July 19th, 2011 – Bee Balm

I met up with some fellow nature photographers over the weekend to shoot hummingbirds. The light was less than ideal for bird photography, but we did manage a few captures when the sun poked out every now and then.  I’ll post a shot or two in this weeks Avian Friday episode. This flower known as Bee Balm is one that the hummingbirds feed on. While waiting for the hummers to show up I decided to grab a few brackets for an HDR image.

View of a Bee Balm Flower. Redmond, Washington

Canon 1D, Mark III,  Canon EF-500/f4 IS + EF II Rear Extender, 700mm,  f/5.6, ISO 1600, Hand-held.  4 Exposure HDR.  Post processing -Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5, Photomatix Pro, Topaz Adjust.

To see a larger version  please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,



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