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Afternoon Snack
Afternoon Snack
youngnova


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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD for Canon
Location: Powell Gardens, Kansas City, MO
Date: Aug 16, 2006
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2006

I saw a humming bird for the first time a couple days before I took this picture. I got some good shots the first day, but I was not happy with them. My wife thought I was crazy. I was in the heat for about 2 hours trying to get a good shot and I thought the day was a waste until I looked at the pictures at work the following day.

Contrast in photoshop, selective colors on greens, reds and blacks, dodge the feathers on it's back for more detail. Good luck to me... I had a hard time picking my picture, I have a few more fanalists in my profile.

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09/07/2006 08:15:06 PM
Nice hummingbird shot.
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09/07/2006 06:02:23 PM
I was just taking pictures of these little hummers
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09/03/2006 03:01:59 PM
seems pretty noisy. the red on the plant seems kinda washed out, maybe from the strong light.
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09/02/2006 10:38:24 AM
Great colours. Well done for getting the birds head frozen whilst blurring the wings.
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09/02/2006 07:25:12 AM
a bit noisy but im sure your iso was way up to get a hummingbird in stopped motion maybe soem neat image would help. nice muted colors.
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09/01/2006 07:36:37 PM
It's great to catch them at a natural food source. My hummingbird feeder looks so nasty in the hummer shots I've gotten. Bird and plant look pretty smooth, but your lovely muted background is a little on the grainy side. Not bad in and of itself, but with the bird being green too, might want the background as undemanding/undistracting as possible. Anyway, dpc loves hummers, you should do ok with this ;-)
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09/01/2006 12:18:58 AM
great capture...just wish the focus was a little sharper on the bird...nice how the bg is thrown out
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