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SONY
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SLT-A55V
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1/160 second
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F/8.0
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280 mm
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800
Date Taken
Jul 19, 2012 8:15:46 AM -05:00
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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ruby freeze frame by ariseandrejoice ruby freeze frame by ariseandrejoice
Ruby-throated Hummingbird in our yard. Their aerial antics happen so quick they are hard to catch by the human eye - which makes the camera images quite a surprise!
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NEUROPI Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
salud
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:iconrollingpinkstone:
rollingpinkstone Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
What an interesting shot of tins bird its such a unique angle to get it. Love love love it.
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!!!
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:iconthe-tiger-thief:
The-Tiger-Thief Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Writer
Very nice :)
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing capture! :aww:
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Premier1er-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is a very reflective photo my dear friend, just keep it up.
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!!! I'm fond of this one :)
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:iconkingbob24:
kingbob24 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
simply lovely!
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:iconangie-sue:
Angie-Sue Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow just stunning!
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!!! :)
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Angie-Sue Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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papatheo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Exquisite.... just exquisite!!!
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks dear!!! :)
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:iconsaiphar:
Saiphar Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful =)
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Critique: Take the photo back into Bridge then to ACR(Command/Control R). Get rid of any blown spots or spots that are too bright in the main window. Adjust the Clarity to 15 to 20. The only problem with the photo is the noise, so, while in ACR go into luminance noise reduction and move the Luminance slider to ~40-45. Now get rid of color noise by taking the color slider to ~25. Do not sharpen in ACR. Return the photo to photoshop.

Control/Command J for a new background layer then a blank layer, change the layer to 'Darken' sample the green in the center of the head of the bird and carefully paint the yellow on the side of the head and the wings, reduce the opacity to ~60%. Control shift e.

Command = MAC
Control = PC



Go to this link <[link]> and download the "Click to download"(blue printing) actions for PS near the bottom of the article. Download these actions and load the ones that do not require Topaz software into Actions in photoshop(see web if you don't know how. Use the Freaky Amazing Detail to over-sharpen the photo(set to 5 in Gaussian blur) then reduce the sharpening with the brush tool(B), use 60% for starters vary the brush opacity for different areas. 'Control shift E' to collapse the stack.

If you already know this stuff then disregard this. The critique was ' the photo was too noisy!

Walt
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Walt - the link isn't bringing up the PS actions - and I would love to get them! Any ideas? Thanks!
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
No problem! You're on the right page, just go to the bottom of the article and click the blue letters that say: 'click to download'. It's right underneath the picture of the canon and before the comments. Another good way to sharpen is to reduce the the image size(<1 megabyte) in photoshop and @ ~100 ppi +/- and use: filters/sharpen/smart sharpen(140%, 0.2radius is a good starting point). Remember to reduce luminosity noise in ACR you can then do a final sharpening in ACR whilst adjusting the luminosity noise to suit.

Walt
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks Walt!
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Here's another site with some good ideas.<[link]>

Walt
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yup - I've been using that site - I think you already gave me that link! :D
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
BTW, here is the page<[link]>
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Here is the Photosig.com site of the person that wrote the article on stopping a hummers wings. Check out his photos. I put my work up to see just how bad mine really are. This site is also a freebee, but your post rate is low. You will; however, receive some genuine critiques from some current and ex-pros. This gentleman ripped mine apart, but it has made me a better(?) photographer!

Walt
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks so much - I'll check it out!
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Awesome! I'll look into all of this in just a moment - thanks Walt!!!
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
I reprocessed - using my own bag of tricks. I get sloppy for sure - did not even notice the burn-out areas! And the noise - way too much - thanks so much for pointing that out! I will explore your techniques some other time when I have more time - I love learning new tricks. Thanks again Walt!
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Good luck! Any questions, just note me.

Walt
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phoenix5phlyer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Whoaa, fantastic shot! Hummingbirds are indeed a source of wonder, tiny but magnificent, especially those wings!
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
agreed - i'm in love with them! :D
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Swordexpert-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Photographer
This just really makes me think... "Touchdown!!!!!!" haha. Love it to pieces.
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you so much!!!
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Rebelwolf13570 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome shot <3
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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NemesisInRed Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Nice! There's so much motion in this photo, I love it!
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!!!
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NikitaLaChance Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Total awesome picture!
I wish I could take such a good photo.
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you! I'm surprised I did!
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RainedRebellion Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Wow! Perhaps one of the most beautiful things I've ever laid eyes on. Thank you for sharing it. ^_^
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
wow - thank you!!! :D
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MoonandSky Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your camera must be top notch to catch such a shot without any bluring. I can see the details of the wing feathers as well as the tiny feet and individual feathers. You must of had a telescope lens as these guys would not come within ten feet of any animal. Still to catch this pose must of required extreme patience. I like it.
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you! the trick is in the flash - a very short duration freezes the action - and yes a zoom lens. :)
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oemac25 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an absolutely beautiful and amazingly stunning photo! The colors were captured so nicely, and I really enjoy the perspective/the bird's pose. The colors in the background are just lovely as well!
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you for your kind comment!
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000Colibri000 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
How beautiful! Hummingbirds are such amazing animals. :aww:
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
they really are! :)
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