Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
1 Like  
Swallowtails... and a few more hummingbirds with DA*300
Posted By: Bud, 08-04-2010, 06:40 PM

Hiked around a local metropark this past weekend and found a patch of Joe Pye Weed along a trail that was thick with Eastern Tiger and Giant Swallowtail butterflies.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - female - yellow form



Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - female - dark form

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - male - on lantana in my yard
Giant Swallowtail - dorsal view

Giant Swallowtail - ventral view


Ruby-throated hummingbird reaching for the last drops of nectar in the monarda

Justicia brandegeana - Shrimp Plant

Silene laciniata - Mexican Catchfly



Views: 5,510
08-08-2010, 04:24 AM   #16
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Flyover America
Posts: 4,469
Everyone is a stunner

08-08-2010, 06:42 AM   #17
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lydia Kavala
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 125
Very good photos, congrats.
08-08-2010, 08:17 AM   #18
Inactive Account




Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Tri-Cities, British Columbia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,784
#3 shot of the hummingbird really does it for me; awesome capture!
08-08-2010, 09:41 AM   #19
Veteran Member
drmartin's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Izhevsk, Russia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 858
Я восхищён!

08-08-2010, 09:47 AM   #20
Veteran Member
arpaagent's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 803
Really love these. That last hummingbird shot is one of the coolest and unique hummingbird photos I have seen recently. Great capture!

Just out of curiosity, did you use a fill flash on these to help bring out the details? If so, was it just the onboard flash or something like the 540FGZ? P-TTL mode? Thanks!
08-09-2010, 02:40 PM   #21
Bud
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,699
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
Holy Cow, Bud. These knock me out - super job.

Jer
Thanks, Jer!

QuoteOriginally posted by mickey Quote
Hard to pick a favourite from such superb pics, but I'll say that the first hummingbrid shot stands out for me.
I'd love a go with a DA*300...maybe one day...
Thanks, Mickey! The DA*300 was a huge expense for me when I got it, but has paid for itself in the sheer pleasure I have using it It's attached to my K20D around 75% of the time... 100% in the summer months.
08-09-2010, 02:41 PM   #22
Bud
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,699
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by wildman Quote
Everyone is a stunner
Thank you!
QuoteOriginally posted by gdog Quote
Very good photos, congrats.
Thanks!
QuoteOriginally posted by legacyb4 Quote
#3 shot of the hummingbird really does it for me; awesome capture!
Thank you!
QuoteOriginally posted by drmartin Quote
Я восхищён!
Thanks!
08-09-2010, 05:41 PM   #23
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
dcmsox2004's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: rhode island
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,514
beautiful compositions... plain and simple.... i MUST HAVE a da300mm !! santa... do ya hear me??
dave m

08-09-2010, 06:07 PM   #24
Veteran Member
wshi's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 455
Beautiful set. Have these been heavily cropped? Just wondering how close you were to the minimum focusing distance.
08-11-2010, 04:16 PM   #25
Bud
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,699
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by arpaagent Quote
Really love these. That last hummingbird shot is one of the coolest and unique hummingbird photos I have seen recently. Great capture!

Just out of curiosity, did you use a fill flash on these to help bring out the details? If so, was it just the onboard flash or something like the 540FGZ? P-TTL mode? Thanks!
Thanks! Fill flash with Pentax 540FGZ on all of the images... P-TTL and HSS modes. Camera usually set to aperture priority and spot metering.

QuoteOriginally posted by dcmsox2004 Quote
beautiful compositions... plain and simple.... i MUST HAVE a da300mm !! santa... do ya hear me??
dave m
Thank you! ... and I hope that you make Santa's "Nice List" this year

QuoteOriginally posted by wshi Quote
Beautiful set. Have these been heavily cropped? Just wondering how close you were to the minimum focusing distance.
Thank you! Not heavily cropped... for most of these images, I think that I was within 6 feet of the target.
08-11-2010, 06:41 PM   #26
Senior Member
Formula's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Georgia USA
Posts: 119
All I can say is WOW!!!!

Super sharp images with this lens. I just bought this same lens today, and I can't wait to get it so I can try it out. I don't think my photos will be as good as these though.

You have some uber photo skills, great job!
08-12-2010, 02:44 PM   #27
Bud
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,699
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Formula Quote
All I can say is WOW!!!!

Super sharp images with this lens. I just bought this same lens today, and I can't wait to get it so I can try it out. I don't think my photos will be as good as these though.

You have some uber photo skills, great job!
Thank you for the very nice comments! I think that you'll love the DA*300... it's a fantastic piece of glass. I look forward to your image posts.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, form, giant, photo, swallowtail, tiger, view
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hummingbirds in our yard - DA*300 Bud Post Your Photos! 57 04-15-2015 07:24 PM
Hummingbirds K7 & DA*300 Urs Post Your Photos! 9 07-26-2009 05:16 AM
Hummingbirds - more images with FA* 300/2.8 Marc Langille Post Your Photos! 30 07-10-2009 08:42 PM
TESTED: Pentax 55-300 vs. Sigma 70-300 vs. Tamron 70-300 falconeye Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 22 05-14-2009 04:01 PM
Hummingbirds!!! johnyeros Post Your Photos! 5 07-17-2007 02:13 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:54 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top