Rufous hummingbird with painterly bokeh

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  1. zulu42

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    I almost always like the bokeh from the Tamron 150-600. Long lenses are so effective at background blur. Different distances, DOF and focal lengths yield very different results. The mammoth sunflowers 8-12 inches behind this hummingbird provided, I think, a very pleasant backdrop.
    C&C always valued, thanks for looking :)

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    Very nice colors in the background and on the bird, Zulu!
     
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    Lovely set............
     
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    Nice pic.
     
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    The degree of blur in the wings is really nice, especially in the second picture, with the wings in the classical position,but I am not so keen on having the bird placed to the short side of the frame in Both of these photos. Still your're correct: the lens has beautifully rendered the background!
     
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    Thanks very much!

    Nice of you to say, thanks Jeff

    Thank you Kirk

    Thank you, Derrel. I did struggle with these crops. The main reason they're both cropped that way was to remove the hummingbird feeder from the frame. I could have cropped tighter behind the bird but I also wanted to include more background. The resulting crops, I agree, are awkward. I appreciate your comments!
     
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    They both are beautiful pictures.
     
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    Love the painterly background. Nice and sharp photos of the hummers.
     
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    Just beautiful
     
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    Pretty danged nice! Great detail on that little hummer.
     
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    Thanks so much!
    Thank you!
    Very nice of you to say
    Thanks Jeff!

    Here the bird retreats back into the bokeh world
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