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Basics of Digital Photography taught by Rick Allred

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What is exciting or interesting to you about your photo(s)? A very overcast & rainy day; the Hummingbird feeder was seeing a lot of action.

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Can you tell us about any special equipment or techniques that you used? Just learning how to use a DSLR through this course. I had to skip the first assignment due to the overcast day & the rain, so I moved to Assignment 2.

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I've seen hummingbirds in zoos and know that their little wings flutter very fast. You have done a wonderful job of "freezing" the action so that the wings can be seen. I've been having difficulty in getting my shutter speed fast enough to "freeze" the action of seagulls' wings and you've done this really well! It would be helpful to know what camera and settings you used for this very clever series of pictures.

05/19/2014 Flag

Thanks for your nice comments! I had my exposure set to 1/8000, which is the highest it could go on my camera.

05/25/2014 Flag

Really good examples for 'freezing' - thanks for sharing. Inspires me to get out there and wait for some seagulls! By the way, I have never seen a humming bird feeder before, so learned something new as well;-)

05/28/2014 Flag

If you need a faster shutter speed, you can set your ISO (camera's sensitivity to light) to a higher number... That grabs more light and may allow you to use a faster shutter speed. The only thing you give up with higher ISO setting is that the image may have a little more "grainy" look to it depending on how high you set the ISO. Have fun! :-)

06/02/2014 Flag