David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Hummingbird – Resting

These are a couple of past hummingbird photo’s I like.  While visiting my in-laws one time the hummingbirds were passing through on their migration.  They always seem to hang around at least a couple of weeks with a few staying longer.

I took so many pictures it seemed like my camera was telling me to slowdown and enjoy.  So that’s what I did for a couple of days.  I would get up early in the morning and just sit on the porch watching them come and go as they chattered back and forth.  I noticed one of the branches where they perched was going to be a good spot as the sun starting up.  I set up my camera where I could get some of the blue sky in the background.  I used some fill flash to try to get some of the shadows but not over power.

I have to thank my mother in-law for making up the special solution.  It was my job to keep the feeders filled as they buzzed around me with in inches. 

Nikon D300s, Nikon 500 @ f/4, 1/2000, EV -0.67, Better Beamer flash


Nikon D300s, Nikon 500 @ f/5.6, 1/640, EV -0.67, Better Beamer flash


2 responses to “Hummingbird – Resting

  1. Tricia Booker Photography January 24, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Beautiful! I love how you captured such detail in the feathers!

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