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Modified Humming Birds
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Posted By: ivoire, 09-12-2010, 07:20 PM

3 modified hummer pics. found these today while sorting old pics

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Wow, just wow!!
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Nicely done, but I don't understand what you mean by modified?
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That first shot is especially good, even arresting. It would be perfect if the larger/lower background flower was off to the right, out of contact with the bird. But, in nature photography, you take what you can, as it is rarely possible to adjust background or angle in field subjects. I'm not sure that you could move or remove that flower with Photoshop - it would take some doing.

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That first shot is especially good, even arresting. It would be perfect if the larger/lower background flower was off to the right, out of contact with the bird. But, in nature photography, you take what you can, as it is rarely possible to adjust background or angle in field subjects. I'm not sure that you could move or remove that flower with Photoshop - it would take some doing.
Thought i'd give it a try

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Nicely done, but I don't understand what you mean by modified?
Tks Matt. A lot of mods/pp in CS5 to bring out details, change color, remove stuff etc
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Tks Vaughn, glad you like
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Amazing photos, love especially the face of the bird in second photo, very determined!

third one the colours are bit dull compared... maybe strong fill light and recovery style process ? It almost seems that theres a "halo"

But very nicely done, amazing technique and lens.

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Dear ivoire: I like the modified shot better. The hummer stands out better from the background and the the two flowers plus hummer make a subtle compositional diagonal that uses the frame better. What do you think: original or modified??
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Dear ivoire: I like the modified shot better. The hummer stands out better from the background and the the two flowers plus hummer make a subtle compositional diagonal that uses the frame better. What do you think: original or modified??
I printed both at 13x19 and can't decide which i like better. Your suggestion does make for a better balance in the composition.
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Stunning work. I think birds are where DSLR really shines. I have two hummingbird feeders 4 feet from my computer, just outside my front windows. They are incredibly watchable little rascals ...
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Stunning work. I think birds are where DSLR really shines. I have two hummingbird feeders 4 feet from my computer, just outside my front windows. They are incredibly watchable little rascals ...
Thanks fish4570. I tracked this guy for 4 days while house sitting in northern Michigan trying to get a decent shot. They are amazing to watch and that sugar makes them very speedy.
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Great shots, I like the narrow DOF and the pleasant bokeh, these are art!
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