Monday, April 27, 2015

Going Up for Hummingbirds

The hummingbirds that feed in my backyard have a favorite place that they like to perch. It is on top of our oak tree arch. To create an intimate hummingbird image it helps to be on the same level that they are. This poses a bit of a dilemma as the top of the arch is just over eight feet off of the ground. The easiest way is to photograph through our double pane window in the living room as that puts me at exactly the right height. But I'm too far away so I have to use an extender to magnify the image and I'm having to shoot through the window both of which degrade the quality of the image. It is also too far away. The other solution is to put a photoblind on a ladder and then move the ladder as close as I possibly can to the edge of our flagstone patio. It works really well though I wouldn't want to be up on the ladder if the wind came up.Enjoy the images and have a blessed day, chris #TeamCanon #Bringit


  1. This first picture is like not yours - your pictures are usually so extremely sharp. But the bird is wonderfull!!!

    1. You are spot on, Krzysztof as I was shooting through a window with an extender on. It came out a lot clearer than I had expected. Just not quite there though.