June 8, 2016
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There were about two dozen hummingbirds around a feeder. They didn’t seem to mind me being close so I set up a Day Lily potted plant about three feet from the feeder. After setting up my camera I rotated the plant until I liked what I was seeing in the view finder. I looked at the background and knew it was far enough away to give a pleasant blur. It wasn’t long before several started checking out the flower giving me several different captures. They are always fun to watch.
Nikon D300s, 500mm, f/4.0, 1/1000, ISO 200, filler flash
June 12, 2013
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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