Friday, April 3, 2015
Male Rufous Hummingbird
Today I photographed hummingbirds in the backyard for about half an hour. It was like a giant hummingbird battle going on outside the photoblind. Buzzing, chattering and wings clashing together. It was amazing with three or more hummingbirds vying for the feeder. In the end I had one image that I really liked of a male Rufous Hummingbird. He has the telltale little notch in his tail feather to help differentiate him from a male Allen's Hummingbird. God's love and blessings to all, chris Image created with a canon 7d and a Canon 100-400 IS lens at 400mm. Camera settings used were, Manual, ISO 200, f 13.0 at 1/160th of a sec. Camera was placed om a Manfrotto 055 XPROB tripod with a Bogen 3055 ballhead. Four Canon 540 EZ flashes set to 1/16th power were used to illuminate the hummingbird.