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  • Eastern Spinebill hovering

    Got a shot of an Eastern Spinebill at home, the other day, hovering at a callistemon. They're the closest to a humming bird here and amazing to watch.Name:  DSC_0747.jpg
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    Kathie M Thomas,
    I'm a Nikon girl
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  • #2
    They are one of my favourites Kathie. I havenít Yet been lucky with a shot of them hovering although I see it often enough in my standard grevillia. Well done.
    It's the little things!

    Cheers, Greg C.


    • #3
      Thanks Greg.
      Kathie M Thomas,
      I'm a Nikon girl
      Web Flickr


      • #4
        Wonderful capture Kathie. I like the way it cleverly hovers in the shade - smart bird!

        "Don't touch". Must be the scariest thing to read in braille!

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        • #5
          nice action captured but a few issues with this image imho.
          not seeing many details in the bird. could be that focus is behind the bird. was it cropped much?
          notice it is 4000 iso. wondering how the camera handles that iso. sometimes using native iso can give you a better result than the interpolated ones. iso 3200 for example.

          did you run noise reduction on this shot? that can take some details too

          that lens is sharp for me wide open or close to it, so perhaps shooting at f5.6 on the lens instead of f9 you could have got the 1/2500 at a lower iso.

          looks underexposed to me but seems like the light wasnt your friend on this either.

          hope you not mind the honest critique. tis how we improve though.
          Stephen Davey. Nikon Shooter