Show Your Snaps...March 4, 2013
Here's some street photos that I took on Saturday, first at our outdoor market and then of some dancers at Pioneer Courthouse Square. We had cloudy skies, but I was very happy with the performance of the Canon T2i (500D) cameras in such conditions.
Photo No. 1 - At the Portland Saturday Market, there's a nice variety of street photos that can be captured.
Photo No. 2 - I wasn't there too long and I saw some very tall beautiful ladies.
Photo No. 3 - Then they posed for me.
Photo No. 4 - Once as I was beginning to cross the street, I saw a couple jump the light.
Photo No. 5 - The silver man was setting things up to perform.
Photo No. 6 - For a few dollars he would do some juggling.
Photo No. 7 - Some girls wanted to have their picture taken with him.
Photo No. 8 - When I walked back to Pioneer Courthouse Square, I saw some people dancing.
Photo No. 9 - I had to patiently wait for people to stop walking behind them, so that I could get some good pictures.
Photo No. 10 - And just one more....
More bird pictures from me this week. I was lucky enough to find a Cooper's Hawk in my backyard on Sunday. The mourning dove the hawk had just hunted wasn't as lucky...
Thanks for viewing.
Nice hawk photos, I've been seeing a lot of hawks lately.
But I ended up with a turkey.
A football playing squirrel. Look at the form of the stiff arm and the way he holds the ball tight to his body.
I'm done, thanks for looking.
Those are great looking pictures of a beautiful bird. You did an excellent job, with the bird being in the shadows. I'll show some more hummingbird pictures that I took on Sunday. I like to take pictures of birds too.
We did have some snowy owls that came down to Oregon some time back. I think they like the open fields and can be found on fence posts (but I never found any). Your bird pictures are very nice. I like variety we see of your images of the turkey, woodpecker and squirrel. The turkey is colorful, much more than I thought they would be.
Here's some photos of hummingbirds I took on Sunday. It was cloudy and the ISO levels ranged from ISO1600 to ISO4000. I used M mode for all of them, so that I could get the depth of field I wanted and enough shutter speed. I was happy to have the 1/250th shutter speed, since this bird moves fast. In the last three pictures, the hummingbird moved its head around continuously out of curiosity, so it seemed. As a result I got the changing colors. What surprised me, is that I got those colors in cloudy weather. I wish the background was better. I cropped them a little for composition.
Photo No. 1
Photo No. 2
Photo No. 3
Photo No. 4
I encourage people to click Original size. The version in the thread don't do the shots justice.
Thanks. The original does show them larger; I resized them to 940 x 627. With everyone having different monitors, I don't know what's the best size for showing them. The hummingbirds in real life are actually smaller, but I thought they were interesting this way.
It still amazes me how well the Canon T2i (550D) camera does at ISO4000. It's still a new adventure for me. I took these this past Sunday under dark cloudy skies. Does anyone know the name of this bird?
Photo No. 1
Photo No. 2
These are really nice Digirame. From another post, I know you were really close to these hummers. You have a knack for getting these guys to trust you. I like #4 the most. It's really sharp, His/her head was in the right place to catch everyhing in focus.
These are great images. You're lucky to have gotten this close.
I had a Cooper's Hawk in my yard on our gurgling pot fountain twice last week. I got fairly close at 200 mm. I need to add the 1.4 TC and fill the frame more. I can only approach just so close to the fountain without scaring her off. I posted those photos in another forum.
If you put a bird feeder in the yard you may get more chances to shoot the Cooper's Hawk.
I don't get as good as that with my 450d at ISO 800. Being able to shoot at 4000 would transform some of my bird photography. Curious however why you stopped down to f/13?
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