HOW TO SET UP- Hummingbird photography

Started Jun 24, 2006 | Discussions thread
Uncle Frank
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Re: good show, Keith!

That's a great tutorial, Keith, and will help new hummingbird hunters start off on the right foot. Since attracting the wee beasties is the key to the process, I'll donate a link to the best hummer site I know. They've compiled very useful information about varieties by state, feeders, rescue techniques, etc.

http://hummingbirds.net/

I fully support your point about the importance of knowing the birds' behaviors in order to be able to photograph them effectively. I've spent many an hour enjoying the company of the wee Annas Hummingbirds that visit my feeders, and understanding how they tick has enhanced the experience.

Your thread inspired me to dust off the long lens (80-200/2.8 AF ED) and try my hand this afternoon. It was very hot out, and I was too lazy to set up the light stands, so I worked on my camera mounted single flash technique. I probably have a few hundred shots like these, but I'm always charmed by the hummers.

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