Water Droplet
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BSchirm

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Location: Rolling Hills CA US
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D810 | Nikkor 300 f/4 AF-S + TC 14E II | f/8 @ 1/60 | ISO 2000
· Date: Tue 3-February-2015 · Views: 370 · Filesize: 84.1KB, 560.8KB · Dimensions: 904 x 763 ·
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Shovelhead


Location: Lake Stevens WA US
Posts: 3,433
Tue 03-February-2015 12:37 Rating: 10 

Very excellent shot! We have hummingbirds around us also, looking forward to shooting them with the new lens coming.
Thanks for sharing the extra links, very nice images! These little guys have a lot more color than what is up here that I've seen.
The 70-200 f2.8 VRII and TC17EII arived this week, now if the rain would stop :/
BSchirm

Winner of a Best of Nikonians Annual Photo Contest  A member who has high technical knowledge  Winner of a Best of Nikonians Annual Photo Contest  Winner of a Best of Nikonians Annual Photo Contest  A member who has mastery of the art and science and is nominated by the moderators team because of their contribution to the community in addition to their expertise


Location: Rolling Hills CA US
Posts: 3,562
Tue 03-February-2015 02:40

Thanks for the kind comments Rick. The hummer wasn't quite as squared up as I prefer, which meant the tail section is a little softer than I like. I'd have to use a higher aperture than f/8 to get more DOF, but I was already at ISO 2000 because this location is very shady. So I was kind of at the limit. Here are a couple of links to images from other sessions when hummers were more squared up to the camera:


http://images.nikonians.org/galleries/data/7627/0697_M_.jpg


http://images.nikonians.org/galleries/data/7627/1451_M_.jpg


http://images.nikonians.org/galleries/data/13023/2432_M_1.jpg


Barry