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Here is one of my latest photos. http://www.photozo.com/album/data/8402/IMG_2415b_Medium_.jpg
Any C&C Welcomed
08-08-2008, 06:26 AM
Tim you lucky dog. :-D Mine don't sit still long enough to get pictures and I only have a couple. What makes the background so black?
I shot this in mid-morning. There was sunlight on the flower, but using a little lower angle I was able to use some woods for the background - thus the dark background.
Would you prefer a lighter background? Someone told me this almost looks like it was shot is a studio. :-) I think I like the dark background for this shot.
08-08-2008, 06:54 AM
It made me think studio too. So I was just curious, as how you got him inside. lol lol
About 20 years ago, we had a photo shop in town. The owner had a picture of a hummingbird he had taken hanging on the wall. When he described all the effort he went too, to get it, I couldn't believe the little guy had even come back. If I remember right, there was flash, reflectors, very fast shutter speed etc. :roll: :roll:
So just a curious question. I think the dark background shows him off very well. Especially the way is so well lit.
Focal length: 500.0mm
Exposure time: (1/125)
ISO equiv.: 400
I had to use a tripod, a remote shutter release, and mirror lockup to get the shot really sharp.
BTW - I didn't use a flash for this shot.
08-08-2008, 06:49 PM
great work tim!
the lighting is perfect
08-08-2008, 09:56 PM
What a great capture Tim. I like the dark background. I never see these guys sitting still.
08-13-2008, 03:43 PM
That's cool, man sitting right on a nice flower, what a great catch. Good job!
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