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An Aerial Display
Lens: HD DA55-300mm f4.5-6.3 PLM Camera: K-3II Photo Location: Backyard ISO: 2500 Shutter Speed: 1/2000s Aperture: F6.3 
Posted By: ToddK, 08-09-2020, 06:57 PM

of Hummingbird acrobatics. I know I have been posting a lot of hummingbird shots, but with the 55-300 PLM it is hard to pass them up.

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wow, wonderful!
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Todd, that is one fantastic image, iso 2500, what did you use for noise reduction?
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wow, wonderful!
Thanks so much!
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Todd, that is one fantastic image, iso 2500, what did you use for noise reduction?
Thanks Heinrich! I use Topaz Denoise AI. It really works well.

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Thanks so much!

Thanks Heinrich! I use Topaz Denoise AI. It really works well.
Thanks Todd, I have the Topaz but have never tried it. It's time do do so
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Thanks Todd, I have the Topaz but have never tried it. It's time do do so
If you haven't used it, make sure you do the updates. They really improved it in the last couple of updates.
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Nice shot. It has a background that seems to well accommodate the subject.
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Great shot Todd!

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Nice shot. It has a background that seems to well accommodate the subject.
Thank you! I was pleased with the way the background came out.
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Great shot Todd!
Thanks so much for your comment!
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That is a stupendous capture, nailing the focus so well with such a moving target isn't easy!
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That is a stupendous capture, nailing the focus so well with such a moving target isn't easy!
Thanks bdery! I have to say that it has become MUCH easier with the 55-300 PLM.
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Thanks bdery! I have to say that it has become MUCH easier with the 55-300 PLM.

Love it!
As I just popped for that glass, What was your technique?


Hang up and DRIVE!
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I know I have been posting a lot of hummingbird shots, but with the 55-300 PLM it is hard to pass them up.
Keep 'em coming, love them!
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Love it!
As I just popped for that glass, What was your technique?
Thanks Mike! I took this through a window which allowed me the closest distance to the bird. On hot days the hummingbirds use my fountain to cool off and take baths, and when they come, they fly around, land and/or hover for 20-30 seconds at a time. My settings were AFS, the AF 9 point select for the focus area, and continuous shooting mode. Once in the focus area, I was able to get a burst of 4-5 shots with the bird in decent focus.
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One super image. Sharp as a tack too. Congrats.
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