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Free to Fly!
Free to Fly!

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Challenge: Freedom II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX APO RF HSM for Canon
Location: San Francisco
Date: Jul 9, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2004

Shot in Sports Mode. It chose the film and shutter speeds. I got to select the f-stop (5.6). Post processing: auto levels, contrast,color, usm, crop. Some cloning to remove distracting reed shape. Shadows/Highlights, PhotoFilter (dark blue).
This was taken in my miniscule backyard. A bank of agapanthas sometimes attract hummingbirds, and fortunately I had the camera with 500mm lens set on a tripod close at hand when this little guy did his flybys.

ETA (12-09) Oh, if I knew then what I know today about cameras...

Place: 18 out of 140
Avg (all users): 5.8533
Avg (commenters): 7.1111
Avg (participants): 5.7368
Avg (non-participants): 5.9352
Views since voting: 1402
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 184
Comments: 12
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12/21/2009 11:01:04 PM
This was a long time ago in digital camera years. It's a very nice shot, and you were fortunate to be there with the right equipment to get the one time event. The shallow DOF works to bring out the bird from the BG.
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12/21/2009 09:07:17 PM
ETA (12-09) Oh, if I knew then what I know today about cameras...

Well, out with it then... What would you have changed? I'd love to know!
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08/22/2006 10:46:33 AM
Great picture. Nice you got the flowers to.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2004 11:51:59 PM
Nicely captured.
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07/18/2004 11:22:27 AM
well done
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07/16/2004 10:10:16 PM
Nice Humming Bird shot!
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07/13/2004 09:30:53 PM
nice capture.. nice composition
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07/13/2004 01:02:24 PM
Beautiful capture.
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07/13/2004 05:38:10 AM
Nice and beautiful.
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07/12/2004 06:03:46 PM
Nice capture. The balance feels off here. I want to push the frame up about 2 inches. The colors of the flowers work good against the background, but the bird blends in a little too well. It's also a tad soft.
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07/12/2004 05:36:48 PM
nice picture always hard to get hummingbird motion....
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07/12/2004 02:33:12 PM
wish the DOF was greater so the bird was in focus, otherwisw quite nioce
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