Extreme telephoto macro photography ( 600mm X 1.4 teleconverter X 1.6 APS-C sensor with 36mm extension tube ) - cropped slightly .
You nailed this one, using an incredible macro setup (fun, I have done so as well). Cheers Derek
Darn, it won't come up full screen. Perhaps not fully processed by Pano yet.
Hello NatureDiver - image quality resides in the lense , not the camera body . Digital (and film ) camera bodies are disposable , lenses can last a lifetime . Folks ask me what kind of camera do you use ? I reply - whatever fits on the lenses !!!
What a shot Waldo,it just makes me feel like i could reach out and touch that little bird.
Thank you kindly Lloyd. B - have never met a person that does not like hummingbirds !
Howdy Itallica - this is one of my better images from last year . The hummingbirds are just now returning from the mountain meadows and migrating thru - hopefully I will get more shots like this in the next few weeks !
PERFECT! Regards, Ray
Great photo at such a focal lenght! L4+voted, good luck.
Howdy mato angel 1 - not sure why hummingbirds appeal to me , but they are one of my favorite photographic subjects !
Thank you kindly Avulso - the hummingbirds are in my yard now , but no good photos yet this year !
UN TRABAJO INCREÍBLE.CREO QUE HAS CONSEGUIDO DETENER EL TIEMPO EN ESE ALETEO CONSTANTE.
LA AGREGO A MIS FAVORITAS.
SUERTE EN EL CONCURSO VOTADA.
UN CORDIAL SALUDO OSTAJOSEBA.
Greatly appreciated OSTAJOSEBA - thank you for the gracious comments and visit !
WOW, this is a really amazing image Waldo,
had to add to my favourites. The sharpness, colours, composition, whatever is so natural it is really difficult to believe it's taken with such and amazing lens combination. Your lens must be really good quality.
Best wishes, Timo
Hello tmoj - quality lenses are critical for image quality , but they are very expensive - a new 600mm Canon lense (Image Stabilized) and matched 1.4X extender is about $ 14,000 US ! The lense , despite all the magnification has a minimum focus distance of 20 feet - reduced to 12 feet with the 36mm macro extension tube - similar to adding a 2X extender to the whole works without the drop off in image quality . This image was taken in Al Servo Mode - note that image stabilization does not work well in Al Servo Mode , not all macro extension tubes allow for auto focus functions , and most DSLR's will not autofocus if the prime f stop of lense / telextender combination is greater than f5.6 !
Wow - what a catch!!!
Hello Neil8kenhead - been trying to capture a repeat performance of the hummingbirds over the last 2 weeks , but nothing spectacular so far !
Just great! --like and YS --AnaM
The hummingbirds thank you AnaMariaOss - appreciate the comments and the visit !
After seeing a hummingbird in motion you really appreciate how difficult a shot like this! They are a fascinating little creature!
Starting to get the hummingbird photography figured out Shaun Thomason - unfortunately , they only hang for about 3 weeks in late summer - they seem to have an overwhelming desire to migrate to warmer climates as fall / winter approaches !
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