Monday, January 5, 2009

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird at my backyard feeder early Sunday evening.

I found focusing on a small rapidly moving hummingbird to be a challenge for my camera's auto focus so I used manual focus, stood very close to the feeder, and pre-focused on where I thought the bird would likely be on arrival -- then stood still and patiently waited...

Pure confidence -- sees me right there and knows he is the fastest

I like this shot -- interesting wing illusion...

Must see the football game on TV behind me in the house. Who says refs have to be zebras?


  1. Wow. That is all I can

  2. Firebird says,"those are some of the most amazing photos I have ever seen!"

    Willow says,"those are great pictures, I have no idea how you got them so good and the wings aren't blurry."

    Tree says:The first one is so close it doesn't look real, and ha on the last comment re: ref.

    great pix!

  3. shy-smiley -- thanks, thats some bird!

    Firebird, Willow, Tree -- Thanks! I waited until it started to get dark in the evening and set my camera so the on-camera flash would go off, pre-focused the camera to where the bird would come in, and then stood very still and waited, and waited, and waited, and clicked. I'll be trying more hummingbird pics in the future.

  4. Touchdown! You've certainly scored some fine points with this series, Warren.

  5. Lynette -- thanks, that was my "goal". *smile*


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