Photographing my story, one click at a time.

Close your eyes and listen to what you can see

“I hear like you see — like the hummingbird outside that window for instance.”
-Ray Charles


9 responses

  1. 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

  2. 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

      • 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

  3. 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

  4. Are you bribing those little guys to pose for you? Stunning as usual.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

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