The Hummingbird Project

I have been wanting to try to capture these little beauties for a while.  Ray and I stopped and picked up a new tripod on our way to visit his mom and dad.  After a delicious lunch of Q Barbeque, I set up the camera.  I quickly realized that the auto-focus was going nuts between the birds and the background…so I had to learn how to manually focus after turning off the auto-focus switch on the lens!

These shots aren’t perfect by any means…but I’m happy with what I have.  If the sun had been shining their iridescent colors would have been on display.  Another time perhaps!

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His parents have 5 or 6 feeders and they fill them up 6 to 7 times a day…sugar junkies!  I wish I had thought to video the swarms of them…and the sounds they make.



2 thoughts on “The Hummingbird Project

  1. You did a great job capturing these little guys, they move around so fast it’s sometimes even hard to see them. Wow 6 times a day!! That’s as crazy as our 40 lbs of bird feed a week. 🙂


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