Tuesday, June 2, 2015

How in the World Do They Fly?

I have always been fascinated by hummingbirds in flight. Watching them dive, roll, twist fly upside down and even fly backwards is just amazing. Right now many of them are moulting during which they lose quite a few flight feathers. Would you be willing to board an airplane in which they just hacked off close to half of each wing? This morning I photographed two images of a male Anna's Hummingbird in moult and it looked like he is using sticks to fly with. How do they do that? I also made one image of an immature Anna's with full wings. Check out the difference. May you have a blessed day, chris All images photographed with a Canon 7D and a Canon 100-400 IS lens on a Manfrotto 055 XPROB tripod with a Bogen 3055 ballhead.. Camera setttings used were ISO 200, F16.0 at 1/160th of a sec. Four Canon 540 EZ flashes were used to light up the scene set to 1/16th power. #TeamCanon, #Bringit, #BringitCanon If you are interested in learning how to photograph hummingbirds please check out my book, "Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography". It is available in both hardbound and as an Ebook on most online book sellers. Please copy the following link into your browser. http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Backyard-Photography-Chris-Hansen/dp/1937538559


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    1. They are like little angels at times, 宋瓊娥. Thank you so very much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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    1. Thank you very much Scarlet. I always look forward their return in the spring.