Fun bird shots

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  1. butterflygirl

    butterflygirl TPF Noob!

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    Just wanted to know what people thought of these bird shots I took while on my back deck this weekend. C & C always appreciated!

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    (This one I way overexposed - oops! So I tired to compensate, but not sure if it's working. What do you think?)
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    Thanks for looking!:wink:
     
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    I like your hummingbird. Tough critters to catch.

    I find that the background is distracting though. You might want to consider shooting with a larger aperture. That will help narrow the depth of field, and isolate your hummingbird from the background.

    You might also want to try spot metering. I've found that it will often yield better color in your subject.

    The only other thing I do differently is shoot in aperture priority, and shoot with a + 1 to + 1-1/3 Exposure compensation.

    If you feel like rolling out of bed early in the AM, you'll also end up with much better light.

    Keep shooting
     
  3. butterflygirl

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    Thanks Jeff! I will try to do that - get out of bed that is. This photo was taken at about 6 p.m. with west light so it was pretty bright. I just wanted to see what I could get.
     

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