“I hear like you see — like the hummingbird outside that window for instance.”
This entry was posted on August 29, 2012 by White Pine Photo. It was filed under Birding and was tagged with birding, birds, hearing, hummingbird, listen, nature, ray charles.
I love seeing them without the feeder
August 29, 2012 at 4:22 pm
So do I, and I didn’t think I’d ever get one like that. Now, they spend more time hanging out in the trees, than at the feeder. 🙂
August 29, 2012 at 6:44 pm
Absolutely beautiful! I always think that hummingbirds are in constant motion. It’s nice to see this one take a rest. I’m curious, what type of camera/lens set up did you have for this series?
August 29, 2012 at 6:07 pm
Thank you. On those shots I used my Canon 7D with a Canon 100-400mm lens.
August 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm
Ok..so not fair, your pics are so crisp! Mine are so fuzzy because I can’t handhold that set-up I’ve learned. Hard to manage on a birding trip. 😦 Do you by chance have a monopod that you use? Could use a recommendation. Thanks, Bella
August 29, 2012 at 6:48 pm
I don’t have a monopod, although that would come in handy. I have learned some tricks for getting clear shots with that lens when I don’t have a tripod with me. The one I use most is to put both of my elbows into my sides. It’s like turning yourself into a tripod. Also, anything that you can set your elbow on…a tree, a windowsill, anything that’s stable comes in handy. Your pictures are stunning; seriously some of my favorites.
August 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm
Thank you so much for your compliment. Those are not with the 100-400mm lens. I do the elbow thing but its not enough. I’m so wobbly ! LOL
May try another birding field trip this Sat to see if i can do any better. Need to practice before Bald Eagle season. Thanks so much for your help.
August 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm
As already commented, it’s nice to see a more usual birdy picture of them. I can relate to something on a perch. Makes the hummingbird seem a little less exotic and matter of fact. I can almost imagine I could go out and photograph one myself. Something at a feeder or spectacular flower is instantly fantasy land.
Thanks for bringing them to us.
August 30, 2012 at 3:16 am
Are you bribing those little guys to pose for you? Stunning as usual.
August 30, 2012 at 9:09 am
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