I had no idea!Nope. Hummingbirds are found only in the Americas. Not Europe, Africa, Asia or any other continent.
Oh wow! I’ll have to check that out.Lovely photos. And yeah, it's tricky because you want a wide enough DoF so the tips of the wings don't blur but also a fast shutter speed.
BTW, I actually have an e-book on Amazon about attracting and shooting hummingbirds. What flowers to plant, how they're attracted by red, and a range of setups for good photos. All the photos in it are mine. It's got low-tech and high-tech setups: Hummingbirds: Attracting and Photographing Hummingbirds of the Mid-Atlantic - Kindle edition by Willmore, Joe. Crafts, Hobbies & Home Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
Yes! I took the feeder inside the other day to clean and fill it. I came back out without it and got buzzed and jabbered at lol. I definitely heard it before I saw it. They’re very aptly named.Wow shutter speed. I don't have Topaz or any of those things for adjusting, but nice. Thanks for the advice and nice photos of success. Nice colors too. Depth of field looks more that suitable.
Yes Hummers are fairly friendly. I've had them fly up next to my head, while I was filling a feeder, like a giant bug. The sound is amazing. (even for a somewhat deaf guy)
Ours come around a dawn and dusk, so I get no light or back light.
They own your yard now, post more pics!Yes! I took the feeder inside the other day to clean and fill it. I came back out without it and got buzzed and jabbered at lol. I definitely heard it before I saw it. They’re very aptly named.
At first we only saw them near dawn and dusk but now they seem to be more comfortable with us and are at the feeder constantly throughout the day, even when the dog is in the area. On Sunday we had family over and they still buzzed in and out despite all the people and noise. They flee at any sudden movement. I’m becoming very stealthy .
I do have more lol. I'm officially obsessed.They own your yard now, post more pics!
Loving the 70-300 so much! Still learning the idiosyncrasies of the AFC and Tracking on the XT2. Suddenly my batteries are dying off quite quickly. They may be spent. Thinking it might be time for the XT4...Great set! I see you are getting good use out the 70-300mm
Thank you. Oh yes expect to see a lot more before they migrate south!These are great, Sharon! I love the first one in particular but they're all good.
In my experience, yes they do get used to you and go about their business. I've had them buzz right up to me, stop a foot or so away and go up and down, checking out the bizarre giant.
Keep 'em coming!
Thanks! Alas we have not seen a chipmunk since we got Harlie. She is very determined to protect her yard from other 4 legged critters. She ignores the birds, tries to catch the bumblebees and chases away the bunnies, chipmunks and squirrels.Very nice! My wife and I can sit for hours and watch them and the chipmunks.