Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Almost Like Going Camping

This morning the weather was calm and warm. It was perfect for photographing humming birds in the backyard. As I was setting all the equipment up this morning the thought occurred to me that photographing hummingbirds is a lot like going camping. You have to dig out all the equipment that you haven't used in awhile and get it all organized and ready to go.You go camping and have a great time. Then when you are finished camping you have to pack it all up and put it away when you get home. Today was like that. I gathered up all my equipment got it organized and set it up. Flashes and light stands, flowers,feeders,tripods etc. Then I had a great time photographing hummingbirds. When I was done I had to take it down and pack it all up again. Mainly so the dogs don't knock anything over and smash up one of my flashes. Here are two Anna's hummingbirds from today's backyard outing It was lot's of fun and I want to do it again as photographing hummingbirds can be quite addictive. If you are a photographer interested in learning the basics check out my tutorial on hummingbird photography here. http://diyphotocheapodepot.blogspot.com/2011/08/typical-hummingbird-set-up.html God's love and blessings to everyone, chris

25 comments:

  1. sweet :** pleas - http://one-direction-mydream.blogspot.com/2012/06/rozdzia-8.html

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    2. Thanks Paulina. I read part of your blog. Will it eventually be a whole novel? I liked the point of view of the slight unsureness of your character of her relationaship with the "true gentlemen."

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  2. cool one!
    I love the photos..
    kindly visit my blog
    http://mylittlecreambutton.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Adeayu. I loved the photos on your blog they are sweet and refreshing.

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  3. Great Photos, love the hummingbirds

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    1. Thank you very much Maren. I am addicted to photograph them as they are so colorful and interesting!

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  4. Awesome Photos, Bird Is Really Very Nice.

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    1. Thank you Osho. I love to photograph birds.

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  5. beatiful photos. i invite to my blog http://focal-perspective.blogspot.com/ ;]

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    1. Thank you very much, Amell. Looking at your photoblog you have some beautiful photographs as well. I love your presentation with the old school Polaroid like framing!

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  6. رائع
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    today.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you very much,Gamal. i copied and pasted your blog address and it didn't work.

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  7. Chris your photos are so good. If you shoul have more it romantics can you show us? If you know my literary project you will understand my ask. http://umromanceadaptado.blogspot.com.br/

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    1. Thank you,Karina. I'll try and think of something romantic to throw in.I have an image in mind in my photo idea notebook that I keep that will work when I get around to it.

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  8. As always your photographs are beautiful . Amazing animals. You have a true passion.0

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    1. Thank you very much, Jeffrey. I appreciate that.

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  9. a beautiful photo and a wonderful bird

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  10. I love hummingbirds! Reminds me of hanging out in my grandma's yard...she's always doing what she can to attract local birds.

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  11. Beautiful photo.
    And can you please take a look at my video on "ducktowns psychotic woodpecker?"

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    1. Thank you Bengt Lindkvist. I'll take a look.

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  12. Love those photos! great blog.

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    1. Thank you very much emmanoelle. I'm very glad you stopped by to look at my photography.

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