Monday, March 30, 2015

Visit From My Little Anna's

Most of the Rufous Hummingbirds have passed through in the last couple of weeks though there are a few of them humming around. Last night I worked on my set up for photographing hummingbirds. This morning I went out and gave it a go. It took me a while to get all of my flashes and settings right. All the while I was continuing my love hate relationship with Papaya the blasted cat. She kept going in and out of the photoblind while I was photographing the hummingbirds. Luckily for me the hummingbirds just ignore her. After a bit she freaked me out by jumping up into my lap when I was focusing on a young Anna's. I sat back after the hummingbird left and Papaya proceeded to stretch out on my leg and fall asleep. It turns out that Anna's ended up being my favorite image of the whole morning.I just loved the emerald green back. God's love and blessings to you all, chris Image created with a Canon 7D and a Canon 100-400 IS lens at 235 mm. Camera was supported with a Manfrotto 190 XPROB tripod with a Bogen 3055 ballhead. Four Canon 540 EZ flashes were used set to 1/16th power. Camera settings used were manual mode, ISO 200,F11.0 at 1/200th of a second. If you are interested in learning how to photograph hummingbirds please check out chapter 6 of my new book, Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography available at most online book sellers in hardbound and e book. #Bringit #TeamCanon


  1. Wow, I am playing catch up with my comments. Judy thanks for dropping by and commenting on this photoblog entry.