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Shootin' Hummers with a 43.
Lens: 43 ltd Camera: Kx/K5 Photo Location: NV 
Posted By: Bob Harris, 04-19-2012, 08:53 PM

Yes I was that close.

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04-19-2012, 08:57 PM   #2
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Wow with a 43 ! Impressive my friend . With your recent references to hummers and woodys Bob I am soooooooo looking forward to retirement
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Wow with a 43 ! Impressive my friend . With your recent references to hummers and woodys Bob I am soooooooo looking forward to retirement
I don't even have a comeback line for that one
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Goddamn, the bookeh in the first pic is to die for. You just convinced me to get a 43.

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Goddamn, the bokeh in the first pic is to die for. You just convinced me to get a 43.
It is my favorite lens, especially on the K-5. The first two were with the K5 I think, the last with the Kx. Landscapes turn out very nice with the 43 also, I don't think you will be disappointed, check out reviews on the forum. Bob

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Second photo for sure is the best.
Worthy hanging on anyone's wall that...perhaps the face could be a touch lighter, but impressive to know howclose that you were.
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WOW... that second shot is amazing!
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Really nice. Detail and lighting on the body feathers in the second shot are absolutely stunning. Never seen better. The 1/2000 sec for your shots left a little wing blur to indicate motion in the first and third shots, but with the wings at the change direction point in the second photo just about every feather is well resolved. Hummers are really brassy-bold, pugnacious creatures, for all their tiny size. But, getting captures such as these, especially with a 43, is a real accomplishment. I am impressed.

My local friend, semi-pro photographer, who still shoots chromes with old Canons and 'blads, uses a multiple flash set-up to capture hummers. He says the most unpredictable and frustrating problem is capturing the color flash of the iridescent feathers on the throat. A tiny change in the angle of the light means no color at all. With my friend's flash set, he turns down the output and gets a motion freezing 1/25000 light burst.

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The 2nd shot is my favorite. Though they all are very nice. So what is your secret for how close you were?
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Very fine shooting....I wish my 43 could do that! I'm sure it is not me that can't...must be the lens, right?

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Bob, these are amazing!! You might sell a few FA43's with this thread. LOL! The second is my favorite. Would love to have that lens, but I suspect I would not get these results. You did a fantastic job!
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Ya nailed 'em, buddy.

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according to exif the first shot was taken with a Kx!
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Great shots Bob - very impressive being they were shot with the 43...
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QuoteOriginally posted by mickey Quote
Second photo for sure is the best.
Worthy hanging on anyone's wall that...perhaps the face could be a touch lighter, but impressive to know howclose that you were.
QuoteOriginally posted by kyricom Quote
WOW... that second shot is amazing!
thanks to both, I will lighten it up a bit just to take a look. Bob
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