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nikonus

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I backed up and got 10 frames as it was closer than min.focus distance . Bright side light .
· Date: Mon 6-June-2011 · Views: 571 · Filesize: 60.2KB, 249.4KB · Dimensions: 1200 x 940 ·
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Camera: D300
Lens & Filters: 300 2.8 VR
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buckojimbo


Location: Thornton CO US
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Mon 06-June-2011 07:58 Rating: 8 

Great shot Hans. Excellent detail. Just curious, what was your shutter speed?
nikonus

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Mon 06-June-2011 08:34

Jim
I looked back at the file , it was 1/1600 at 3.2 400 iso .
At times I set it for flash sync . at 320 for birds on branches . I just started walking a trail and dial up the speed on a guess .The flowers were blown out , so I just shaded them a bit darker .
Thanks for the comments.
tommiejeep


Location: Goa IN
Posts: 4,696
Tue 07-June-2011 11:45

Hans, nice shot but it would appear that the light blew out the colours. No Hummers in India so maybe this is just one of the less colourful Wink . Good shooting. Tom
nikonus

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Wed 08-June-2011 07:54

Yes Tom
To keep the face and eyes lightened ,the colors are flatter . The feathers are reflective and wont show saturated colors without direct or even lighting / . I didn't want you to think I used too much PP or looking for a ten rating from you Nah!
There is a similar bird with fill flash in my gallery .