David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

While visiting my mother in-law in early May I notice some hummingbirds gathering by the feeders.  I figured they were migrating through and I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity of photographing one.  Since this was more of a family gathering I didn’t bring my usual equipment.  I got pretty close to the hummers and just waited and watched them come and go.  I tried as I might but is wasn’t easy holding the D4 and 70-200 for long periods of time hoping one would come into my focal plane.  I took a large number of shots but will only keep this one.  I know they will be back in September so I’ll be ready.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm @ 95mm, f/2.8, 1/2000, SB-900, ISO 200

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6 responses to “Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

  1. dda53 June 12, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Thank you Mary, it was fun just letting them buzz all around me. They are interesting to watch.

  2. FarAway Peach Garden (世外桃源) June 13, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Such a unique pose of this little guy… Great shot!

  3. dda53 June 13, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Thanks, I appreciate your comment.

  4. Tim Timmis June 16, 2013 at 7:13 am

    That’s a very cool shot David. Love the perspective with the tail wings and it’s feet. Good job.

  5. dda53 June 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks Tim, I was happy just to get something the way they were buzzing around.

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