Photography: Simple Hummingbird……or

After last nights  Bat episode and the gnarly images collected, I made one of my frequent stopovers at Cindy Knoke’s wonderful blog to see some beautiful images of a hummingbird. Now we have hummingbird feeders and the hummingbirds do seem to stop by as the feeder levels always seem to diminish. But when I do see a hummingbird it is usually a grey-green blur. Certainly nothing as spectacular as what Cindy captured.

So this evening, I thought I would stand out by the feeder, stork like, and wait for a hummingbird to stop by. It took awhile…quite awhile, or so my body told me. But, several did stop by and as I had surmised they were this somewhat drab grey-green.

HB1 SBBut wait, because when the little bird turned to flit away a most beautiful throat/chest area was partially captured by the lens. Just a hint of something beyond the grey-green. The glowing colors are from just the available light (ISO 400, f5.6).

HB2 SBWhen now, I may have to figure out a feeding pattern here to better facilitate my stork like appearance. Also, I may lower the feeder to gain a more horizontal view rather than shooting upwards.

4 Responses to “Photography: Simple Hummingbird……or”

  1. 1 Felix
    August 2, 2013 at 21:51

    Cindy’s hummingbird shots are incredible. I would say you got some nice shots in here as well


  2. 2 craig
    August 2, 2013 at 20:05

    if you aren’t moving the hummers will usually ignore you,

    put your camera on a tripod and aim and focus where you think they will be.
    that will cut down on your movements when they do arrive.
    then just shoot.

    get comfortable. a nice comfy chair. even in the backyard critters will get used to you being there.

    if you can mount your feeder close to a window you can just shoot from your barcalounger.
    it doesn’t seem right but your house can be very comfortable blind.

    nice shots as usual.


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