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!

083 copy copy 019 copy 020 copy 026 copy 028 copy 034 copy 046 copy 048 copy 064 copy 083 copy 114 copy

 

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.

 

Advertisements

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. 🙂

    Like

Comments are welcome

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s