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Challenge: Take Two II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Location: Jackson, Pa
Date: Jun 19, 2011
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/2000th sec
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2011

My first Hummer scored 6.3. Looking back, it is over-saturated and I used too slow a shutter speed. I also have a better lens now (-: I hope this one does as well as my first Hummer. Trying to get back in the sixes again.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 74
Avg (all users): 6.8525
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 6.4359
Avg (non-participants): 7.0482
Views since voting: 1542
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 122
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/30/2011 02:39:08 AM
Stunning
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06/28/2011 06:42:43 PM
The background is too blurred. Half the throat of the bird is hidden. Can't see the left claws of the bird properly and there are reflections in the nectar dispenser!

Just kidding about the above, I think it's a stunning shot. The wings have just the perfect motion blur in them.
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06/28/2011 06:22:36 PM
GREAT STOP ACTION ON THOSE WINGS!!!!!!
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06/28/2011 02:44:54 PM
utterley breathtaking...now im lost for words.im sorry i cant vote..but if i could it would be a infinity/10
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06/26/2011 11:05:38 PM
I dont like the feeder, but gave you a 10 anyway.
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06/26/2011 05:02:26 PM
Beautiful focus. Looks at those little tiny feet getting ready to land.
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06/26/2011 12:36:12 PM
exquisite!
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06/26/2011 10:09:28 AM
Good capture.
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06/25/2011 10:31:33 PM
This is a good photo. You captured the hummingbird in very good focus and with the shutter speed you really froze her. I think you may have gone a little overboard with the sharpening; there's a thick black line around your feeder and the hummingbird and it reduces the realism of the photo a bit. I'm sure some would be bothered by the inclusion of the feeder, but in another frame of mind, it gives the image a place of connection. There's a purpose and a motive in the photo which is always nice. I think the photo needs a boost in saturation, the colors are leaning towards the gray side.
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06/24/2011 08:51:42 AM
Excellent focus. It's a shame that most of the hummingbird shots include those tacky plastic feeders, but without them, you'd never get the shot. :)
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