Let's see your hummingbird shot....

Started Jul 3, 2011 | Discussions thread
Jerry-astro
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In reply to tonyjr, Jul 10, 2011

Sorry, have no idea what happened to me earlier post. Text just disappeared.

Location is Portland, OR, USA... right there in my profile.

Earlier advice is spot on. Taping the feeder holes is a brilliant idea... will have to try that myself. It takes a lot of patience to catch these guys hovering. I like using a monopod, which really helps when using a larger lens like the 100-400, but still provides a little bit of flexibility in being able to move around.

Lately, have tried using the 100L macro hand held and if you stay still, you can get pretty close to the feeder and they will pretty well ignore you. That lens is just razor sharp, plus has larger aperture to enable higher shutter speeds.

Takes a lot of patience, and am only getting results I'm happy with over the last couple of weeks or so. Be prepared to camp out for a good hour and if you hit it at the right time (mornings/early evenings), you will likely get rewarded for it.

Best of luck.

tonyjr wrote:

It would be nice if posted location - like california / USA .

So far nothing but butt shots - I set up camera on tripod facing feeder with remote but they just seem to want to get in between camera and feeder .
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