Monday, June 16, 2014
Lots of Hummers
As we edge closer to summer I am having a lot more hummingbirds visit my feeders. There are many immature birds that have fledged that are hungry and they are looking for stable food supplies. For me it's a bonanza because there is a lot more hummers to photograph. It is however more difficult to ID many species from each other in the immature stages. On the wing they all look very similar. Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon I had a fun time photographing the little flying jewels. The activity in late afternoon rarely stopped. I had a great time listening and watching all of the aerial battles around the feeder. Here are some images for you to enjoy. God's tender love and blessings to all, chris Equipment used Canon 7D Canon 100-400 IS (4) Canon 540 EZ flashes set to 1/16th power Camera exposure settings- Manual mode, ISO 200, F Stop F14.0, Shutter Speed 1/200th of a sec. "Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography" by J. Chris Hansen available on Amazon and other fine book sellers.