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Hummingbird photos using Fast MD script

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Offline Sow.N.Reap

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Hummingbird photos using Fast MD script
« on: 10 / August / 2010, 02:14:49 »
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Well it's that time of year again when the hummingbirds really start flying around & fighting over the feeders. Last year I was still learning my camera & how to use CHDK & got a lot of photos of hummingbirds at the feeders. This year I wanted to get them at some flowers rather than the feeders.

Finally success!!! :)

These were taken with my Canon s5is using Fudgey's Fast MD script with flash. I wasn't able to get the faster shutterspeeds I wanted due to the lighting conditions but I'll keep trying. EXIF info viewable at Flickr.


s5_100-9506-c by Sow & Reap, on Flickr


s5_100-9510-c by Sow & Reap, on Flickr

And this one taken at the feeder of a male trying to guard his territory.  Exposure override at 1/3228 sec.


s5_100-9578-R by Sow & Reap, on Flickr

Thanks to everyone who contributed to make these things possible ... Ya'll are great!! :)
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Offline colinbm

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Re: Hummingbird photos using Fast MD script
« Reply #1 on: 10 / August / 2010, 04:48:40 »
Just fantastic Sow.N.Reap
If I can get half as good as this on my S5 I will be very happy :-)
What version is yours Please ?
Cheers
Col

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Re: Hummingbird photos using Fast MD script
« Reply #2 on: 10 / August / 2010, 23:24:34 »
Thanks! I didn't even realize I'd gotten the one at the flowers until I downloaded the pictures. It was in amongst a whole bunch of photos of just the flowers because there was a gentle breeze blowing with just enough motion to trigger the script. So I was thrilled when I saw it.

Well ... I admit I'm using an old version of CHDK .. version: s5is-101b-0.9.9-885 and the Fast MD script is: MDFB-080914 found in this post. I keep downloading a new version of CHDK but never seem to find the time to load it on the card.  :-[
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Re: Hummingbird photos using Fast MD script
« Reply #3 on: 17 / August / 2010, 12:11:43 »
That is freaking awesome!


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Re: Hummingbird photos using Fast MD script
« Reply #4 on: 21 / August / 2010, 02:26:12 »
Thanks! The script is awesome!

The hardest part is picking a spot where a hummingbird might go as I have about 1/2 acre with lots & lots of flowers. I just had the feeling that flower sticking out might be too tempting to pass by. That and it requires an almost windless day.

The first 2 photos were cropped & all 3 resized but otherwise they're just as they came out of the camera, no post processing done.



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Re: Hummingbird photos using Fast MD script
« Reply #5 on: 14 / September / 2010, 09:31:33 »
those are very nice. i have the S2 IS but i have yet to try the scripts outdoors, i've only tried it indoors to see if it works...:)...tnx for sharing.
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