Hummingbirds and the D4

Started Oct 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
Stevequad
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Re: Hummingbirds and the D4
In reply to mshetzer, Oct 10, 2012

mshetzer wrote:

Steve,

You need the f16+ in order to get the whole bird in focus.  With the big lens, you are in the very front of the focal plan and depth is very shallow (4-6").  The background is printed about 10' away.  Its printed on paper thus creating the blur.  There is very little post going on.

Matt


Stevequad wrote:

Beautiful shots Matt. Some of them have small apertures,  like f/20. I would have expected more of a background to be visible, did you blur it out in post?

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Thanks Matt. I also use a bg when shooting hummers, but was just wondering if you had anything different. Thanks for clearing that.

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