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Posted By: alamo5000, 09-09-2012, 06:00 PM




Photo was cropped a little. Untouched otherwise. Straight from the camera.

K-5 and a Tamron 70-200mm.
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#1 is an awesome capture, #2 proves sometimes they stand still!
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Thank you! I have several shots of a similar nature... that one just seemed the 'best' in my opinion.

I came home from a weekend away and these guys were buzzing all around the back yard. There were about 10 of them so I pulled out the camera and saw what I could do.

I am a pretty new 'photog' so its just practice practice practice whenever I can get anything interesting to shoot.

None of the pictures have been post processed in any way at all except cropping a little.

And they do sit still. I have had 3 or 4 of them perched on my hand at one time before. It was a very neat experience.

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Nice captures of an extremely difficult subject. Well done. Love the first one.
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Nice captures of an extremely difficult subject. Well done. Love the first one.

Thank you!

As I was saying, I am a new photographer (I am hesitant to call myself a photographer even)... That first one just jumped out at me..

I have found that manually focusing and anticipating where the action 'will be at' is a lot more effective than trying to use AF on this kind of subject.

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Hopefully you're talking about the bird LOL!

How can you tell if its a male hummingbird or a female one?

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