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turns
11-12-2012, 04:01 PM
A resident hummingbird shot I got the other day

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8204/8179500481_d924a1b256_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfo1974/8179500481/) DSC_1585 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfo1974/8179500481/) by jfollis1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jfo1974/), on Flickr

theantiquetiger
11-12-2012, 04:06 PM
Great shot but it looks like you missed the eye by a hair. It is just out of focus to me. The focal point appears to be on his belly. I would have cropped the bird over to the right, him centered in the frame is taking away from the image as well. I actually like the image just after it, with the bird with the red spot on his neck.

turns
11-12-2012, 04:55 PM
Thanks for the comments antique tiger, I'm not sure what's going on with the sharpness as the full size picture on my PC at home is 100% sharp. I wonder if it has something to do with the down sizing of the picture?

Hillbillygirl
11-12-2012, 07:01 PM
Very nice detail, and it looks plenty sharp everywhere to me. It is just the angle of the eye, and the feathers around eye area, but it is sharp, as I can see lots of detail on head and where beak emerges from feathers, so dof/focus, is not a problem.
Very well captured Turns.

Realist
11-12-2012, 08:44 PM
I don't think I've ever seen a humming bird sit still before, nice capture!

ewaizel
11-13-2012, 11:29 PM
Just beautiful. I think he/she is smiling :)

Mad Aussie
12-03-2012, 04:15 PM
Lovely ... what a cool little bird these are.