Monday, 28 November 2011

Rufous Hummingbird Male


  1. I know that we all take our shooting seriously, but on this site I refrain from tech talking about my images.
    This one didn't just happen. First I had to learn a lot about the bird's flying habits. Watching a hummer fly is amazing, but also amazingly predictable. The flash on your camera can freeze the little bird's wings. A bird returns to the feeder in a predictable way. Setting up a camera to prefocus on the area it is moving through helps to eliminate background clutter and really brings the bird into view. After setting up the shot, all you need is a cooperative bird. And a lot of patience. I bet this shot took a week of trying to actually get the lucky frame.
    I love his little feet.

  2. What dedication you must have, Kimba...and it pays! One day, I'll be equally dedicated...I just don't know when that day will come. Sigh...

  3. Aww. He's just cuter than cute.

    I'll note the trick with the flash. Perhaps next summer I can give that a go when I'm patio sitting with the wee ones flying about.