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I tried my hummingbird set up again in late June. This time I used a darker background to see what difference it made. It came out a little more varied than the lighter one I used before. Think I’ll take a suggestion given here and try to shoot a BG print of the full bloomed out vine with multiple flowers but that will have to wait until next year as the peak bloom is in April/May.
I desaturated the flowers slightly.
Canon R7, 400mm f4 DO IS II, tripod, 5 speedlites @ 1/8 power
ISO 400, f20, 1/250s
OMG this is so excellent!! Look at that little boy reach for it. And you got a tail fan!! So jealous. It mirrors the flower fan really well and I like that repeating pattern. The bg is a bit less flat, but still low key enough to set off the drama well. I have a sense of the bird being tiny, too. The flowers he’s on are so much bigger and we can imagine the whole plant being huge and he being so small. I really like that aspect of this. And the feet.
This is excellent, Allen. The position you caught him in is really nice.
I shoot hummingbirds, where I live, in August, as they make their way back to the south. Its a challenge with their speed and darting around and fighting. You’ve captured this guys perfectly! I think it is ok with the flower as is. Its a personal choice. It keeps your eye on the main subject, the bird. Well done!
This is wonderful, Allen. Excellent work. I might move the image a bit right in the frame, but that’s probably just me. I love the position of the hummer with respect to the flower head and the way you caught him in a vertical posture.
The verticality is what caught my attention. That and everything top to bottom appears to be in sharp focus. Well done.
YES !!! No words needed !!! You really captured everything !!! Beautiful Photography.