Hummingbirds and the D4

Started Oct 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
mshetzer
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Re: Hummingbirds and the D4
In reply to Stevequad, Oct 11, 2012

I'm always looking for new background ideas and colors.  I printed about 10 different background for this trip, but only used 3 as I didn't care for the other 7 as much as I thought I would.

I'll be trying some new ones soon, and hopefully will be more successful in my good backgrounds vs bad backgrounds competition.

Matt

Stevequad wrote:

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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Checkout my portfolio at:
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D4, 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 105mm macro, 200-400mm, 500mm
http://www.shetzers.com/photos/1236482083_RMqYR-O.jpg

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