HOW TO SET UP- Hummingbird photography

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OP Keith Rankin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,400
Gary

cool shot, have yet to have the opportunity to photograph an Anna, maybe next year

StillLearning wrote:

Now it makes sense how you got those fabulous shots. A lot of
thought and work went into it. I see it paid off in royals. Now
all I need to do is kick my dogs out of the backyard and take over
the back porch.

By the way I caught this little guy singing away in my front yard
tree this morning. Anna's are noted for singing. Notice his Anna's
apple , I mean Adam's apple.

Alchin Senior Member • Posts: 1,255
Thanks for the" Keith Rankin Humming Bird Primer"

Very informative Post. Thanks for taking the time and sharing the knowledge.

OP Keith Rankin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,400
Darrell......

Anytime , have a great rest of the weekend! I had allot more to say, but it only allowed me 6000 words, so I had to scale back but hopefully people will get the just .............

DEJ wrote:

Keith,
Wonderful post! Thanks for taking the time to share
Your Masterful knowledge on this subject.

Darrell

Sunnyjim Senior Member • Posts: 1,040
Thanks Keith

Hi Keith,

I think your work in fantastic. It is terrific that you shared this information with us. I really appreciate it and I'm sure everyone else does as well.

Thank you...............

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OP Keith Rankin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,400
Most welcome :) (nt)

Alchin wrote:

Very informative Post. Thanks for taking the time and sharing the
knowledge.

Joe Colson
Joe Colson Senior Member • Posts: 1,776
Thanks Keith

Keith,

Thanks so much for sharing your setup. This is exactly the kind of information that makes these forums worth the time. And you've got some excellent hummingbird shots. I guess I'll have to try again this year.
Joe
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OP Keith Rankin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,400
Re: Thanks Keith

Practice makes perfect Joe, and Ive seen your shots ;^ )

Joe Colson wrote:

Keith,
Thanks so much for sharing your setup. This is exactly the kind of
information that makes these forums worth the time. And you've got
some excellent hummingbird shots. I guess I'll have to try again
this year.
Joe
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OP Keith Rankin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,400
Most welcome :) (nt)

Sunnyjim wrote:

Hi Keith,

I think your work in fantastic. It is terrific that you shared this
information with us. I really appreciate it and I'm sure everyone
else does as well.

Thank you...............

Compass Regular Member • Posts: 119
Re: HOW TO SET UP- Hummingbird photography

Very nice
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http://nchy.spaces.msn.com/photos/

OP Keith Rankin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,400
welcome, lets see some shots now :) (nt)

Compass wrote:

Very nice
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NikonJapan777 Senior Member • Posts: 1,326
wow

great instructional
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OP Keith Rankin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,400
Re: wow

NIce lens line up buddy !!

NikonJapan777 wrote:

great instructional
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Debbi in California Contributing Member • Posts: 519
Re: Awesome Keith, Thanks... and mine

I read all of your hummer posts!!! Thanks so much for this! Because of you I did this

...and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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Kerry Pierce
Kerry Pierce Forum Pro • Posts: 19,757
That's a very cool shot, Debbi

You should hang out here more often.

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Kerry Pierce
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nice shots, Frank

and thanks for the interesting link.
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StillLearning
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Re: Great Shot!!!

See what you've started Keith. It's really catching. Way to go Debbi.

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Uncle Frank
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Re: nice shots, Frank

Kerry Pierce wrote:

and thanks for the interesting link.

Thanks, Kerry, but I get the feeling I'm intruding on this thread, so I'm going to beat a hasty retreat.

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OP Keith Rankin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,400
Frank

please dont feel that way at all, your not intruding whatsoever. I just now had an opportunity to check that link out, excellent resource and not just for newbies if you know what I mean............

Nice shots of the hummers, show us some more I like the work you do with a single flash. It was your shots that got me to stop freezing them all the time and do some shots that have motion, I now decided I like both

Uncle Frank wrote:

Kerry Pierce wrote:

and thanks for the interesting link.

Thanks, Kerry, but I get the feeling I'm intruding on this thread,
so I'm going to beat a hasty retreat.

OP Keith Rankin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,400
Re: good show, Keith!

I see you havent missed a beat

They are characters in their own right, and you bring up some great points. I wanted to elaborate more, but it only allowed 6000 words so I had to keep reducing..........who sez Im chatty?? LOL.............

I have never had the chance to photograph Anna's , what other species do you have Frank?

thanks again for sharing and adding to the contribution of the thread!

Keith

Uncle Frank wrote:

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.

lithiumlab New Member • Posts: 16
Re: good show, Keith!

I also share the passion for humming birds.

I take this shot with natural light in 2001 with a Sony DSC-F707 in macro mode in a very close range. (great camera)

1/100s
f/2.4
ISO 100

I now have a very comfortable d200. I haven't seen the hummingbirds in a while since that date, but im waiting for them. hehehe. I've seen a couple of them around home but without recurrence.

The second its a recent shot taken with AF 70-300 ED, not a hummingbird, its one of the endemic species of Dominican Republic, its called "cigua palmera".

Very positive and instructional thread. Thanks a lot.
comments are welcomed.

Pablo Liz

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