These tiny little hummingbirds are trying to make me go crazy! I think they are succeeding too, because despite all these shots I am still not entirely happy.
I have become kind of obsessed with photographing them, and my sole purpose at the moment is to get a perfect clear shot of one of these tiny speeding humming birds in flight with all their beautiful colour showing.
How amazing is the colour in this one!
I am starting to feel like capturing both flight and colour is impossible! I just spent 2 hours in the garden trying to achieve this with no luck.
I have been testing out my lenses and different settings and haven't quite got it right yet.
Most of these shots were taken with my 75-300mm lens on Shutter Priority at 1/1000 -1/1600, ISO 800 in full sun. Despite these tiny birds being the fastest I have ever seen, I think my long lens is the culprit. Its quite difficult to keep the lens still enough to get a shot of a moving object.
Anyway, I still have a week left here in Oakland, so I'm not giving up yet!
Wish me luck!
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While I was patiently sitting and waiting in the hot sun to get the perfect shot, Jasper was stealing my water..