Monday, May 14, 2007

Hummingbird in flight

Last summer I got very frustrated trying to get reasonable pictures of hummingbirds. Yesterday I was all set to open my front door when I noticed a female Ruby Throated humming bird at my now empty winter bird feeder, about 3 foot away from the door. She was apparently attracted to the red. So I ran quickly got my camera and telephoto and got these shots through the glass panel along side the door.

She never did come back to the feeder but instead repeatedly visited my Siberian Iris as shown in this picture.

Here are a few blow ups from some of the other pictures.

I took these photos using the setting on my Camera for subjects in motion rather than the standard macro setting that I tried last year. The shutter speed was 1/1600 of a second.

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