Hummingbird and bokeh

A hummingbird at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino, CA.

That's the original image after some processing above. Nice try but the bird and that branch on the right aren't quite in focus. But I love the colors in the bokeh -- the stuff in the background that's out of focus. 

So I tried fixing it by cropping it tighter -- goodbye branch -- and darkening it so that the bird is in silhouette. Much better. Maybe needs to be a little lighter. This is one of those pics I'll obsess about and process 18 different ways. 




Camera settings: Nikon D5100 (DX, or cropped), Nikon DX 70 to 300mm lens at 300mm, ISO 800, 1/1600 shutter, f/5.6.

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--S.H.

This photo is ©Steve Hymon and may not be used elsewhere without advanced written permission. All rights reserved. 

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