shots, Pax. I really like the sharpness of the first shot.


robamy wrote in post #18693866 (external link)
Top notch work here, I prefer the natural light look with hummingbirds, well all birds actually.


MatthewK wrote in post #18693895 (external link)
These are sweet, even though you only used natural light  :p

Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement! This thread has done heaps to get me out there photographing more and trying to do better!:-) (Natural light and all)


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Aug 27, 2018 09:16 |  #23764

Pax2You wrote in post #18693948 (external link)
Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement! This thread has done heaps to get me out there photographing more and trying to do better!:-) (Natural light and all)

Good on you Pax2you.. the fresh air will do you good. Back years ago I had a encounter with a fairly talented photog who had some stuff in magazines, He knew he had the answer's to the best photography images " Ever " He told me that If I was going to seriously shoot birds I needed to get a flash rig setup. I agreed and proceeded to shoot. those images I took have been used by quite a few online magazines and the national audubon society... So my answer is never say never and no one answer is king.

So flash if you must... we won't hold it against you lol

I just let them be what ever they are.


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Aug 27, 2018 09:32 |  #23765

Pleasantly Plump

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Aug 27, 2018 10:49 |  #23766

Anna' little Costas too

I also have Costas hummers coming to my feeder.

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Aug 27, 2018 11:05 |  #23767

navydoc wrote in post #18694067 (external link)
Anna' little Costas too

I also have Costas hummers coming to my feeder.

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Pretty birds! I'm seeing a bit of a halo effect on this one, as well as the first Anna's, it's particularly noticeable viewing the images at a small size (phone screen). Am I right to assume that's from dodging and/or burning the bird/backround? If that's the case then my only suggestion would be refining that edge. Nice shots!




  
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Aug 27, 2018 11:28 |  #23768

ShadowHillsPhoto wrote in post #18694083 (external link)
Pretty birds! I'm seeing a bit of a halo effect on this one, as well as the first Anna's, it's particularly noticeable viewing the images at a small size (phone screen). Am I right to assume that's from dodging and/or burning the bird/backround? If that's the case then my only suggestion would be refining that edge. Nice shots!

Thanks. I believe the haloing effect you're seeing is the fringing of their head feathers.

Here's a little closer look at what I think you're seeing.


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Aug 27, 2018 11:40 as a reply to  @ navydoc's post |  #23769

That's not it. What I'm seeing is more substantial, more of a thicker halo effect. On the first Costas above the background looks lighter along most of the left side of the bird, and on the right from about the eyeball down to where the breast sticks out. I saw the same on the first Anna's, but thought it might just be a natural part of the background, but I don't see it in the 2nd Anna's which appears to be on the same perch. Not sure what is causing it, may even be the way my phone is displaying it, it just resembles the sort of spill-over you might get from a quick dodge/burn.




  
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Aug 27, 2018 11:57 |  #23770

ShadowHillsPhoto wrote in post #18694107 (external link)
That's not it. What I'm seeing is more substantial, more of a thicker halo effect. On the first Costas above the background looks lighter along most of the left side of the bird, and on the right from about the eyeball down to where the breast sticks out. I saw the same on the first Anna's, but thought it might just be a natural part of the background, but I don't see it in the 2nd Anna's which appears to be on the same perch. Not sure what is causing it, may even be the way my phone is displaying it, it just resembles the sort of spill-over you might get from a quick dodge/burn.

Ah, I probably overdid a vignette to darken the background some. Thanks for pointing that out.

Some of it might also be caused by the cinderblock wall behind. You may be seeing the grout between the blocks which creates a dark band.


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Aug 27, 2018 12:04 |  #23771

Pondrader wrote in post #18694007 (external link)
Good on you Pax2you.. the fresh air will do you good. Back years ago I had a encounter with a fairly talented photog who had some stuff in magazines, He knew he had the answer's to the best photography images " Ever " He told me that If I was going to seriously shoot birds I needed to get a flash rig setup. I agreed and proceeded to shoot. those images I took have been used by quite a few online magazines and the national audubon society... So my answer is never say never and no one answer is king.

So flash if you must... we won't hold it against you lol

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Aug 27, 2018 12:07 |  #23772

navydoc wrote in post #18694115 (external link)
Ah, I probably overdid a vignette to darken the background some. Thanks for pointing that out.

That might be it. I tried viewing the photo at 100% and the halo is barely visible, I probably wouldn't see it if I wasn't already looking for it. I think viewing it on my phone, where the image is only 2" wide, is compressing the transition from dark to light into such a small area that it becomes much more noticeable. Great shots though, makes me wish I wasn't stuck all the way over on the east coast with nothing but ruby-throats.




  
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Aug 27, 2018 12:11 |  #23773

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Great shots though, makes me wish I wasn't stuck all the way over on the east coast with nothing but ruby-throats.

At least you've got them, and you're not stuck over here in Europe where there are no humming birds at all :(




  
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Aug 27, 2018 12:14 |  #23774

Life after the Humming bird


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Aug 27, 2018 13:27 |  #23775

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top stuff Jeff, really nice

Thanks Sid


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