August 2007 - 36 photos

I have been trying for close-up photos of hummingbirds for a long time. A friend sent me some photos he took and I decided it was time to get it done. At first I didn't have much luck. Couldn't get close enough, couldn't get the lighting right, and they didn't come around when I was ready to shoot.

Decided to use my external speedlite flash for lighting and tried using some patience that I learned getting the rabbit pictures. It worked, but I had to wait long periods for them to return. When I was moving around, they would disappear.

Things finally went as I wanted and over a period of a few days I managed to take a few hundred pictures. Here on these pages I have posted some of the better ones.

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Hummingbird at my feeder, seen here much larger than real life size

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Photographing hummingbirds in the Rose-of-Sharon and butterfly bushes

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These photos were taken with my Canon EOS 20D, 8.2 Megapixel SLR Camera using either the Canon EF 70-300mm IS Telephoto zoom lens or the Canon EF 100-400mm IS Telephoto zoom lens. I used one or the other on different days. I wanted to compare these two lenses.

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