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Tue Aug 24, 2021, 09:40 AM

Fire Spike now in bloom and Hummingbirds are back


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Reply Fire Spike now in bloom and Hummingbirds are back (Original post)
HAB911 Aug 24 OP
brer cat Aug 24 #1
HAB911 Aug 24 #2
brer cat Aug 24 #3
niyad Aug 24 #4
markie Aug 24 #5
HAB911 Aug 24 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 24 #7
HAB911 Aug 24 #8
Callalily Aug 24 #9
Grumpy Old Guy Aug 24 #10
HAB911 Aug 26 #12
George McGovern Aug 26 #11
HAB911 Aug 26 #13
George McGovern Aug 26 #14
HAB911 Aug 26 #15
George McGovern Aug 26 #16

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 09:43 AM

1. Beautiful shot. nt

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Response to brer cat (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 09:45 AM

2. thank you

I could watch them all day long, sometimes I do!

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 09:46 AM

3. A very pleasant way to spend the day.

Calms the soul.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 09:47 AM

4. Just lovely.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 10:23 AM

5. nice photo...

my hummingbirds (babies are out now) fight too much at the feeder for me to even think of a photo

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Response to markie (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 10:31 AM

6. oh what a shame

I can't get these to use a feeder, have tried two different models one with red flower yellow center and one reversed. there may be too many other real flowers for them?

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 11:10 AM

7. What a great capture, my dear HAB911! Love the details and bokeh! Lucky you. ♥

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 12:37 PM

8. thanks peggy, I love these little guys!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 01:18 PM

9. Impressive

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 10:42 PM

10. Great shot!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 09:11 AM

12. thanks so much!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 08:49 AM

11. This IS a Great Shot HAB911!! What camera and lens did you shoot this terrific pic with? Thanks!

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 09:23 AM

13. LOL, I had to go look!

I keep two cameras and three lenses at the ready at all times. This was saved by Topaz D, as it was shot on my D750 at 1/4000 sec, not in direct sunlight, auto ISO(12,800) so it was grainy as hell. Lens was my 200-500 at 500 and f5.6

Luckily, that is full frame, so didn't have to crop at all. I still shoot like I did in the olden film days and try my best to crop in camera.

Thanks!

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 09:52 AM

14. Oh you bet!

I shot Nikons for more than 35 years, until my D3 and D3s just got too heavy to carry around. Last lens on the D3s was an older style Nikkor 80-400. Worked great until I dropped it . . . Decided to try Olympus mirrorless micro 4/3, so I sold all my Nikon equipment and made the switch. Resolution isn't as good as I'd like, but not bad for Facebook photos. Especially compared with your D750 ff and 200-500!

What other bodies/lenses do you keep handy? I keep my OM-D E1-M1 2 w/Olympus 80-300 (equivalent) f 2.8 and OM-D E-M10 2 w/ Olympus 24-90 (equivalent) f/4 close by too, "just in case."

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 11:24 AM

15. On hand

Back in the '70s I did the arts/crafts show circuit in FL and GA until my day job consumed my life and probably didn't take a photo from the late 80s until I retired in 2012 when I bought a Df to use all my legacy lenses.

So I keep the D750 and Df at the ready.

Of course the Df can use new as well as old glass, so it usually gets the 500mm f8 and the 1000mm f11 cat lenses that provide that bokeh that everyone finds to be a flaw. I however embrace it, like brushstrokes on a fine painting.

New glass is the 200-500 and Sigma 150-600. You can guess I'm all about the long reach, even for closeups. Slap a 2X on either and I'm a happy camper. That 200-500 focuses down to 10ft and while no one would accuse it of being a macro lens, the results are mind blowing. For instance, these were taken with the 200-500 and a 2X at 1000mm.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/103676993

I think you can see my albums on FB here:
https://www.facebook.com/deveauxphotographie/photos/?tab=album&ref=page_internal

I have some photos on Picfair and have been thinking of building something on Smugmug like Andy has, but am attempting a computer upgrade that has thrown a few roadblocks in my way.

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 03:45 PM

16. "My backyard fauna" is my favorite album on FB. Thank You!

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