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  1. Guyzer

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    Turtles at the local lake....

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    I've been working on the hummers since about 6:30 AM today and am getting a bit frustrated. For the life of me I can't get my settings right with or without the flash and I think it's due to the feeder being too close to my house. I have it hanging about 2 feet away from light colored vinyl siding and I think the reflections are causing me the grief. To make matters worse there is a lot of glass near as well. I might work on moving it or waiting for a different time of day because I've tried every lens I have and I end up with the same result.

    Here's what I mean.

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    This one is getting close to what I'm trying to achieve....

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    Thanks for lookin.....
     
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  2. poochee

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    More cool pics. Love the turtle one.
     
  3. Guyzer

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    Thanks Pooch...

    This is my last attempt for the day or maybe even longer. It's bloomin' exhausting.

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  4. poochee

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    Great shot as usual.:)
     
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    I love the humming birds! wish we had them in the UK, great shots!
     
  6. Littlefield

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    Guy, nice one. Using 7D might be worth a try that has spot AF, which 6D lacks.
     
  7. Guyzer

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    I have the camera set up on a tripod with the focus preset, the lens on manual and I'm standing back about 30' with a wireless remote. There's no way on earth I , the camera or the lens would be able to be quick enough with these little darts to use AF as far as I'm concerned. The only benefit the 7D would give me is the 1.6 sensor over the 6D's full frame 1x. As it stands now the sun, moon and stars have to line up for me to get a decent shot but I'll keep trying.
     
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    I still think 7D would capture them better then the 6D and a guy at Fred Miranda used 7D with spot focus to better nail a darting dragonfly. Good luck.
     
  9. Guyzer

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    He got lucky.
     
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    Took Mrs. Guyzerr on a coffee drive yesterday evening and we ended up about 50 miles away at a place called Harrison Lake so the theme for the most part was " water ".

    It's a large lake surrounded by mountains. 250 sq. miles and 37 miles long so this is just a small part of it.

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    With lots of flora and fauna of all sorts.

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    And waterfalls of all sizes on the cliff side of the road.

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    And more big rocks than you can shake a stick at.

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    With pebble stone beaches and water lapping at the rocks.

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    Bubbles are formed when a wave is on it's way back out.

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    Or a frosty look is made when they smack :D upon the shore.

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    Where the day comes to an end. Or so it seems when one fiddles with the camera settings.

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    Thanks for looking.
     
  11. poochee

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    Great shots!

    Beautiful scenery.
     
  12. hewee

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    Wow how nice to enjoy a trip like that. Great shots and love how you got the water shots.
     
  13. Guyzer

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    Thanks heewee but it looks like that post is gone. :confused:
     
  14. hewee

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    I am talking about post #10 that I can still see.
     
  15. Guyzer

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    Gotya....

    Here's a couple from today's fooling around session.

    Bee

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    Hummingbird feet

    LF.... Canon 6D, 100mm macro, SINGLE SPOT FOCUS :D on manual, ISO 200, f2.8, flash. I'll keep working on it and will get the entire bird in flight. It was my second attempt today and I had my gear set up to close to the feeder. I'll try the 24 - 105mm next and see how that goes.

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