Monday, June 11, 2012

Macro Monday: Hummmers

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I blew most of my day today trying to find the right combination of settings that would give me tack-sharp, noise-free, magazine quality photos of birds. (It's an ongoing quest of mine.) I never found the magic recipe, but this one isn't too bad.

I know the National Geographic guys are using equipment that costs more than my house, but I still think my little Canon Rebel is capable of much better. I just can't seem to push the right buttons.

For more close-ups, join the fun over in Macro Monday at Lisa's Chaos.



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13 comments:

GW Bill Miller said...

It looks pretty sharp to me. These little guys don't hold still very long.

Jane said...

Beautiful shots all the same, and they are sharp-you can remove noise in noise removal programs, there are quite a few good ones out there.

Donna Heber said...

Wow! What a gorgeous shot of that hummingbird. Every time I see one in my garden I don't have the camera in hand :-(

Daryl Edelstein said...

looks amazing to me

Barb said...

I love that you're trying to squeeze every last drop of juice out of your little camera and not just clammering after new & better gear. I think that is what makes a photographer great. Nice pics.

Lavender Cottage said...

I think your photos came out extremely well. You're not alone, I have a Canon 40D and still don't know which buttons to push either.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice captures!

Em S said...

I think you did great!

nattsyrransphoto said...

Fantastic shots!!!!

Crafty Gardener said...

I'm always trying to get that perfect shot too. Yours are great. I posted some hummer photos awhile ago.

Janet said...

Wow!! I think you have mastered your quest! These are awesome!! I can't even imagine capturing anything this fast/flighty!

Birgitta said...

Wonderful shots!

Gunilla said...

Lovely shots of those amazing birds!