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  #120 High or Low Angle Shot
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Hummer on Lookout       ©2012 ysal
Panasonic DMC-FZ150       3rd place, 128 points
1/1000s, f5.2, ISO 100, 600mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Adjusted exposure, cropped and resized using PS Elements.       Extra Info: None
 
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Jade O.
Oct 22, 2012
    Solid third. I agree that the curve in the plant and the beak play off beautifully. I also agree you might have placed higher with a 1200mm lens, lol!

mrsawyer
Oct 22, 2012
    Wow 3rd place! Good Job! I like the way the beak curves the same way the leaf under the bird does.

Mepo
Oct 22, 2012
    Congrats on your super finish.

Lo
Oct 22, 2012
    Great finish - congratulations!

Adirondack Gal
Oct 22, 2012
    Congratulations on your finish!

ysal
Oct 22, 2012
    Wow, thank you everyone! Definitely an honor to place so high! I could not crop any more without severely degrading the IQ, he was waaaay up there and I was fully zoomed. This was a tall agave-like tree with blue-green leaves, thus the "cool" appearance.

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Lo
Oct 21, 2012
    Definitely an interesting angle angle for a most unusual plant

Mepo
Oct 21, 2012
    I think I would have cropped closer to the bird. Beautiful capture by the way, so hard to catch one of those in such a great pose - and a highlight in the eye to boot. Well done.

littlemav
Oct 21, 2012
    Rare and hard to get photo!!! Nicely done! Good luck this should be one of the top 2 for sure!

Old Finn
Oct 21, 2012
    This is Low angle. Well composed. Maybe a bit underexposed.

Steven Sobel
Oct 20, 2012
    Lovely red plumage and dramatic pose, don't know how cropped this is from the original but it might work better cropped even closer around the hummer. The area directly around where he/she is perched has some interesting shapes (especially the perch itself) but the bottom 1/3 of the frame isn't very nice.

forkcandles
Oct 19, 2012
    the high angle allowed the bush to dominate the picture rather than the bird

ambaker
Oct 19, 2012
    I like the shot, but the color seems a bit on the cool side to me. The green seems to have a lot of blue in it.

Jade O.
Oct 19, 2012
    The cleanness of the shot is its strength, the smallness of the subject its weakness. Zoom in tight on the hummer and it would be wonderful, except, hmmm, you'd need about 1200mm of glass and a tripod with a 50 lb. weight??
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