Monday, June 04, 2012

Hummingbirds on the Wing

The hummingbird activity around my feeder has been increasing as the weather warms.  It started with a single male visiting occasionally well over a month ago.  The visits are frequent now with three males and one female being sighted simultaneously.  With the increased activity it was time to give hummingbird photography another whirl.  The birds in these images are all Ruby-throated males.

The brilliant throat patch from which the Ruby-throated humming bird derives its evident in this photograph.

However in this image the throat appears nearly black.

To capture this series I used the setup described in an August 11th, 2011 post 


Photo gear used
 Induro AT313 alloy 8M tripod, Kirk King Cobra gimbal head, Canon 60D, Canon EOS 600mm F4 IS, and Kenko 25mm extension tube.

7 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW!!!! I love these shots. Awesome work Coy.

Elaine said...

Excellent photos! Too bad hummingbirds don't come this far north....

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful images! All that preparation sure paid off!

NatureStop said...

WOW!!!Stunning captures!!!Have a great day!!

Shantana

Robin said...

Coy, outstanding images! Having attempted this type of photography, I know how it is!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Wow, Dude. Sharp eyes.

heyBJK said...

Wow! I'm very impressed. You've got some of the best hummingbird shots I've seen.