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June 21, 2012
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D7000
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
230 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jun 10, 2012, 1:48:59 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
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Colorful Critter by Good-e-nuf Colorful Critter by Good-e-nuf
Small(~75mm), young, colorful Allen's or Rufous hummingbird.
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:iconprancingdeer722:
prancingdeer722 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Photographer
lovely shot
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Wow! Fantastic colors! :painter: Well done, Walt :clap:
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thanks very much, John!

Walt
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
You're welcome :)
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Amazing!!! Are you using flashes? Such exquisite lighting...
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Thank you! Yes, I'm using the Nikon system lighting with 2 - 6 strobes equipped with diffusion disks and or umbrellas mounted on light stands. This photo was only two flashes; one SB-800 with a diffusion disk and one SB-900 shooting through an umbrella for diffusion.
The strobes are controlled with a Nikon Su-800 wireless controller that is camera mounted. The strobes are set in Manual at 1/16th power(~ 1/16,000 seconds). Camera speed and ISO are low. I shoot at dusk when they have to feed. Here are a couple of links for this type hummingbird photography. <[link]>
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I've also found I can use a camera mounted strobe in Manual at 1/8 to 1/16 power with a standard polypropylene diffuser(sometimes stuffed with tissues) if I'm in a hurry. Any questions, you can note me. You(and I assume your husband) have really great galleries.

Walt
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the info - a wonderful gift! Papatheo (yup, he's my hubby!) and I have just recently gotten into more advanced lighting - learning from the website strobist.com, and gathering together the equipment. Your info and photography are a major inspiration - whole new possibilities are opening up with these new lighting techniques! Thankyou thankyou thankyou.
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great shot... what a fantastic collection of hummingbird photographs.
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thanks very much for the compliment! Aside from some little brown birds(thousands) and a couple of peanut loving blue jays, these are the only birds I have. I've managed to attract 30+ birds to a very small plot of land in Orange County, CA.

Walt
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:iconjazzilady:
jazzilady Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! He's gorgeous whichever he is, upcoming bossy hummer! :iconhummingbirdplz:
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Whatever it is, it will run a tight ship!

Walt
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:iconjazzilady:
jazzilady Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For Sure! :iconsmile--plz:
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
:love:
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thanks, Athina!

Walt
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:iconinobras:
inObrAS Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Wonderful shot! :clap:
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thanks very much, Andrey!

Walt
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:iconleocervas:
Leocervas Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Wowww... very beautiful pic!:love:
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thank you!

Walt
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:icongeoffwoods:
geoffwoods Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
brilliant
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thanks very much!

Walt
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:icongeoffwoods:
geoffwoods Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
my pleasure
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:icontokalaangeni:
TokalaAngeni Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great shot. Hummingbirds make great subjects and very hard to capture. Awesome job
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Not when they are hungry(every 10 minutes) and you control the feeder. All my birds will hand feed and very used to me being close by; very close by(I'm retired)!

Walt
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:icontokalaangeni:
TokalaAngeni Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow. That must be fun. I dont see many hummingbirds where Im from. They are here just not very many
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
You have to know how to attack them!

Walt
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:iconroses-and-feathers:
Roses-and-Feathers Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist
How did you get such a good photo of such a wonderful bird?
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
His motion is stopped by two diffused strobes set at 1/16 power, this results in a shutter speed of 1/15,000 seconds(camera data is to the right and below the photo). This still results in some wing motion. 1/32 power will give a complete freeze, but a rather unnatural looking photo. The color is courtesy of Adobe Camera Raw 7.x. Hope this helps, if you need further info drop me a note.

Walt
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:iconroses-and-feathers:
Roses-and-Feathers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist
awesome :D

thanks ^^
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
If you know your distance, this technique works nicely on flowers at dusk just using a camera mounted strobe set at a fractional power in Manual. Always diffuse the strobe.

Walt
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:iconroses-and-feathers:
Roses-and-Feathers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist
ok thanks.
^^
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:iconbossie-boots:
bossie-boots Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Your work just blows me out amazing capture
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Yours isn't so bad either! Thanks.

Walt
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:iconsugartwins:
sugartwins Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great shot on this one! Wonderful color and Focus. Fantastic!
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
It did receive some help from Adobe Camera Raw!
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:iconheyfever99:
heyfever99 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Very colorful! Cool looking hummingbird!
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thanks very much!

Walt
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thanks very much!

Walt
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:icongellidius:
Gellidius Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
i never thought they had so many different colors.

beautiful photography Walt. :-)
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
With some fancy highlight, shadow and contrast work in ACR they do!

Walt
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:iconcecilyandreuartwork:
CecilyAndreuArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you continue to find ways to have fun with your buddies! ;)
Great result by the way!
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
When I was small it took very little to amuse me; matches, gasoline and razor blades would keep me busy for hours.

Walt
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:iconcecilyandreuartwork:
CecilyAndreuArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:laughing: And, it still takes very little to amuse you, right? ;)
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Yes, but my few toys cost a tad more than they used to!

Walt
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:iconcecilyandreuartwork:
CecilyAndreuArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, they do! ;)
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:icongellidius:
Gellidius Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
lol. (you cheat!)
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Remember J.B., it's not how you play the game it's whether you win or lose!

Walt
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:icongellidius:
Gellidius Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
...and now, we have a WINNER !!!
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:iconcyborspasm:
CybOrSpasm Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: Fantastic as always! };]
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Thanks, I know!!!

Walt
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:iconinartcreation:
InArtCreation Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Amazing shot... :clap:
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