Some varieties do not have the red throat. I think there are 15 or more varieties, they are all amazing in my thinking!
Yes very true. But unfortunately living right next the Mississippi River the Ruby Throated Hummingbird is the only species we get here with the exception of a stray species once in awhile. This guy was one of over a hundred (estimated) that frequent the feeders on my from porch every summer. I'm going to miss them when I move to Chicagoland in a couple of weeks.
Thanks for looking!
Oh, I see! Very nice capture by the way!
Thank you. He was being very cooperative.
Where is his red throat?
This guy was only a few months old at the most when his photo was taken. The red throat doesn't come in until after they head south for the winter. He'll have it when he comes back in May. :)
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Thanks Danny Boy,
It's not all bad living up this way, it does make shooting outside a little difficult in the winter though. :-)
Thanks Captain & JUde !!! Makes good common sense to me ...I LOVE the pic Jude ! Gosh guys you really don't know how much I appreciate the help ...this is something I have always wanted to pursue but never really had an opportunity to do till now ....
You're more than welcome Jazzy! I can't speak for Captain C but if you have any questions, just let me know.
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Forgive me if I'm wrong, but it looks like what you're explaining is the question "how do I move from film to digital".
Under this assumption I'll give the following to help you specify your research better.
Full Frame digital camera = or > 35mm film in resolution
RAW file from FF digital sensor = 35mm film negative
Photoshop or Lightroom = Chemical Darkroom, for film negative development
Photoshop/Lightroom & Printer (local or offsite) = Chemical Darkroom , for print development
When shooting with digital the RAW file is the storage file just like negatives. It's only converted for the intended output. Such as, if you're displaying some work on the web, it will need to be jpg, but if your having it printed then there will be a whole host of options for you to convert the image once you've selected the printer. Photoshop or Lightroom can handle all of these conversions from RAW, so this is nothing that you really need to worry about ahead of time, and you only convert what you want to use. As long as you keep the RAW file, you can always go back to it and save it to another file type using the photosoftware.
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Since you already have a flash, I would suggest staying with flash instead of continuous lighting. You can use all kinds of things for continuous lighting, including lamps and window light, and just going outside. It's much harder to come up with flash units if that's the look your going for.
As Captain said however, put some money into light modifiers and stands for the flash you have already. Learn to use that one light before you start adding in a whole bunch of lights. It's more about how
you use the light that you have, not how many. You should be able to pick up a decent stand, umbrella/flash holder, and a medium shoot through umbrella for under $100.
This was shot using one 580 EX II and the setup described above. http://judevickery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/20110616-IMG_2992.jpg
I hope that helps!
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It sounds to me like you're more interested in the Canon already, but with that said, wouldn't the real choice be in the lenses? I'm a Canon shooter, and I can get about the same results from most any body (excluding old digital cameras who's sensor are not as good) that I put my lenses on including sub-frame cameras. The money is in the lenses when you're talking about the Pro lines from either manufacturer. The rest is mostly features in the camera that just make it more streamlined for shooting. I have plenty of examples of the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L IS over on my site http://judevickery.com
. Anything you find there of people is with this lens and many of the others are too. It's fair to say that I really really like this lens, and since you're hand holding using natural light I highly recommend this lens for what you do should you choose to flip to Canon.
I hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions.
You made some great shots..........
Thank you. You have some nice work on your flicker page!
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Obviously I took your comment as pertaining to the photo, and after reading it again today I see that you were referring to my personal background.
I am an amateur photographer with about 17 years of behind the camera experience, only within the last two years taking glamour photography seriously. I take lighting seriously, as I'm more interested in creating a photo with a camera than being a Photoshop artist. I use Photoshop only when I absolutely have to, and all four of the photos that I have shared in this thread have not been altered other than to convert from RAW and possibly crop a little.
I really like the back ground on this one a lot and the photo is just great. You did an outstanding job on this one for sure.
I had a lot of fun with this shoot.