1st Hummingbirds w/HSS Flash

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  1. z06-jim

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    Here are a few shots I took of some Hummers trying 'High Speed Sync Flash' using my '580EX II' to fill in the shadows.
    This time I included the original size and the cropped version to compare.
    Shot with my 5DII & 70-200 IS 2.8
    ISO 200....1/800....f/5.0 ~ f/8.0...HSS @ -2

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    Great shots!
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    WOW!
     
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    Holy snark! Nice!

    Maaaaaan... I gotta stalk my hummingbirds and try to get some shots. They're so NOT daring here for some reason. My mom (out in Oregon) has hummingbirds that will fly around her head and check her out while she's out reading and such. They even dive-bomb the cats. Ours see you and they're GONE.

    Really neat little buggers though.

    Anyway, REALLY awesome shots- the total freeze on the wings is DAMNED impressive.
     
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    I can only repeat what has been said above... absolutely breathtaking shots here.

    I have the same hummingbird issue as manaheim does... if you even breathe, they fly away!
     
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    Thanks...:cheers:
     
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    Now these are great! Bravo!
     
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    Awesome shots. Hummingbirds are cool as hell to watch and even more fun to photograph.

    Seeing the lens you used, I'm even more excited about my 70-300mm coming in the next day or two. :)
     
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    "Shot with my 5DII & 70-200 IS 2.8
    ISO 200....1/800....f/5.0 ~ f/8.0...HSS @ -2"


    ??? You have a 5DII and you shot them with an ISO of 200, and a flash?... The pictures are nice and sharp but, have the "flash look" and are a bit under exposed. You could have come away with much nicer pictures by using a higher ISO and no flash. Your camera is very capable of using higher ISO speeds without too much noise.
     
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    Well done!
     
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    Love it.
     
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    Dude, these rock. Nice work with the high speed flash.
     

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