Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by zulu42, Jul 15, 2019.
Thank you for looking
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Very cool shot and nice capture!
Tired Iron beat me to it.....Excellent shot!
What exactly are we seeing here? Looks like a "slow" shutter speed in ambient lighting, something in the 1/400-1/800 range.
Thank you kindly
Thank you K9
Appreciate that tirediron
Thank you Jeff
D800 with Nikon 105mm f/2.8 ISO400 1/640 f/9 ambient afternoon dappled sunlight
Shutter speed waaay slow for typical hummingbird shooting but I was trying different things and I do like wing blur
About the shot:
I had some equipment (operator?) frustration with focus and remote trigger.
My mission was to capture the hummingbird at the spring with this lens as close as I could get. Tripod mounted about 3 feet from subject.
I have a cheap Petapixel remote that is supposedly capable of some neat stuff but it acts weird and I don't get along with the menus.
It was acting as though it was constantly in half button press and the camera was constantly searching focus.
I tried some manual zone focus and AF-S.
Luckily the birds were cooperative and patiently waited while I adjusted, then kept coming back.
I deleted probably 100 pictures with the birds in the frame but the camera just couldn't grab focus. Really frustrating because they would have been some beautiful shots.
This was the best shot, really the only one in decent focus and the dripping water was just a lucky moment. Still, 1/640 was slow and there was motion blur on just about everything but the beak (and is that a hummingbird tongue?!?)
I was a bit heavy handed with the sharpening in post.
I might re-visit the crop and the post processing.
Suggestions always welcome.
Here it is SOOC:
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