Hummingbirds, a first try

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Joachim Gerstl
Joachim Gerstl Veteran Member • Posts: 8,470
Re: Hummingbirds, a first try


First of all I'm jealous that you have them in your backyard. For me the only chance to see them is during a vacation.

Two suggestions: Get much closer and try to avoid the busy background. Of course if you get closer to the bird the background will also get blurrier.

Here is my attempt from 2013 in Palm Springs when we stayed in the famous old Horizon hotel where hummingbirds were feeding on the flowers. Full frame camera with 70-200/2.8 plus converter so I was lucky to get really close. Maybe about 2 meters. It was magic. Most of the time I just watched them.

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