Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ruby Throated Hummingbird, male

These pictures were taken on June 7th, 2010 in our back yard. Getting good, interesting shots of these guys is very difficult. For instance on these shots I was trying to get the flower and the bird in focus. I was using a Canon 40D with a 100-400mm lens. Camera settings were f8, 1/8000 of a second, ISO=800, focal length of 400mm using a flash with a better beamer attached and it was sunny. What I didn't achieve was getting the flourescent red on his neck and I didn't manage to stop movement of his wings, but I'll keep trying until I get it right.


Arti said...

I think these shots are pretty good! In bottom two shots, the movement of wings is almost absent!Thats a great achievement, Fred.I don't know about the neck, but your hummingbird photography is breathtaking!

On Da Road said...

Love the hummers