ImageSpotlight: Hummingbirds

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Canon 7D | 70-200/2.8 @ 200mm | ISO 100 | f10 | 1/200

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Canon 7D | 70-200/2.8 @ 200mm | ISO 320 | f13 | 1/80

Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Canon 7D | 70-200/2.8 @ 200mm | ISO 320 | f13 |1/80

Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Canon 7D | 70-200/2.8 @ 200mm | ISO 320 | f13 |1/80

I finally got some hummingbirds attracted to my feeder about a week ago. I let them get used to it and me hanging around and today I had plans on photographing them. With heavy rains, it looked like it was going to be a college football day instead. In spite of my alma mater’s televised game, when the rains stopped, I had about 1 hour of time left so I rushed to get setup. The only background I had was a glossy image and I had the hardest time with the glare but I did manage these three photos. Tomorrow I will try again, but this time I will find a flat mat board and give it a go. The hummers have been active at the feeder but hopefully I get them interested in some flowers instead. For now, this is what I have to share.

I used three flash heads each at 1/32 power to get these images. On a future post, I will photograph the setup as well. Until then, good light and keep shooting. –KEVIN

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