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June 24, 2012
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D7000
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
230 mm
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100
Date Taken
Jun 22, 2012, 8:02:06 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
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All my photos are taken in my small backyard; so it's hummingbirds or bugs. Now that my wife is well, I'm looking to expand my horizons. This is an immature male Allen's hummingbird surprised by the strobes!
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PedrooF Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Incrible! the color and pose!
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
wow this is so awesome!!! we are ordering more flashes right now - gotta try this!!!
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
I just bought a Canon, now I have to go get some lights for that! I'll still use my Nikons, but I'll be switching over to a lighting system for Canon. I think you'll enjoy photographing them with the multiple lighting. After you set up the lights, leave them for at least 20 minutes so they can 'inspect' them. I had my wife sit next to a feeder Monday and she was caught up in the feather ball and fighting!

Watl
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yikes!!! We're looking into umbrellas now - are you using a black/silver reflective umbrella or a soft diffuser, or.... ? Small soft boxes look pretty cool too... a lot of info to sort through! We're thinking pick up a couple 33" black/silver ones for now... maybe... :)
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
I like the umbrellas. Presently I have two and need at least one more plus a bounce card or two. Umbrellas are usually dual purpose; they have the silver backing with the soft white front. The silver backing is detachable and, for harsh light, the white is the same. I prefer the strobe shooting through the opaque white. Other strobes are presently used with simple polypropylene diffuser covers that come with most strobes. I find a single strobe used in manual mode equipped with a PP diffuser stuffed with two kleenex to supply enough diffusion for quick shots and the iridescence can be corrected in PS and/or lightroom. I can send a procedure for either if you wish(most people know PS better than I).

Walt
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
awesome! I so appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge. I'd love to see the procedure for PS - thanks!!!!!
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MurasakiOrchid Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Wonderful shot! :clap: You've been very lucky!!
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Yup, no skill involved at all!

Walt
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Pure gracefulness! :aww:
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Thanks, Kevin!

Walt
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous!!
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Thank you!

Walt
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:iconmrmd53:
mrmd53 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous Detail!:nod:
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:iconkeinneb:
keinneb Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Wow, another incredible photo from you! Great shot :)
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I was surprised too! Thanks!

Walt
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:iconkeinneb:
keinneb Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Nothing at all to be surprised about. All of your photos are fantastic :)
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MadEyeJude Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm really jealous you have this beautiful birds in your backyard! Amazing shot!
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Usually, by this time of year, I'm down to ~7 birds. This year that number is up to ~25-30; taking care of their feeders has become an almost full time job. Watching the daily air combat is very entertaining, especially at dusk when they all show up to feed! Thanks!

Walt
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bossie-boots Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Just superb
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AFireInside61592 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!!
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thank you!

Walt
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:iconart-for-your-eyes:
Art-For-Your-Eyes Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant capture!
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Complete accident!

Walt
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:iconart-for-your-eyes:
Art-For-Your-Eyes Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are the best!
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect. Absolute perfect!
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thanks very much!

Walt
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:iconjoergjohannmueller:
JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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crazyelyte Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow :) great shot!
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thank you!

Walt
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's stunning, love the dazzling colours. ^^
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
He's a cute little thing, but a real heller!

Walt
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jazzilady Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, he's so pretty Walt, he looks shocked too! :iconbugplz::iconsmile--plz:
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
It's a kid, probably the first time he saw strobe lamps!

Walt
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jazzilady Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true, I hope his anxiety level is back to normal! :icongrin--plz:
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relhom Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: Nice one..:w00t:
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thanks much, Richard!

Walt
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relhom Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
I'm glad your wife is well, Walt :winner: I wish you both good health for all the rest of your days. As a photographer, you've made the best of your situation and gotten so many really stunning hummingbird shots (I'm less enthusiastic about the bugs but I do appreciate the effort you put into taking those shots :nod:) I'm looking forward to seeing where you point your talented cameras and lenses from here :popcorn:
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
My secret is I'm a technical person; I don't have an artistic bone in my body! Hummingbirds and bugs represent a technical challenge. I used to do normal portrait photography and made a bit of money way back when, but it was boring, besides, chemistry paid more. Thanks, John!

Walt
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Yancis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Good e nuf!!! ;)
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Almost!

Walt
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pitkon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Interface Designer
Cute! Have I seen this before?
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
How the h%^#* am I supposed to know, I'm an old man whose memory should have left a long time ago. Besides, all these birds look alike; get with the program, grandpa! BTW, thanks Pete!

Walt
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pitkon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Interface Designer
My memory works just fine, Scott! And you are very welcome, Brad!
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