Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Close-up: Hummingbird



Of all the bird species to photograph up close there is none easier than the hummingbird if one does some preparation. All that is needed is a feeder and a well lit perch. Capturing these birds in mid-air is another thing altogether!

10 comments:

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Wow! Great detail. I really like the green feathers.

I just commented on your previous post...it was the newest one at that moment. After the screen refreshed, this post appeared! I see we're both on-line at the same time ;)

Shimmy Mom said...

WOW! That is an amazing shot. A lot of people have been having luck capturing hummingbirds lately, but none of them have been that close and clear. Amazing shot!

Ivar Ivrig said...

What a great shot. I like it a lot :-)

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a nice close up, Coy. I have one like this but the whole body on my Brookville blog.

Shellmo said...

An impressive shot - love seeing the greenish colors on his head!

fishing guy said...

Salty: Well that is one neat capture, I love the details on that shot.

Paz said...

Nice-looking bird. Love the beak.

Paz

Kerri said...

Wow Salty, this is Awesome! I LOVE how you can see the green on the back of her neck. Stunning!!
What a beauty!!

Tommy V said...

great close up of the hummer. I spent last week posting the hummingbird. They are so much fun to watch. I did get some really good ones of them in flight. The trick was just before sundown and a flash to freeze the wings.

photowannabe said...

Fantastic capture Salty. The detailed closeup shows such amazing colors.