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Kipmm Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Jun 2013Fri 27-Sep-13 08:41 PM
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"Ruby Throated Humming Bird. ( In the pouring Rain )"


St.Catharines, CA
          

I sat outside waiting for the Hummers,s but had my doubt as the weather was turning for the worse.Its started to rain and low and behold one appears but not for long .It darted from the Cana Lily's through the hedge with me in tow.I stuck the Lens through an opening and there she was but very frigidity.
1st shot the bird never saw me till the shutter went off and 2nd shot is when it turned around then flew of guess i was lucky.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Fri 27-Sep-13 09:11 PM
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Welcome to Nikonians John!

These are excellent captures! What gear were you using to take these?

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Kipmm Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Jun 2013Fri 27-Sep-13 09:41 PM
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Hello Al and thanks for the nice comment.
Using the Nikon D200 ( old workhorse ) AF S 300mm F/2.8 G VRII.
plus the TC-14EII converter...
hoping soon to upgrade to the D800 but will still keep the D200.

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jamesvoortman Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Sep 2004Mon 30-Sep-13 05:57 PM
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Hi Kip

Seen a few of your shots now and apart from your obvious skill it is clear that 300 f2.8 is special. All your pics show beautiful detail on the main subject.

I previously used a D200 (my brother has it now) and a D300. If considering it, no need to wait; the move to a D800 will offer 4 main advantages:
- significantly refined menu and customisation options, the bigger LCD is nice too.
- much faster AF
- about 2.5 stops more high ISO capability (i.e same noise levels at ISO 2000 to what you are seeing now at ISO 350) and all the implications this has for low light - giving you about an extra half hour at dawn and dusk
- dynamic range is visibly better with incredible shadow detail available.

Don't worry about the loss of crop factor because the D800 has higher pixel density than D200, so even when cropped to DX size, you still have 15.5 Mp instead of 10.2 Mp

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Kipmm Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Jun 2013Mon 30-Sep-13 07:37 PM
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St.Catharines, CA
          

Hello James thank you for the input on the D800 I guess I am going to wait just a little longer because of my trip tomorrow to Vancouver Island for the month of October .
I have done a lot of reading up on the D800 and its definitely will be my next addition to the Bag.
My Son lives on the Island and set up a few area,s of interest for shooting The Island Black Bear and The Wolf not to forget The Orca,s
so when I get back I should have more to post and MAYBE a D800 in the Bag.

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Watto Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2010Fri 27-Sep-13 09:45 PM
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Hi John , nice set of photos. Love the colours and they look real sharp. Like the 1st one with the eye reflection .

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Kipmm Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Jun 2013Fri 27-Sep-13 10:06 PM
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Thanks Glen..
Yes the TIFF is very good despite not having the time to really position myself for the shot plus I was thinking rain and my gear don't go together.
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Kip very nice. Great job on exposure and focus. Welcome to Nikonians. Hope to see you here often.

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Kipmm Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Jun 2013Fri 27-Sep-13 10:00 PM
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St.Catharines, CA
          

Thanks Tom..
I was just looking at the exif the figures are
ISO 350 F4 1/350 -7 I don't normally go ISO 350 but the weather was crappy and the D200 is not to clean around there only under ideal conditions.

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Excellent shots Kip. Sharp with good dof on the bird. Nice bokeh makes the subject really stand out without distraction. Well done.....Scotty.

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Very well done.

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Nice work! I like the deep green backdrop.

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Terrific images. Colors, focus, and exposure are spot on.

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Very nice!
I have never been able to photograph one of these neat little birds. The few times I have seen them, they have been to high up in the trees to photograph.
Patience is a virtue, so hopefully soon!

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Well, those are some incredible photos. Nice work.

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Very nicely done Kip, especially considering the lighting you had to work with. If I could suggest something, crop them a little bit so they're not so centrally located. For example, on the first image, crop some off the bottom & RH side of the image.

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