Love the light and the composition.
Great capture, one of my favorites in the challenge.
I really liked this shot, but I also thought it looked like HDR.
merops: Congratulations! Great shot :-)
Thank You, Kate.
aaanouel: Just wonderful!!!!! ✎ ✓✓✓✓✓Txs4Sharing
nzmacro: You really are darn good at these. Another superb shot in my book. All the best and a gorgeous Hummer !!. Danny.
Thank You for the kind words Danny. I've been feeding them for many years. They are such frequent visitors that I have a good sense of their movements and habits. It really helps.
The Mick: Beautiful hummingbird and the background looks like an oil painting! Very nice!Mick
Thank You Mick. The background is courtesy of my neighbors planting of evergreen plants.
Buzz Lightyear: For a 500mm shot, that is one incredibly sharp image. Nicely done!
Thanks, I think the Tamron 200-500 is a very sharp lens in good light. Reviews have said it's not so good at 500mm. I'm very happy with my copy.
ysal: Congrats Carmen, you nailed another one!
PERCY2: Amazing, Congrats cmantx
Thank You, Percy
ConanFuji: Nice wb
ThePassenger: A very good shot. And, yes, the yellow cast reminds me of a warm afternoon. gollywops version looks as if taken in winter.
Greets from (cold) germany
Thank you. It's in the 30's here now (unusual), but when the shot was taken it was a warm (80's)day late morning.
Hugowolf: Great shot. I think the reds are a little too saturated, but everything else works out well.
Thank You. I just finally calibrated my monitor and I can see that now.
The Mick: Thanks to everyone for the votes and kind words!Most of my macro photos are made outside in the daytime, aided by flash as the FZ100 isn't good at high ISO, but here's my setup if anyone is interested.
I was out in the yard taking a few pictures and spotted this plump little fellow on one of my Firepower Nandina bushes (which are in the process of turning red now). It was fairly cool out and later in the afternoon, so I decided to cut a few decent sized clippings of the bush (along with the pretty little spider) and take them inside the garage to photograph a little later. I used the FZ100 with Raynox DCR-250 macro lens & Yongnuo YN-560 manual speedlite with my homemade bounce card with diffuser. For the background lighting, I had a second speedlite aimed at another small cluster of leaves a few feet away.Being late in the season, I'm not seeing many insects, but this spider was obviously eating pretty well and was released the next day on the same bush.Thanks again,Mick
The second light explains why the lighting is so even throughout the frame. It looks like lighting I've seen from canon macro shooters that use that expensive 2 light macro light. Thanks for sharing.
Great shot. Beautiful color. I kind of wish the people weren't in the shot, but I imagine that wasn't possible. " Hey, You people get back, I'm trying to get a shot here!" :)
Nice shot. Good detail. I like the different shades of green. Was it a wild bird?
Beautiful color and composition. Impressive DOF at F4.7. Must be a great lens.
cmantx: Well deserved 1st place, Mick. Really nice lighting, detail, and bokeh.
In my opinion if you take a macro with flash and it looks like natural light you hit it out of the park. Even though I don't have a super zoom I'd like to see your flash setup.
Well deserved 1st place, Mick. Really nice lighting, detail, and bokeh.
Great shot Yuki. You have to move really stealthily to get an angle that captures so much detail.