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By WimpyIskandar
Capture in rural area,in Central Jawa area,where is a trees with red flower that colibri like the red-flower which content honey.

To curator,
Pls critique the speed,the compositition and coloring effeck.
Thnks n Rgds WIMPY.

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tonyguitar 10 77 37 Canada
6 Apr 2015 6:44AM
I like some wing blur, so this is fine for me. Amazing, you have everything in focus at f/2.
Possible suggestion using f/4, ISO 400, speed 1/1600 sec. Gives less wing blur and more DOF...
but you got all in sharp focus at f/2 somehow. Surprising! TG
6 Apr 2015 7:09AM
Dear TG,
Noted yr mssg,i need to blur the back ground since the leaf is about to disturb,but
Luckily i got it,beside F/4 as yr idea.
Thnkx n Rgds Wimpy.
paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2015 8:42AM
Potentially so effective and very difficult. The wing blur is OK, but none of the bird is sharp. Not too fat off, but definitely not sharp, and that is at internet sizes, so it's going to show on a big print. Despite the high shutter speed, I still think this is movement blur as the plant is sharp at both corners and I assume the bird is in the same plane, though it may not be.

6 Apr 2015 8:56AM
dear Paul,
i read and read again yg mssg,but i dont understand where is yr mssg direction to go........
i do a very tight crop,since this bird is very small dan moving i do capture with high
speed burts,then select which photo is the better one in between........
I agree with you,it is totally away from sharp........i need suggestion,is 70-200 F/2.8 will give
me better result,in term of sharpness..........???
In 7DmrkII i use the AIFocus,which not available in 1DX,and the EOS 1DX as my 1st choice at this projeck,but i think 1DX is give me unsatified result........
Pls advice,
MileJanjic 8 5 3 Serbia
6 Apr 2015 11:54AM
I have upload a modification for your lovely picture, that is mostly about cropping and cleaning.
6 Apr 2015 12:49PM
Dear Milejanjic,
It should for me or for Paul ??
Thanks for upload modif,i think you need to isolate the bird from
other potential disturbance eg leaf ??
Need yr advice what is the reason behind of modification,
Thnks n Rgds Wimpy.
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4314 Canada
6 Apr 2015 1:48PM
Hi Wimpey.

You are asking for suggestions, and reasons so you can unseratnd comments, and the mod.

Lets start at the shot settings.

You have a high shutter speed, which is good. This will capture a moving subject, and will still show the blur of the wings because they are much faster than the shutter. However, it hasnt stopped the bird, as its still in motion through the frame, which makes it a little blurred, and not sharp. Its also not sharply focused, - you cant really get this right while the bird is in motion, only when its hovering. Was this hovering, or moving? So a combination of a faster shutter to freeze the birds movement (not wings) AND a greater depth of field to increase your chances of having the bird focused is the key.

Because Humming Birds are so fast, - as you know they fly in a fast, darting way, you need a higher shutter speed. I would try as fast as the shutter allows, - likely 1/4000th, and also a smaller apertures, f/5.6 at least. This will requite an increase in ISO, up to about ISO 800. You can experiment with shutter speeds of 1/200th and faster with lower ISO and se what works best

Otherwise, wait until the bird is hovering while feeding at a flower; it will be static for short periods of time, and with good timing, you can get a shot with a much slower shutter, and a much smaller aperture; you should be able to do something around 1/400th and f/8.

heres a link to an interesting article on the subject:


MileJanjic 8 5 3 Serbia
6 Apr 2015 6:10PM
Sorry for my mistake about the name.
Yes, it is to put more focus on the bird that I suggested that modification.
7 Apr 2015 3:05AM
dear Willie,
Horay.........i love your comment,it is wonderfull........i learn again about this bird photography,tired and chalenging but i love it.Hovering hummng bird is really a lottery........i am right ???
Thnks n Rgds

dear Milejanjic,
Thansk for yr commnet,keep contack to me..........
BRgds WIMPy.

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