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Hillbillygirl
05-27-2012, 08:25 PM
Inspired by Mike Bons shots, went out and shot a few of the many fighting over territory, and the feeders.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7217/7282734450_6a6a6d6a1b_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7105/7282734350_f88e9e0d13_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8152/7282734126_d2c02a14be_b.jpg

TheGreatMike
05-27-2012, 08:54 PM
Great shots ,what lens are you using ? are you using a strobe ?

Hillbillygirl
05-27-2012, 09:04 PM
Thanks Mike. Appreciate the kind compliment.
No strobe, and was just using a single 580ExII mounted on camera. Was rainy, and cold out, so didn't want to set up multiple flash. Was using a 500mm F4L with a 1.4X TC mounted.
I was quite surprised at the results, but the very overcast skies, and the soft light it produced, helped here.

Matt K.
05-27-2012, 09:05 PM
Loving #3 in this fabulous set. Almost looks like he has no wings. Eye pop superbly. Well done, HBG!

XPWizard
05-27-2012, 09:17 PM
What a great set HBG.

vyeko
05-27-2012, 09:56 PM
Fantastic capture and results.So detailed.

Runmonty
05-28-2012, 06:33 AM
Wonderful set here HBG. The detail and colour is marevelous.

Iguanasan
05-28-2012, 03:22 PM
Just wonderful, HBG... though I was expecting some trucks! :) The shimmery colours are beautiful and I think number 2 is my favourite.

Mike Bons
05-28-2012, 06:57 PM
All are really nice images of what, I'm sure you know, is my favorite subject. Great detail, and that flash really helped.

Hillbillygirl
05-28-2012, 09:47 PM
Thanks to all for the kind compliments. Had to pick up more sugar today, as they are going crazy here. Have to fill feeders both morning and night now. May have to find a 2 litre feeder or two soon.

asnow
05-28-2012, 11:16 PM
Fantastic set. Amazing sharpness. Like Iggy the title fooled me. I thought I was going to see trucks.

Hillbillygirl
05-29-2012, 05:49 AM
Thanks Asnow.
(as for GM Hummers, there are very few around here. I have never seen so many jacked up pickups in my life as here though!!!)

Marko
05-29-2012, 10:44 AM
lovely images HBG!

edG
05-29-2012, 06:01 PM
wonderful set HBG

Hillbillygirl
05-29-2012, 10:08 PM
Thank you so much Marko, and Ed for the compliments. Appreciate them very much.

JAS_Photo
05-29-2012, 11:33 PM
Great shots but knowing you, photowise, it could have gone either way birds or trucks! Glad it was birds!

Hillbillygirl
06-02-2012, 09:46 AM
Thanks JAS, glad you enjoyed them, and yeah I know, but we have more of these type of hummers here than the vehicle types.

AntZ
06-02-2012, 08:05 PM
Fantastic Captures. I love the colours of these guys.

Hillbillygirl
06-03-2012, 12:15 PM
Thank you so much AntZ.